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What can I do about the breast augmentation scar that is now hardening?

What can I do about the breast augmentation scar that is now hardening?

Compression/massage: Scars continue to remodel/mature for up to a year after surgery. Once healed, scars begin to harden and become red/raised before softening up again. Manual scar massage is highly effective. Other topical compression modalities also exist such as taping (with paper tape), silicone gels or sheets. These are available via the internet or at plastic surgery offices. Examples are mederma and scarfade. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Press
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Scarring (Definition)

A scar is the result of the body healing. It is the end product of a long cascade of signals and cellular repair that takes approximately a year to complete, and a lifetime to maintain. It is a normal process that occurs whenever ...Read more


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Is there anything i can do about the scar tissue on breast caused by boil?

Is there anything i can do about the scar tissue on breast caused by boil?

Yes: Keep the scar out of the sun for a full year, use moisturizers on the scar for a minimum of three months. Cheaper is better, no fragrance or color. Have a consultation with derm or plastics sometimes lasers help. ...Read more

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I have complex cyst in my left breast and it is not cancer but why there is pain and when will it disappear? What is the best time to test my breast

I have complex cyst in my left breast and it is not cancer but why there is pain and when will it disappear? What is the best time to test my breast

The real ? is...: ...Is your cyst causing your pain? If the cyst is an inch or bigger and tender, your doctor can draw the fluid out w/a needle to relieve the pain. If the cyst is very small, it probably is not causing the pain. Nsaids, vitamin e, primrose oil can all help rx the pain. While many small cysts can go away on their own, the larger ones persist and often get bigger. ...Read more

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Is it safe to have breast reconstruction done at the same time as a mastectomy? My surgeon has said we can do the mastectomy and then immediately do the breast reconstruction. I like the idea, but am worried about the extra time that would take. Is it saf

Is it safe to have breast reconstruction done at the same time as a mastectomy? My surgeon has said we can do the mastectomy and then immediately do the breast reconstruction. I like the idea, but am worried about the extra time that would take. Is it saf

Yes: An expander can be placed at the time of mastectomy. This is a temporary space filler that allows you to complete chemo and/or radiation and then complete the final reconstruction months later. This is know as immediate-delayed reconstruction. Speak with the breast surgeon and plastic surgeon for details. ...Read more

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Had a baby in April would like to remove breast implants that are silicone under the muscle. How long will surgery take? recovery? Can I do it now?

Had a baby in April would like to remove breast implants that are silicone under the muscle. How long will surgery take? recovery? Can I do it now?

Breast Implants: Recommend to see the surgeon who put them in, if possible or another surgeon to remove them. Yes, it is okay to remove them now, if you are not breastfeeding. Surgery SHOULD not be long, unless a lot of adhesions or complications. Good Luck. ...Read more

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How bad is scarring after Asian eyelid surgery? I know the scars are supposed to be hidden in the crease when your eyes are open, but what about when you blink? Is it really noticeable? I don't want it to be obvious i've had Asian eyelid surgery .

How bad is scarring after Asian eyelid surgery? I know the scars are supposed to be hidden in the crease when your eyes are open, but what about when you blink? Is it really noticeable? I don't want it to be obvious i've had Asian eyelid surgery

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Asian blepharoplasty: When designed and executed well, the scars will be thin and hidden in the supratarsal crease. For the first few months of healing, it may be a little red and darker than the surrounding skin but with proper wound care will soften and even out. ...Read more

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What to do if I have intented a formula that can cure first stage of breast cancer, how can I share it to the world?

What to do if I have intented a formula that can cure first stage of breast cancer, how can I share it to the world?

Trial and publish: you will need to open a clinical trial to make sure that it is not just a pure luck/chance and no bias and it is something that is reliable . clinical trial has to be run in certain ways to ensure quality control of the result. then following a clinical trial, then you can publish the result. ...Read more

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Hello i need to know if there is a lump on brest under the nipple of man what does it mean?

Hello i  need to know if there is a lump on brest under the nipple of man what does it mean?

Have it checked.: While it is unlikely for a 31-year-old man to get breast cancer, it could happen. Please have your doctor check this out. He/she may recommend a mammogram or an ultrasound examination. But don't ignore this. Good luck. Lgromko md. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of the different cheek augmentation procedures? I have lost a lot of the fat in my cheeks as I have aged, so I am considering cheek augmentation. I know that both cheek implants and permanent fillers are available, but I do not know

What are the benefits of the different cheek augmentation procedures? I have lost a lot of the fat in my cheeks as I have aged, so I am considering cheek augmentation. I know that both cheek implants and permanent fillers are available, but I do not know

Cheek Augmentation: There are many options for cheek augmentation. Make sure you see a board certified plastic or facial plastic surgeon for your options. A newer technique is to use your own fat for augmentation from liposuction. Ask your surgeon if they are familiar with the technique. ...Read more

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Hi, i am considering liposuction and i hear that it is quite safe. I would like to know what the causes/chances ofembolisms during the procedure are?

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i am considering liposuction and i hear that it is quite safe. I would  like to know what the causes/chances ofembolisms during the procedure are?

Extremely low!: There are fat and blood embolisms, but both are extremely rare if surgery is performed by abps-certified plastic surgeons (all operate in accredited facilities). There are many self-proclaimed "surgeons" who do liposuction under local anesthesia in their offices who claim "more safe" than anesthesia and a real operation by a "real" plastic surgeon. This is false. Proper surgery = max precautions! ...Read more

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Ok so i heard it's normal for breast not to be the same size. But what about a women's areola? What if one is a lot bigger? What is wrong.

Ok so i heard it's normal for breast not to be the same size. But what about a women's areola? What if one is a lot bigger? What is wrong.

New condition?: If you always had a different size, it is usually a congenital anomaly and normal. If it was always relatively the same size and one is now larger, then get an eval to see why the change occurred. ...Read more

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How painful is an eye lift compared to other procedure? Is the eye lift procedure painful? I am very interested in having an eye lift done in order to improve the appearance of my aging eyes. However, I am hesitant to do so because I have heard that it ca

How painful is an eye lift compared to other procedure? Is the eye lift procedure painful? I am very interested in having an eye lift done in order to improve the appearance of my aging eyes. However, I am hesitant to do so because I have heard that it ca

Well tolerated : Compared to other facial procedures, the pain is considerably less particularly with upper eyelid procedures. Discomfort tends to be related to mild soreness, dryness, occasional stinging, and delayed itching. If pain occurs, this could be an indication, especially if severe, of a more serious underlying problem and you should contact your physician immediately. However this is not typical. ...Read more

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I have a branchial cleft cyst which is increasing in size I'm having it removed in August but it is causing me pain and so big now I don't want to leave the house. Is there any remedies to reduce the size. ?

I have a branchial cleft cyst which is increasing in size I'm having it removed in August but it is causing me pain and so big now I don't want to leave the house. Is there any remedies to reduce the size.
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A physical structure: thus physical treatment dominant. Study: http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1110351-overview. If you paid yourself, many people would be willing to help, likely quickly; a key problem with indirect expensive payment systems, as in Britain. Study: https://goo.gl/Blh6rW for some insight. Partial debunking always an option; likely better done slowly, carefully all at once. Embarrassment misguided. ...Read more

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How do I choose the right dermal filler for a neck band treatment? Lately, I have noticed that my neck bands are becoming more visible. I would like to save neck lift surgery for later. What is the best dermal filler commonly available in drugstores that

How do I choose the right dermal filler for a neck band treatment? Lately, I have noticed that my neck bands are becoming more visible. I would like to save neck lift surgery for later. What is the best dermal filler commonly available in drugstores that

Botox: Dermal fillers won't work for neck bands. Dermal fillers are injections performed by licensed medical professionals, they are not available in drugstores. Botox can help with neck bands, but you need quite a bit. Surgery is the most definitive treatment. http://www.dassmd.com/neck-lift-beverly-hills.html. ...Read more

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Dr. Otto Placik
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Breast Augmentation (Definition)

Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure to increase the size of the breast. It is commonly done with implants (saline or gel) or with fat transfer. There are advantages and ...Read more


Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Scars (Definition)

Scar = fibrous tissue that forms ...Read more