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Suggestions for open wound care after Breast reduction surgery?

Suggestions for open wound care after Breast reduction surgery?

Yes first find out: How your surgeon wants to treat. Of course most of these wounds will heal with time as most of them are superficial. First control if you have metabolic problems like diabetes etc, keep the wound clean by irrigating with saline, clean dressing, wear braw not let wound separate, Eat good balanced diet and will heal

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Dr. Tom Pousti
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Breast Reduction Surgery (Definition)

Reducing breast tissue mass and elevating the breasts on the chest wall tend to improve or alleviate many of the symptoms associated with disproportionately large breasts. It tends to be one of the most patient pleasing ...Read more


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Phentermine can breast reduction wound not to heal?

Phentermine can breast reduction wound not to heal?

Not Likely: There are many more probable causes of wound healing problems after breast reduction surgery. Your plastic surgeon will be your best resource when it comes to determining most likely cause.

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Phentermine affects wound healing after breast reduction surgery, help?

Phentermine affects wound healing after breast reduction surgery, help?

Stop diet pills: During your recovery from surgery, and eat a high protein diet. Your body needs "building blocks" for wound healing. Stop taking your Phentermine prior to surgery - it can make you more prone to heart arrhythmias while you are under anesthesia.

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How long is the process to get a breast reduction?

How long is the process to get a breast reduction?

Depends: If you are asking how long is process to get a breast reduction covered by insurance than you need to start by first contacting ins to see if this is a covered procedure. You need to have documented reasons for the reduction. This documentation helps to come from you primary care doc. It is also helpful to get as close to your ideal weight through diet and exercise before having surgery.

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Do breast lifts also include some breast reduction?

Do breast lifts also include some breast reduction?

Depends: Breast lifts can include reduction given the goal. At minimum, skin is removed but this typically has little weight. The breast will be lifted and more compact which may result in a smaller bra cup size.

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What's the difference between breast reduction or lift?

What's the difference between breast reduction or lift?

Very similar: Breast lift and breast reduction both involve reduction of the breast skin and underlying tissue to raise the breasts and create a more satisfactory shape, size and appearance. The scars are similar; around the areola, vertically down and possibly along the breast fold. The differences depend on how much tissue is removed and how much the breast size is reduced as with a reduction.

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How do I get a breast reduction covered on my insurance?

How do I get a breast reduction covered on my insurance?

Persistence...: The best way to obtain insurance coverage for breast reduction surgery involves some “hoops” to jump through. The more documentation you have (for example, from your primary care doctor, physical therapist, chiropractor etc.) the better when it comes to obtaining insurance “authorization” for the procedure.? Your plastic surgeon will help you through the process. Best wishes.

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Breast reduction before or after having children is better?

Breast reduction before or after having children is better?

Generally after you: Are finished having children. I have had to re-do two breast reductions in patients who had children after their first reductions and whose breasts became very large again with pregnancy and nursing. On the other hand, I have done reductions in 15 yr-old girls with enormous breasts and severe neck and back pain because of them.

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What cup size should I expect to get after breast reduction?

What cup size should I expect to get after breast reduction?

Depends...: Size after breast reduction surgery will depend on many variables. It will be important for you to communicate your goals with your plastic surgeon. I would suggest that you do not use cup sizes as a reference, because this form of communication can lead to confusion/misunderstanding. Goal pictures may be helpful. Most patients wish to and improve the proportionality of the upper /lower body...

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How old do you have to be in order to get a breast reduction?

How old do you have to be in order to get a breast reduction?

Depends…: There is no specific age required to undergo breast reduction surgery. However, if you are under the age of 18, you will need parenteral or legal guardian consent. Best wishes.

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Will I still be able to nurse if I have had a breast reduction?

Will I still be able to nurse if I have had a breast reduction?

Maybe: Some reduction procedures leave more glandular tissue intact behind the nipple than others, so it will depend on the type of surgery and the individual. The possibility of successful breast feeding is definitely decreased by a reduction.

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Questions about breast reduction? What happens if I gain weight later?

Questions about breast reduction? What happens if I gain weight later?

They get bigger: After a breast reduction your breasts will still get larger and smaller based on overall weight.

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Will I regret getting a breast reduction? What do I have to decide beforehand?

Will I regret getting a breast reduction? What do I have to decide beforehand?

Need Consultation: Generally speaking, breast reduction surgery tends to be one of the most patient pleasing operations performed. Of course, every patient's case should be individualized; benefit versus risk ratios should be considered. Educate yourself about the potential risks/complications associated with the procedure. Choose your plastic surgeon carefully; ask to see lots of examples of his/her work. Best.

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How can I get breast reduction and what will I have to bring and be prepared for?

How can I get breast reduction and what will I have to bring and be prepared for?

Plastic surgeons: Seek an experienced plastic or specific breast surgeon. Lots of ads but not all equal? Learn the risks. There are several physical as well as emotional with change in body. Set your expectations. Clarify indications and any insurance coverage.

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I'm curious as to how long is the process to get a breast reduction if in the military?

Seek Consultation.: Unfortunately, there will be no way for online consultants to provide you with a precise answer. Best to seek consultation with plastic surgeons in your area; ask to see lots of examples of their work. Best wishes.

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What is breast reduction surgery like?

What is breast reduction surgery like?

A trade off...: Of smaller breasts that cause less neck and back pain for scars on the breasts. Usually outpatient surgery with general anesthesia. Most breast reduction patients say that the pain is like that from doing too many pushups: soreness in the chest muscles. It should easily be controlled with the medication given to you by your surgeon. Most patients return to regular activities in 10-14 days.

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How painful is breast reduction surgery?

How painful is breast reduction surgery?

Well Tolerated: Generally, breast reduction surgery is one of the most patient pleasing operations we perform. It is also relatively well tolerated with most patients requiring pain medications for the first 5 to 7 days.

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Does breast reduction surgery hurt much?

Does breast reduction surgery hurt much?

No: Most women seeking breast reduction surgery are in significant neck, shoulder and upper back pain already. After surgery, they usually experience an immediate sense of relief, not a large amount of surgical pain.

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Dr. Scott Bolhack
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