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Fat Necrosis Treatment
Neither: Many plastic surgeons, myself included, use acellular dermal matrix grafts (generic phrase for alloderm) and fat grafting. They are usually used at different stages of breast reconstruction though circumstances may dictate using both. Neither one is "better" as they often serve different purposes. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Fat Laser: Zerona is an fda cleared device that helps you contour your body, lose inches and remove stubborn body fat without having painful plastic surgery procedures! zerona works by painlessly creating a small pore in the wall of the fat cells to start the inch loss process. While the cells remain healthy and alive, the fat is emptied out of the cells through the open pore. ...Read more
Fat graft TMJ: The dermis fat graft TMJ surgery is a safe and effective procedure in the management of TMJ ankylosis. There is not enough scientific data is available, but procedure prevents re-ankylosis especially in children. For more information discuss details with your surgeon before signing inform consent. It is off label option. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not at all: Fat necrosis is a result of trauma to the breast, sometimes so minor that you may not even remember the event. Lump develops but usually there is a history of black and blue bruising for a short period of time. Generally, the lump decreases in size over a period of time and disappears entirely, though this may take several weeks or months. There is no risk of cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How bad is a focal area suggestiv of central fibrosis within liver. Mild centrilobular cholestasis and attached fibroadiposed tissue with fat necrosis?
Depends: It is impossible to evaluate these findings without knowing the clinical setting and the results of other tests of liver function. Certainly this does not make me suspect liver cancer. If you have questions about this ultrasound finding, I would ask your doctor or your gastroenterologist. Good luck. ...Read more
Palpable lumpin breast.Mammo-benign calcification biradsiii.Fnac-inflammatory lesion possibility of fat necrosis.Lump reduced.Taking antibiotics.Next?
Is umbilical cord derived mesenchymal stem cells proven treatment for bone on bone knee OA? How long will relief last?
Unproven treatment: This is not scientifically documented or approved treatment. It isn't proved at all. There's no way to know whether it will provide relief or how long it will last. Be very skeptical of claims by the doctor or clinic proposing such treatment. ...Read more
Does chemotherapy cause avascular necrosis? Does having cancer treatments such as chemo or radiation increase my risk of avascular necrosis?
Perhaps: Certain chemo and radiation can cause avn. Certain cancers and disease can as well. It is best to discuss this with your oncologist or internist. ...Read more
Does chemotherapy cause avascular necrosis? Does having cancer treatments such as chemo or radiation increase my risk of avascular necrosis? .
Possible: Certain therapeutics, although not chemotherapy, that are commonly used in cancer patients can be associated with avascular necrosis (avn). Examples of these agents include: zometa, xgeva (denosumab) and avstin that can be associated with osteonecrosis of the jaw. Dexamethasone and radiation therapy can also cause avn. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fat stem cells as an alternative to breast reconstruction surgery. What do plastic surgeons think?
Safety undetermined: Stem cells show huge promise throughout the medicine, including plastic surgery. Unfortunately we still don't know how best to use this technology safely. Breast reconstruction is a very good example. We have no long term data about the safety of stem cell use in breast cancer patients and how breast cancer recurrence rates are affected (if at all). ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
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