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Will I be able to breast feed my child if I have had breast implants?

Will I be able to breast feed my child if I have had breast implants?

Usually: Breast augmentation leaves most of the ducts connected to the nipple. Therefore, breast feeding is still possible. When the incision is placed below the breast in the lower breast fold, there is usually not problem. The only time that some ducts get cut during a breast augmentation is with a periareolar incision when the cut is around the areola of the breast. Even then, you should still be ok. ...Read more

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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 old would my daughter have to be to get surgery on her bellybutton? She is only 11months

How old would my daughter have to be to get surgery on her bellybutton? She is only 11months

Kids seldom need rpr: Loose belly muscles help a developing baby by allowing easy blood flow thru the umbilical cord into babies body. After birth, that loosness may allow a transient umbilical hernia that will usually disappear when the belly muscles tighten, starting after baby learns to sit.By 2yo most uh have receded. I find girls more likely to need repair than boys ? Reason.I rarely refer for repair. ...Read more

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My 13 year old daughter is having a vaginal ultrasound and she is very nervous will I be able to be with her and what should I tell her to expect ?

My 13 year old daughter is having a vaginal ultrasound and she is very nervous will I be able to be with her and what should I tell her to expect ?

Intravaginal U/S: Chances are she will have a female technician. You will be with her in the room while the study is performed. A small instrument covered by plastic changed between patients will be inserted with lubrication jelly that is warmed ahead of time. It may not be comfortable and it may be embarrassing, but it should not be painful. I hope this helps somewhat. Rare for a 13 year old to have this study. ...Read more

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Is it normal for my daughter at 12 years old not to have any breasts?

Is it normal for my daughter at 12 years old not to have any breasts?

95% have buds by 12: As many as 4% of girls will not show breast buds until 13, but most are well into puberty by this time. A visit with your dr can look into this issue. Pubertal changes are often paired with bone maturity and a bone maturity study may show your child at a younger stage. If not, other studies may be appropriate. ...Read more

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How much is it to get a breast lift? Ever since giving birth to my first child my breasts has begun to sag! who should I go talk with about getting it

How much is it to get a breast lift? Ever since giving birth to my first child my breasts has begun to sag! who should I go talk with about getting it

Many Resources.: 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. See lots of examples of their work and preferably speak/see patients who have had similar procedures done. ...Read more

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Should I avoid breastfeeding in front of my 6 yr old daughter? How should I explain breastfeeding to her?

Should I avoid breastfeeding in front of my 6 yr old daughter? How should I explain breastfeeding to her?

No, no, no!: No, absolutely not. You should not avoid breastfeeding in front of anyone, especially your daughter. You explain to her that the reason women have breasts is to feed their babies when they are born. Your daughter will have a positive role model and learn at an early age the purpose of her body. ...Read more

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I am a mother of 1.5 year old child and i am still breast feeding to my child.so i want to straighten my hair.is it good since i breast feeding?

I am a mother of 1.5 year old child and i am still breast feeding to my child.so i want to straighten my hair.is it good since i breast  feeding?

Heat or chemicals: If you use a hot iron then there is no possibility of any chemicals getting into your blood stream and being transmitted in the breast milk as some hair straightening chemicals do. ...Read more

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Should i be concerned if my 2-year old has the flu, and we have a 5-day old baby. How long will he be contagious?

Should i be concerned if my 2-year old has the flu, and we have a 5-day old baby. How long will he be contagious?

Contagious: The influenza virus is contagious and viral shedding may occur for days-weeks. It is best to keep the baby away from your 2 year old until she is fully recovered. Unless there are specific reasons not to have a child vaccinated each year against the flu, it is suggested. ...Read more

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I have a 3 1/2 month old daughter who is completely on my feed. I feel my breasts have begun to sag. Is it because of breast feeding? How can I prevent/reverse it?

I have a 3 1/2 month old daughter who is completely on my feed. I feel my breasts have begun to sag. Is it because of breast feeding? How can I prevent/reverse it?

Best food for baby: Congratulation! Breastfeeding is the best for your baby. A nursing mother should primarily focus on feeding/nurturing the baby and maintaining a healthy lifestyle including nutritious diet. There are natural body changes that occur during breast feeding but most of them are beneficial to both mother and child. Some sagging may be noticed but never enough to discourage giving your baby the best. ...Read more

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How can I convince my bipolar mother that she should have a breast lump checked out?

How can I convince my bipolar mother that she should have a breast lump checked out?

Be assertive: Tell her you are looking after her welfare because you love her and either take her yourself for evaluation or have a friend do it. ...Read more

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My 17 year old daughter has discharge and blood from one nipple . Going to breast clinic soon for investigation. What should she expect to deal with ?

My 17 year old daughter has discharge and blood from one nipple . Going to breast clinic soon for investigation. What should she expect to deal with ?

Mass?: Hi. You're doing the right thing going to breast clinic. Ask her to examine the breast and see if she can feel a mass under the nipple (compare to the other, non-affected, breast) or anywhere else in the breast. Breast clinic will do a physical exam, may send some of the fluid for cytology, do mammogram, ultrasound, etc, depending on their assessment. Good luck to her! ...Read more

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Hi, I am a 26 yr old female and have severe psoriasis. I want breast enlargement and wanted to know if I am able to have this operation?

Hi, I am a 26 yr old female and have severe psoriasis.  I want breast enlargement and wanted to know if I am able to have this operation?

Yes, but ...: It is possible that the stress of surgery may cause a flare in your psoriasis. Also, be sure to discuss all medications that you are on with your plastic surgeon as some immune modulating drugs may make you more susceptable to infection. Be sure that your dermatologist or rheumatologist is also involved in your perioperative care. Feel free to email me if you have more questions. ...Read more

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Will I be able to breastfeed if I have had a breast reduction?

Will I be able to breastfeed if I have had a breast reduction?

Yes: Most women who have undergone breast reduction surgery have good preservation of breast ducts to nipples, especially in the upper half of the breast which are usually not resected. Likewise breast feeding after augmentation (breast implants) works fine as these are placed under the pectoral muscles. ...Read more

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13 month old with strep and pneumonia. How can I get her to eat? Should i be worried about her being hospitalized?

13 month old with strep and pneumonia. How can I get her to eat? Should i be worried about her being hospitalized?

PNEUMONIA: As long as she is drinking well, taking her meds, she will be ok. Don't force her too much to eat, then she will vomit and be sicker. If big issue, talk to her pediatrician. ...Read more

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I have breast cancer in my family. Should I have surgery to remove my healthy breasts?

I have breast cancer in my family. Should I have surgery to remove my healthy breasts?

Complex question: Depends on many variables, in particular who in the family developed breast cancer, what age, was it bilateral? Any fam history of ovarian, uterine, or colon cancer. Seek out a genetic counselor or a high risk breast specialist. After a detailed history they may recommend genetic testing, surgery, or medication - or if your risk is low enough, maybe nothing. High risk women should get mri. ...Read more

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My daughter is in puberty, how should I talk to her about it?

My daughter is in puberty, how should I talk to her about it?

Puberty is normal.: Every girl's body changes when she transforms for a girl to a woman. Changes are normal and will involve increase in body hair, breast enlargement, and monthly vaginal bleeding. It is very important to emphasize that at this time, she is capable of becoming pregnant-if you aren't comfortable talking with her about this, then refer to a pediatrician or gynecologist who can. Education=better health. ...Read more

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Is it painful to have breast augmentation surgery?

Is it painful to have breast augmentation surgery?

Breast augmentation : Most women describe breast augmentation pain as similar to a good chest workout at the gym. Narcotic pain medicine is usually taken for a day or two, then a lot of women will switch to Motrin or advil (ibuprofen). Early stretching and lifting the arms makes recovery quicker and manageable. ...Read more

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Planning to have breast augmentation, do I also have to have a mastopexy?

Planning to have breast augmentation, do I also have to have a mastopexy?

Have to? No... But.: If you are choosing to have breast augmentation because your breasts have "deflated" after child-bearing and breast feeding, AND there is a lot of drooping, it may be a good idea. Breast augmentation puts a saline or silicone filled balloon under your breast or muscle. If you have a lot of drooping, that balloon will droop down too!!! A mastopexy lifts the breast up to a more youthful position. ...Read more

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If I'm planning to have breast augmentation, is it required that I also have a mastopexy?

If I'm planning to have breast augmentation, is it required that I also have a mastopexy?

Depends…: Seek consultation with board-certified plastic surgeons who can demonstrate significant experience achieving the types of outcomes you would be pleased with. What type of breast operation will best achieve your goals will depend largely on your physical examination and personal goals. If you are presenting with breasts that are sitting low on your chest wall, mastopexy surgery may be indicated. ...Read more

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What is the best way to choose the size of my breast implants? I'm going to have breast augmentation in a few months, but i'm having a hard time deciding how large to go. I am an a cup now, but i'm not a small-framed person; i weigh about 165 pounds and i

What is the best way to choose the size of my breast implants? I'm going to have breast augmentation in a few months, but i'm having a hard time deciding how large to go. I am an a cup now, but i'm not a small-framed person; i weigh about 165 pounds and i

You need to be sized: Your plastic surgeon will take measurements to determine what size implant will fit your body appropriately. You should try placing that size implant into your bra to determine if that size implant produces the look that you want. From there, you may select an implant that is smaller or larger, as desired. http://www.dassmd.com/breast-augmentation/index.html. ...Read more

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Is breast augmentation surgery safe?

Is breast augmentation surgery safe?

Yes generally: speaking. Its safety will, more precisely depend on the specific patient's state of health, surgical technique, and surgeon's experience and dedication, to name some factors. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get breast augmentation?

Plastic Surgeon: Please see a board certified plastic surgeon when considering this. ...Read more

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Is breast augmentation surgery painful?

Is breast augmentation surgery painful?

Moderately: Discomfort after breast augmentation surgery varies but most patients will need prescription strength pain medication for about 3 days. ...Read more

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Is sauna safe after breast augmentation?

Yes : Once you have completely healed, you should be able to return to all forms of activity, including the use of sauna, safely. ...Read more

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How much would breast augmentation surgery cost?

How much would breast augmentation surgery cost?

Varies: Costs are variable depending on the type and manufacturer of the implant materials. Also, wide variation in costs in various areas of the country. Remember that that besides the surgical and material costs, there are charges for the use of operating facility and anesthesia services to be accounted for in your costs. ...Read more

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Day of breast augmentation surgery what should I prepare?

Day of breast augmentation surgery what should I prepare?

It s too late!: Yo should be preparing months in advance. This includes a healthy diet with possible medical clearance if you have coexisting medical disease. Stop smoking at least one month prior. Some surgeons advise cessation of oral contraceptives 1-2 months prior to surgery for prolonged operations. Aspirin and nsaids are often ceased two week prior. Npo evening before. Some prescribe antibiotics prior. ...Read more

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Can you get breast augmentation with fat instead of silicone?

Can you get breast augmentation with fat instead of silicone?

Yes, but...: There is increasing scientific literature showing how fat can be used for breast augmentation, but there are some valid concerns about the doing so. Some questions that need to be better studied include whether fat necrosis/calcifications make detecting cancer on a mammogram harder and what the role of stem cells have on risks of cancer development. Larger, longer term studies will be needed. ...Read more

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Are there long term consequences to breast augmentation surgery?

Yes: You will have positive self pride feelings as well as the obvious physical changes. You should be prepared to receive compliments and increased attention in your physical appearance for awhile. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from breast augmentation surgery?

How long does it take to recover from breast augmentation surgery?

1-2 weeks.: Recovery varies by patient and implant placement technique, but usually takes 1-2 weeks. You may be able to resume normal non-strenuous activity sooner. ...Read more

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How long should i stop exercise before breast augmentation surgery?

How long should i stop exercise before breast augmentation surgery?

Mild or weight train: Mild exercise can be performed up to the day of surgery but if patients are actively body building or weight training their pectoralis muscles, I often suggest they refrain for three weeks pre-operatively to avoid excessive vascularity of the muscle. After surgery aggressive contraction of the pectoralis may distort the appearance of implants placed under the muscle. http://youtu.be/UKLjD3DQK3U ...Read more

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How soon after breast augmentation can I go on a vacation to hawaii?

Be Safe: It would be best to be geographically close to your plastic surgeon for a minimum of two weeks following breast augmentation. If a problem should arise, you would want to be able to obtain treatment quickly from the surgeon who treated you as opposed to someone in a different state who doesn't know exactly what was done and how. Be conservative, especially with this investment in your health. ...Read more

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Which incision site is less painful when getting a breast augmentation?

Which incision site is less painful when getting a breast augmentation?

No real difference: We have found in our office no real difference between incisions. Patients will usually have incisional pain, and also discomfort from muscle stretch. This is usually well tolerated. Some patients may benefit from a pain pump placed in surgery. It instills numbing medicine over a few days and patients have less pain. http://www.jjrothmd.com/procedures/breast-augmentation. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about regrets from getting silicone breast augmentation?

Can you tell me about regrets from getting silicone breast augmentation?

High satisfaction!: Breast augmentation clients are among the happiest patients we work with in plastic surgery. When this procedure is performed by an experienced plastic surgeon on a patient with realistic expectations, the results are almost always very positive. Problems arise when there are unrealistic expectations, the patient is doing the surgery for the wrong reason, or the physician is simply not qualified. ...Read more

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I would like to get a breast augmentation. Any ideas on going about this?

Consult: Go see a board certified plastic surgeon. The asps and asaps websites have them listed. See a few before making a decision. Go over their before/after photos. Ask questions. Remember this is elective surgery. The patient is in the driver's seat. Together, you and the plastic surgeon will review the goals and see if they are obtainable. http://www.jjrothmd.com/procedures/breast-augmentation. ...Read more

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What are longterm complications and side effects of a breast augmentation?

What are longterm complications and side effects of a breast augmentation?

Many but +outweigh-: There are many potential negatives but the positives outweigh the negatives and include: infection, hematoma, wound breakdown, asymmetry, implant exposure/extrusion/rupture overcorrection/undercorrection, contour irregularity, capsular contracture, distortion with muscular contraction, interference with oncologic evaluation of the breast, interference with nipple sensation, nursing or aging, etc. ...Read more

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