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I had breast augmentation yesterday and I have some bruising which I know is normal. But is it normal to have bruising on my inner arm?

I had breast augmentation yesterday and I have some bruising which I know is normal. But is it normal to have bruising on my inner arm?

Yes; not unusual: During the dissection of the breast and muscle there maybe some bruising and blood dissecting towards the upper arm.
As long as there is no evidence of infection, such as worsening pain or swelling of the arm or redness, fevers or chills t should be OK. Contact your plastic surgeon with any questions. ...Read more

Dr. Otto Placik
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Breast Augmentation (Definition)

Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure to increase the size of the breast. It is commonly done with implants (saline or gel) or with fat transfer. There are advantages and ...Read more


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How long after breast augmentation surgery can you normally wear a bathing suit in public?

How long after breast augmentation surgery can you normally wear a bathing suit in public?

It varies: It depends on the amount of swelling and pain you are experiencing. Most patients can feel comfortable in a week or two in their swim wear. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have tenderness and pressure 4 weeks after breast augmentation and mastopexy?

Is it normal to have tenderness and pressure 4 weeks after breast augmentation and mastopexy?

Absolutely: Each person heals at their own rate- 4 weeks after it is ok to have tenderness and pressure but it is always ok to get a check up from your doctor. ...Read more

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Will I have bruising and bleeding after breast implant removal? How bad will the brusing be after my breast implant removal, and how long will it last? Also, do I need to worry about bleeding? .

Minor: Generally speaking, dependent on exactly what is done during the breast implant removal procedure, some bruising can be expected. Some patients require removal of breast implants only; this should be associated with very minimal bruising and recovery time. Other patients, require removal of breast implant capsule tissue as well; there may be more bruising/swelling/recovery time here. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get breast augmentation?

Plastic Surgeon: Please see a board certified plastic surgeon when considering this. ...Read more

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Is sauna safe after breast augmentation?

Is sauna safe after breast augmentation?

Yes : Once you have completely healed, you should be able to return to all forms of activity, including the use of sauna, safely. ...Read more

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How much would breast augmentation surgery cost?

How much would breast augmentation surgery cost?

Varies: Costs are variable depending on the type and manufacturer of the implant materials. Also, wide variation in costs in various areas of the country. Remember that that besides the surgical and material costs, there are charges for the use of operating facility and anesthesia services to be accounted for in your costs. ...Read more

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Day of breast augmentation surgery what should I prepare?

Day of breast augmentation surgery what should I prepare?

It s too late!: Yo should be preparing months in advance. This includes a healthy diet with possible medical clearance if you have coexisting medical disease. Stop smoking at least one month prior. Some surgeons advise cessation of oral contraceptives 1-2 months prior to surgery for prolonged operations. Aspirin and nsaids are often ceased two week prior. Npo evening before. Some prescribe antibiotics prior. ...Read more

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I would like to get a breast augmentation. Any ideas on going about this?

Consult: Go see a board certified plastic surgeon. The asps and asaps websites have them listed. See a few before making a decision. Go over their before/after photos. Ask questions. Remember this is elective surgery. The patient is in the driver's seat. Together, you and the plastic surgeon will review the goals and see if they are obtainable.

http://www.jjrothmd.com/procedures/breast-augmentation. ...Read more

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What are longterm complications and side effects of a breast augmentation?

What are longterm complications and side effects of a breast augmentation?

Many but +outweigh-: There are many potential negatives but the positives outweigh the negatives and include: infection, hematoma, wound breakdown, asymmetry, implant exposure/extrusion/rupture overcorrection/undercorrection, contour irregularity, capsular contracture, distortion with muscular contraction, interference with oncologic evaluation of the breast, interference with nipple sensation, nursing or aging, etc. ...Read more

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What is stem cell breast augmentation?

What is stem cell breast augmentation?

Fat Transfer: "stem cell" breast augmentation is really no more than fat transfer to the breast. There can be stem cells that are harvested along with the fat, but the majority is still fat. Some of this fat goes away after the injection, but that also means that some survives permanently. ...Read more

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Does breast augmentation affect subsequent pregnancy?

NO: Breast augmentation will not prevent you from becoming pregnant or giving birth. The ability to breast feed is not always an easy task, even in the unoperated woman. Breast augmentation will not permanently interrupt milk ducts, however there is a 3 to 5% chance of decreased nipple sensation after augmentation. This could theoretically make breast feeding more difficult. ...Read more

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How long before breast augmentation do I have to stop smoking?

How long before breast augmentation do I have to stop smoking?

Quit smoking: Smoking puts you at unnecessary risk for complications of surgery. Quit for 3 weeks before surgery and at least 6 weeks after surgery, for the best results. http://www.dassmd.com/breast-augmentation/index.html. ...Read more

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After breast augmentation has the surgery affected nipple sensation?

After breast augmentation has the surgery affected nipple sensation?

It is possible: One of the potential risks of breast augmentation surgery is decrease or loss of nipple sensation. The published risk is about 10%. The nerve that gives the nipple sensation can be injured when the pocket that will contain the implant is created. If the nerve is injured or worse yet cut, there may be temporary or permanent loss of nipple sensation. ...Read more

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How long after a 1st trimester abortion can I have breast augmentation?

How long after a 1st trimester abortion can I have breast augmentation?

Probably 4-6 months: I would recommend waiting a minimum of 3 months and many would advise 6 months to allow your metabolism to return to baseline. ...Read more

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How do I find the best plastic surgeon for breast augmentation in asia?

How do I find the best plastic surgeon for breast augmentation in asia?

Depends: The "best" plastic surgeon is the one that is best for you. Certainly good past results and low complication rates make one plastic surgeon better than another. But one that listens to your needs and is concerned about your safety can be a better plastic surgeon than one who has good before and after photos, no matter what country you are in. Always make sure that they are properly credentialed. ...Read more

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When after a 1st trimester abortion can you have a breast augmentation?

When after a 1st trimester abortion can you have a breast augmentation?

Weeks, if okay: Depends on your recovery from the recent procedure for a few weeks and also on whether you are planning on getting pregnant again soon or not. If not then you can see your pcp first and then make an appointment with a plastic surgeon in your local area. ...Read more

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