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Deepika Padukone Breast Surgery
Possible risks: There are risks to crossing the street or flying in an airplane and, of course, there are risks to any surgical procedure. These risks can occur regardless of surgeon or technique. These include but are not limited to: infection, hematoma, discomfort, wound breakdown, hypertrophic scar formation, asymmetry, unfavorable healing, implant infection exposure, rupture, deflation, palpability, visibili. ...Read more
Age - Breast Surgery: The legal age for consent is 18 without emancipation. Surgery of the breasts can be perfromed at any age with proper consent. Under the age of 18, consent of the legal gaurdian is required. For some elective procedures, it is best to wait until the breast are fully developed before persuing any surgical options. ...Read more
Ask Surgeon.: The only resource that you should heed should be your plastic surgeon, who knows exactly what was done, how you are progressing, what you are planning on doing (in terms of exercise etc.) and is ultimately responsible for your care. Best wishes. ...Read more
Depend: Is it just lump removal or mastectomy with or without node dissection. All can influence the time back to work. In general, beat surgery is not painful and quicker recovery. If it plastic surgery it can be quicker. ...Read more
Can't find report: While there are many gossip papers to suggest that she has had breast enlargement surgery and the photos support this guess, it remains a rumor. If true, there are a variety of methods to accomplish this but a silicone implant place under the muscle through a breast crease is the most likely approach. ...Read more
Be a Friend: Offer to help. Go with her to her appointments, and be another set of ears. Help with the kids or meals or whatever else is needed. Just the fact that you are asking suggests you'll do just fine. Good luck to your friend. ...Read more
teens: Puberty is usually the earliest stage at which breast reduction may be performed. The patient must be psychologically prepared for the changes that can occur. In certain conditions such as juvenile breast hypertrophy which occurs with the onset of puberty, extremely large breasts develop which can be psychologically and physically detrimental to the patient. Consult a board certified plastic sg. ...Read more
Much will depend on exactly what procedure was performed and your own surgeon's preferences/instructions. Best to get this type of instruction straight from your surgeon as opposed to online “consultants”.
Best wishes. ...Read more
Very very low odds: It's possible to have a rare complication - like a major anesthesia mishap, a drug reaction, a pulmonary embolism that could be lethal after any kind of surgery. But in well-trained hands, in an accredited facility, the odds of death from a breast reduction would be very small indeed. ...Read more
More Specific Please: Best to restate your question more specifically. There are a variety of female breast operations available, depending on the patient's situation and goals. Most, if done for the appropriate indications, by well experienced board-certified plastic surgeons are quite patient pleasing. I look forward to seeing your question in a more specific form. Best wishes. ...Read more
I would suggest starting with the american society of plastic surgery and/or the aesthetic society of plastic surgery to obtain a list of well experienced board-certified plastic surgeons.
then, I would suggest you visit a few surgeons whose practices concentrate on aesthetic surgery. Ask to see lots of examples of their work and preferably speak/see patients who have had similar procedures. ...Read more
Different approaches: For breast augmentation there are 4 different approaches for the incisions: around the areola, underneath the breast fold, in the armpit, and through the belly button. For breast reduction surgery the incision is generally around the areola, down the center of the breast and sometimes under the breast fold forming an anchor like scar. Sometimes the scar under the breast can be avoided. ...Read more
Can you tell me if a person that had breast surgery about 11 weeks ago, would that person be ok to smoke?
Not Good Idea.: Best not to smoke for many reasons, including ongoing healing… best wishes. ...Read more
I had breast surgery to remove a papilloma two weeks ago and had no pain at that time...Now all of a sudden have pain. Is that normal?
Postsurgically, most of the discomfort a patient will experience occurs soon after surgery; given the delayed onset of your pain, best to be seen by your surgeon. Only by doing so can complications (which can be associated with pain) be ruled out and treated if present.
Best wishes. ...Read more
Depends.: The vast majority of 15-year-old girls are not candidates for breast surgery. However, occasionally patients will present with congenital “deformity” or juvenile breast hypertrophy; these patients may be good candidates for breast surgery after extensive education, including careful consideration of the pros/cons of breast surgery performed at an early age. Parenteral support/consent important. ...Read more
Variable: To add a few points to dr. Vaziri's excellent answer...If no chemo is given post-op, radiation oncologists like to begin rx within 6 weeks. Another option available in some centers is intraoperative radiation therapy. As the name implies, rx is completed at the time of the lumpectomy. While not for everyone, this is a promising alternative that I believe will increase in usage in the future. ...Read more
Depends: The time that you start radiation (XRT) depends on your treatment plan. If you do not need chemotherapy, then you start 4-6 weeks after surgery. If you need chemotherapy, then you will get chemo after surgery and then XRT when chemo is complete. It is a good idea to meet with the radiation doctors immediately after surgery to get questions answered. It helps to have the entire team involved. ...Read more
Regardless of the exact type of breast surgery plan, moms tend to be very helpful “nurses” postoperatively. Best to find the right time to explain your goals and plans with your mother in a calm fashion; in my experience, once daughters make their motivation clear (hopefully self-motivated), moms tend to be very supportive.
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Yes, very common:
Funny you should mention it. Many of my patients describe this. This may be due to a variety of factors which include normal swelling and inflammation following any surgical trauma as well as constipation that occurs with dehydration or narcotic analgesic use.
Activity, decreased narcotics, and ly pharos massage may help. ...Read more
Varies.: Most patients who undergo breast augmentation surgery experience tolerable discomfort for the first week after the procedure. Most patients are also "over the hump” between 2-4 days after the procedure is performed. Pain medication and muscle relaxants are helpful during this recovery. Most patients are able to return to a desk job within one week after the procedure is performed. ...Read more