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How is a mastectomy bra different from a normal rock?

How is a mastectomy bra different from a normal rock?

Softer: It depends on the price range but the new external prosthesis are markedly softer than before and form fitting for a total or to fill in the gaps after a partial mastectomy or radiation effect. ...Read more

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Mastectomy (Definition)

A mastectomy is complete removal of all visible breast tissue. Different variations exist, some of which spare some or all of ...Read more


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How is a subcutaneous mastectomy different from a normal mastectomy?

How is a subcutaneous mastectomy different from a normal mastectomy?

No skin removal: A subcutaneous mastectomy removes as much breast tissue as possible without removing any skin of the breast. This may sometimes be performed on women who are at high-risk for breast cancer to lower their risk; it is not an acceptable surgical treatment of breast cancer. ...Read more

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Does a breast lump feel different from a cyst?

Does a breast lump feel different from a cyst?

No: Whether fluid-filled or solid, it is often very difficult to tell if a lump is a tumor or a cyst by examination alone. In contrast, an ultrasound will readily distinguish between the two. ...Read more

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What does a post op hematoma from a vasectomy feel like. Should it be hard or soft. Mine feels hard and size of a pecan. ?

What does a post op hematoma from a vasectomy feel like. Should it be hard or soft. Mine feels hard and size of a pecan. ?

Here are some...: An uneventful bilateral vasectomy leaves minimally palpable "hardness" in 2-6 months. As to yours, the hardness may just be an occasional post-vasectomy hematoma which may take 1-6 months to resolve and fade. If such hardness persists beyond 6 months, it may represent a sperm or foreign body granuloma related with local sperm leak or stitch reaction depending what was used. To me, I don't use it.. ...Read more

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Is it normal for our two pectoral to be a bit different looking from another?

Is it normal for our two pectoral to be a bit different looking from another?

Yes: Yes sometimes it can due to birth deformities or a childhood injury can lead to a asymmetrical pectoral muscle. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get breast cancer from wearing a sports bra?

Is it possible to get breast cancer from wearing a sports bra?

No - not a risk.: Breast Cancer risk factors include: being female, increasing age, genetics, family history of breast cancer, previous breast cancer, being Caucasian, dense breast tissue, some previous benign breast conditions, never having given birth or 1st child after age 30, early menarche, late menopause, radiation (chest), exposure to Diethylstilbestrol, hormone replacement after menopause, oral > ...Read more

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Is it bad for a girl to wear a bra all the time?

Is it bad for a girl to wear a bra all the time?

No: Wearing a bra does not harm the breasts. On the contrary, if you have large or heavy breasts, it will help no thaving them droop too soon by preventing the skin to stretch. ...Read more

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Does a soft breast lump differ from a hard breast lump in a teenager in terms of chance for cancer?

Does a soft breast lump differ from a hard breast lump in a teenager in terms of chance for cancer?

Yes: A hard lump is more suspicious for cancer, but the only way to know for sure if to have your doctor or health provider check the lump. ...Read more

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Is it ok to get a breast reduction from a 32 b cup to a 32 aa cup?

Is it ok to get a breast reduction from a 32 b cup to a 32 aa cup?

I doubt it: It seems like what you are asking for is a simple mastectomy, which is very rarely done for cosmetic reasons. Also, cup sizes are non-reproducible, so we never guarantee a specific cup size after reduction or augmentation. Why would you want to reduce a "normal" sized breast to something almost non-existent? ...Read more

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I'm 4'11 and have a 34f bra size. Is it necessary to get a breast reduction?

I'm 4'11 and have a 34f bra size. Is it necessary to get a breast reduction?

Depends: The decision to have breast reduction depends on the symptoms you are having as a result of large breasts in combination with your desire to reduce the size of your breasts. Your plastic surgeon can evaluate your goals and discuss surgical options with you. ...Read more

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I'm 19 years old. I'm a c cup 36 and my breasts are kind ofdroopy. Is it right to get a breast lift or leave it just how god made me?

I'm 19 years old. I'm a c cup 36 and my breasts are kind ofdroopy. Is it right to get a breast lift or leave it just how god made me?

Personal : That really is a personal decision. But realize that you should like you for who you are, not what your breasts look like. And that goes for whomever you end up with as a life partner. ...Read more

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What to do if i'm a former breast cancer patient who just found a big lump in breast about size of maybe an avocado pit?

What to do if i'm a former breast cancer patient who just found a big lump in breast about size of maybe an avocado pit?

See your oncologist: Hello- please see your oncologist asap (even if you just did or if you just had a negative mammogram). He/she will examine you and order a follow-up imaging exam to make sure you do not have breast cancer again. There is a good chance this is not breast cancer, but you need to rule it out first. You are very young and need genetic testing if you haven't had it. Your oncologist can do this. ...Read more

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What distinguishes a cancer lump from a normal lump in your breasts?

What distinguishes a cancer lump from a normal lump in your breasts?

Biopsy: The only way to be certain whether a breast lump is a normal lump or a cancer lump is by doing a biopsy, which is taking a sample from the lump or cut out the entire lump and have the tissue examined by a specialist for body tissues, who will be able to determine the nature of the lump. ...Read more

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Is it normal to leave a breast expander in for 11 months for a breast reconstruction for a 34 b size without complications, no chemo no tissue probs?

Is it normal to leave a breast expander in for 11 months for a breast reconstruction for a 34 b size without complications, no chemo no tissue probs?

In some cases: There are indications to leave an expander in for a longer time than usual. Especially if you are undergoing chemo or radio therapy treatments . Unless there are infections or soft tissue problems it should not cause any long term issues. This is something you need to discuss with your plastic surgeon, so as to plan your subsequent procedures. ...Read more

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Is it normal if the breasts of a 17 year old girl get smaller? Bra size used to be 34c now is 32c or 32b within a few months. No weight loss or gain.

Is it normal if the breasts of a 17 year old girl get smaller? Bra size used to be 34c now is 32c or 32b within a few months. No weight loss or gain.

It can be...: Without any other symptoms or information, this is likely normal. Body fat distribution (not just total mass) is determined by a very complex interplay between hormones that are very actively changing before, during and after puberty. So as the body changes/matures, the body fat (aka adipose) distribution may also change. If you're worried, though, go see your doctor, they can help. ...Read more

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Is a compression bra always recommended during sports for those who had a breast augmentation with implants? I am considering breast augmentation with implants, is there a type that is recommended for someone who spends a lot of sports year-round running

Is a compression bra always recommended during sports for those who had a breast augmentation with implants? I am considering breast augmentation with implants, is there a type that is recommended for someone who spends a lot of sports year-round running

Generally : Generally after breast augmentation, we ask patients to refrain from excessive exercise for a period of two weeks. After this you are able to return to most activities as long as they are not causing you pain. It is important not to mask pain at this point with pain medications but rather listen to your body as it tells you what it can and cannot do during the recover process. After two or three months your result should be fairly stable. We generally tell our patients to go out and enjoy themselves and live their lives to the fullest, after all, breast implants are supposed to make your life better, not confine you to living in a bubble forever. That being said, just as women with larger natural breasts benefit from support during vigorous, high impact activities, you may now find your self pleasantly surprised to be in the same situation. The short answer is listen to your body. If you find your neck, back, or breast strained by certain activities, then you should use a well fitted sports bra for those activities. Make sure it fits your new breasts properly without distorting them and never be afraid to ask your surgeon to double check the fit if you have any questions. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a crackling in the skin after a breast augmentation?

Is it normal to have a crackling in the skin after a breast augmentation?

Breast aug crackles: This is very common and is likely due to air trapped beneath the skin during surgery (called subcutaneous emphysema). It gets absorbed and is not a health concern unless it is associated with redness, fevers and chiils. Commonly at 3 weeks, women report a squeeking or sloshing sensation which also resolved. ...Read more

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Orthopedic is there a way to corrrect a shorter leg and leg is turned outside from a knee dislocation at a very young age for this 22 y/o male...Any doctors that does this type of surgery just like a vet who turned the kitty legs because it was backwards?

Orthopedic is there a way to corrrect a shorter leg and leg is turned outside from a knee dislocation at a very young age for this 22 y/o male...Any doctors that does this type of surgery just like a vet who turned the kitty legs because it was backwards?

THERE : There are answers to both problems. If all is intact above the tibial plateau (if you are talking about the same leg), a leg lengthening can be done up to a certain degree, and a derotation osteotomy can also be done. Gaining lenght is more limited than derotation. Both have limits and risks. If done at the same time more so. It can be done and it depends why you want it done. For function ok, cosmetic reasons no. Remember there is no problem so bad in orthopedics that it can't be made worse by surgery! ...Read more

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Bra (Definition)

A bra (or brassiere) is a form-fitting undergarment designed to support a woman's breasts. ...Read more


Rocking (Definition)

Rocking is a repetitive movement that may ...Read more