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A 41-year-old member asked:

what should i expect after breast reduction surgery?

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Dr. Paul Vitenas
Cosmetic Surgery 39 years experience
Breast Reduction: After breast reduction there will be some discomfort and possibly swelling. Otherwise you will feel some relief from the removal of excess tissue.
Dr. Richard Tholen
Plastic Surgery 41 years experience
Less: Back pain, neck pain, shoulder grooves from bra strap pressure, rashes under your breasts, and even less arm and finger numbness from pressure on the nerves under your bra straps. Plus, you will have prettier and more perky breasts, though with some scars that usually fade. 15% can lost nipple sensation or ability to breast feed. Usually the good far outweighs the bad, if done by an abps plas surg.
Dr. Thomas Fiala
Plastic Surgery 33 years experience
Easy recovery: Most patients are pleasantly pleased that the recovery is better than they expected. There will be some swelling and bruising. Some surgeons use drainage tubes, other not. Most people take about a week off from work if they have a desk job, longer if they have a physical job.

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A 40-year-old member asked:

Can you get hard spots in your breasts after breast reduction surgery?

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Dr. Scott Zevon
Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Yes: On occasion firm area of the breast can develop following breast reduction as a result of poor blood supply to the fatty tissue of the breast.
Dr. Annette Occhialini
Plastic Surgery 36 years experience
You should always have a breast lump evaluated by your doctor, but I agree it is usually caused by fat not getting enough blood, this will often get better with time.
Feb 2, 2012
A 31-year-old member asked:

How long does it take to heal after breast reduction surgery?

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Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
Plastic Surgery 41 years experience
2 weeks: In my practice, i advise patients to take 1-2 weeks off of work.
CA
A 35-year-old member asked:

What is breast reduction surgery exactly?

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Dr. Alan Chen
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Smaller breast surg: The aim of breast reduction surgery is to make the breasts smaller.
CA
A 39-year-old member asked:

Why would you receive breast reduction surgery?

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Dr. Alan Chen
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Pain: Most patients undergo breast reduction surgery for having very large breasts that cause severe neck, shoulder and back pain.
CA
A 28-year-old member asked:

Who are good candidates for breast reduction surgery?

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Dr. Alan Larsen
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Sml breast desire: All women that desire smaller breasts are candidates for a breast reduction. Limitations involve individual health conditions. This can be paid out of pocket or possibly covered by insurance if medically necessary though you must meet criteria required by your individual insurance contract. Make sure you research qualified plastic surgeons to perform your procedure.

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