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what are common issues following a breast reduction surgery?

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Dr. Robert Schnarrs
Plastic Surgery 36 years experience
Breast reduction : Postoperative you will be in a support bra. The hypafix tape can cause a rash notify your physician if you encounter a rash. Nipple sensation may be not what you felt prior usually it will come back. The other issue you need to watch out for is your incision make sure it is kept clean pat dry after shower if you notice the incision is opening please contact your surgeon.
Dr. Tom Pousti
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Complications?: Generally, breast reduction surgery is one of the most patient pleasing operations we perform. Complications include small chance of infection, bleeding, superficial incision line healing problems, lost/change of nipple/areola sensation, breast asymmetry, unhealthy tissue, unsatisfactory cosmetic results and potential need for further surgery. Postsurgical ambulation important.

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