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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   HOW Can i help u today ?
User :   My PS told me not to smoke two weeks prior to my BA but ive kinda cheated a little bit. Ive had like three or four puffs of nicotine like three times since then. Im i still safe to go through with my BA I dont want to die or anything....!
Doctor :   yes , it is safe
Doctor :   it will not cause any changes
User :   i also want to know if theres something i can do to help prevent capsular contraction??
Doctor :   may i know your age ?
User :   Im 23 yrs old, 5'7" tall and 140 pounds with a 34-36 b bra size are 450 ccs implants a good look for me??
Doctor :   yes , they are a good implants
Doctor :   capsule contraction occurs following implantation, due to fibrosis of the supporting tissue around the implnated breast
User :   will they give me good size after my swelling goes down, id like to be in D bra size?
Doctor :   Yes they will
Doctor :   When breast implants, or any other foreign object, are placed in the body, the body forms a lining around it - this lining is called Capsule
User :   Id also like to know if round or moderate look which will be best for me?
Doctor :   that will depend on the original breast structure and appearance
Doctor :   most commonly a moderate look is helpful in most women
User :   my boobs are naturally pretty high and perky i hardly ever where a bra
Doctor :   in that case, a moderate look will be good
User :   and do you think i will be atleast in a D size bra doc?
Doctor :   yes
User :   after the BA what exercises can i do to keep in shape and keep from forming blood clots??
User :   What is the maximum ccs do you think i could go and remain natural looking??
Doctor :   Blood clots are formed in the blood vessles supplying the breast tissue due to infection or tissue break down
Doctor :   if the surgery is done by a experienced surgeon , with all precautions of sterility, the the chances of any such side effects can be prevented
Doctor :   there is no such fixed capacity of the breast implants that a person can under implantation, with. BUT most times operating surgeons deside based on the height , weight and original breast structure and need for skin transplantation that might be needed during the procedure
Doctor :   your doctors should determine , what is the maximum size of implants that can be good for you.
Doctor :   Since i have not examined you, i might not be able to give you a correct estimate
User :   My PS said 450 was a good look and because he was going under the breast bone he would have to go up a shot glass worth of ccs but i dont know where that puts me at or what that means?
Doctor :   it means that he might be using a still larger size implant about 500 cc, to make sure they look better
User :   ok
User :   what exercises can i do if i want to continue toning up while my breast heal?
Doctor :   you need to avoid any major exercisess for about 2 -3 weeks to allow proper healing of the tissues
User :   ok
User :   my Ps told me not to take vitamine e before the BA but i rub it into my blemishes and scars to reduce the look of them is this safe as long as im not consuming it?
Doctor :   performing breast implant massage or compression exercises will be helpful
Doctor :   In general, these exercises involve pushing the implant to the outermost corners of the pocket several times in succession. You move the implant up, down, to the right, and to the left. Hold your implant in each position for a few seconds. These exercises may help decrease your risk of developing capsular contracture
User :   what kind of breast compressions can i do, im not sure?
Doctor :   You move the implant up, down, to the right, and to the left. Hold your implant in each position for a few seconds.
Doctor :   these will be the exercises that you can do.
User :   doing this wont make it errupt, will it hurt to do this doc??
Doctor :   Are u there ?
Doctor :   are u there ?
User :   yes im here
Doctor :   i hope u have followed my comments
User :   doing these exercises will they be painful and how early should i start doing these exercises?
Doctor :   THEY are not painful at all
Doctor :   you can start doing them at the most , within 1 week post surgery
User :   thank you so much doc for answering all of my questions. have a nice day.
Doctor :   you are most welcome
Doctor :   take care and have a good day
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