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Must I Have A Urinary Catheter Inserted For Breast Reduction Surgery
A catheter is a thin plastic tube that is inserted into the body to obtain fluids/blood or give medicine. So some catheters can be placed in the veins and medicine given directly into the body, IV fluids given or blood sampled. A catheter can be placed in the bladder ...Read more
Happy patients: Breast reduction surgery is both functional and aesthetic. Reducing the size will enable you to function better and at time eliminate shoulder pain and skin irritation in the sumammary crease. The aesthetic part involves skin tightening and elevating the nipple position. There are multiple techniqes to do it. Most importantly, consult with an experienced board certified plastic surgeon ...Read more
Male breast reductio: It is not common to have male breast reduction, I have no usa statistics! ...Read more
Young and older...: Assuming a patient is in good health and presents with appropriate symptoms, patients of almost all ages are potentially good candidates for breast reduction surgery. Occasionally, teenagers present with disproportionately large breasts with both physical and psychosocial concerns (juvenile breast hypertrophy); these patients may do very well with breast reduction surgery, despite young age. ...Read more
Seek Consultation: I would suggest that you seek consultation with board certified plastic surgeons who can demonstrate significant experience achieving the types of outcomes you would be please with. Discuss concerns and goals and learn about the potential risks/complications associated with the procedure. Generally speaking, for the appropriate patient, it is one of the most patient pleasing operations performed. ...Read more
Tell him the truth: You have a medical condition giving you significant problems. In order to treat this condition, you need surgery to reduce the amount of breast tissue. This will not affect your ability to be intimate. He needs to understand that your health is the most important thing. If you had a hernia, you would fix it. If you had diabetes, you would use insulin. Your condition is really no different. ...Read more
What happens to the fat that is removed during a breast reduction surgery? What happens to the fat that is taken from the breast during a breast reduction surgery? .
Medical Waste: Usually tissue removed during breast reduction surgery is evaluated by pathologists to rule out any abnormality including carcinoma. Afterwards, it is discarded as medical waste. ...Read more
Possibly: A recent analysis showed no difference in breastfeeding capacity after reduction mammaplasty compared to women of the north american general population during the first month postpartum. Difficulties related to breastfeeding appear to be mostly explained by psychosocial issues related to advice and coaching received by healthcare workers during breastfeeding and other personal considerations. ...Read more
Ask Doctors.: Best to check with your physicians to determine whether this medication is safe to take at all. If so, your plastic surgeon will guide you as to when to resume. Best wishes. ...Read more
Most likely scarring:
Nipple inversion after breast surgery is usually due to scarring which retracts and leads to inversion. With breast reduction, this can also be caused by fat necrosis. The correction involves releasing tethering fibers or shortened ducts.
As always, I also recommend regular breast exams as inversion may also be caused by malignancy, but post-operative inversion is almost always due scarring. ...Read more
My doctor tells me that I need skin graphing on my breasts after undergoing breast reduction surgery. Is this common?
No: Only if you lose skin due to complications you will need grafting. ...Read more
It's been a month and a half since my breast reduction surgery but one nipple is still inverted....is this a concern?
Call your surgeon: Talk to the surgeon who performed the reduction and ask. ...Read more
I had a breast reduction surgery in 2010 and now I have itching around my scars and I did a queloid scarring, is there something wrong?
Do I have to have an HIV test before a breast reduction surgery? My friend said that she needed to give blood for an HIV test before having breast reduction surgery. Is this common? .
Does male breast reduction just involve liposuction of the breasts, or is there actual breast tissue that needs to be cut out? I'm considering getting male breast reduction surgery, but I'm not sure what it involves, and I'm kind of embarrassed to ask..
Forever.: Once the excess breast skin and tissue is removed surgically, it is gone forever. However, the tissues that remain can respond to weight gain, hormonal changes, and the skin "brassiere" will stretch and sag as you age. Some women do require repeat breast reduction, but in the absence of weight gain or hormonal change it is rare. ...Read more
No.: Generally, most patients do very well after breast reduction surgery. This operation tends to be less painful than other operations such as breast augmentation or tummy tuck surgery. Most patients require pain medication for approximately one week after the procedure. Generally speaking, breast reduction surgery tends to be one of the most patient pleasing operations performed. ...Read more
Are they too large?: 1. Do you feel they are too large for you? --- 2. Do you get back and or shoulder pains from their weight? > if the answer is yes to any of these two questions, you should see a board certified plastic surgeon and discuss with him/her and decide about the breast reduction surgery. ...Read more
Medically Necessary: Women with large breasts that have pain in the neck, shoulders and/or upper back that is attributable to the size and weight of their breasts are good candidates for breast reduction surgery. ...Read more
Months: Numbness post surgery is very common. Depending on the amount of tissue removed during your breast reduction, numbness may last up to 6 months. Some areas of numbness will never recover normal sensation. Approximately 15% of women post reduction mammoplasty have decreased nipple sensitivity that will remain permanent. Discuss with your breast surgeon. ...Read more
Comfort & posture: Breast reduction would make the breasts smaller, more proportional, more uplifted and lighter. It would probably improve your posture, make you look more slender, and improve your comfort. ...Read more
Complications?: Generally, breast reduction surgery is one of the most patient pleasing operations we perform. Complications include small chance of infection, bleeding, superficial incision line healing problems, lost/change of nipple/areola sensation, breast asymmetry, unhealthy tissue, unsatisfactory cosmetic results and potential need for further surgery. Postsurgical ambulation important. ...Read more
Many Factors...: Some general advice would include careful selection of your plastic surgeon, careful communication of your goals, appropriate aftercare preparation and personnel, appropriate time off work and strenuous activity… best wishes. ...Read more
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