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What Are The Benefits And Risks Of A Mastectomy Bra
Maintainyour figure: If you mean mast. Bra and external prothesis -it is to maintain your figure after mastectomy they also make partial implants for filling out partial mastectomy voids ...... Downside hot, itchy in the summer-colder than you in the winter and expensive needing to be changed yearly but most insurance companies pay for them. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Several: The benefits are many if done correctly by a well-trained and experienced plastic surgeon. You should have a more youthful appearance and "feel" to the breasts, look better both in and out of clothes, and feel more confident. The cost to you will vary depending on where you live and how skilled the plastic surgeon is. Please don't shop price, shop results, skill, talent and experience. Be well. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Many.: Breast reduction surgery is one of the most patient pleasing operations we perform. Benefits include potential reduction of neck, back, shoulder discomfort, improvement in posture, reducing bra strap grooving, improving rashes/skin breakdown, improvement in the ability to exercise and performance of activities of daily living. Of course, potential risk/complications should also be considered. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Many: Breast reduction is one of the most patient pleasing operations performed. Pros include improvement of neck/back/shoulder discomfort, improvement of bra strap grooving/posture and/or improvements with skin breakdown/rashes/infections. Downside include scarring, potential for loss of nipple/areola sensation or ability to breast-feed, and other “standard” risks associated with surgery. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Breast reduction: The pros of the bilateral breast reduction is the loss of the breast weight pulling on your chest and the loss of neck and back pain associated with large breasts. It is a very satifying procedure for most patients. The cons are as follows: you could lose some sensation in your nipple/areolar complex, there are scars involved, there is always a possibility of scars or infection. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Depends: Risks are specific to the type of reconstruction performed. However, there is always a risk of partial loss of breast skin if the breast surgeon creates flaps of skin that are too thin. This is a serious risk if tissue expansion is to be performed, as the expander could be exposed and become infected if the skin partially becomes necrotic. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Breast feeding perks: For baby: improved immunity, superior brain & eye development, fewer allergies & GI problems, enhanced cognitive functioning, reduced risk of obesity/all obesity related diseases, etc. etc. etc. etc. Mother loses weight faster, saves time, money and environmental resources, bonds more readily, reduces risk of breast & ovarian cancer, reduces risk of multiple systemic disease. Risks are minor ...Read more
FDA POSITION: This is a long and detailed discussion. While these implants are relatively safe, all surgery carries risksyou may also want to review the fda position statement on this subject: http://www.Fda.Gov/medicaldevices/productsandmedicalprocedures/implantsandprosthetics/breastimplants/default.Htm the benefits are the improvement in self-esteem and self-confidence that you will feel with your new figure. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Augmentation pros: Breast augmentation with implants can help you enlarge your breasts and improve their shape. Candidates are those with minimal breasts, those who have lost volume from pregnancy, breastfeeding, and aging, and those who have asymmetric breasts. Risks include bleeding, infection, wound separation, scar, fluid collections, rupture, capsular contracture, and malposition. ...Read moreSee 7 more doctor answers
Vaginal vs. C-S: Vaginal births are the preferred method of delivery (this is how our bodies were designed to deliver). It is (usually) non-invasive with a shorter recovery period and MUCH better for newborn transition. Surgical deliveries should be reserved for situations which put mother or baby at risk for injury or death by vaginal delivery. Surgical delivery has increased risks, longer recovery, etc. etc. ...Read more
Risks and rewards:
The most obvious changes from this surgical procedure are of course physical:
• Smaller, lighter, and firmer breasts
• Reduced neck and back pain
• Less saggy breasts
• More symmetrical breasts
• A better breast-to-body proportion
• Able to better participate in sports and other physical activities ...Read more
+bootylicious -many: Why the benefits are an enhanced buttock profile, the risks include infection, hematoma, wound breakdown, over-correction, under-correction, partial or complete temporary or permanent sensory or motor nerve injury, implant exposure, extrusion, migration, rotation, distortion with muscular compression, visibility, palpability, need for subsequent revisionary procedures & inability to predict exact. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Risks Involved: Properly performed by a surgeon well versed in this procedure- there are few risks involved. The most notable is scaring or over resection of tissue that can lead to discomfort with intercourse. Properly performed the chances of this occurring is very slight. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
Scarring: Scarring, both on the surface skin and in the breast tissue itself, adn sometime cause difficulties. There are more often calcifications seen on subsequent mammograms, leading to diagnostic procedures and questions years later. Short term healing and scarring problems often occur, and should be discussed with a surgeon before surgery is done. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If I am advised to have a mastectomy, what are the risks and benefits of immediate breast reconstruction?
Immediate breast rec: The benefits of immediate reconstruction include the amount of skin available to cover a flap, or implants, the reduced number of surgeries, the psychological benefit, and perhaps, superior cosmetics. The downside is a higher risk of complications, and possible changes in therapy, such as radiation, based on the final pathology, that may affect the quality of the reconstruction. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Septoplasty: Septoplasty when indicated is an excellent way to improve your breathing through your nose. While the septum is often manipulated during rhinoplasty, a functional septoplasty should not change the appearance of the nose- that's what a rhinoplasty is intended to do. Septoplasty risks are related to healing of the membranes over the septum, and can include bleeding, scarring or septal perforation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Indications: The concept of advantages and disadvantages is a difficult concept. When a tonsillectomy is truly indicated, as has been noted many times in health tap, the major outcome is, you will never have another episode of acute tonsillitis and you will breathe better. There is no disadvantage as your immune system will be normal. The major symptom that you will have is severe pain for about 10 days. ...Read more
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