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Is it safe to have a breast reduction if I suffer from lymphedema in the leg?

Is it safe to have a breast reduction if I suffer from lymphedema in the leg?

Yes: Breast reduction surgery usually does not include removal of the lymph nodes in the arm pit and should not cause arm lymphedema. The leg lymphedema is a separate issue and is best treated with compression socks. ...Read more

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Dr. Ted King
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Lymphedema (Definition)

The lymph channels work to return fluid from the lower extremities back towards the heart, and filter out bacteria. If the lymph channels and not functioning appropriately swelling of the affected limb is most common presentation. The swelling usually occurs during daily activities and improves with leg elevation. In order to prevent swellingUse a compression ...Read more


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I'm supposed to get a tattoo on my ankle in two weeks and breast reduction surgery Jan 25. Is that ok since I'll have 2 months to heal before surgery?

I'm supposed to get a tattoo on my ankle in two weeks and breast reduction surgery Jan 25. Is that ok since I'll have 2 months to heal before surgery?

Should be ok: That should be fine. Keep in mind the usual risks that are associated with getting a tattoo-like possible exposure to blood borne infections from the use of the needle. Please make sure you inquire about the sanitation techniques that are used to help protect you from exposure to infections from other clients. ...Read more

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What are safe ways to get breast reduction treatments?

What are safe ways to get breast reduction treatments?

Seek qualified plasu: The first step is to seek out a certified plastic surgeon that specializes in breast surgery. They will be able to evaluate you and discuss the best options for a reduction based on your history, anatomy and your expectation. ...Read more

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Is it safe for a 13 year old girl to use trima breast reduction pills?

Is it safe for a 13 year old girl to use trima breast reduction pills?

No, not safe: Breast reduction pills are not recommended. If you are concerned about this young girl's breast size, then you should consult a breast specialist to make sure there is not an abnormality causing the enlargement. If surgery is of interest, i would recommend waiting until at least 21. The breasts are still growing and changing at this age. ...Read more

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Is it safe for a 60 yr old to have a breast reduction?

Is it safe for a 60 yr old to have a breast reduction?

Maybe: If you are in good health and cleared by your doctor, you might be an excellent candidate for breast reduction surgery. Many patients are happy after breast reduction surgery because of improvement in motion and exercise tolerance, and of course, less back and shoulder pain. ...Read more

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Is breast reduction surgery safer than breast augmentation?

Is breast reduction surgery safer than breast augmentation?

Both are safe: Both operations are extremely safe, but breast reduction takes longer in the operating room and involves more incisions and scars. Augmentation involves use of implants, which are also safe but have their own particular issues. Obviously, one woman cannot need both operations, so individual medical details are much more relevant, and both operations (in different patients) are quite low-risk! ...Read more

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How safe and effective is using breast reduction cream? Am 27yr old single girl.

How safe and effective is using breast reduction cream?  Am 27yr old single girl.

Not effective at all: No creams can reduce breast size, except temporarily reducing the water in your breast tissue -- but this will only last a very short period of time, because it's abnormal and your body will "refill" that water within 48 hours. If you feel your breast are too big, heavy, cause pain, discomfort, prevent activities -- see a plastic surgeon to reduce your breast size. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is it safe to have a partial hysterectomy and a breast reduction within a week of each other?

Is it safe to have a partial hysterectomy and a breast reduction within a week of each other?

Possibly.: Probably even better to have the procedures combined, if doing so is deemed appropriate/safe by the involved physicians. ...Read more

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How safe is it to have breast reduction and a tummy tuck at the same time?

How safe is it to have breast reduction and a tummy tuck at the same time?

It can be.: Surgery varies in extent between patients. As long as the two operations are not quite extensive and the patient is healthy, doing them concurrently can be safe. It can make recovery a bit of a bigger deal though. :). ...Read more

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Is it safe to have breast reduction done at 19 years old?

Is it safe to have breast reduction done at 19 years old?

Yes...: Assuming you are healthy and have enough symptoms to warrant the operation, breast reduction surgery is safe, and one of the most patient pleasing operations we perform. Seek consultation with board-certified plastic surgeons to learn about potential risks/complications associated with breast reduction surgery as well. Doing so will allow you to make an informed decision about timing. Best wishes ...Read more

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Is it safe to get breast reduction surgery as a teen? They are huge.

Is it safe to get breast reduction surgery as a teen? They are huge.

It depends: The risk of doing breast reduction surgery in addition to inability to breast feed, scarring and decreased nipple sensation is that if they haven't finished growing you could need to have the procedure repeated. I think this risk may be justified if the large breasts are ruining your social life and your ability to participate in normal (and once in a lifetime) school events. ...Read more

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Breast reduction and taking antidepressants. Is it safe to do that while taking the meds?

Breast reduction and taking antidepressants. Is it safe to do that while taking the meds?

Antidepressants: This depends on the specific antidepressant being used. But in general, antidepressants are safe to take while going through breast reduction surgery. Your surgeon and anesthesiologist may want to suspend dosing the day of your procedure, but afterwards you can continue. Your psychiatrist can help coordinate this. ...Read more

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When can i get breast reduction?

When can i get breast reduction?

Depends: Not sure about the details behind your question, but see a plastic surgeon to determine the proper timing. ...Read more

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How much can a breast reduction cost?

How much can a breast reduction cost?

Varies: There may be many “variables” involved. The specific surgeon's credentials/experience level (or lack thereof), the specific geographic area you are looking at, the different operations available, the location of the procedure (quality of surgery facility), type/quality of anesthesia provider, health insurance involvement… are some of the potential variables involved. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Does insurance pay for breast reduction?

Does insurance pay for breast reduction?

Yes , depends: for beauty NO for back pains YES . In some woman large breasts cause severe back pains and disability , if medically documented ail approve such surgery by most of insurance companies approve . If it is for cosmetic purposes no . Speak to your doctor ...Read more

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Can you get a breast reduction at age 18?

Can you get a breast reduction at age 18?

Yes: If your breast are causing back, neck, and shoulder pain, shoulder grooving, or recurrent rashes then you are a candidate for breast reduction. Keep in mind that if your breasts are not done maturing, they may grow afterwards. ...Read more

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How long is recovery for breast reduction?

How long is recovery for breast reduction?

It depends: On the activity. My patients are walking as soon as the anesthetic wears off and generally can drive themselves to the office after a week. I advise them to avoid strenuous activity for 6 weeks following surgery as for most surgical procedures as wound strength is about 80% of its maximum by that time. ...Read more

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At what age can you get a breast reduction?

At what age can you get a breast reduction?

Almost All: Breast reduction surgery tends to be one of the most patient pleasing operations plastic surgeons perform. Teenagers who suffer from juvenile breast hypertrophy may be good candidates for the procedure. Otherwise, assuming overall good health, patients of all ages are potentially good candidates. ...Read more

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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