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Could you donate breasts to mastectomy patients?

Could you donate breasts to mastectomy patients?

No: Generally a reconstruction is performed by using an implant or by using a woman's own fatty tissue from her abdomen or back. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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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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What methods are used to reconstruct the breast after a mastectomy?

What methods are used to reconstruct the breast after a mastectomy?

Various techniques: Techniques for breast reconstruction have changed over the years. Most reconstruction is implant based -- either using a tissue expander to help stretch the muscle and skin before using an implant, or direct to implant reconstruction. Surgeons can also use flaps which transfer soft tissue, +/- skin, +/- muscle. These may come from the belly, the back the buttocks or the thighs. ...Read more

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After a mastectomy and they reconstruct your breast can you tell the difference?

Maybe: It depends on the type of reconstruction technique, timing of it, and scar already on the chest wall. Immediate reconstruction after skin sparing mastectomy gives the best result cosmetically, but if delayed reconstruction is known at the time of mastectomy a skin sparing technique can also be used which will look better. Nipple spring technique is also becoming more popular. ...Read more

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Is it likely for men to donate breast tissue to women who have undergone mastectomys?

Is it likely for men to donate breast tissue to women who have undergone mastectomys?

Tissue transplant: Between individuals require tissue matching and immunosuppresant meds which can be complicated and sometimes even dangerous. So it is usually reserved for internal organs which are necessary to sustain life. Breast transplants are not worth this risk. ...Read more

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Is mastectomy removal of both breasts?

Removal of breast: A mastectomy is the removal of the breast/breast tissue. A double mastectomy is the removal of both breasts. ...Read more

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Im a trans guy researching surgeries. my breasts are at a 36 d and i dont know whether i should get a mastectomy or just a reduction.

Im a trans guy researching surgeries. my breasts are at a 36 d and i dont know whether i should get a mastectomy or just a reduction.

See plastic surgeon: If you're considering any breast reduction surgery, consult a board-certified plastic surgeon. It's important to understand before the surgery options, benefits, risks and complications. ...Read more

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What is a mastectomy of accessory breast?

What is a mastectomy of accessory breast?

Accessory breast: Usually in the axilla (arm pit) or below the breast. With hormonal changes these area of extra breast tissue may grow. Because the cause a lump under the skin they are usually removed ...Read more

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