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Mastectomy Removing Nipple Breast Skin
Possibly: Nipple-sparing and skin-sparing mastectomies are possible for certain women with breast cancer. It's not for women with tumors greater than 3cm, tumors within 2cm of the nipple, or multiple tumors. It is still controversial among experts, as there aren't long-term studies showing it's as safe as a simple mastectomy. Talk to your breast surgeon and your oncologist at length before deciding. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
had a uni skin sparing mastectomy with a free flap and nipple in the first surgery never had a second surgery for shaping, can liposuction be done on a breast that had microsurgery?
When doing a mastectomy then reconstructing the breast, do they keep the original nipple or do they make a new one?
My nipple in my breast has been itching and burning. There are no visible signs of infection. I have had mastectomy on left breast. Concerned?
Has the skin changed: Look carefully at the skin of your nipple. Is it red, crusted, cracked, bleeding, feel harder than the surrounding areola (colored part around nipple), have a lump, or an ulcer? Any of these visible skin changes required a trip to your cancer doctor. Without ANY visible changes, dry skin or a minor fungus infection is possible and may get better with a cream. If not, again, see your doctor! ...Read more
Radical mastectomy is a type of surgery for breast cancer that involves removing all of the breast tissue, is this true?
Yes: A radical mastectomy is an older operation that is not performed anymore. It involved removing the entire breast, the pectoralis major muscle and all of the lymph nodes underneath the arm. A modified radical mastectomy might be what you are asking about. This operation removes the entire breast along with all of the lymph nodes underneath the arm. ...Read more
Any doctor experienced in removing silicone breast injections in dallas, texas? I am seeking a bilateral mastectomy with cohesive gel implants.
Varies w/technique: In general, there are two reconstruction options: (1)tissue expanders to stretch the skin of the chest wall, followed by implants(2)tissue transfer, where skin, fat(+/-muscle) are brought over to the chest wall from the abdomen or back. Both of these options can look very natural (esp w/nipple-areolar sparing surgery). Option (2) feels more natural but w/limited sensation (&bigger operation). ...Read more
Breast surgery: Although we can provide very good results with a number of techniques it depends on a number of factors. Please get a consult! ...Read more
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