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If large breasts run in my family and mine are already very large, can I get a breast reduction surgery, I am 16?

If large breasts run in my family and mine are already very large, can I get a breast reduction surgery, I am 16?

No: You should be at least 18 or, ideally, see no further growth in your breast size for six to twelve months before undergoing a breast reduction. Large breast size alone is usually not reason enough to undergo the surgery, however. ...Read more

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Dr. Tom Pousti
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Breast Reduction Surgery (Definition)

Reducing breast tissue mass and elevating the breasts on the chest wall tend to improve or alleviate many of the symptoms associated with disproportionately large breasts. It tends to be one of the most patient pleasing ...Read more


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How is a breast reduction done?

How is  a breast reduction done?

Removal Tissue: Variety of techniques exist but essentially comes down to removal of excess breast, adipose tissue, and skin. Important to preserve enough tissue to maintain blood flow to nipple/areola complexes and surrounding tissues. This operation also serves to raise the position of the breasts on the chest wall. It tends to be a very patient pleasing operation. ...Read more

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When should you get a breast reduction?

When should you get a breast reduction?

Breast Reduction: Breast reduction can be considered for quality of life as well as for cosmetic reasons. Quality of life indications include chronic back or shoulder pain. Sometimes this is covered by insurance. A cosmetic indication may simply be the desire to have breast volume that is more proportional to your body size. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time for breast reduction?

What is the recovery time for breast reduction?

Varies...: Generally, patients do very well after breast reduction surgery. This operation tends to be less painful than other operations such as breast augmentation or tummy tuck surgery. Most patients require pain medication for approximately one week after the procedure. Generally speaking, breast reduction surgery tends to be one of the most patient pleasing operations performed. Return to work varies... ...Read more

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Whats my other option besides breast reduction?

Whats my other option besides breast reduction?

Not Many: Assuming you are referring to “options” to reduce breast size, there are not many good options available ( besides weight loss, if relevant) to reduce breast size/weight. For the rare patient, liposuction surgery may be an option. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How effective is femminex breast reduction pills?

How effective is femminex breast reduction pills?

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 more

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What type of practitioners offer breast reduction?

What type of practitioners offer breast reduction?

Trust your instincts: First, check out the doctor's credentials. Make sure you find a plastic surgeon who is certified by the american board of plastic surgery. Second, meet with the plastic surgeon and tell them honestly what your goals are. Lastly, after meeting with them, make sure you trust what they are telling you and that you believe they can give you the results you are looking for. ...Read more

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What is the recovery timeline for breast reduction?

What is the recovery timeline for breast reduction?

About a week: Breast reduction is done to relieve the symptoms caused by heavy breasts such as neck and back pain. There is usually not a significant amount of discomfor from the surgery and recovery is failry quick. Everyone heals at a diferent rate however so discuss with your plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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