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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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Dr. Lydia Collins
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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


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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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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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When after breast surgery can I go back to work?

Depend: Is it just lump removal or mastectomy with or without node dissection. All can influence the time back to work. In general, beat surgery is not painful and quicker recovery. If it plastic surgery it can be quicker. ...Read more

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How long do I have to wait to take a shower after breast surgery?

Varies.: Much will depend on exactly what procedure was performed and your own surgeon's preferences/instructions. Best to get this type of instruction straight from your surgeon as opposed to online “consultants”. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How long after breast surgery with implants will I be in pain for?

How long after breast surgery with implants will I be in pain for?

Varies.: Most patients who undergo breast augmentation surgery experience tolerable discomfort for the first week after the procedure. Most patients are also "over the hump” between 2-4 days after the procedure is performed. Pain medication and muscle relaxants are helpful during this recovery. Most patients are able to return to a desk job within one week after the procedure is performed. ...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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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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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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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