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Doctor insights on: Scar Tissue After Breast Surgery

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What treatment is good for breast surgery scars ?

What treatment is good for breast surgery scars ?

Depends...: Your plastic surgeon will have his/her preferences/recommendations when it comes to treatment of incision lines and scars. Some surgeons prefer the use of tape, massage, and/or the use of silicone-based products. For “abnormal scars” the use of silicone-based products, steroid injections, and/or scar revision surgery may be indicated. ...Read more

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Tissue (Definition)

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


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How do you get rid of the scars around the nipple after breast surgery?

How do you get rid of the scars around the nipple after breast surgery?

Can't: Unfortunately, patients will never be able to “get rid of scars”. However, generally speaking, scars do tend to improve in appearance over time. Sometimes the use of silicone gel or sheeting may be helpful as well. Otherwise, scar revision surgery may be helpful in improving the appearance of the scars. ...Read more

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How to best support a friend after breast surgery?

How to best support a friend after breast surgery?

Be a Friend: Offer to help. Go with her to her appointments, and be another set of ears. Help with the kids or meals or whatever else is needed. Just the fact that you are asking suggests you'll do just fine. Good luck to your friend. ...Read more

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What is the estimate cost for male breast surgery?

Varies.: I would suggest starting with the american society of plastic surgery and/or the aesthetic society of plastic surgery to obtain a list of well experienced board-certified plastic surgeons.? then, i would suggest you visit a few surgeons whose practices  concentrate on aesthetic surgery. Ask  to see lots of examples of their work and preferably speak/see patients who have had similar procedures. ...Read more

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How long after breast surgery is radiation?

How long after breast surgery is radiation?

Variable: To add a few points to dr. Vaziri's excellent answer...If no chemo is given post-op, radiation oncologists like to begin rx within 6 weeks. Another option available in some centers is intraoperative radiation therapy. As the name implies, rx is completed at the time of the lumpectomy. While not for everyone, this is a promising alternative that i believe will increase in usage in the future. ...Read more

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When after breast surgery is radiation started?

When after breast surgery is radiation started?

Depends: The time that you start radiation (XRT) depends on your treatment plan. If you do not need chemotherapy, then you start 4-6 weeks after surgery. If you need chemotherapy, then you will get chemo after surgery and then XRT when chemo is complete. It is a good idea to meet with the radiation doctors immediately after surgery to get questions answered. It helps to have the entire team involved. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: cosmetic breast surgery?

What is the definition or description of: cosmetic breast surgery?

Breast Enhancement: Cosmetic breast surgery is any surgery done to the breast to enhance their appearance. It may include breast augmentation, breast lift, breast reduction, correction of inverted nipples and more. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor should I see if I think I need complex breast surgery?

What kind of doctor should I see if I think I need complex breast surgery?

Breast surgery: Breast surgeons and plastic surgeons perform the most procedures on the breast. Complex surgery of the breast is usually handled in a team approach for can. For purely cosmetic surgery involving a reduction or augmentation with or without a lift is handled by a plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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I am having breast surgery. i am having a partial masecotomy and lymph nodes removed i would like to know how big the incision will be?

I am having breast surgery. i am having a partial masecotomy and lymph nodes removed i would like to know how big the incision will be?

Wish you wellness: and speedy recovery. No one can tell Madame except the surgeon/team performing the procedure, kindly refer to them. generally speaking, breast surgeons nowadays have good results with breast surgery and reconstruction, good luck ...Read more

Dr. Barry Press
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Scarring (Definition)

A scar is the result of the body healing. It is the end product of a long cascade of signals and cellular repair that takes approximately a year to complete, and a lifetime to maintain. It is a normal process that occurs whenever ...Read more


Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Breast Surgeon (Definition)

Generally speaking, a breast surgeon is usually a general surgeon who concentrates his/her practice performing breast surgery. He/she may have additional fellowship training and/or specialized ...Read more