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Mastectomy vs breast reduction

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khalid Khan
55 years experience
Breast Reduction: Women with very large breast can suffer from kyphosis due the weight of their breasts and sometimes it requires surgical removal of breast mass to cor... Read More

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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Press
Plastic Surgery 45 years experience
Hard to compare: Full mastectomies are usually done for cancer, while reductions are done to relieve the symptoms of large heavy breasts. They are both operations with... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Arslanian
Plastic Surgery 15 years experience
Would need to see u: Would need to see you in the office. If you are transitioning from female to male, you may want a mastectomy to remove all breast tissue so you are to... Read More
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 37 years experience
See plastic surgeon: If you're considering any breast reduction surgery, consult a board-certified plastic surgeon. It's important to understand before the surgery options... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harold Rosenfeld
Surgery - Plastics 57 years experience
A relief: I the patient who has large , heavy breasts that are causing symptoms, breast reduction will offer relief if your complaints are related to the breast... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 46 years experience
Start with: Consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon. If he/she thinks you are a candidate for surgery, a mammogram and medical evaluation will likely... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Cohen
35 years experience
Persistent: Swellling some boxy appearance of breasts slight scar thickening minimal pain.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Mele
Plastic Surgery 33 years experience
Reduced symptoms: Large breasts get in the way and may cause discomfort. Lower neck, upper back, shoulder and breast pain are often significantly reduced or eliminated ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tal Roudner
Plastic Surgery 25 years experience
Depends: If there is a large separation in the wounds then you may need to have treated. If it is very minor then proper wound care such as cleansing with anti... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Zimmerman
Cosmetic Surgery 39 years experience
Yes: When the breast volume is decreased by either liposculpting, significant weight loss or surgical reduction mastepexy, the areola-colored part around t... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tom Pousti
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Permanent but…: Breast reduction surgery is one of the most patient pleasing operations we perform. These operations are associated with scarring that is permanent; h... Read More
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