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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khalid Khan
54 years experience Ophthalmology
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
44 years experience Plastic Surgery
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
14 years experience Plastic Surgery
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
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Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
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 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
23 years experience Breast Surgery
Plastic surgeon: You should find a board certified plastic surgeon in you area and have this discussion. He/She will need to evaluate you in order to make recommendat ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harold Rosenfeld
56 years experience Plastic Surgery
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
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
45 years experience General Surgery
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
34 years experience Plastic Surgery
Persistent: Swellling some boxy appearance of breasts slight scar thickening minimal pain.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elliot Duboys
44 years experience Plastic Surgery
Your comfort: Pros and cons are relative and depend upon the individual. If you are troubled by large breasts, back, shoulder and neck pain - you might want to con ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Mele
32 years experience Plastic Surgery
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 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Vitenas
39 years experience Cosmetic Surgery
Breast reduction: The pros of the bilateral breast reduction is the loss of the breast weight pulling on your chest and the loss of neck and back pain associated with l ... Read More
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