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

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

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. ...Read more

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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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After breast reduction surgery, how would firm up my breasts?

After breast reduction surgery, how would   firm up my breasts?

No easy answer: Not sure what you mean by "firm up". Breast reduction is usually a very satisfying surgery for women that have long been bothered by disproportionately large, heavy and hanging breasts. It can be difficult to maintain fullness in the upper breast. Occasionally breast implants are indicated either at the same time or later. Restoring some of the lost volume may help. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get breast reduction surgery as a teen? They are huge.

Is it safe to get breast reduction surgery as a teen? They are huge.

It depends: The risk of doing breast reduction surgery in addition to inability to breast feed, scarring and decreased nipple sensation is that if they haven't finished growing you could need to have the procedure repeated. I think this risk may be justified if the large breasts are ruining your social life and your ability to participate in normal (and once in a lifetime) school events. ...Read more

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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?

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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After I have my baby, if i get breast reduction surgery and i decide to have more kids, will it reverse the affect?

After I have my baby, if i get breast reduction surgery and i decide to have more kids, will it reverse the affect?

Wait if you can.: With breast reduction there is also a reshaping that gives the breasts a more youthful shape and position. With additional pregnancies the reduction won't be "reversed" but the long term result would not be as good as if you waited until you are done having kids. Other issues- potentially not being able to nurse, nipple numbness, loss of erectile function, wound complications, hematomas, seromas. ...Read more

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Are there limitations on how small the breast can be made during a breast reduction surgery? I have extremely large breasts and i want to get down to an a cup. Can breast reduction surgery make my breasts this small? .

Are there limitations on how small the breast can be made during a breast reduction surgery? I have extremely large breasts and i want to get down to an a cup.  Can breast reduction surgery make my breasts this small?

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Ask Plastic surgeon: The question, 'can it be done' is easily answered in the affirmative.But the main concern with someone wanting to be an 'a' cup is that their frame i.e.Chest circumference and width will be relatively too big and they will look flat chested unless they are a size 26-30 inch chest circumference.On average a 34-36 inch chest circ patient needs a 'b' cup volume.So before you get set on a cup'a' see md. ...Read more

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How can I get over fear of breast reduction surgery?

How can I get over fear of breast reduction surgery?

Study!: What are your symptoms? Why are you having? What are you fearing? Pain, anesthesia, new status. If you are in need of the procedure, the risks are low. ...Read more

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I have a 2 inch hard lump under my incision of a breast reduction surgery 3 wks ago. It has been there the entire time, I was just afraid to touch it?

I have a 2 inch hard lump under my incision  of a breast reduction surgery 3 wks ago. It has been there the entire time, I was just afraid to touch it?

Incisional "lump": Three weeks after any kind of surgery there is swelling of the incisional line, usually causes by inflammation secondary to the suture (stitches) material. If the incision is not red and with drainage coming from the incision line, it is probably normal post operative reaction. Check with your surgeon to be certain it is not infected. ...Read more

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I'm supposed to get a tattoo on my ankle in two weeks and breast reduction surgery Jan 25. Is that ok since I'll have 2 months to heal before surgery?

I'm supposed to get a tattoo on my ankle in two weeks and breast reduction surgery Jan 25. Is that ok since I'll have 2 months to heal before surgery?

Should be ok: That should be fine. Keep in mind the usual risks that are associated with getting a tattoo-like possible exposure to blood borne infections from the use of the needle. Please make sure you inquire about the sanitation techniques that are used to help protect you from exposure to infections from other clients. ...Read more