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What are the benefits and risks of a mastectomy bra?

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 more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Mastectomy (Definition)

A mastectomy is complete removal of all visible breast tissue. Different variations exist, some of which spare some or all of ...Read more


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What are the benefits and costs of getting a breast lift?

What are the benefits and costs of getting a breast lift?

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 more

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What are the benefits of getting a breast reduction?

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 more

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What are the pros and cons of a breast lift?

What are the pros and cons of a breast lift?

Good question: Pros - improved shape, projection, symmetry. Cons - scars. ...Read more

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What are the pros and cons of a breast reduction?

What are the pros and cons of a breast reduction?

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 more

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What are the pros and cons of having a breast reduction?

What are the pros and cons of having a breast reduction?

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 more

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What are the health benefits of a breast reduction?

What are the health benefits of a breast reduction?

Many: Decreased back and neck pain, overall improved comfort and ability perform exercise and other activities with greater ease. Most common comment of patients after breast reduction is "I wish I would have done this many years ago" ...Read more

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What are the risks and benefits of immediate breast reconstruction if I have a masectomy?

What are the risks and benefits of immediate breast reconstruction if I have a masectomy?

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 more

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What are the risks and benefits of breast feeding?

What are the risks and benefits of breast feeding?

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

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What are the risks and benefits of silicone breast implants?

What are the risks and benefits of silicone breast implants?

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 more

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What are the drawbacks and benefits of breast augmentation?

What are the drawbacks and benefits of breast augmentation?

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 more

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What are the advantages of getting a breast prosthesis?

Psychological: If a woman is not ready or not interested in breast reconstruction an external prosthesis is often a simple solution to wardrobe problems and social situations. Modern breast reconstruction should always be thoroughly discussed as an option. ...Read more

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What are the risks and benefits of a vaginal birth and a c-section?

What are the risks and benefits of a vaginal birth and a c-section?

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

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Doctors, what are the risks and rewards of breast reduction?

Doctors, what are the risks and rewards of breast reduction?

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

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What are the risks and benefits of buttock implants?

What are the risks and benefits of  buttock implants?

+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 more

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What are the risks of getting a labiaplasty?

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 more

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What are the drawbacks of getting a mastopexy surgery?

What are the drawbacks of getting a mastopexy surgery?

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 more

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If I am advised to have a mastectomy, what are the risks and benefits of immediate breast reconstruction?

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 more

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What are the risks and benefits of septoplasty?

What are the risks and benefits of septoplasty?

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 more

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What are the advantages and disadvantages of undergoing a tonsilectomy?

What are the advantages and disadvantages of undergoing a tonsilectomy?

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

Bra (Definition)

A bra (or brassiere) is a form-fitting undergarment designed to support a woman's breasts. ...Read more