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Do You Lose Weight After A Breast Reduction
Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more
I am fixing to go get a breast reduction and was wondering if it will also help me lose weight as well?
Perhaps: Most women will experience a decrease in breast volume with weight loss. The amount is variable and depends upon how much breast gland tissue and breast fatty tissue you have. I tell my patients that want to both lose weight and have a breast reduction to wait for the surgery until the weight loss has been completed. This prevents the breasts from sagging excessively after you lose weight. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Breast Reduction: They can shrink slightly.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have a small breast size. Need to lose hip weight. Will exercising with out bra help prevent breast reduction?
Breast sz & wt loss: It will not. Exercising will help you lose weight. To specifically target weight loss to certain areas (ie just my hips) is not really possible with exercise. Be happy with how you are. Exercising and losing weight is great. Your breast size is your breast size. Celebrate and enjoy who you are. Remember YOU ARE UNIQUE. There is no one on the planet like you. Be proud and happy with you! ...Read more
Weight loss: Being overweight can certainly be "unhealthy" and as we get older, it gets harder to lose. If your breasts are very big, the condition many lead to eventual back pains, so breast reduction surgery could be an option for you. Diet and exercise are surely the first step. Eating less calories (weight) than you can burn off will make you lose. Best wishes to you. ...Read more
What is the likelihood of losing nipple sensation from breast reduction? I am very concerned about losing the feeling in my nipples from breast reduction. How often does that occur?
Reduction : Reduction or loss of nipple sensation is a complication of breast reduction surgery that may occur when the nerves that travel through the breast tissue are affected during the process of removing the breast tissue. Some temporary reduction in sensation may also occur when there is post-procedure swelling around the nerves, and this will usually resolve in weeks to months after surgery. The rate of loss of nipple sensation is quoted to be around 15%, which means that 85 out of 100 women having breast reduction surgery will maintain normal or even increased nipple sensation. All the best, dr. Skourtis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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