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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 moreSee 7 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 7 more doctor answers
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?
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
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Is it safe to get scar tissue removed from the anterior of you knee? What color is scar tissue on a mri? Please help I am in so much pain
White or dark: You really need to discuss this with your orthopedist that specializes in knees. This way you will get the best treatment. ...Read more
Hi doctor, i had an operation to remove my fibroma on right breast. I am afraid of the risk of breast cancer that probably higher to me? Is it true?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Are there any alternatives available after a breast implant removal? I am having a breast implant removal because it made my breast much larger than i wanted. I know i will not be happy with my original breast size either. What other solutions are there f
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
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 moreSee 7 more doctor answers
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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.
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
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 moreSee 5 more doctor answers
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