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Doctor insights on: Breast Tissue Expander Complications

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What can be expected after a breast tissue expander exchange?

What can be expected after a breast tissue expander exchange?

Breast surgery: This article provides guidance: http://www. Drjjwendel. Com/breast-tissue-expander-replacement-implants-recovery-instructions ...Read more

Tissue (Definition)

The body is composed of tissue that are classically described as beiing derived from three basic embyonic layers known as the endoderm, mesoderm and ectoderm that then differentiate into the structures that compose the body such as skin, soft tissues, bone, muscle, organs, etc. Stem cells are not differentiated and have the potential to ...Read more


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Is it normal to leave a breast expander in for 11 months for a breast reconstruction for a 34 b size without complications, no chemo no tissue probs?

Is it normal to leave a breast expander in for 11 months for a breast reconstruction for a 34 b size without complications, no chemo no tissue probs?

In some cases: There are indications to leave an expander in for a longer time than usual. Especially if you are undergoing chemo or radio therapy treatments. Unless there are infections or soft tissue problems it should not cause any long term issues. This is something you need to discuss with your plastic surgeon, so as to plan your subsequent procedures. ...Read more

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What does thickening of breast tissue mean?

What does thickening of breast tissue mean?

If tissue on one: Of your breasts has become thick & like an orange peel in consistency - please see your physician promptly for evaluation. ...Read more

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Thickening of breast tissue cause for alarm?

Thickening of breast tissue cause for alarm?

Maybe: Or maybe not. Need much more information. Breast thickening that you feel? That a doctor's exam feels? Seen on a mammogram? All breast changes or concerns need full evaluation with a doctor ; a mammogram. ...Read more

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What do breast tissue expanders look or feel like?

What do breast tissue expanders look or feel like?

They are essentially: ...Empty translucent rubbery balloons with a valve built into the wall that can been accessed through the skin with a needle to fill them with saline and gradually expand a new breast mound into being. They usually feel quite firm while being expanded but newer techniques keep them soft once the permanent device is placed. ...Read more

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Can you lose breast tissue after nursing?

Can you lose breast tissue after nursing?

Breasts post nursing: A woman's breast becomes larger with nursing and will become relatively smaller after stopping nursing. The breast will likely be slight larger than before you nurses but similar size. ...Read more

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What causes male breast tissue enlargement?

What causes male breast tissue enlargement?

Medication, Hormones: Male breast enlargement (gynecomastia) is relatively common and can be caused by various medications, such as antacid or blood pressure medications. Many cases are due to the normal hormonal changes that occur in men. Liver disease, marijuana smoking and testicular tumors that secrete hormones can also be a factor. Because men can get breast cancer, see a specialist if you notice any changes. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have fibrous breast tissue?

How to tell if I have fibrous breast tissue?

Firmness & imaging: This is a diagnosis that is usually made on examination, radiologic imaging, or breast biopsy. ...Read more

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Does a woman always have dense breast tissue?

Does a woman always have dense breast tissue?

No: This is more common in younger and smaller breasted women. ...Read more

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Is ancillary breast tissue the same as axillary?

Is ancillary breast tissue the same as axillary?

No: Axillary breast tissue is located under your armpit. Ancillary or extra breast tissue is found in addition to your breasts in an alternate location. ...Read more

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How do doctors determine if it's fat or breast tissue?

How do doctors determine if it's fat or breast tissue?

Breast Tissue: In general as most women age the milk producing breast glandular tissue becomes less prevalent and there is more fat tissue present. This situation changes with pregnancy and lactation as breast glandular tissue increases. If your breasts change size with weight change then the change is due to fat. Radiology studies such as MRI scans can distinguish fat from breast tissue. ...Read more

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Please give me advice on male breast tissue enlargement?

This is: Called gynecomastia. It has several causes. See your doctor for a breast exam to make sure there isn't an underlying mass. Although relatively uncommon, guys also get breast cancer. Your doctor may order an ultrasound and/or mammogram. ...Read more

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When you are young what causes firm dense breast tissue?

When you are young what causes firm dense breast tissue?

Normal: Normal breast tissue is firm and dense, and most commonly seen in young patients. ...Read more

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Do pockets of dense breast tissue simply appear and disappear?

Do pockets of dense breast tissue simply appear and disappear?

Yes: The breast is largely glands and fatty tissue. The glands can be more or less dense at various times. ...Read more

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What is dense breast tissue? Is it bad to have dense breast tissue?

What is dense breast tissue? Is it bad to have dense breast tissue?

Breast tissue: Breast are made of milk ducts, supportive tissue and fatty tissue. Women with dense breasts have a higher ratio of supportive tissue to fatty tissue. One is not better than the other. We are all made a little differently ...Read more

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Why do women have more fatty breast tissue if men can also produce milk?

Why do women have more fatty breast tissue if men can also produce milk?

Genetics: An XX chromosome female is designed to undergo puberty with significant breast development. Males (XY) can develop fatty breasts through gynecomastia or excessive weight gain. There are also several genetic conditions that are called mosaicism that can give a "male" breasts that can produce milk if not surgically interrupted before puberty, however those conditions would look like a female. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is it possible to remove the breast tissue of baby girls?

Can you tell me is it possible to remove the breast tissue of baby girls?

Why would you: Want to do that? Is this a newborn with breast development? Maternal hormones can cause temporary enlargement. Please consult with the baby's pediatrician if you are concerned about a possible abnormal breast condition. ...Read more

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How come women have more fatty breast tissue if men can produce milk too?

How come women have more fatty breast tissue if men can produce milk too?

Lactation tissue: Lactational tissue is responsible for milk production, not the amount of fatty tissue. Hormonal stimulation to this tissue results in milk. ...Read more

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Is it likely for men to donate breast tissue to women who have undergone mastectomys?

Is it likely for men to donate breast tissue to women who have undergone mastectomys?

Tissue transplant: Between individuals require tissue matching and immunosuppresant meds which can be complicated and sometimes even dangerous. So it is usually reserved for internal organs which are necessary to sustain life. Breast transplants are not worth this risk. ...Read more

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Are dangerous breast lumps likely to occur against the body, or usually in fatty breast tissue? I'm only 25. Don't want to overreact.

Are dangerous breast lumps likely to occur against the body, or usually in fatty breast tissue? I'm only 25. Don't want to overreact.

Mammogram: If you feel a lump, see if it changes over the course of your menstral cycle. Benign lumps change size with your period. Hard non mobile lumps with skin changes or any bleeding from the nipple need quick evaluation. It is not where the lump is located, it is what they feel like that counts. Any concern...See your doctor for a breast exam. Especially if you have family history of breast cancer! ...Read more

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Just diagnosed with asymmetrical breast tissue. Mammogram looked different from last year, breast is painful, should I be worried? What can it be.?

Just diagnosed with asymmetrical breast tissue. Mammogram looked different from last year, breast is painful, should I be worried? What can it be.?

Asym breast tissue: Could be nothing but a change in mammogram warrants further testing - either a biopsy or additional imaging such as an MRI or 3D mammogram. In my opinion ANY abnormal breast issue needs to be investigated even if it is something as simple as more frequent mammograms. I would discuss this with your doctor - you could always get an opinion of a breast surgeon. ...Read more

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It looks like my breast tissue inside moves into my areola making it bigger and "Pop" out, no pain, only happens in shower, goes back to normal when done?

It looks like my breast tissue inside moves into my areola making it bigger and "Pop" out, no pain, only happens in shower, goes back to normal when done?

Normal: The hot water in the shower dilates blood vessels and can cause your nipples to become erect, which can be a normal reaction, that as you even stated, will simply return to normal when done. ...Read more