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Scar Tissue After Breast Reduction Surgery
I had a breast reduction surgery in 2010 and now I have itching around my scars and I did a queloid scarring, is there something wrong?
The body is composed of tissue that are classically described as beiing derived from three basic embyonic layers known as the endoderm, mesoderm and ectoderm that then differentiate into the structures that compose the body such as skin, soft tissues, bone, muscle, organs, etc. Stem cells are not differentiated and have the potential to ...Read more
I had breast reduction 3 months ago. Have scar tissue 12:00, 6:00 @ crease of one breast. How can I get rid of them?
Ask Surgeon.: Best to run your questions and concerns by your plastic surgeon. After physical examination, it is likely that he/she will have recommendations for you. Such recommendations may include the use of silicone-based products and/or injection of steroids directly into the scars. Scars tend to improve/mature over the course of the first year after surgery; scar revision surgery may be helpful also. ...Read more
Does male breast reduction just involve liposuction of the breasts, or is there actual breast tissue that needs to be cut out? I'm considering getting male breast reduction surgery, but I'm not sure what it involves, and I'm kind of embarrassed to ask..
YES: That would be a part of the procedure, but make sure you discuss with your surgeon. ...Read more
Months: Numbness post surgery is very common. Depending on the amount of tissue removed during your breast reduction, numbness may last up to 6 months. Some areas of numbness will never recover normal sensation. Approximately 15% of women post reduction mammoplasty have decreased nipple sensitivity that will remain permanent. Discuss with your breast surgeon. ...Read more
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 more
Yes: Yes, although breast reduction surgery tends to be one of the most patient pleasing operations we perform, some degree of partial or even total numbness may occur. Fortunately, the loss of sensation experienced is usually small in surface areas and/or are transient. Best to learn about all potential risks/complications associated with breast reduction surgery prior to proceeding. ...Read more
Depends.: A precise answer to your question will depend on what you mean by “healing time”. For example, swelling dissipates within a few months and scars improve/mature during the first year. The breasts will change in size/shape also during that first year. Most patients are able to return to exercise/full activity within 4 to 6 weeks. Hope this helps. ...Read more
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 ...Read more
Wait for breast redu: If you have not had the breast reduction and are currently considering pregnancy, my advice would be to defer the surgery until completion of child bearing which may have unpredictable effects on your breast. If you are having the breast reduction irregardless. I would wait a minimum of 9 months but I have to admit that is arbitrary and just my personal experience/advice. ...Read more
Soon...: Assuming that all the medications used around the time of surgery have been cleared, there is no specific time period to wait. Keep in mind, that the breasts may change during and after pregnancy; generally, if at all possible best to wait on having breast surgery until you have completed pregnancies. ...Read more
Ask Doctors.: Best to check with your physicians to determine whether this medication is safe to take at all. If so, your plastic surgeon will guide you as to when to resume. Best wishes. ...Read more
Yes: On occasion firm area of the breast can develop following breast reduction as a result of poor blood supply to the fatty tissue of the breast. ...Read more
Variable - Days: Depends on type of reduction, placement of incisions, size/volume of reduction needed, individual wound healing and general health. Usual swelling and bruising about 1 week, with mild-moderate swelling for another 1-2 weeks. Swelling reduced with use of thrombin activated platelet concentrates during surgery. Follow specific instructions of your surgeon to reduce swelling, bruising and healing. ...Read more
Breast Reduction: After breast reduction there will be some discomfort and possibly swelling. Otherwise you will feel some relief from the removal of excess tissue. ...Read more
Fairly soon: You should know your size relatively soon after surgery. .. About 2 weeks. However, your ultimate shape may take longer to see. Especially if your surgeon performs a vertical scar only reduction, which is my preference, your final shape will take 2 to 3 months to see. .. But your results in my opinion will be better. ...Read more
Forever.: Once the excess breast skin and tissue is removed surgically, it is gone forever. However, the tissues that remain can respond to weight gain, hormonal changes, and the skin "brassiere" will stretch and sag as you age. Some women do require repeat breast reduction, but in the absence of weight gain or hormonal change it is rare. ...Read more
Possibly: With a breast reduction surgery there is a chance that the nerves around the nipple can suffer some trauma that can cause either a temporary or even permanent loss of sensation (numbness). Only time will tell whether this is permanent or not. ...Read more
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