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What is breast engorgement?

What is breast engorgement?

Milk's in: Breast engorgement is fullness and tenderness of the breasts, usually experienced on about the 3-5th day after delivery, which signifies that milk production is in full swing! it can be uncomfortable, but does not last long. Ask you OB immediately if you have severe pain, swelling, redness or tenderness in one or both breasts. ...Read more

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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


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What is breast reduction surgery exactly?

What is breast reduction surgery exactly?

Breast Reduction is: A breast reduction is a surgical procedure which removes excess skin and fatty tissue, lifting the breasts and making them smaller. Since it is often used to address pain associated with having large breasts, it is considered reconstructive surgery and is often covered by medical insurance. ...Read more

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What is fibroadenosis of breast?

What is fibroadenosis of breast?

Non-cancerous: An experienced surgeon can determine by examination and imaging if there is a fibroadenoma. The most definitive confirmation is to have a needle biopsy. This is performed as an outpatient procedure and results are back in 2-3 days. Fibroadenomas are benign without any potential to turn into cancer. ...Read more

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What is breast reduction surgery like?

What is breast reduction surgery like?

A trade off...: Of smaller breasts that cause less neck and back pain for scars on the breasts. Usually outpatient surgery with general anesthesia. Most breast reduction patients say that the pain is like that from doing too many pushups: soreness in the chest muscles. It should easily be controlled with the medication given to you by your surgeon. Most patients return to regular activities in 10-14 days. ...Read more

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What is a breast surgeon?

What is a breast surgeon?

Operate in breast. : A surgeon that specializes in surgery of the breast. Usually cancer. www.drlugo.com. ...Read more

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How safe is breast augmentation surgery?

How safe is breast augmentation surgery?

Very safe: Breast implants are the most studied device that surgeons place in a patients body. The institute of medicine study and over 400 peer reviewed studies all show that implants are safe. If they were not, we would not put them in. Best to speak with your board certified plastic surgeon. He/she will answer your questions. http://www.jjrothmd.com/procedures/breast-augmentation. ...Read more

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What exactly is a breast lift?

What exactly is a breast lift?

Breast reshaping: A breast lift doesn't merely lift the breast--it also shapes the breast and often incorporates the use of an implant to help provide not only additional volume but also structure to the breast. Overall, a breast lift generally lifts and shapes tissue, reduces the diameter of the areola, and restores a more youthful appearance to the breast. ...Read more

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What is breast tenderness?

What is breast tenderness?

Good question: Tenderness can defined as some degree of pain by pressing tenderly on the breast all around the breast. Also at age 17 your breast is probably still growing. Among other things your bra may be too tight, you may have inadvertently caused a contusion to the breast , you may be developing a cyst and several other things including pregnancy Please see your primary care doc NOW! or a GYN specialist. ...Read more

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What is fibrocystic breasts?

What is fibrocystic breasts?

Lumpy-Bumpy Breasts: Fibrocystic changes are a spectrum of pathologic findings seen on biopsy. This has morphed into a clinical term for "lumpy-bumpy" breast tissue and/or dense tissue seen on mammography. This is not a disease, just a variant of normal. This requires no treatment, just reassurance. ...Read more

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What exactly is breast cancer reconstruction? Is it safe?

What exactly is breast cancer reconstruction? Is it safe?

Restoring breast: Reconstruction of the breasts is restoring the breast shape as much as possible to normal after breast cancer treatment has caused a deformity. Sometimes cancer treatment removes part of a breast, and sometimes the entire breast. There are many options that you can chose from after having a long discussion between your plastic surgeon, oncologist and yourself. ...Read more

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Please advise what is the difference between breast implants and breast lift?

Breast augmentation: Breast implants are placed to increase the volume of the breasts. A breast lift involves reshaping the breast skin and tissue to raise it higher on the chest wall. This does not change the volume of the breast. ...Read more

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What is breast screening?

What is breast screening?

Exam & Mammogram: Breast screening check for breast cancer in 2 ways: (1) seeing your provider for an annual breast exam. (2) getting a mammogram ...Read more

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What is a breast lift versus getting implants?

What is a breast lift versus getting implants?

Lift vs Implants: A breast lift (mastopexy) is used to reshape the breast and make it appear youthful. The nipple is raised to a higher position and the droopiness (ptosis) of the breast is corrected. Implants enlarge the breast and the resulting nipple location is changed very little. Additionally, an implant can provide longer lasting upper pole breast fullness which a mastopexy cannot achieve. Dr-cooper.Com. ...Read more

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What is a breast reduction procedure like?

High Satisfaction: The most satisfying procedure plastic surgeons offer nationwide is breast reduction. If your bust is so large that it causes functional problems, reduction will invariably please you. The only takeaway of reduction is that a scar is necessary on the breast. The type of scar depends on the breast shape and size. ...Read more

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What is a breast reduction operation like?

What is a breast reduction operation like?

Not bad: Most of our patients are pleasantly surprised by the fairly easy recovery after breast augmentation. They are usually able to return to work in one week. Bruising is minimal. ...Read more

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What is your opinion about breast augmentation?

What is your opinion about breast augmentation?

Safe procefure: Breast augmentation is generally a safe and effective outpatient procedure and if done by a qualified plastic surgeon can be done with minimal complications. Any surgery carries risks of infection and bleeding but these are quite rare. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the liposuction role breast reduction?

What is the liposuction role breast reduction?

Minimal: Liposuction is commonly used in addition to tissue excision to improve contour and shape of the reduced breast. Liposuction alone for breast reduction however, does not address the excess breast skin and leaves the breast looking deflated. ...Read more

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Mastopexy with augmentation is breastfeeding possible?

Mastopexy with augmentation is breastfeeding possible?

Most can: Breast implants can reduce your chances of being able to breastfeed by about 15-20%. Studies have been done that have shown no silicone being passed into the breast milk in women with silicone gel implants. Mastopexy does carry a higher rate of inability to breastfeed than augmentation. ...Read more

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Breast augmentation when is it safe to fly after a breast augmentation?

1 week: In my practice we want our patients to wait 1 week before they fly or travel. Although with restrictions, it is safe to take a fight approx 1 week after surfer and you will be a lot more comfortable at the 1 week point as well. ...Read more

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