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How Common Is It For Someone To Need A Breast Augmentation Or Enlargement
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 5 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
~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 moreSee 6 more doctor answers
Not impossible: But very, very, rare.Get a more detailed answer ›
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How does a doc find out if a woman's breast tissue is too dense for an accurate result on a mammogram? Can he/she know before the mammogram?
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
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