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How painful is it to get mammoplasty?

How painful is it to get mammoplasty?

Any surgery: All surgeries are controlled trauma and the pain associated reflects that. Good pain control is the goal. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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A scar a condition in which an injury (a cut, ...Read more


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What is the age for reconstructive mammoplasty?

AGE mammoplasty?: There is no "official" age for this procedure. ...Read more

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What doctor performs mammoplasy? What doctor performs liposurgery?

What doctor performs mammoplasy? What doctor performs liposurgery?

Mammoplasty : Mammoplasty is the term used for altering the shape, position, and sometimes size of the breast. A mammoplasty should always be performed by a board certified plastic surgeon, as plastic surgeons are the only surgeons trained and experienced in the most current and safe techniques of mammoplasty. Cosmetic mammoplasty is more commonly called a "breast lift" procedure. The goal of this operation is to lift the breast mass to a more youthful position. In a breast lift, your surgeon will remove excess skin that has stretched during the course of pregnancy, breast feeding, weight change, etc. The breast tissue is repositioned to a higher, more cosmetically appealing position. The resulting scars will either be anchor shaped (scars around the areola, vertical scar extending to the base of the breast, and a curved scar hidden in the fold under the breast), or lollypop shaped (scars around the areola and a vertical scar extending to the base of the breast). Breast implants may also be placed during this procedure if you desire both a breast lift and an increase in breast volume. Cosmetic mammoplasty is not covered by your medical insurance. A different type of mammoplasty which is considered medically necessary in certain patients is a reduction mammoplasty, or breast reduction. While breast reduction may significantly improve the appearance of a woman's breasts, breast reduction is not considered a purely cosmetic procedure. This is because reducing the weight of excessively large breasts helps eliminate symptoms associated with large, heavy breasts such as neck/back/shoulder pain, shoulder grooves, rashes, and difficulty with activity and exercise. Your board certified plastic surgeon likely has extensive experience with this procedure, as it is a very common procedure performed by plastic surgeons, and typically results in a high level of patient satisfaction. All the best, dr. Skourtis. ...Read more

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I am 36b size and going for a mamoplasty to increase to36c. The doctor will put 360 silicone bags in. I want toknow if 400 will look fuller and better.

I am 36b size and going for a mamoplasty to increase to36c. The doctor will put 360 silicone bags in. I want toknow if 400 will look fuller and better.

Get 2nd opinion : I recommend you find another plastic surgeon to get a 2nd opinion. Since this is an elective surgery, take the time to find a surgeon who will take your desires into consideration. She will need to examine you to determine if the larger size will work for you. Take the time to find a surgeon with good results-ask to speak to patients, ask friends for suggestions. ...Read more

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I'm a 10g 24yo female and my breasts are low and my back hurts! I don't want a reduction as scars scare me. Any other options?

I'm a 10g 24yo female and my breasts are low and my back hurts! I don't want a reduction as scars scare me. Any other options?

Low breasts: Often sagging breasts can put tension on the neck shoulders and back. Go to a personal shopper in a bra section of one of the better stores. Also, you might be a candidate for a circular scar lift/reduction to reduce scarring that might occur with a vertical or T scar lift method. This is more than a donut lift. It is an advanced technique. ...Read more

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I am suffering frim acne from many years and now i finally have reduction in it but I am not able to reduce this scars ...Plz help me in it?

I am suffering frim acne from many years and now i finally have reduction in it but I am not able to reduce this scars ...Plz help me in it?

Improve not remove: Salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide, and topicsl antibiotics prescribed by your dermatologist may all help to improve scars i'm addition to surgical interventions and/or resurfacing techniques. ...Read more

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How much will cost to realign my displaced nipples from a badly conducted fat reduction surgery on male chest? It still hurts with large scar marks

How much will cost to realign my displaced nipples from a badly conducted fat reduction surgery on male  chest? It still hurts with large scar marks

Exam necessary: Dear jadadon, that question requires an examination. You need to see a plastic surgeon who is an expert in breast reconstuction as well as esthetic breast surgery. ...Read more

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Does breast reduction leave awful lasting scars?

Permanent but…: Breast reduction surgery is one of the most patient pleasing operations we perform. These operations are associated with scarring that is permanent; however, the scars are rarely “awful”. However, patients undergoing this operation should be aware that poor scarring may result and additional therapy and/or surgery may be necessary to improve the appearance of these scars. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Are there obvious scars after a breast reduction?

Are there obvious scars after a breast reduction?

Yes: Breast reduction scars always encircle the areola. There is usually a vertical scar extending from the areola down to the breast fold. There may also be a horizontal scar in the fold that is usually hidden under the breast. ...Read more

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