Is neosporin ointment good for open wounds from breast reduction surgery?

Yes. Antibiotic ointment is good on small open wound best to use what your surgeon proscribed.
Small uncomplicated. Neosporin, bacitracin, polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) are all fine for small, superficial, uncomplicated skin wounds. While this is often used for open wounds along a suture line, the fact that you have had surgery makes the answer more complicated. Best to check with your surgeon for a more informed recommendation.
Wound management. Open wounds after a flap type plastic surgical procedure can be due to tension in closure, poor vascularity of tissues, hematoma putting tension on flap, nicotene effect from smoking or even passive smoke. Best to see your surgeon for appropriate care. If other issues addressed, patient is not allergic to sulfa and for a significant sized wound, my preference is silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) cream dressings.
Possibly but… Patient should always check with their own surgeons before using any type of medication. There surgeons will know their situation, allergy history, and are ultimately responsible for their care. Best wishes.

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I had a breast reduction 2 weeks ago, 3 days ago I had 2 open wounds on my left breast with no blood but some draining water, should I be worried?

Postoperative d/c. You should see your plastic surgeon soon. It does not sound like an infection now, but an open wound may become infected. Read more...
See Surgeon. Superficial wound healing problems can occur after breast reduction surgery. These areas may or may not be related to the presence of stitch “abscesses”. These areas usually go on to heal without difficulty or long time sequelae. However, best to be seen by your plastic surgeon and continue close follow-up to rule out other complications. Best wishes. Read more...
Any time a surgical. Incision is not behaving completely normally, it should be checked by the surgeon. Read more...

Suggestions for open wound care after Breast reduction surgery?

Open wounds. Open wounds or slower healing areas after breast reduction are not uncommon, especially in larger reductions or smokers. It is frustrating. Usually it is a result of poor blood supply to the particular area, commonly underneath the breast. Because there is decrease blood flow to the area it can take several weeks to heal. Scabbed areas usually are better dry, open areas dressing changes. Read more...
Yes first find out. how your surgeon wants to treat. Of course most of these wounds will heal with time as most of them are superficial . First control if you have metabolic problems like diabetes etc , keep the wound clean by irrigating with saline , clean dressing , wear braw not let wound separate, Eat good balanced diet and will heal. Read more...
Need to go see your. surgeon. It all depends on what is going on. only the surgeon can determine what is needed by looking at the wound. Keep it clean and covered. Read more...

Since my boobs look big compared to the rest of my torso. Do you think breast reduction surgery would be a good idea?

It sounds like this. Is solely a cosmetic issue. Some women find large breasts attractive. I wouldn't have surgery on a whim - only if it is really an issue for you. Read more...

Who are good candidates for breast reduction surgery?

Sml breast desire. All women that desire smaller breasts are candidates for a breast reduction. Limitations involve individual health conditions. This can be paid out of pocket or possibly covered by insurance if medically necessary though you must meet criteria required by your individual insurance contract. Make sure you research qualified plastic surgeons to perform your procedure. Read more...
Most. Most healthy women with very large breasts causing back, neck, and shoulder pains are good candidates for breast reduction surgery. Read more...
Large sagging breast. We may determine that you are a candidate, but insurance companies (including private, medicare, tricare, etc.) use a formula to see if you qualify for coverage. It uses your height & weight to calculate your body surface area. This number is applied to a chart that shows how much breast weight must be removed to meet the 22nd percentile (the level determined to be necessary for improved function). Read more...
Shoulder & neck pain. Some people have these muscle spasms & yet may not meet the insurance company qualifications. They may have more sag & a small amount of excess breast tissue, or there may be extreme breast size difference or both. These situations would be more difficult to prequalify. If denied, the operation can still be done as a cosmetic case. In these cases we give you a pre-operative price quote. Read more...
Sml breast desire. Any woman symptomatic from the weight of large breasts is an excellent candidate. Sometimes this will be covered by insurance, and sometimes not. Symptoms include shoulder, back and neck pain, breast pain, rashes under the breasts and others. Scars may vary with healing and/or skin type. Always seek a physician certified by the american board of plastic surgery. Get all your questions answered. Read more...
If you are uncomfort. Many patients with large breasts will develop symptoms over time. These include neck and shoulder pain, back pain, and skin infections underneath the breast from moisture accumulation. In addition many patients are self-conscious about the large size of their breasts, had difficulty participating in certain sports activities, or have difficulty finding clothing that fits properly. Insurance companies vary on what they consider medically necessary breast reduction. Most policies state that a minimum of 500 g (roughly 1 pound) should be removed from each breast in order to warrant the surgery. The surgery is a trade-off, because there are long incisions in most cases , which will lead to noticeable scarring, although this fades over the years. In addition , there may be temporary or permanent numbness in the nipple and the patient will not be able to breast-feed in most cases , after the surgery. That being said, every patient that i performed a breast reduction on, has stated that it was definitely worth the surgery, and they wish they had not waited as long. Read more...
Large breasts. Vanessa, many women with large breasts can be considered good candidates for breast reduction surgery. Those who are symptomatic and have neck pain, shoulder pain, back pain, shoulder grooves from bra straps, rashes underneath their breasts, or difficulty findings bras that fit, are good candidates that will get a huge benefit from breast reduction. Also, non-smokers are much better candidates. Read more...
Shoulder & neck pain. Generally, those who have symptoms such as upper back and shoulder pain, bra strap grooving, and skin irritation in their skin folds tend to have favorable outcomes with breast reduction. The goal of a reduction is improve upon symptoms related to large breasts. It should not be thought of as a cosmetic procedure. Read more...
Classically. Those with lower neck, upper back pain, bra strap dents, fungal rash under the breasts, kyphosis, and tingling of the fourth and fifth fingers. Read more...
BR criteria. Br (reduction) candidates should be at their ideal bmi, not smoke, have medical conditions well managed and have a realistic goals for the surgery. Occasionally insurance will sponsor, as long as specific criteria are met. A woman should consult with plastic surgeons who perform the procedure frequently, be honest about her expectations and factor adequate time for recovery. Read more...
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...
Best candidates. The best candidates for reductions are healthy women who are at or near their ideal body weight who don't smoke. These patients have the lowest risk of complications. Read more...
Large breasts. Anyone with large breasts who would like to make them smaller can consider reduction surgery as long as they are in good health. Read more...
Prolonged strapmarks. Breasts heavy enough to leave strap marks still visible in the morning after removing bra night before. Also when heavy enough to affect posture, or justifiable phobias about having huge breasts + women who have problems finding smart clothing due to large breasts. Also men with gynecomastia. Read more...
CUr Surgeon. Best candidates are close to their ideal body weight with disproportionately large breasts in good overall health reporting neck, back, shoulder pain, arm numbness or tingling, shoulder grooving as well as problems with skin irritation in the crease fold and limited physical activity as a consequence of the breast enlargement. Read more...
Breast Reduction . You can have a breast reduction if you want to reduce the size of your breasts. However, insurance will only pay when there is a history of back pain, neck pain, and the surgeon must remove in excess of 500 grams from each breast. You can have less than 500 grams removed, but then it is considered a breast lift and not covered by insurance. Ricardo rodriguez, md baltimore, md. Read more...
BR Candidate. Also known as reduction mammoplasty, this is an operation intended to reduce the size of a woman’s breasts and improve their shape and position. Frequently, the areola (dark skin around the nipple) is also made smaller. Functional symptoms (medical disorders) caused by excessive breast weight may be relieved or improved by this operation. Read more...

Is it possible to achieve male breast reduction without surgery? Are there exercises or pills that work? I don't really want male breast reduction surgery, but I'm embarrassed by my male breasts..

If . If you have had enlarged male breasts much of your life and you are not overweight, then what you likely have is excess glandular tissue. This will not go away without surgery. If you are overweight and your breasts are more fatty, then it may be possible to lose some of the enlarged breasts with weight loss. There are no pills or exercises that will work for this condition. Read more...
Most . Most surgery exists because there is no great non-surgical option. While some medications can increase the size of the male breasts, there are no gynecomastia reduction pills. If you breast enlargement is due to fat, then weight loss can help. If the enlargement is due to glandular tissue, weight loss may make it more obvious. Read more...
Hello, Tough . Hello, tough love here: critically measure your height and weight. Calculate your bmi. If high, begin by setting reasonable, achievable goals for exercise and weight loss. Other factors: your age and medication intake. Only consider surgery after you have integrated a disciplined but fun lifestyle of healthy eating small portions of high protein food and regular daily aerobic exercise. Surgery typically is either liposuction of direct excision of any true glandular tissue. In an adult male this is usually not the predominant problem. There are exceptions such as the prostate cancer patient on testosterone blocking medications for example. Dan downey md facs. Read more...
Once . Once it is established, it is very difficult to reverse gynecomastia. Weight loss may reduce the fatty component of the breast but it is unlikely to change the glandular component. Read more...
Depends... If you are dealing with true gynecomastia (excess breast tissue), diet and exercise will likely not improve the situation significantly. If, on the other hand you have lipomastia ( excess adipose tissue), diet and exercise may be helpful. Pills will not be helpful in either case. Best wishes. Read more...
Gynecomastia. If it is true gynecomastia (breast tissue growth in a male) looking at causes and stopping the cause if possible will stop growth depends on your age and the cause of growth, a long list varying from marijuana, medications, hormones, steroids....) once the cause is stopped, growth should stop. Read more...
Breast reduction. If the cause is gynecomastia, the surgical treatment usually works well, and for a long time. If the factors causing the situation, (MJ use, testosterone use, etc.) remain, a recurrence may happen. Please go see a board certified plastic surgeon. Read more...

How long after breast reduction surgery will I know my new size?

About 6-12 weeks . The reduced breasts will look rather high on the chest wall until the swelling resolves at about 3 weeks. They will then "settle" for a while as the skin relaxes. I would not invest a lot of money in new bras for at least three weeks and your size may continue to subtly change for about 3 months. Read more...
Fairly soon. You should know your size relatively soon after surgery ... About 2 weeks. However, your ultimate shape may take longer to see. Especially if your surgeon performs a vertical scar only reduction, which is my preference, your final shape will take 2 to 3 months to see ... But your results in my opinion will be better. Read more...
2-to 3 months. As long as your weight is stable, two to three months should be about right. Read more...