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How long does it take to know if your breasts are going to be even after diep breast reconstruction? It was unilateral to my right side.
Recommend 6-9 months: Once the breast mound has been created, it may take up to 6-9 months for resolution of swelling and fibrosis. This is the typical amou t of time that I will advise patients to wait for revisions. However it does depend on the extent of the asymmetry and what needs to be corrected. ...Read more
If you have a persistently symptomatic ac separation get a second opinion with a shoulder surgeon. The weaver dunn is just one option for addressing this issue and you should familiarize yourself with the available options and results.
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Incision: It usually takes 2-3 weeks for incisions to heal. Even then they still will be tender and weaker than skin that has not been cut. Be patient and follow the instructions of your surgeon. ...Read more
Without the use of prosthetic implants like saline or silicone, your surgeon perhaps feels one or the other muscle flaps is best suited for you. If you are having radiation now or later, implants alone may not be helpful. Microsurgical DIEP and modified DIEP flaps may also be considered. An exam doctor to patient can only determine what is best.
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Not needed: All surgeries have some pain, but the idea is to keep the pain to an absolute minimum. Hymens are not needed, so no surgery should be done for that. Reconstructive surgery on the vulva or vagina can be done if something had damaged the area. One can interview 2-3 gynecologic specialists to get an idea of what is involved. Of course, the doctors will have to do an exam to see what the problem is. ...Read more
Thousands and more: Many thousands of women get vaginal reconstructive surgery for a variety of reasons with birth trauma being the most common reason for this. It can range from simple procedures such as episiotomy repair to extensive prolapse procedures or reconstruction following cancer surgery. ...Read more
Many thing: The answer to your question depends on what sort of facial reconstruction you're speaking of. The goal of reconstructive surgery is to restore the normal form and function of the face and facial structures. This can range from removal of a small cancer with reconstruction of a small defect to a face transplant. In general though successful reconstruction can be a transformative experience for patient. ...Read more
Depends: Facial reconstruction can be as simple as a closure of a simple wound to extremely complex such as the use of microsurgery and free flaps. Facial transplantation also falls under this category which can take more than 24 hours of surgery. Thus recovery is always procedure specific and also related to your other related medical conditions. ...Read more
Depends: It really depends on what was done. That being said, it usually takes weeks to months to recover from facial trauma. Scars also take up to 1 year to fully mature. ...Read more
Does any one know of any recent break thru or studies on reconstruction of nerves in the base of the spine.?
No breakthroughs but: There is a tremendous amount of basic research and actual clinical work concerning stem cell and gene therapy as well as further understanding of growth factors as well as the underlying changes or pathophysiology that occurs with nerve injury or damage with the thrust of research looking how to minimize this "damage" cellular environment while at the same time learning how to promote repair. ...Read more
Same as ACL: There are many different methods for PCL reconstructions, depending on the surgeon you go to. There are single versus double bundle, bone block versus soft tissue, and various numbers are sizes of incisions. I tend to perform an all-inside minimally invasive PCL reconstruction using a double bundle configuration. Most of my patients have minimal pain after surgery, however, there rehab is the same. ...Read more
See a Hand Surgeon: A ligament tear can be partial or complete. A full ligament tear can occur within the substance of the ligament a ligament can get avulsed from its attachment to bone or avulse a fragment of bone with it when the injury occurs. The full ligament/avulsion fracture injury requires a different surgical procedure. See a hand surgeon so that s/he can assess and discuss what is appropriate for you. ...Read more
Fairly painful: Pain after mastectomy and reconstruction is more severe than after a mastectomy alone. However, the pain threshold and tolerance is very different in different patients. If you are going to have this procedure, your surgeons will prescribe sufficient doses of pain medication to alleviate the pain and make you more comfortable. ...Read more
The answer to your question depends on the type of mastectomy as well as the type of breast reconstruction.
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It depends: It depends if you mean hard tissue or soft tissue reconstruction. If you need to have your face restructured from a bone standpoint you need to see and oral ; maxillofacial surgeon. They usually work with an orthodontist and your dentist to plan what needs to be done to move the bones around for better dental function and appearance. See a plastic surgeon for soft tissue work if needed. ...Read more
Can't say: I am sorry but there isn't a way to answer that question with the information provided. Type of cyst, size of cyst, location, etc would all need to be taken into account. It would be best to ask the physician / surgeon who will be performing the procedure. ...Read more
Posterior cruciate ligament (pcl) reconstruction is surgery to replace (not repair) the ligament that keeps the leg from translating backwards behind the thighbone.
This is typically done when the patient is functional unstable on the leg due to a tear of the pcl.
The ligament is replaced by a tendon graft either taken from the patient themselves or one prepared by a tissue bank from a cadaver. ...Read more