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Can You Get Hard Spots In Your Breasts After Breast Reduction Surgery
Yes: On occasion firm area of the breast can develop following breast reduction as a result of poor blood supply to the fatty tissue of the breast. ...Read more
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 more
It depends: The risk of doing breast reduction surgery in addition to inability to breast feed, scarring and decreased nipple sensation is that if they haven't finished growing you could need to have the procedure repeated. I think this risk may be justified if the large breasts are ruining your social life and your ability to participate in normal (and once in a lifetime) school events. ...Read more
Are there limitations on how small the breast can be made during a breast reduction surgery? I have extremely large breasts and I want to get down to an a cup. Can breast reduction surgery make my breasts this small? .
Ask Plastic surgeon: The question, 'can it be done' is easily answered in the affirmative. But the main concern with someone wanting to be an 'a' cup is that their frame i.e.Chest circumference and width will be relatively too big and they will look flat chested unless they are a size 26-30 inch chest circumference. On average a 34-36 inch chest circ patient needs a 'b' cup volume. So before you get set on a cup'a' see md. ...Read more
I'm getting breast reduction surgery on july 23. I was wondering how soon after the surgery would be okay to get a tattoo?
If you planning to..: Tattoo over the incisional scar, wait at least 3 months. ...Read more
After I have my baby, if I get breast reduction surgery and I decide to have more kids, will it reverse the affect?
Wait if you can.: With breast reduction there is also a reshaping that gives the breasts a more youthful shape and position. With additional pregnancies the reduction won't be "reversed" but the long term result would not be as good as if you waited until you are done having kids. Other issues- potentially not being able to nurse, nipple numbness, loss of erectile function, wound complications, hematomas, seromas. ...Read more
If large breasts run in my family and mine are already very large, can I get a breast reduction surgery, I am 16?
I have a 2 inch hard lump under my incision of a breast reduction surgery 3 wks ago. It has been there the entire time, I was just afraid to touch it?
I'm supposed to get a tattoo on my ankle in two weeks and breast reduction surgery Jan 25. Is that ok since I'll have 2 months to heal before surgery?
Should be ok: That should be fine. Keep in mind the usual risks that are associated with getting a tattoo-like possible exposure to blood borne infections from the use of the needle. Please make sure you inquire about the sanitation techniques that are used to help protect you from exposure to infections from other clients. ...Read more
Depends.: A precise answer to your question will depend on what you mean by “healing time”. For example, swelling dissipates within a few months and scars improve/mature during the first year. The breasts will change in size/shape also during that first year. Most patients are able to return to exercise/full activity within 4 to 6 weeks. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Yes: Yes, although breast reduction surgery tends to be one of the most patient pleasing operations we perform, some degree of partial or even total numbness may occur. Fortunately, the loss of sensation experienced is usually small in surface areas and/or are transient. Best to learn about all potential risks/complications associated with breast reduction surgery prior to proceeding. ...Read more
Variable - Days: Depends on type of reduction, placement of incisions, size/volume of reduction needed, individual wound healing and general health. Usual swelling and bruising about 1 week, with mild-moderate swelling for another 1-2 weeks. Swelling reduced with use of thrombin activated platelet concentrates during surgery. Follow specific instructions of your surgeon to reduce swelling, bruising and healing. ...Read more
Wait for breast redu: If you have not had the breast reduction and are currently considering pregnancy, my advice would be to defer the surgery until completion of child bearing which may have unpredictable effects on your breast. If you are having the breast reduction irregardless. I would wait a minimum of 9 months but I have to admit that is arbitrary and just my personal experience/advice. ...Read more
Soon...: Assuming that all the medications used around the time of surgery have been cleared, there is no specific time period to wait. Keep in mind, that the breasts may change during and after pregnancy; generally, if at all possible best to wait on having breast surgery until you have completed pregnancies. ...Read more
Breast Reduction: After breast reduction there will be some discomfort and possibly swelling. Otherwise you will feel some relief from the removal of excess tissue. ...Read more
Months: Numbness post surgery is very common. Depending on the amount of tissue removed during your breast reduction, numbness may last up to 6 months. Some areas of numbness will never recover normal sensation. Approximately 15% of women post reduction mammoplasty have decreased nipple sensitivity that will remain permanent. Discuss with your breast surgeon. ...Read more
Fairly soon: You should know your size relatively soon after surgery. .. About 2 weeks. However, your ultimate shape may take longer to see. Especially if your surgeon performs a vertical scar only reduction, which is my preference, your final shape will take 2 to 3 months to see. .. But your results in my opinion will be better. ...Read more
Yes first find out: How your surgeon wants to treat. Of course most of these wounds will heal with time as most of them are superficial. First control if you have metabolic problems like diabetes etc, keep the wound clean by irrigating with saline, clean dressing, wear braw not let wound separate, Eat good balanced diet and will heal ...Read more
Ask Doctors.: Best to check with your physicians to determine whether this medication is safe to take at all. If so, your plastic surgeon will guide you as to when to resume. Best wishes. ...Read more
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