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Doctor insights on: Ftm Breast Reduction Exercises Without Surgery

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Is it possible to achieve male breast reduction without surgery? Are there exercises or pills that work? I don't really want male breast reduction surgery, but I'm embarrassed by my male breasts..

Is it possible to achieve male breast reduction without surgery? Are there exercises or pills that work? I don't really want male breast reduction surgery, but I'm embarrassed by my male breasts..

Breast reduction: If the cause is gynecomastia, the surgical treatment usually works well, and for a long time. If the factors causing the situation, (MJ use, testosterone use, etc.) remain, a recurrence may happen. Please go see a board certified plastic surgeon. ...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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What is breast reduction surgery like?

What is breast reduction surgery like?

A trade off...: Of smaller breasts that cause less neck and back pain for scars on the breasts. Usually outpatient surgery with general anesthesia. Most breast reduction patients say that the pain is like that from doing too many pushups: soreness in the chest muscles. It should easily be controlled with the medication given to you by your surgeon. Most patients return to regular activities in 10-14 days. ...Read more

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How painful is breast reduction surgery?

How painful is breast reduction surgery?

Well Tolerated: Generally, breast reduction surgery is one of the most patient pleasing operations we perform. It is also relatively well tolerated with most patients requiring pain medications for the first 5 to 7 days. ...Read more

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Does breast reduction surgery hurt much?

Does breast reduction surgery hurt much?

No: Most women seeking breast reduction surgery are in significant neck, shoulder and upper back pain already. After surgery, they usually experience an immediate sense of relief, not a large amount of surgical pain. ...Read more

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What is breast reduction surgery exactly?

What is breast reduction surgery exactly?

Breast Reduction is: A breast reduction is a surgical procedure which removes excess skin and fatty tissue, lifting the breasts and making them smaller.

Since it is often used to address pain associated with having large breasts, it is considered reconstructive surgery and is often covered by medical insurance. ...Read more

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How long does breast reduction surgery last?

How long does breast reduction surgery last?

Forever.: Once the excess breast skin and tissue is removed surgically, it is gone forever. However, the tissues that remain can respond to weight gain, hormonal changes, and the skin "brassiere" will stretch and sag as you age. Some women do require repeat breast reduction, but in the absence of weight gain or hormonal change it is rare. ...Read more

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Who is eligible for breast reduction surgery?

Who is eligible for breast reduction surgery?

Adult females: Typically any adult female is a candidate. This is usually deferred until completion of growth - 18 years. Women over the age of 40 should likely undergo diagnostic imaging with a mammogram to establish a baseline or exclude underlying disease. Depending on your health insurance different criteria may be applied for coverage. ...Read more

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What happens during breast reduction surgery?

What happens during breast reduction surgery?

Reshaping: Good ol norristown! Reminds me of my years in philly. Breast reduction is essentially a reshaping of the breast through the removal and rearrangemnt of breast tissue. It requires some taking away the excess and closing up the breast tissue in a way that maintains the normal round shape. There are several techniques which result in satisfactory outcomes. ...Read more

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Why would you receive breast reduction surgery?

Why would you receive breast reduction surgery?

Medical reasons: Medical indications for breast reduction are back or neck pain, shoulder grooving from the bra straps, and/or recurrent skin rashes in the folds. ...Read more

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How to know if I need breast reduction surgery?

How to know if I need breast reduction surgery?

Symptoms: Patients often present with neck, back, shoulder discomfort, bra strap grooving, postural changes, and occasionally with rashes/infections. This operation tends to be one of the most patient pleasing operations we perform. Seek consultation with board certified plastic surgeons to learn more. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about breast reduction surgery?

Can you tell me about breast reduction surgery?

Happy patients: Breast reduction surgery is both functional and aesthetic. Reducing the size will enable you to function better and at time eliminate shoulder pain and skin irritation in the sumammary crease. The aesthetic part involves skin tightening and elevating the nipple position. There are multiple techniqes to do it. Most importantly, consult with an experienced board certified plastic surgeon ...Read more

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What should I do after breast reduction surgery?

What should I do after breast reduction surgery?

Ask you Surgeon: Every surgeon has his/her own way of advising their patients. I suggest you contact your surgeon. Generally speaking, most patient should refrain from vigorous activity for 4-6 weeks following surgery and wear a support bra. ...Read more

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Help please! Is breast reduction surgery painful?

No.: Generally, most 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. ...Read more

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What are some risks of breast reduction surgery?

What are some risks of breast reduction surgery?

Many but not common: The risks are fortunately not common and include infection, hematoma, wound breakdown, asymmetry, wound separation, skin necrosis, interference with nipple sensation with nursing/aging/weight change, interference with oncologic/physical/mammographic evaluation of the breast, alteration in shape with nursing/aging/weight change, need for subsequent revisionary procedures and inability to predict. ...Read more

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How do I know if I need breast reduction surgery?

How do I know if I need breast reduction surgery?

Are they too large?: 1. Do you feel they are too large for you? --- 2. Do you get back and or shoulder pains from their weight? > if the answer is yes to any of these two questions, you should see a board certified plastic surgeon and discuss with him/her and decide about the breast reduction surgery. ...Read more

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How many men have breast reduction surgery a year?

How many men have breast reduction surgery a year?

Male breast reductio: It is not common to have male breast reduction, I have no usa statistics! ...Read more

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What should I expect after breast reduction surgery?

What should I expect after breast reduction surgery?

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. ...Read more

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Who are good candidates for breast reduction surgery?

Who are good candidates for breast reduction surgery?

Medically Necessary: Women with large breasts that have pain in the neck, shoulders and/or upper back that is attributable to the size and weight of their breasts are good candidates for breast reduction surgery. ...Read more

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How old do you have to be for breast reduction surgery?

Young and older...: Assuming a patient is in good health and presents with appropriate symptoms, patients of almost all ages are potentially good candidates for breast reduction surgery. Occasionally, teenagers present with disproportionately large breasts with both physical and psychosocial concerns (juvenile breast hypertrophy); these patients may do very well with breast reduction surgery, despite young age. ...Read more

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How is the recovery like after breast reduction surgery.?

How is the recovery like after breast reduction surgery.?

Varies w/ techniques: The recover depends on the techniques used and volumes reduced. For example liposuction recovery is less involved than a wise pattern inferior based pedicle technique. ...Read more

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How long is recovery time after breast reduction surgery?

How long is recovery time after breast reduction surgery?

It depends on activi: Most people can be up and about the day after the surgery. Off pain meds in a week and able to play tennis in 6 weeks. ...Read more

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How long willnumbness last after breast reduction surgery?

How long willnumbness last after breast reduction surgery?

Months: Numbness post surgery is very common. Depending on the amount of tissue removed during your breast reduction, numbness may last up to 6 months. Some areas of numbness will never recover normal sensation. Approximately 15% of women post reduction mammoplasty have decreased nipple sensitivity that will remain permanent. Discuss with your breast surgeon. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time after a breast reduction surgery?

What is the recovery time after a breast reduction surgery?

It is staged: Many people spend one night in the hospital after surgery. They usually feel pretty good in a couple of days. Drains if your doctor uses them come out in 5to7 days. Many people are back to work in a week or two. Full physical activity is usually in about 6 weeks. ...Read more

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What benefits can breast reduction surgery have on a dancer?

What benefits can breast reduction surgery have on a dancer?

Comfort & posture: Breast reduction would make the breasts smaller, more proportional, more uplifted and lighter. It would probably improve your posture, make you look more slender, and improve your comfort. ...Read more

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What are common issues following a breast reduction surgery?

Complications?: Generally, breast reduction surgery is one of the most patient pleasing operations we perform. Complications include small chance of infection, bleeding, superficial incision line healing problems, lost/change of nipple/areola sensation, breast asymmetry, unhealthy tissue, unsatisfactory cosmetic results and potential need for further surgery. Postsurgical ambulation important. ...Read more

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

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

Ranges: Most people return to normal activity in 2 weeks, but actual healing (swelling, scarring, return of sensation) takes up to 6 months. ...Read more

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Can you offer any advice for having breast reduction surgery?

Many Factors...: Some general advice would include careful selection of your plastic surgeon, careful communication of your goals, appropriate aftercare preparation and personnel, appropriate time off work and strenuous activity… best wishes. ...Read more

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How many pounds can they remove with breast reduction surgery?

How many pounds can they remove with breast reduction surgery?

1000gms=2.2lbs: Generally speaking, the more tissue that is removed, the greater risk for potentially compromise the vascular and nerve supply to the nipple. ...Read more

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Can I ask for pain medications after breast reduction surgery?

Can I ask for pain medications after breast reduction surgery?

Absolutely: Your plastic surgeon should provide you with a prescription for pain medication to be taken after your surgery. Usually, however, the pain is not great and can be managed with tylenol (acetaminophen) within a couple days after the surgery. ...Read more

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How likely is it for you to die in a breast reduction surgery?

Extremely Unlikely: Assuming you are in good health, and choose your plastic surgeon, anesthesiologist, and surgery facility carefully, the chances of death around the time of breast reduction surgery is very small. On the other hand, breast reduction surgery tends to be one of the most patient pleasing operations we perform.
Best wishes. ...Read more