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Is it safe to have a breast reduction if I suffer from lymphedema in the leg?

Is it safe to have a breast reduction if I suffer from lymphedema in the leg?

Yes: Breast reduction surgery usually does not include removal of the lymph nodes in the arm pit and should not cause arm lymphedema. The leg lymphedema is a separate issue and is best treated with compression socks. ...Read more

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Dr. Ted King
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Lymphedema (Definition)

Lymphedema is a medical condition in which the tiny amount fluid and protein that normally seeps out of blood vessels as it flows by cells cannot be returned to the blood vessels due to abnormalities in the lymph system, or the collecting ducts ...Read more


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Is it safe for a 60 yr old to have a breast reduction?

Is it safe for a 60 yr old to have a breast reduction?

Maybe: If you are in good health and cleared by your doctor, you might be an excellent candidate for breast reduction surgery. Many patients are happy after breast reduction surgery because of improvement in motion and exercise tolerance, and of course, less back and shoulder pain. ...Read more

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Is breast reduction surgery safer than breast augmentation?

Is breast reduction surgery safer than breast augmentation?

Both are safe: Both operations are extremely safe, but breast reduction takes longer in the operating room and involves more incisions and scars. Augmentation involves use of implants, which are also safe but have their own particular issues. Obviously, one woman cannot need both operations, so individual medical details are much more relevant, and both operations (in different patients) are quite low-risk! ...Read more

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Is it safe for a 13 year old girl to use trima breast reduction pills?

Is it safe for a 13 year old girl to use trima breast reduction pills?

No, not safe: Breast reduction pills are not recommended. If you are concerned about this young girl's breast size, then you should consult a breast specialist to make sure there is not an abnormality causing the enlargement. If surgery is of interest, i would recommend waiting until at least 21. The breasts are still growing and changing at this age. ...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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What are safe ways to get breast reduction treatments?

What are safe ways to get breast reduction treatments?

Seek qualified plasu: The first step is to seek out a certified plastic surgeon that specializes in breast surgery. They will be able to evaluate you and discuss the best options for a reduction based on your history, anatomy and your expectation. ...Read more

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Is it safe to have breast reduction done at 19 years old?

Is it safe to have breast reduction done at 19 years old?

Yes...: Assuming you are healthy and have enough symptoms to warrant the operation, breast reduction surgery is safe, and one of the most patient pleasing operations we perform. Seek consultation with board-certified plastic surgeons to learn about potential risks/complications associated with breast reduction surgery as well. Doing so will allow you to make an informed decision about timing. Best wishes ...Read more

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How safe and effective is using breast reduction cream? Am 27yr old single girl.

How safe and effective is using breast reduction cream?  Am 27yr old single girl.

Not effective at all: No creams can reduce breast size, except temporarily reducing the water in your breast tissue -- but this will only last a very short period of time, because it's abnormal and your body will "refill" that water within 48 hours. If you feel your breast are too big, heavy, cause pain, discomfort, prevent activities -- see a plastic surgeon to reduce your breast size. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is it safe to have a partial hysterectomy and a breast reduction within a week of each other?

Is it safe to have a partial hysterectomy and a breast reduction within a week of each other?

Possibly.: Probably even better to have the procedures combined, if doing so is deemed appropriate/safe by the involved physicians. ...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