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Breast Reduction: The benefits of breast reduction include an improvement in back pain, shoulder grooving from bra straps, and rashes from moisture between the hanging breast and upper abdomen. Most women find exercise much more comfortable and enjoy not having to shop for customized bras. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It does not work: There are no medication, pills, creams, or nonsurgical means that can reduce only the size of your breast. Most of the medications are herbal supplement that has not been clinically tested and are not fda approved. Breast reduction surgery is the only time tested and safest way to reduce the size of the breast. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Consultation: At a breast reduction consultation you should tell your board certified plastic surgeon the symptoms you are experiencing, tests you have had, and any documentation of symptoms. You will have a full breast exam with measurements. The surgeon will then explain his technique, risks and complications, and postoperative care. Photos will be taken for insurance and documentation purposes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Of course...: Most breast reductions are not done for cosmetic improvement, but rather for symptoms from the size and weight of the breasts (back and shoulder pain, rashes under the breasts.) this is a real operation with possible complications common to all operations. Discuss your specific goals with a surgeon certified by the am. Board of plastic surgery to evaluate your options. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
:) :( : Your response to a breast reduction can be elation, depression, excitement, disappointment, self-confidence, security, relief, pain, and a whole host of other emotional ups and downs. It really depends on your expectations as well as your emotional state prior to surgery as well as your support systems. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
On the upside: The social consequences depend on you. They may be all good if you gain improved self confidence and are able to walk without pain or discomfort. I commonly observe hunched over patients who can now walk upright with their shoulders back exhibiting improved posture. Patients are often less inhibited about concealing their chest and clothing restrictions and often undertake new exercise activities. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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Very similar: Breast lift and breast reduction both involve reduction of the breast skin and underlying tissue to raise the breasts and create a more satisfactory shape, size and appearance. The scars are similar; around the areola, vertically down and possibly along the breast fold. The differences depend on how much tissue is removed and how much the breast size is reduced as with a reduction. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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