After benign breast lump removal is your breast puckered?

Rarely. Breast cancer surgeons have learned a lot from our plastic surgery colleagues and now try to apply many of the same principles that they follow with breast surgery so that we can, first and foremost, remove what we need to, but do so with minimal aesthetic changes. Of course, the size of the tumor relative to the breast and it's location will have an effect, but most patients have minimal changes.
Depends.. It depends how large. Done the right way it should not. Www. Drlugo. Com.
If large. If the lump is large, the breast can heal with a dimple. It is not always the case however especially when the lump removed is small and the breast tissue that remains is large. :).

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After benign breast lump removal are your breasts misshaped?

Depends on. The lump, th surgeon, the size of your normal breast.
Not usually. The breast is a very forgiving organ with respect to post surgical changes provided that your surgeon follows a few simple rules. The tumor does not belong in your breast, therefore you should not have a loss of normal breast tissue. Scars can be hidden around the edge of the areola or under the breast. Please address this with your surgeon before surgery.

After benign breast lump removal, are your breasts misshappen?

Usually not. Benign or malignant, the lump created by a tumor "does not belong" in the breast; it's removal should theoretically return the breast to normal. The degree of deformity created by surgery depends on the amout of normal tissue disrupted & the location of the incision. An experienced breast surgeon can do this operation with minimal cosmetic deformity. We even have a name for it: oncoplastics.

Does anyone know, after benign breast lump removal are your breasts misshappen?

Should be minimal. Unless the benign breast lump is very large or the breast is very small, proper removal of a benign lump usually causes little deformity. In my experience, removing lesions from the upper, inner quadrant of the breast is more prone to some deformity but it should be minimal if performed by an experienced breast surgeon.

Pain of breast lump removal?

Minor. Usually this is a minor surgery with a small incision, especially if it is for a benign condition. Usually there is not a lot of discomfort after this surgery, and pain medications would be prescribed after surgery.
Depends but mild. Most patients have mild pain after a surgical bx and require narcotics only for a few days maybe less. If the lesion is benign, with current technology, many lumps can be removed percutaneously in the office under ultrasound guidance through a puncture rather than incision and patients generally require only over the counter pain meds (tylenol, advil, (ibuprofen) aleve).
Depends. Obviously depends on the size of the lump. Small ones have very little pain. Large ones more. Also depends on bruising. If you bleed into the breast can have a deep bruise which can make pain last longer. Still, in my experience most women are pretty sore the first week. By the second week the pain is minimal and they do well.

Is breast lump removal painful?

Minor Surgery. A lumpectomy is usually performed under twilight anesthesia, so you will not be aware of the operation. After surgery, you will probably notice a "black-and-blue" type of soreness that should be well controlled with non-narcotic pain medication (i am a big fan of ibuprofen). Most people return to work in a few days and are back to normal activities in a week. Of course, check with your surgeon.
Depends. Obviously depends on the size of the lump. Small ones have very little pain. Large ones more. Also depends on bruising. If you bleed into the breast can have a deep bruise which can make pain last longer. Still, in my experience most women are pretty sore the first week. By the second week the pain is minimal and they do well.

What is the cost of breast lump removal?

$6, 000-10, 000. The last time I looked at this was ~10 years ago; the avg then was $6, 000. This includes hospital and all physician (surgeon, anesthesia, pathology) costs. If you need a biopsy and are uninsured, you may qualify for assistance. Please discuss this with your surgeon asap.

When is it necessary to get a breast lump removal?

Lump removal. A breast lump can be diagnosed by needle biopsy, typically. If the biopsy reveals cancer, then the lump needs to be removed. If the biopsy is inconclusive, the lump should also be removed, so a true diagnosis can be made.
It depends. The majority of breast lumps are benign or non-cancer. When you are young they are usually benign, however as you reach age 50, there is a 50% chance that a lump is a cancer, and this % goes up as you get older. Therefore all breast lumps should be evaluated by a general surgeon and he will help determine the nature of the lump. If benign, it can be watched in some situations.

What is the definition or description of: breast lump removal?

Lumpectomy. A breast lump removal or lumpectomy is a surgery in which a suspicious area of breast is excised and sent to pathology to look for cancer.
Self explanatory. To remove a lesion from the breast, small incision underal anesthesia, open skin and remove lesion, send to pathology and determine nature.

Is the cost of breast lump removal covered if I had priorplastic surgery there?

Breast lump? It may be covered unless it is a ruptured implant.
Breast implant. It also will be covered by the implant company if the implant is ruptured they will investigate the amount is 1200 towards your surgery.
Breast lump removal. It is important to determine the cause of the breast lump in advance of surgery. Surgical excision of a breast lump unrelated to the previous breast plastic surgery should, in general, be covered by one's health insurance policy. Is the lump is due to the previous plastic surgery (e.g., ruptured breast implant, silicone), be sure to check with your health insurance carrier before surgery.
Excellent question. Some insurance companies will deny future coverage of any breast surgery once implants are placed. I would check the provisions of your policy for the answer.