Sanjay Grover, M.D., FACS
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Newport Beach, CA 92660
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I was diagnosed with Lupus ten years ago and I suffer from having low platelets. I had a bone marrow test done in March and everything was fine according to my hematologist. I've had two c-sections and I healed fine. Would I be a candidate for a tummy tuck and a breast lift in the Dominican Republic?
As with any procedure, each patient has a certain situation that must be assessed individually. Having lupus does not automatically mean you may not be an appropriate candidate. You should seek the advice of a reputable Board Certified plastic surgeon who can evaluate your individual needs and coordinate any other medical issues with your other physicians to help you achieve a result you may be seeking.
If a woman was a cup size DD and had 454cc removed from each breast, what cup size would she be after the reduction was completed?
There is not a straight-forward answer to your question because many factors are involved in determining cup size including volume, chest width, breast width and degree of breast ptosis or droopiness.
I am currently studying for a master’s degree in the Recovery and Identification of Human Remains at Bournemouth University in Poole, England. The university has a global reputation for forensic science studies involving the identification of missing persons. For my dissertation, I am researching the potential use of breast implants as a means for positive identification of unknown individuals. Breast implants may prove useful in this because of their unique serial numbers and highly stable makeup. The overall aim of this research project is to provide assistance to agencies involved in the identification of missing or unknown persons through breast implant examination.
The identification potential of breast implants will be established via this survey. The survey is meant for all surgeons working with breast implants. Your opinion on the matter is very important for the success of this research project and you are therefore invited to participate in this survey.
Your participation in this study is completely voluntary and there are no foreseeable risks associated with this project. Thank you very much for your time and support in this matter and please do not hesitate to contact me with any queries or for further information.
Care Of: Ian Hanson
Program Leader Forensic MSc Degrees
School of Conservation Sciences
Christchurch House Room C134
Dorset BH12 5BB
Link to survey: http://www.kwiksurveys.com/online-survey.php?surveyID=KCHONI_8f925805
This is definitely interesting! This makes sense as there may be no other implantable device in a given person with a serial number. It is relatively new, however, to have serial numbers on the implants. Good luck.
I have had riding britches all my life. As a young child and young adult I was very active and well muscled and toned and yet the bulges were still there. Regardless of how much weight I lose, it does not go away. What causes this and why isn't this considered reconstructive surgery because I have no control over this problem? I had liposuction many years ago through the military and it helped some but it is still there. It has also affected my buttocks. No one else in my family has ever had this problem.
Every individual has a different body type. Both the musculoskeletal growth pattern and the fat distribution pattern will account for your individual shape. Each person has areas that may be more predisposed to accumulate fat. You may benefit from another consultation with a Board Certified plastic surgeon to determine if further liposuction is a good option for you.
I had a breast lift and small implants done 6 weeks ago. My implants were submuscular. I knew two weeks post-op that the lift had raised my nipples up considerably, but that the breast itself was still very low and there was no real difference with the cleavage - unless I have a bra on (with under wire). It was also very noticeable that one side was considerably larger then the other side. It feels different on the underneath of my breast as well. I spoke to my surgeon about this and he told me that I still have a lot of swelling on the bottom and it would probably change. We could re-visit the problem after 3 months. I am going back tomorrow for a 6 week follow up and every time I look in the mirror I want to cry. He told me that it is not a big deal to do more of a lift, but what about the size difference (there was a 1 1/2 mm difference in size prior to surgery). And what about the cleavage. I am still mostly flat on top and it looks like I've had implants without the lift, but with the scars. I am so nervous about what the options are for him to "fix" this problem, and also about the additional costs that I may have to face.
Please let me know what my options are so that I know what questions I should ask, and how should any additional charges be handled.
Thank you for your time.
This can be a difficult time for you...and for your surgeon. Your surgeon is there for you and his/her goal is to get you a very nice aesthetic result. You chose your surgeon for a reason...you must have seen some results that impressed you or gave you the confidence in your surgeon. The breasts 'evolve' some during the first 2-3 months following surgery. Follow up with your surgeon as recommended and discuss your options as time progresses. Keep the faith. Your surgeon has the same goals as you.