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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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I have had tummy tuck, fat transfer, lipo, and breast augmentation June 2nd 2017. I am experiencing extreme leg pain - soreness, abdominal discomfort and pain shooting down the leg. I was only prescribed supradol which I no longer have for the pain.

I have had tummy tuck, fat transfer, lipo, and breast augmentation June 2nd 2017. I am experiencing extreme leg pain - soreness, abdominal discomfort and pain shooting down the leg. I was only prescribed supradol which I no longer have for the pain.

Ask your surgeon...: Has the postoperative pain been subsiding as usually expected slowly and surely day by day? If not, but worsening, and for running out pain medication, you should report these in detail to your surgeon for possible evaluation and drug refill, not doing so online. To do these things better, follow instruction in articles listed in http://www. Formefirst. Com/onDealSickness. Html. Best wish... ...Read more

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How long should I wait to have a tummy tuck afterc section and what do u tjthink about tummy tucks (witch hazel)?

How long should I wait to have a tummy tuck afterc section and what do u tjthink about tummy tucks (witch hazel)?

It depends: I perform a significant number of tummy tucks (witch hazel) each year for my young mothers and feel that this is a great procedure when done by a qualified plastic surgeon with experience in this area.

I generally recommend waiting a few months following a c-section so that soft tissue swelling has gone done and your hormones have returned to a more natural state. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get a breast reduction and tummy tuck to reduce back pain? My back kills me most of the time, mainly my lower my weight has fluctuated a bit. I was 160 in high school and when I graduated and by the time I was 20 I was 211 pounds. Whe

Is it possible to get a breast reduction and tummy tuck to reduce back pain? My back kills me most of the time, mainly my lower my weight has fluctuated a bit. I was 160 in high school and when I graduated and by the time I was 20 I was 211 pounds. Whe

Yes...: Combination surgical procedures are done regularly. However,   it is best to evaluate each patient on an individualized basis. During this consultation process, after a complete history and physical, the safety  of combining these surgical procedures becomes of paramount importance. Best to achieve long-term stable weight prior to proceeding with surgery; make sure you have realistic expectations. ...Read more

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Should I wait between a tummy tuck and breast surgery?

Should I wait between a tummy tuck and breast surgery?

Very common: Patient safety is the most important consideration with these types of procedures. Patients often want many things done at once. It is very common and safe to perform breast surgery and abdominoplasty at the same time. However, each patient must be evaluated carefully by a board certified plastic surgeon and the risks fully explained. ...Read more

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I'm wondering how much time should I wait between a tummy tuck and breast surgery?

I'm wondering how much time should I wait between a tummy tuck and breast surgery?

Depends: For healthy low-risk people, the tummy tuck and the breast procedure can reasonably be combined at the same anesthetic (i.e. Breast biopsy, breast lift or breast implant).
Otherwise, you can have it as soon as you are feeling well after the tummy tuck - probably about 4-6 weeks later. ...Read more

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Is 25 years old to young to get a tummy tuck & a breast lift?

Is 25 years old to young to get a tummy tuck & a breast lift?

No: If you are done having children and have loose skin in your breasts and abdomen, then no, you are not too young. ...Read more

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Want to get tummy tuck and gynestomia breast reduction on the same surgery or at the same time. Is this possible and can u recommend someone in ny/nj?

Want to get tummy tuck and gynestomia breast reduction on the same surgery or at the same time. Is this possible and can u recommend someone in ny/nj?

Totally Possible: Yes, this combined procedure is generally well tolerated. Since this multiple procedure surgery can take 5-6 hours in the OR, I use IV anesthesia (instead of general anesthesia) to reduce the risk of pulmonary embolism. Be sure to consult with a board certified plastic surgeon. The best way to find one near you is to search the ASPS site at find. Plasticsurgery. Org. ...Read more

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I had a breast implant surgery and a tummy tuck in 2008. Can I get pregnant with the implant and tummy tuck or should I get the implants removed before getting pregnant?

I had a breast implant surgery and a tummy tuck in 2008. Can I get pregnant with the implant and tummy tuck or should I get the implants removed before getting pregnant?

No: It is not necessary to remove the implants prior to getting pregnant. You should speak with your plastic surgeon to determine how the implants were placed (subpectoral or subcutaneous)). ...Read more

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How long after getting a breast augmentation/implants can I go back to work?

How long after getting a breast augmentation/implants can I go back to work?

Days to weeks: Tiem to return to work and daily activities depends on how physically demanding the job is, whether implants are under the muscle, and other factors. For most patients recovery is about a week but heavy exertion should be avoided for at least a couple of weeks. ...Read more

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How long after breast augmentation / implants should I wait to return to work?

How long after breast augmentation / implants should I wait to return to work?

Breast augmentation: Most patients give themselves 5-7 days for recovery. This also depends on if you are having your implants over or under the muscle, as well as how physically demanding your job is. ...Read more

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Is it okay to sleep on your tummy after breast augmentation surgery?

Is it okay to sleep on your tummy after breast augmentation surgery?

Eventually.: You should be able to sleep on your abdomen after breast augmentation surgery. For some patients this may take 2 to 3 months before they feel comfortable doing so. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can u breast feed and have more children having gotten a tummy tuck and breast aug?

Can u breast feed and have more children having gotten a tummy tuck and breast aug?

Yes: Most breast implants are now placed under the chest muscles and do not disrupt the breast tissue so breastfeeding is usually not a problem. If not placed under the muscle, then it depends where the incisions were on the breast. Pregnancy is ok after a tummy tuck but it will expand again and likely not return to the way it looked after the tummy tuck. ...Read more

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How much is it usually for a tummy tuck and breast lift?

Varies.: I would suggest starting with the american society of plastic surgery and/or the aesthetic society of plastic surgery to obtain a list of well experienced board-certified plastic surgeons.

then, I would suggest you visit a few surgeons whose practices  concentrate him on aesthetic surgery. Ask  to see lots of examples of their work; do not allow costs to be the primary determinant of surgeon.. ...Read more

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How do I go about researching a credible plastic surgeon for tummy tucks (witch hazel) and breast?

How do I go about researching a credible plastic surgeon for tummy tucks (witch hazel) and breast?

Easy: Go web page for ASPS (american society plastic surgery) or ASAPS (amer society for aesthetic plastic surgery). The md should a member of one or both. Search w your zip. These mds can use the 3d circle & nefertiti/ triangle logos found on those sites. Any of these will be competent. Next, go for free consult w/ a brief list of questions & trust your gut feelings more than what friends say. ...Read more

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In asia how much do tummy tucks (witch hazel) and breast lifts usually cost?

In asia how much do tummy tucks (witch hazel) and breast lifts usually cost?

travel medicine: Travel medicine entails certain risks that patients should be aware of. Not all foreign clinics have the same standard of care as seen in the United States. You may be taking an undue risk trying to save money. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time for breast reduction and tummy tuck?

What is the recovery time for breast reduction and tummy tuck?

Recovery times?: In general recovery from cosmetic abdominoplasty and breast reduction will take at least 4-6 weeks. Ask your plastic surgeon for specific advice as divarication recti repair or hernia repair may be harder to recover from for some patients. Initial or time is also a consideration if carrying out a full reduction and a full abdominoplasty as the risk of dvt/pe increases with longer procedures. ...Read more

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Has anybody had a breast reduction and tummy tuck at the same time?

Has anybody had a breast reduction and tummy tuck at the same time?

Yes: This is a very popular "mommy make-over" combo because women who have children often have abdominal bulges afterwards and the breasts may have enlarged/drooped. The procedures are safe to do at the same time if the patient is in good health otherwise and the doctor has experience with the procedure. Combining the two increases risks slightly so some people choose to do them separately. ...Read more

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How safe is it to have breast reduction and a tummy tuck at the same time?

How safe is it to have breast reduction and a tummy tuck at the same time?

It can be.: Surgery varies in extent between patients. As long as the two operations are not quite extensive and the patient is healthy, doing them concurrently can be safe. It can make recovery a bit of a bigger deal though. :). ...Read more

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Can I have breast implants at the same time as my tummy tuck? Is it possible and/or advisable to have breast implants at the same time as my tummy tuck? .

Yes, but: A given plastic surgeon may legitimately feel the answer is 'no' especially once individual circumstances are considered. Both procedures have post-op pain, but the physiological burden for a healthy patient is not too much. I have done the augmentation thru the tummy tuck incision under certain circumstances... ...Read more

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Can I have have breast reduction and lipo tummy tuck at the same time?

Can I have have breast reduction and lipo tummy tuck at the same time?

Possibly.: Combination surgical procedures are done on a routine basis. However, it is best to evaluate each patient on an individualized basis. During this consultation process, after a complete history and physical, the safety of combining these surgical procedures becomes of paramount importance. Plastic surgeon, anesthesia provider, duration of surgery, surgery facility all important considerations. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have breast reduction and lipo/tummy tuck at the same time?

Is it possible to have breast reduction and lipo/tummy tuck at the same time?

Yes: As long as your in good health, these procedures are frequently performed together. ...Read more

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How painful does a tummy tuck and a male breast surgery hurt?

Painful.: These surgeries are generally safe, but painful. Good news is that there is pain medicine that helps with the pain and the patient will be provided with that medication by their doctor when they go through the surgery and after the surgery. ...Read more

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How safe is a mommy makeover? I need a slight breast lift, tummy tuck and a little liposuction. I’ve heard you can have them all at once, but i’ve also heard about people dying because they had too much done in one surgery. How much do I increase my chanc

How safe is a mommy makeover? I need a slight breast lift, tummy tuck and a little liposuction. I’ve heard you can have them all at once, but i’ve also heard about people dying because they had too much done in one surgery. How much do I increase my chanc

Generally Safe: Yes, breast and tummy tuck surgery are frequently performed together. However, each patient's “situation” is evaluated individually, with emphasis placed on safety of having the combination procedures. Patient's medical condition and duration of surgery are considered. The safety record of the anesthesiologist and that of the fully accredited surgery facility should be asked about also. ...Read more

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How long should I wait to get pregnant after a second breast augmentation?

How long should I wait to get pregnant after a second breast augmentation?

6-9 months: This is really just an estimate because this is about how long it takes for 95% of the swelling to resolve and assess your results. In reality, I have had patients become pregnant immediately afterwards with nearly no adverse consequences.
Expect changes such as volume loss and potential sagging.
Although the benefits of nursing are undeniable, it may affect the appearance of the implants also. ...Read more

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What should I expect for breast augmentation recovery time? How long does it typically take to recover from a breast augmentation? How long is it likely I would be unable to go to work if I am on my feet all day and how long do people tend to be sore?

What should I expect for breast augmentation recovery time? How long does it typically take to recover from a breast augmentation? How long is it likely I would be unable to go to work if I am on my feet all day and how long do people tend to be sore?

Varies w individual: Every person is different in how they perceive pain. Most will be sore for 3 days to 2 weeks. Same is true for work. Your are completely healed around 6 weeks. You should avoid upper body excercises for at least 6 weeks.
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Where can I get information about breast augmentation surgeons work?

Where can I get information about breast augmentation surgeons work?

Website: While you may look at the individual surgeon's website, the american society of plastic surgery or the american society for aesthetic plastic surgery are good places to start. Also, it does help to review websites where the doctor is reviewed by fellow patients. ...Read more

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How long can I have to take off of work after breast augmentation surgery?

How long can I have to take off of work after breast augmentation surgery?

4-5 days: My patients typically go back to work 4-5 days after breast augmentation. However, this is also dependent on the size of your augmentation and the type of job that you perform. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me if I will ever get full range of motion back after my breast augmentation?

Can you please tell me if I will ever get full range of motion back after my breast augmentation?

You should: Breast implants should not hinder your ability to move your arm. It may not feel that way the day after surgery, but after a few weeks to months the range should be completely normal. If you are having trouble, be certain to contact your plastic surgeon for an evaluation. ...Read more

Dr. Otto Placik
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Tummy Tuck (Definition)

A tummy tuck involves enhancing the appearance of the abdomen. In order to provide the best results there is skin resection, liposuction and muscle tightening ...Read more