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Who are good candidates for breast reduction surgery?

Who are good candidates for breast reduction surgery?

Medically Necessary: Women with large breasts that have pain in the neck, shoulders and/or upper back that is attributable to the size and weight of their breasts are good candidates for breast reduction surgery. ...Read more

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Dr. Tom Pousti
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Breast Reduction Surgery (Definition)

Reducing breast tissue mass and elevating the breasts on the chest wall tend to improve or alleviate many of the symptoms associated with disproportionately large breasts. It tends to be one of the most patient pleasing ...Read more


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Who is eligible for breast reduction surgery?

Who is eligible for breast reduction surgery?

Adult females: Typically any adult female is a candidate. This is usually deferred until completion of growth - 18 years. Women over the age of 40 should likely undergo diagnostic imaging with a mammogram to establish a baseline or exclude underlying disease. Depending on your health insurance different criteria may be applied for coverage. ...Read more

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Who should consider a breast reduction procedure?

Who should consider a breast reduction procedure?

Heavy breast symptom: Almost all breast reductions are done for symptoms caused by heavy large breasts: upper back and neck pain, shoulder grooving from the bra straps, and repeated fungal infections in the folds under the breasts. This is generally not a cosmetic procedure, because of the scarring it leaves. Sometimes, it is covered by medical insurance. ...Read more

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I'm considering liposuction surgery. Need some tips for finding the best cosmetic surgeon?

I'm considering liposuction surgery. Need some tips for finding the best cosmetic surgeon?

Best Plastic Surgeon: Most important make sure you see a board certified plastic surgeon by the american board of plastic surgeon, ask to see his before and after photos and check reviews. For more information, I have written an article on how i would go about finding the best plastic surgeon. See the following link: <a href="http://drnichter.Com/find-best-plastic-surgeon-dr-right/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">h. ...Read more

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What are requirements surgeon look for before a breast reduction?

What are requirements surgeon look for before a breast reduction?

Signs & symptoms: Signs and symptoms of large breast include pain, shoulder grooving or notching, exaggerated compensatory back posture, rash or skin irritation of folds, arm numbness, tingling, neck/back/shoulder aches, limited physical activity, nipple numbness, and many more. ...Read more

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What are common issues following a breast reduction surgery?

What are common issues following a breast reduction surgery?

Complications?: Generally, breast reduction surgery is one of the most patient pleasing operations we perform. Complications include small chance of infection, bleeding, superficial incision line healing problems, lost/change of nipple/areola sensation, breast asymmetry, unhealthy tissue, unsatisfactory cosmetic results and potential need for further surgery. Postsurgical ambulation important. ...Read more

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Is a woman with ddd breasts a good candidate for breast reduction?

Is a woman with ddd breasts a good candidate for breast reduction?

Most likely: Obviously you need to be examined but ddd breasts that are causing back, neck, and shoulder pain are good candidates for reduction. ...Read more

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What are some risks to getting plastic surgery for cosmetic purposes?

What are some risks to getting plastic surgery for cosmetic purposes?

Surgery risks: Risks will vary depending on the procedure, anesthesia, and health of the patient. Generally, cosmetic procedures are elective and therefore not done on patients who carry too high risk. An example: many plastic surgeons not doing breast lifts on patients who smoke because of risk to tissue. General risks: infection, bleeding, failure, damage to tissues, recurrence, ; need for other procedure. ...Read more

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Can you provide some advice for someone who's had breast reduction surgery?

Can you provide some advice for someone who's had breast reduction surgery?

Ask Surgeon: Your best resource will always be your plastic surgeon who will be able to provide you with more specific/relevant advice, depending on exactly what your concerns are. ...Read more

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Who is not a good candidate for artificial disc replacement surgery?

Who is not a good candidate for artificial disc replacement surgery?

Poor functional goal: Artificial disc replacement is a solution designed to improve range of motion, speed of recovery, physical capacity and ultimately to reduce the risk of adjacent level disc disease. People who are not committed to good physical health and who do not have functional goals are probably less good candidates for artificial disc. Medically, osteoporosis and severe arthritis complicate tdr treatment ...Read more

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How good are weight reduction surgeries?

How good are weight reduction surgeries?

Effective but...: The gastric bypass (roux en y surgery) as well as sleeve gastrectomy are very effective for curing diabetes and lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels, however, actual weight loss is strongly dependent on the compliance of the patient with healthy eating habits, adequate intake of protein and vitamins and avoiding processed starch and sugar. I have seen many weight gains after weight loss. ...Read more

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How should I provide support for someone requiring breast surgery for cancer?

How should I provide support for someone requiring breast surgery for cancer?

Be there often: I tell my breast cancer patients to be ready for a tough year. The diagnosis of breast cancer is often initially is tough. But surgery is only the first and sometimes the easiest part of treatment. The patient may also need radiation therapy and chemotherapy which can take close to a yr to complete. Make sure you are still offering support 3, 5 and 12 months down the line. ...Read more

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Can you offer any advice for having breast reduction surgery?

Many Factors...: Some general advice would include careful selection of your plastic surgeon, careful communication of your goals, appropriate aftercare preparation and personnel, appropriate time off work and strenuous activity… best wishes. ...Read more

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What benefits can breast reduction surgery have on a dancer?

What benefits can breast reduction surgery have on a dancer?

Comfort & posture: Breast reduction would make the breasts smaller, more proportional, more uplifted and lighter. It would probably improve your posture, make you look more slender, and improve your comfort. ...Read more

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Would Bariatic surgery be recommended for PCOS patients?

Would Bariatic surgery be recommended for PCOS patients?

Not per se: Hi. Bariatric surgery may be recommended for severe obesity especially if accompanied by comorbid conditions. PCOS patients may be obese, in which case bariatric surgery may be considered, but it's for the obesity, not the PCOS per se. See the distinction? Good luck! ...Read more

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Looking for free plastic surgeons for reconstruction of botched breast job?

Looking for free plastic surgeons for reconstruction of botched breast job?

Unlikely....: It is doubtful outside of a residency program that you will find a quality surgeon who will operate without charge. Good luck though. ...Read more

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Are women happy with results of reduction mammaplasty?

Are women happy with results of reduction mammaplasty?

Almost always...: These are among the happiest patients a plastic surgeon will have. Breast reduction is usually done for problems such as neck and back pain, shoulder grooving, and rashes under the breasts. These patients are generally so happy to have the weight removed that they do not mind the scars that result from these operations. ...Read more

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Why would you receive breast reduction surgery?

Why would you receive breast reduction surgery?

Medical reasons : Medical indications for breast reduction are back or neck pain, shoulder grooving from the bra straps, and/or recurrent skin rashes in the folds. ...Read more

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