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One Breast More Swollen After Breast Augmentation
No easy answer: Not sure what you mean by "firm up". Breast reduction is usually a very satisfying surgery for women that have long been bothered by disproportionately large, heavy and hanging breasts. It can be difficult to maintain fullness in the upper breast. Occasionally breast implants are indicated either at the same time or later. Restoring some of the lost volume may help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Perhaps, not usually: The density of silicone implants is very close to breast tissue as it approximates the density of water. However this is not typically the case as most breast mass is a combination of tissue/gland (more dense than silicone) and fat which is less dense than silicone. ...Read more
Scarring, Cancer: As dr. Whitfield & others described, scarring around the implant may cause this pain. However, local recurrence of the tumor is another possible cause. I advise you to see your cancer surgeon, as well. Local recurrence is often evident by exam alone. However, an ultrasound or MRI can help supplement the physical exam, as needed. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Left breast extremely sore and swollen, nipple swollen, gland in breast swollen, breast is hot, skin on breast is stripping, fever. Breast infection?
Sounds suspicious: It sounds suspicious for an infection, you need to see your MD and might need antibiotics. ...Read more
Probably-no warranty: In all likelihood, you will be able to nurse. However it is possible that significant ductal damage may be incurred, that nursing may be difficult or impossible. If this is a major concern, you should either avoid implants until after completion of pregnancies or consider breast crease or armpit incisions. Remember that even without implants nursing may not be possible. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
Size matters!: A breast lift tightens the skin on the breast, lifting the breast mound and nipple. It does not change the volume of the breast. A breast reduction is very similar; however, during a breast reduction surgery, breast tissue is removed to reduce the size of the breasts. When the breasts are too small, a breast lift is combined with breast augmentation to increase the size of the breasts. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Yes: Some degree of “swelling” is to be expected after any type of breast surgery. However, what is “normal” versus swelling related to a complication can only be determined clinically. This is why careful follow-up with your plastic surgeon will be important after the procedure is performed. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Common problem: You may be very sensitive. I would suggest being very gentle to your skin as well as aggressive in its care. Put your milk onto your nipples to give it a coating for protection. In addition i would try a lanolin cream or ointment in between feedings, then wipe off gently before next feeding. Moisturize the surrounding skin for more soothing relief. ...Read more
Implant Weight: Depends of how fibrous the breast tissue in question is. In general, breast tissue is mostly fat tissue. Fat in general is less dense and will float when placed in water. Saline breast implants are mainly salt water. A gallon of fat will have an approximate weight of 7.39 lbs, a gallon of salt water will have a weight of 8.35 lbs and a gallon of silicone will have an approximate weight of 19 lb. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Depends: The answer depends on how recently you had your surgery. If surgery was recent it can be normal due to the increased volume or may be something more serious like a hematoma. If it is many months after surgery, it can be a capsule forming. Best to discuss this with your surgeon. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
Revision ; swelling: Revisonal procedures do not have to be exactly the same on both sides as the problem being addressed may be in different in the breasts. Therefore the surgey can be different and hence the swelling/scars may be different. Minor variation in swelling can occur when both sides have a similar procedure and is perfectly normal too. ...Read more
I had pedicle tram flap.After a week my reconstructed breast is higher and fuller than my left natural breast.Will symmetry get better by time?
Breast reconstrution: Congratulations on being a breast cancer survivor! your reconstructed breast will settle some over time, but it is not realistic to expect it to ever look exactly like your natural breast. There may be revisions (touch-ups) needed over time, so stay in contact with your plastic surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cause left breast redness, dimpling, little 'pinholes' under breast. Nipple no longer gets erect. L breast hotter than R. Good Mammo 2 Mos ago.
Breast symptoms: Unfortunately, a normal or benign mammogram does not exclude cancer with 100% assurity, especially if the breast tissue is dense. If a patient is having NEW unilateral breast symptoms, I would definitely recommend a visit to the doctor and having this checked out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Itching and redness on mastectomy breast with reconstruction, slightly enlarged supraclavical node? Just 3 months after bc treatment.
Nipple feeling: Due to the invasiveness of breast reconstruction, the breasts will become numb after the surgery. However, the sensations in the area will return in time since nerves have the potential to regrow. Should any sensation return, this could take up to a year or two before the feeling completely returns. Learn more about the different breast reconstruction techniques here: http://bit.ly/2zGdsU9 ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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