Laurie A. Casas, M.D., FACS
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Glenview, IL 60026
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I have to do push ups 3 months after surgery because they are part of a rigorous training for employment. Would you recommend holding off on the breast augmentation or are push ups are after a certain amount of time?
If you are about to start a rigorous training program for your job, you may want to hold off on Breast enhancement surgery with implants until you have completed the program. Your chest anatomy and amount of breast tissue you have will, dictate whether you are a candidate for placing the implants above or below the pectoral muscles. After a thorough consultation with board certified Plastic Surgeon and member of ASAPS, you and your doctor will discuss the best approach for breast enhancement that will meet your lifestyle needs. Remember pushups can be modified to strengthen shoulder, arms, and back muscles without strengthening lower chest muscles. If you both choose to place the breast implants below the muscle, this may be the approach to take when doing pushups. Good Luck!
I lost about 70 lbs and have kept it off for a year, but my "moobs" won't go away. What is a typical cost range for gynecomastia reduction (both moobs) in the Houston area? Also, how long typically would it be before I could return to work in an office setting?
It is impossible to provide you with a concise quote without examining you. Typical male reduction for gynecomastia costs 3000.00-6000.00 for the professional fee. Then 1-2000.00 for anesthesia fees and finally 1-2000.00 for a facility fee. The reason for the range is because the precise procedure to be done may be relatively straightforward to complex requiring breast skin, fat and breast removal and repositioning of the nipple areolar complex..
I want to have breast augmentation surgery. How long before the procedure do I have to stop smoking?
As I say to my patients, quit smoking for your health but for surgery, smoking interferes with skin healing, so I ask them to quit 2 weeks before for incisions under the breast and 2-3 months before for visible scars like on the nipple areola or armpit. http://www.casas.md/index.php/breast-augmentation/
I want to have a full tummy tuck. Is the patient always sent home the same day after this procedure with a pain pump or do some patients require an overnight stay? I am a waitress - how long before I can go back to work?
It is so individual. Most of my patients spend the night in the hospital because my hospital offers "hotel room rates". I tell my patients with physically intensive jobs, to plan on going back to light duty after 2 weeks and three for full activity, except for lifting over 20 pounds, which I prefer the patient hold off for 6 weeks. The key is that you get a complete consultation to review all your options with a Plastic Surgeon certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and also who is a member of ASAPS www.surgery.org Please visit my website http://www.casas.md/index.php/tummy-tuck/
I am going to have a tummy tuck. Will it be all right to smoke the day before the procedure? Would there be a problem if I smoked right after the surgery?
Smoking definately interferes with wound healing. A Tummy tuck involves making an incision low on your abdomen (tummy) which after skin flap dissection, belly button relocation, some flank liposuction and possibly rectus muscle plication, the low incision is sutured close after removing the excess skin. This extensive procedure requires your body to heal not only under the skin but along the incision that will become a scar, hopefully barely noticable over time. If you smoke, we know from fairly reliable reports, that the wounds will not heal well, especially if you smoke before or after the procedure. I typically require patients to quit smoking for 2-3 months before and 3 months after tummy tuck surgery. http://www.casas.md/index.php/tummy-tuck/