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Stitch Abscess After Breast Augmentation
Internal stitch abscess ruptured on its own can eusol in paraffin be used to promote healing or would I have to go to my surgeon?
Go see your surgeon: I know patients sometime have a wide range of reasons for not wanting to follow-up with their doctors but an infected surgical wound can lead to many complications other than poorly healed scar. Based on the limited information you have provided I can't but urge you to have your surgeon take a look at the wound and help you decide the best course of action. ...Read more
If I had a stitch abscess on my elbow, would the stitch be visible in an mri? If the abscess were drained would it fill back up? Quickly?
I had right breast abcess surgery on 4th jan with 4 inch cut is not healing much. Doctor removed stitches as well. Not sure how it will heal.
Healing: If your wound is not healing you need to contact your surgeon to rule out infection. ...Read more
Yes: You will have positive self pride feelings as well as the obvious physical changes. You should be prepared to receive compliments and increased attention in your physical appearance for awhile. ...Read more
Have to? No... But.: If you are choosing to have breast augmentation because your breasts have "deflated" after child-bearing and breast feeding, AND there is a lot of drooping, it may be a good idea. Breast augmentation puts a saline or silicone filled balloon under your breast or muscle. If you have a lot of drooping, that balloon will droop down too!!! A mastopexy lifts the breast up to a more youthful position. ...Read more
Depends…: Seek consultation with board-certified plastic surgeons who can demonstrate significant experience achieving the types of outcomes you would be pleased with. What type of breast operation will best achieve your goals will depend largely on your physical examination and personal goals. If you are presenting with breasts that are sitting low on your chest wall, mastopexy surgery may be indicated. ...Read more
Maybe: Sometimes the nipples will be too sensitive for a while, and occasionally they will be less sensitive. Permanent changes in sensation are rare but possible. ...Read more
Yes: There is always going to be a scar after a surgical procedure. How a scar heals and fades is unique to each person, and can take up to a year. Scars for a breast augmentation can be hidden in the breast fold (underneath the breast), around the areola (dark skin around the nipple), or in the armpit. ...Read more
Pregnancy after aug: Although it is not at all dangerous to get pregnant right after breast implant surgery, it may alter the final result. It is possible that once all of the pregnancy/nursing-related changes have passed, that there could be more sagging or loose skin. Another concern might be the ability to nurse. Breast surgery can also interfere with the ability to nurse, but this is rare. ...Read more
Low risk: Although any surgery has inherent risks, including the risks of anesthesia, breast reduction and breast augmentation are both very common and safe surgeries. You should have a thorough history and physical exam before any surgery to ensure you are healthy enough to undergo surgery. ...Read more
Many types DBL BBL: Many different types of double bubble have been described. Most commonly this is due to placing a large implant beneath a small or constricted breast. This causes the implant to "peak out" from under the existing breast causing the classical double bubble appearance. Occasionally this can be improved with a dual plane dissection and radial relaxing incisions. Other solutions have been described. ...Read more
Snow in Dubai?: Prediction of these implants on the market for public use would be like predicting it is going to snow in dubai. The usual process of the fda is slow, to try and minimize patient harm so if you really want these implants it may be the dreaded impossible to predict wait. Best not to let the bra hang, see your local plastic surgeon for the current available options. ...Read more
What kinds of implants are safest for breast augmentation? I know there are different types of implants available for breast augmentation, but which kind is the safest? .
Fat Transfer: "stem cell" breast augmentation is really no more than fat transfer to the breast. There can be stem cells that are harvested along with the fat, but the majority is still fat. Some of this fat goes away after the injection, but that also means that some survives permanently. ...Read more
NO: Breast augmentation will not prevent you from becoming pregnant or giving birth. The ability to breast feed is not always an easy task, even in the unoperated woman. Breast augmentation will not permanently interrupt milk ducts, however there is a 3 to 5% chance of decreased nipple sensation after augmentation. This could theoretically make breast feeding more difficult. ...Read more
Yes, temporarily: Often, nipple sensitivity is increased initially. This can be way too much, at first. Within few weeks, this subsides toward normal. Unfortunately, breast augmentation can also cause permanent loss of nipple sensation on one or both sides, due to injury to the nerves in the breast. This is very rare, but, if it happens to you, it is of little conciliation that it happens very infrequently! ...Read more
A few days: Short answer: whenever it is comfortable. The incisions will seal in 48 hours so you can get them wet after that. I usually advise my patients not to wear underwire bras for 2-3 weeks because they are not comfortable, but other than that, you can wear a swimsuit whenever it is comfortable after augmentation. ...Read more
About 1/2 cup: Size is the limit in one procedure ...Read more
Surgeons vary: Surgeons vary in their recommendations following surgery with some recommending limited activity and compression dressings while some even make their patients sleep on their breasts the day after surgery. Inwouldmdiscuss this with your surgeon. An increasing number are adopting a regimen of "rapid recovery" exercises. See video: http://youtu. Be/lJs9tr75b70 ...Read more
Unproven, and. . .: It would be surgical tourism since this doctor practices in vienna. Though stem cells are now available, and fat grafting to the breast is possible and controversial (results no bigger than 1 cup size, some dead fat causes calcifications and can interfere with cancer detection or mimic cancer on mammogram), this is far from mainstream. See abps-certified plastic surgeon and get implants! Please! ...Read more
Wear or share?: You could conceivably wear a bathing suit in recovery but I presume that is not what you really mean which I believe is to share the benefits of your procedure, swim and tan, etc. Those are several other issues and may vary from 1 week to several weeks and are effected by implant pocket, size, lift, constriction, asymmetry, incisions, bathing suit design, skin tension, complexion, muscle release, . ...Read more
Call your surgeon: Best to call your surgeon and ask. If they don't know, call your primary care. While it ahould be ok, therws way too much to consider in a short answer forum like this. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Mild to mod alcohol?: At 18, I hope you are not consuming excessive alcohol which is considered more than 2 drinks per day. Patients who consume this much are at a higher risk of numerous complications. If drinking small amounts, refrain from alcohol for 48 hours and certainly no binge drinking prior to that ...Read more
Breast augmentation: Recovery from breast augmentation over the muscle is typically easier than under the muscle due to the lack of stretch of the muscle. Both techniques are safe, however there has been a report to state that a breast implant under the muscle may provide better ease of reading on mammogram when compared with over the muscle (although there have been reports that have shown no difference as well). ...Read more
Skin Reaction: A red, itchy rash over the chest and neck following breast augmentation is most likely the result of an allergic reaction to one of the medicines you are taking in the postoperative period... Most commonly pain medications or antibiotics. Occasionally, women may have a mild skin reaction to the solution used to prepare the skin for surgery, but a drug reaction is more likely. ...Read more