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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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What kind of doctor do I see for pain in my chest 6 years after having breast surgery?

What kind of doctor do I see for pain in my chest 6 years after having breast surgery?

Several: Your primary care can get the process started and some studies. Benign breast surgery? Maybe follow with the breast surgeon if in that area of chest. If cancer was involved then recurrent cancer identified-oncologist or thoracic surgeon or nth. If not pulmonologist may be apprpraite. ...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

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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 and how much br?

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 and how much br?

It varies: It depends on multiple factors which include the size of the tumor, the extent of involvement in the breast, the location, the shape of the tumor, the surgeon, and multiple others. I wish I could be more specific for you. ...Read more

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How can a breast surgery perform to drain ducts in a case of mastitis?

How can a breast surgery perform to drain ducts in a case of mastitis?

Drainage: In most cases a simple incision and drainage can be done in the office. A needle can be used as well. Once the infection resolves, surgery may not be necessary in many cases. Doing surgery early often leads to unnecessary breast tissue being removed and deformity. Speak to your surgeon to find out what the plan is to be. ...Read more

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I had implant surgery on 12,26,2014 and now I have pain on my right nipple is it relevance to my breast surgery or no ?

No: Implant surgery to enhance breast size is performed by placing prosthesis under the pectoralis muscle to give the enlarged size needed. Occasionally the incision is made in the para arela area for prosthetic placement. This, if what was used, might result in some nipple pain as nerves regenerate. Otherwise pain and a lesion are not related. Most pain is from pressure in the milk ducts. ...Read more

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After breast surgery can I shower?

After breast surgery can I shower?

Showering post op: Our office usually has patients shower after we see them on day three. Every surgeon, patient and case is different. Please ask your individual surgeon about this. ...Read more

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What's the legal age to get breast surgery?

What's the legal age to get breast surgery?

Age - Breast Surgery: The legal age for consent is 18 without emancipation. Surgery of the breasts can be perfromed at any age with proper consent. Under the age of 18, consent of the legal gaurdian is required. For some elective procedures, it is best to wait until the breast are fully developed before persuing any surgical options. ...Read more

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How long after breast surgery can I go pool?

How long after breast surgery can I go pool?

Ask Surgeon.: The only resource that you should heed should be your plastic surgeon,  who knows exactly what was done, how you are progressing, what you are planning on doing ( in terms of exercise etc.) and is ultimately responsible for your care. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How old do you have to be for breast surgery?

How old do you have to be for breast surgery?

Adult: Cosmetic breast surgery can be performed after the age of 18, this allows enough time for breast development and for you to make an informed decision. Reconstructive breast surgery can be performed at a younger age. http://www.dassmd.com/breast-enhancements/index.html. ...Read more

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How old do you have to be to get breast surgery for down-sizing?

teens: Puberty is usually the earliest stage at which breast reduction may be performed. The patient must be psychologically prepared for the changes that can occur. In certain conditions such as juvenile breast hypertrophy which occurs with the onset of puberty, extremely large breasts develop which can be psychologically and physically detrimental to the patient. Consult a board certified plastic sg. ...Read more

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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


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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