U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A male asked:

Will i experience depression after a breast reduction? i have clinical depression, and i'm taking two anti-depressants (celexa and wellbutrin). i would like to have a breast reduction, but have heard that depression is common after the surgery. how likely

2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Dennis Dass
Plastic Surgery 15 years experience
You : You should absolutely consult your psychiatrist before surgery. Your psychiatrist needs to make sure that your mood is well controlled and that you are stable enough for surgery. Then you should make a list of why you want to have the surgery done in the first place. Patients with breast hypertrophy have multiple problems because of their large breasts. Patients notice a dramatic improvement in their problems after surgery. Breast reduction patients (with reasonable expectations from surgery) are among some of the most satisfied patients.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Dr. Carmen Kavali
Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Maybe: It sounds like you already experience depression, so that won't likely change after surgery. However, some women do feel a little "let down" after plastic surgery, during the healing process. It's good that you recognize that, as you'll be able to discuss it with your surgeon and be aware of the signs.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Last updated Oct 3, 2016

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.