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How common is it for someone to need a breast augmentation or enlargement?

How common is it for someone to need a breast augmentation or enlargement?

Not need:it's a want: Having breast augmentation is generally not a need but a want or desire and is therefore considered elective surgery in the vast majority of cases and is not considered reconstructive. ...Read more

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Dr. Otto Placik
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Breast Augmentation (Definition)

Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure to increase the size of the breast. It is commonly done with implants (saline or gel) or with fat transfer. There are advantages and ...Read more


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How common is it for someone to need a lip augmentation?

How common is it for someone to need a lip augmentation?

Lip augmentation: Lip augmentation, and not lip reconstruction, is gerally an elective cosmetic procedure and as such it is not needed but often requested. ...Read more

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How likely is it for you to die in a breast reduction surgery?

How likely is it for you to die in a breast reduction surgery?

Extremely Unlikely: Assuming you are in good health, and choose your plastic surgeon, anesthesiologist, and surgery facility carefully, the chances of death around the time of breast reduction surgery is very small. On the other hand, breast reduction surgery tends to be one of the most patient pleasing operations we perform. Best wishes. ...Read more

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When is it necessary to get a breast enlargement surgery?

When is it necessary to get a breast enlargement surgery?

Never: It is never necessary to get breast enlargement. It is your choice. Breast enlargements are done for reconstruction following cancer resections, create symmetry for unequal breast size, help with sagging breasts, and cosmetic enhancements. None of these are necessary and are elective. ...Read more

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How common is it for someone to need a radical mastectomy?

How common is it for someone to need a radical mastectomy?

Uncommon: Radical mastectomy involves removing the breast, adjacent nodes, node dissection in the armpit, pectoralis muscle and enveloping membranes. It is disfiguring, painful and rarely needed. On if you have neglected obvious signs of breast cancer would this be considered. Muscle sparing mastectomy is more common as is lumpectomy. ...Read more

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How likely is it for an adolescent to have breast cancer?

How likely is it for an adolescent to have breast cancer?

Very, very unlikely: The incidence of breast cancer increases with age, occurring very rarely in one's 20's, sporadically in the 30's, and then increasing with each decade of life. An adolescent with a breast lump still requires physician evaluation, but a benign tumor called a fibroadenoma is far more likely. ...Read more

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How common is it to get breast cancer as a teenager?

How common is it to get breast cancer as a teenager?

Almost-never.: The statistical probability of getting breast cancer in your teens is lower than the odds of winning the lottery. Breast cancer rates increase the older you are, and are rarely seen before the 30's. ...Read more

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Is there a limit to how small you can go with a breast reduction?

Is there a limit to how small you can go with a breast reduction?

No limit: more risks: There is no limit and the ultimate breast reductionis essentially a subcutaneous mastectomy but this can produce an undesirable appearance and result in increased risk of finished nipple/areolar viability or sensation. ...Read more

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How dangerous would it be to get a second breast enlargement surgery?

How dangerous would it be to get a second breast enlargement surgery?

Not very but...: You've asked a loaded question. Secondary surgery after breast augmentation is very common and safe. However, risk is only half of the equation. The other important piece of information is, "what is the benefit?" whether surgery is entirely elective or is needed to correct a problem, the risks and benefits should be discussed with a board certified plastic surgeon in an open and honest way. ...Read more

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How common is it for someone to need a microcurrent face lift?

How common is it for someone to need  a microcurrent face lift?

Peels help skin: Peels come as deep, medium and superficial. The deeper the peel the more discomfort and down time one has. Superficial peels can provide good results if done with frequency. Melange peel is a deep peel for pigment problems or the mini melange is no down time but great for pigment and on ethnic skin. Using daily skin care products to exfoliate the skin and depigment it are just as critical. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms/list to have to be a ideal person for a breast reduction?

What are the symptoms/list to have to be a ideal person for a breast reduction?

Many: An “ideal” patient for breast reduction surgery is one who presents with relatively large breasts in proportion to the remainder of her torso. These patients often present with neck, back, shoulder discomfort, bra strap grooving, postural changes, and occasionally with rashes/infections. This operation tends to be one of the most patient pleasing operations we perform. ...Read more

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How common is it for someone to need a bladder biopsy?

How common is it for someone to need a bladder biopsy?

Common for ? cancer: Bladder biopsy is necessary in all cases of suspected or proven bladder tumors. Suspected by abnormal appearing area/s or lesions in bladder lining. Necessary to make complete diagnosis when tumor is found by cystoscopy, ultrasound, ct or mri. Pathology of biopsy specimen helps to identify + grade type + severity of malignancy. As well as degree of invasion (stageing). Necessary to plan treatment. ...Read more

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How common is it for someone to need a thyroidectomy?

How common is it for someone to need a thyroidectomy?

Common: In this day & age where people are getting imaging studies more frequently, "incidental" thyroid nodules are found more easily, leading to more biopsy and more surgery. Approx 50, 000 new thyroid cancer cases are expected in 2011 resulting in approx 2000 deaths. The decision to proceed with surgery depends on discussion between you and your treating physicians (surgeon, pcp & endocrinologist). ...Read more

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How safe is it to have a second breast augmentation?

How safe is it to have a second breast augmentation?

~same as first: Usually the risks of a second breast augmentation are roughly equivalent as the first operation as long as similar sizes are used. If significantly larger implants are used, additional risks such as atrophy or nerve damage are ore likely. Pain is usually less. ...Read more

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How common is it for someone to need a neck cta?

How common is it for someone to need a neck cta?

CTA of the neck: Cta of the neck is usually done to evaluate arteries in the the neck. Usually the carotid or vertebral arteries. Most common reason is to evaluate narrowing in there arteries. ...Read more

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How common is it for someone to need a myomectomy?

How common is it for someone to need a myomectomy?

Very Common: Many women have fibroids. Some women don't have problems from fibroids, but other women have painful periods, heavy bleeding, pelvic pressure, pain with sex, or infertility. The only way to remove fibroids is surgery and so myomectomy is very common. Myomectomy can be done in different ways so not every surgery is the same. ...Read more

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How common is it for someone to need a tonsilectomy?

How common is it for someone to need a tonsilectomy?

Not common anymore.: Tonsillectomy used to be so common that the family practitioner did it in children in the office, give them ice cream and send them home. Since the 60's, was understood that tonsils are important lymph tissue, that drains uris. Now there needs to be defined indication to do it, such as 3 significant strep infections over 1-2 years. So, an infection disease or ENT expert should be in the decision. ...Read more