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Breast Reduction Surgery Gone Wrong
No.: Generally, most patients do very well after breast reduction surgery. This operation tends to be less painful than other operations such as breast augmentation or tummy tuck surgery. Most patients require pain medication for approximately one week after the procedure. Generally speaking, breast reduction surgery tends to be one of the most patient pleasing operations performed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
A trade off...: Of smaller breasts that cause less neck and back pain for scars on the breasts. Usually outpatient surgery with general anesthesia. Most breast reduction patients say that the pain is like that from doing too many pushups: soreness in the chest muscles. It should easily be controlled with the medication given to you by your surgeon. Most patients return to regular activities in 10-14 days. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes, but...: Generally speaking, breast reduction surgery is one of the most patient pleasing operations plastic surgeons perform. It also tends to be relatively well tolerated; the average patient requires pain medications for a few days afterwards. Seek consultation with board-certified plastic surgeons to learn more. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Reshaping: Good ol norristown! reminds me of my years in philly. Breast reduction is essentially a reshaping of the breast through the removal and rearrangemnt of breast tissue. It requires some taking away the excess and closing up the breast tissue in a way that maintains the normal round shape. There are several techniques which result in satisfactory outcomes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I had vaser male breast reduction 5 years ago. Now developed lump under nipple,no breast enlargement could this be Gynecomastia regrowth? Or cancer?
Rare for Ca: Rare for male breast cancer, especially in field of previous gynecomastia. One can have reappearance of the male tissue that was not completely removed and has regrown or a lipoma, representing a fatty deposit in the remaining breast tissue. If questionable or enlarging a simple bx will resolve the problem. ...Read more
Can capsular contracture after breast reconstruction be fixed without more surgery? I'm worried about this possible side effect of breast reconstruction. My procedure will be two stages, so between that and my original mastectomy, three surgeries is plent
Breast cancer: I don't want to you feel worse but it typically involves other surgery down the line for maintenance of the implants. Regardless of whether you have breast reconstruction or breast augmentation you are having a medical device. No device is interneded to be permanent. These are man made and potentially need to be replaced every 10 years. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
It is possible: One of the potential risks of breast augmentation surgery is decrease or loss of nipple sensation. The published risk is about 10%. The nerve that gives the nipple sensation can be injured when the pocket that will contain the implant is created. If the nerve is injured or worse yet cut, there may be temporary or permanent loss of nipple sensation. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
No easy answer: Not sure what you mean by "firm up". Breast reduction is usually a very satisfying surgery for women that have long been bothered by disproportionately large, heavy and hanging breasts. It can be difficult to maintain fullness in the upper breast. Occasionally breast implants are indicated either at the same time or later. Restoring some of the lost volume may help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is male breast reduction surgery a permanent solution? Before i spend the money on male breast reduction, i want to be sure it's permanent. Do male breasts ever grow back after the surgery?
Yes-permanent result: Male breast reduction surgery is for non-resolving breast growth in a normal/close to normal weight patients and can be pubertal, hormone induced or as side effect of medication. Once treated with a subcutaneous mastectomy or subtotal resection or aggressive liposuction, it is unusual to see recurrences. ...Read moreSee 7 more doctor answers
Post breast enlargement, felt something wrong in my left breast after ultrasound it said leak from silicon implant, am breast feeding, what to do now?
Talk to parents : You are 16. You have nipples poking through. Ask your parents for a thicker padding in your bra. This will prevent poking through. There isnt an operation for nipple reduction. Talk to your parents about purchasing a bra to help. ...Read more
How is uneveness handled in plastic surgery when breast implants are done. One side uneven and the other breast has lost "lift" how is surgery done?
Hi 4 week post gynecomastia and aerola reduction surgery, over time will the nipple size reduce as it heals?
Yes: your body does not know the difference between an operation by a surgeon and trauma (I.e. Getting a cut or other wound). Like a bruise, the operated area will swell and hurt for a while. Regardless, see your surgeon. He/she can make sure that there is no hematoma/serous (a fluid collection after operation). ...Read more
Breast Scars: With every surgery there will be scars. Early on, your scars will be red, raised, and "angry". This acute phase of wound healing lasts anywhere from 6 weeks to 6 months. After this acute phase has ended, your scar will enter the "mature" phase, where the red, raised scar softens and pales, becoming difficult to see. Scars are also placed in inconspicuous areas whenever possible. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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