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Is it a good idea to wait for a breast reduction until after having children?

Is it a good idea to wait for a breast reduction until after having children?

Yes: It is alway ideal to perform breast reduction surgery after you are done with pregnancies. That diminishes the possiblity of re-growth of the breast and need for a second reduction. However, if you are very symptomatic, an early reduction may be worthwhile. ...Read more

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Dr. Tom Pousti
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Breast Reduction Surgery (Definition)

Reducing breast tissue mass and elevating the breasts on the chest wall tend to improve or alleviate many of the symptoms associated with disproportionately large breasts. It tends to be one of the most patient pleasing ...Read more


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Is it okay to go see a dentist after having a breast augmentation?

Is it okay to go see a dentist after having a breast augmentation?

Yes: Some old literature may have suggested that patients with implants should take antibiotics before seeing the dentist. Today's literature does not require this prophylaxis so you can schedule your annual cleaning as you normally would. ...Read more

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Is it better to get braces as a teenager or wait until after a teen is done growing?

Is it better to get braces as a teenager or wait until after a teen is done growing?

As a tween: 1st orthodontic check-up age 7. Best time to start most ortho rx just before loss of the last of the baby teeth, about 11-12. The older you get, the less growth so rx time is extended. The older you get, the greater the chance that extractions or jaw surgery will be required. Go see a qualified orthodontic specialist now for examination and treatment options. ...Read more

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Is it a good idea to have a lap before starting IVF?

Is it a good idea to have a lap before starting IVF?

Many times, yes!: A laparoscopy can diagnose and resolve many problems prior to IVF such as Endometriosis ovarian issues or fibroids. ...Read more

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Is it safe to wait a year before possibly having a surgery for an umbilical hernia?

Is it safe to wait a year before possibly having a surgery for an umbilical hernia?

Most likely: Unless there was a rare complication of the hernia getting stuck, there is no urgency to repair of an umbilical hernia. ...Read more

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Is it ok for a 28 yo man to get a tattoo just over a week before circumcision surgery?

Is it ok for a 28 yo man to get a tattoo just over a week before circumcision surgery?

Tattoo before: surgery. Why risk slight but possible infection from tattoo before your circumcision? You can always get the tat later. Psychologically speaking, you will be dealing w/a major change to your body with the circ. One change at a time is best. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Is having to wait six days until you can get surgery for a fractured jaw likely okay? This is a lot longer than I thought it would take.

Is having to wait six days until you can get surgery for a fractured jaw likely okay?  This is a lot longer than I thought it would take.

Swelling: surgeon may be waiting for swelling to go down. If you have question about timing ask the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon for the reason for this time schedule in your particular case. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to not have a period for months at a time for a woman with pcos?

Is it dangerous to not have a period for months at a time for a woman with pcos?

it could be: Please see your gyn cause u have to make sure u are not building up too much endometrial tissue which in some instances can lead to pre endometrial cancer or cancer, your gyn can do an ultrasound to check this and u may need an endometrial bioppsy an easy in offcie procedure. ...Read more

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Is it better to get a breast lift at the same time as having implants removed and not replaced or is it better to remove then wait a few months first?

Is it better to get a breast lift at the same time as having implants removed and not replaced or is it better to remove then wait a few months first?

Breast Lift Surgery: Each patient differs with the exact procedure that may work best for their circumstance. Some patients can proceed with both surgeries at the same time, others are advised to do the procedures in stages. A physical examination will be very important in determining what needs to be performed. I have attached a link to my website that discusses the procedures in detail. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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Is it okay to have breast reduction surgery before having kids?

Is it okay to have breast reduction surgery before having kids?

Yes but...: It is ok and it does not affect the ability to have children. It may affect the ability to nurse your baby though. Discuss it with your plastic surgeon then make a choice. ...Read more

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Is it true that pregnancy hormones can linger in your body for up to a month after an abortion? How long would a person have to wait to take a p.T?

Is it true that pregnancy hormones can linger in your body for up to a month after an abortion? How long would a person have to wait to take a p.T?

Uncommon: after a misacarriage, pregnancy hormones usually go down by 2 weeks. Rarely they can present upto 4 weeks. They should resolved after that see gyn if it persists > 4 weeks ...Read more

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Is it better for a women to have big breasts when nursing a baby?

Is it better for a women to have big breasts when nursing a baby?

No.: In non-lactating women, breast size is almost entirely determined by amount of fat in the breast. Pregnancy causes rapid growth of the breast itself, and readies it for lactation. ...Read more

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Is it considered unhealthy to get a breast reduction/ lift now if i want to have children in a few years?

Depends: If your kids are a few years away then you should go ahead and think about having a reduction now to take some of that strain off your neck and back. It's possible you may need additional breast surgery after your children as it is impossible to predict how your breasts will change with pregnancy and breastfeeding. ...Read more

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How often should a woman see her surgeon after a mastectomy for follow-up care? Is it for life? Thanks!

How often should a woman see her surgeon after a mastectomy for follow-up care?  Is it for life?  Thanks!

2-3 years: I personally follow my patients 2-3 years after mastectomy (or any breast surgery). After that time, they are followed by the medical oncologist if they are on hormonal medications. Each team is different and has their own set of criteria. Contact your navigator for more information. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a 16 year old to still have a suckling instinct?

Is it possible for a 16 year old to still have a suckling instinct?

Yes: The suckling instinct is a psychological not physical phenomenon. I reently had a 40 year old mom of a patient who admitted that she still sucks her thumb. It is a relatively easy hbit to break. Seek out the care of an orthodontist. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a female's breast to hurt a week before her period?

Is it normal for a female's breast to hurt a week before her period?

Estrogen stimulation: At your age, pain before your periods is excess estrogen stimulation and is more common if your breasts are lacking iodine. Start taking kelp or sea weed capsules every day. Not only will it help your breast tenderness, it will help many organs in the rest of your body too. ...Read more

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Is it safe to assume that a follow-up evalution is a cause for alarm after having undergone a mammogram?

Is it safe to assume that a follow-up evalution is a cause for alarm after having undergone a mammogram?

No: I wouldn't assume anything of the sort. If they are recommending a 6 month followup, the chance of cancer is less than 2%. If they are recommending additional views based on the screening mammogram, most of these turn out to be of no concern. However, a minority do turn out to be suspicious, so you need to complete the evaluation. ...Read more

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How long after a breast reduction is it okay to drink again?

How long after a breast reduction is it okay to drink again?

Drink What?: Patients are able to drink fluids once fully awake after breast reduction surgery. Alcohol, on the other hand, should wait until patients are off of all perioperative medications used for pain control. ...Read more

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