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What causes hematoma after mastectomy with reconstruction surgery?

What causes hematoma after mastectomy with reconstruction surgery?

Blood: After mastectomy then reconstruction that gets a hematoma is caused by blood. The blood vessels supply oxygen to the breast tissue. This can occur with any surgery and will most likely resolve on its own. It may require drainage. Talk to your surgeon and they will discuss it with you. ...Read more

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Breast Surgeon (Definition)

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How is breast reconstruction done after mastectomy?

How is breast reconstruction done after mastectomy?

Lots of ways: There are many options these days for reconstruction; some simple and some complex depending on each patients needs and desires. Talk with a plastic surgeon or try www.Plasticsurgery.Org. Good luck. ...Read more

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How is breast reconstruction done after tumor removal?

How is breast reconstruction done after tumor removal?

Lots of options: Basically there are 2 options for breast reconstruction after tumor resection. Option #1 is to move some of the patient's own tissue from another site to the breast. This is a great option, but not for everyone, as the surgery can be long and complicated. Option #2 is to use a breast implant to replace the missing breast tissue. Best to discuss with a board certified plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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Is breast augmentation surgery painful?

Is breast augmentation surgery painful?

Moderately: Discomfort after breast augmentation surgery varies but most patients will need prescription strength pain medication for about 3 days. ...Read more

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Can a seroma redevelop 3 months after open ventral hernia surgery with mesh and a wound vac?

Can a seroma redevelop 3 months after open ventral hernia surgery with mesh and a wound vac?

Persistent Seroma: Seromas following surgery can be very frustrating for both the surgeon and for the patient. Though usually most seromas get better with time occasionally there are some seromas to refuse to go away. Seromas that have been present for a long time tend to form capsules which prevents permanent resolution. Sometimes these chronic seromas need to be surgically removed. ...Read more

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What's recovery time after breast reduction?

What's recovery time after breast reduction?

1-2 weeks: Breast reduction is generally a very well tolerated and satisfying procedure. Mild discomfort is typical only for the first few days. Initial recovery is 1-2 weeks. Most women are able to return to sedentary work within 2 weeks. Vigorous physical activity can resume by 4 weeks. ...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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Should a large seroma from dbl lap hernia surgery be gone after 6 months?

Should a large seroma from dbl lap hernia surgery be gone after 6 months?

Usually : A seroma is a fluid collection that forms in body spaces, such as where a hernia bulge was present before surgery; the larger the hernia, the higher the probability of a seroma forming. This is typically reabsorbed within weeks after surgery, although underlying mesh may slow this down. Rarely, it persists for months and may require aspiration. I advise you to return to see your surgeon. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time after breast reconstruction surgery?

What is the recovery time after breast reconstruction surgery?

2-6 weeks depending: There are many different types of breast reconstruction procedure including breast implants and various techniques that use our own tissue (flaps and fat grafting). Recovery time and time off work vary based on the complexity of the surgery (2-6 weeks). The more complex flap procedures (like the diep or gap flap) usually require 4-6 weeks off work (i recommend you plan for 6 weeks to be safe). ...Read more

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After breast reduction surgery, how would firm up my breasts?

After breast reduction surgery, how would   firm up my breasts?

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

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How do surgeons reconstruct the breast after mastectomy?

How do surgeons reconstruct the breast after mastectomy?

Implants v. "Flaps": In general, there are two different techniques for reconstruction following a mastectomy. In one, tissue expanders are placed under the chest wall muscles and then are slowly expanded over months until "new" skin forms; they are then removed and replaced by implants. The other technique involves transferring tissue from one part of the body such as the abdominal wall or back to the chest wall. ...Read more

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Can you have breast revision after breast augmentation?

Can you have breast revision after breast augmentation?

Breast revision: Yes, you can definitely have revisional surgery following breast augmentation, but i recommend waiting at least 6 months to allow your breast implants to "settle" and fall into their more natural shape. ...Read more

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After breast augmentation has the surgery affected nipple sensation?

After breast augmentation has the surgery affected nipple sensation?

It is possible: One of the potential risks of breast augmentation surgery is decrease or loss of nipple sensation. The published risk is about 10%. The nerve that gives the nipple sensation can be injured when the pocket that will contain the implant is created. If the nerve is injured or worse yet cut, there may be temporary or permanent loss of nipple sensation. ...Read more

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Could you breastfeed after having breast reduction surgery?

Could you breastfeed after having breast reduction surgery?

Yes: Whie no large clinical studies have been performed on this topic, the usual quoted rate for breast feeding is 50/50. ...Read more

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Should I consider breast reconstruction after masectomy?

Should I consider breast reconstruction after masectomy?

Personal choice: Breast reconstruction isn't for everyone but it certainly offers several benefits. The most significant benefit is not having to experience living without a breast. Reconstruction can be performed at the same time as the mastectomy ("immediate reconstruction"), or any time after ("delayed reconstruction"). There are many reconstructive options ranging from breast implants to using your own tissue. ...Read more

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Is it normal to develope seroma five months after laposcopic ventral hernia repair with mesh?

Is it normal to develope seroma five months after laposcopic ventral hernia repair with mesh?

Very common: Seromas are very common after laparoscopic ventral hernia repair. It is a bit unusual to develop after five months. I suspect it may have been there before hand and smaller form and could be getting larger. They usually don't require any treatment, but on occasion they need to be drained. Best to follow up with your surgeon for an exam. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Male 73 laparoscopic hernia surgery with mesh used is leg swelling common after surgery?

Male 73 laparoscopic hernia surgery with mesh used is leg swelling common after surgery?

No, not common: You should consult with your surgeon. You might have developed deep venous thrombophlebitis. It could be a serious condition. ...Read more

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Dr. Tom Pousti
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Breast Surgery (Definition)

Breast surgery is any surgery performed on the breast. This can be done by a breast surgeon who provides diagnosis and treatment or a plastic surgeon who performs ...Read more