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Is it a good idea to wait for a breast reduction until after having children?

Is it a good idea to wait for a breast reduction until after having children?

Yes: It is alway ideal to perform breast reduction surgery after you are done with pregnancies. That diminishes the possiblity of re-growth of the breast and need for a second reduction. However, if you are very symptomatic, an early reduction may be worthwhile. ...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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Considering breast reduction but have no money so is it a good idea to buy insurance?

Considering breast reduction but have no money so is it a good idea to buy insurance?

May not work: Because so many people have the bright idea that they can save money by only purchasing insurance when they need it, most companies have a pre-existing clause, meaning they will only cover a problem that arises after you have insurance. Insurance is not a way to get something for nothing(or very little). You need insurance for a lot of reasons; reduction is the least of them. ...Read more

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Was in a bad car accident and that had made my back and hip issues worse. I'm thinking about a breast reduction. Would that be a good idea?

Maybe.: Best to seek consultation with board-certified plastic surgeons to learn more about the procedure and its potential benefits in your case. Like any procedure, breast reduction surgery is associated with potential risk/complications that should be considered along with the many benefits of the operation. Overall, breast reduction surgery performed for the right patient is highly beneficial. ...Read more

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Is breast reduction a good idea for someone with fibromyalgia?

Is breast reduction a good idea for someone with fibromyalgia?

Possibly: I have had several patients with fibromyalgia who had definite improvement in their back, neck and shoulder pain after breast reduction. Of course, most patients have this benefit after breast reduction as this is usually the point of breast reduction. If your upper back, neck and shoulders hurt because of large breasts, with or without fibromyalgia, breast reduction should help. ...Read more

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Since my boobs look big compared to the rest of my torso. Do you think breast reduction surgery would be a good idea?

Since my boobs look big compared to the rest of my torso. Do you think breast reduction surgery would be a good idea?

It sounds like this: Is solely a cosmetic issue. Some women find large breasts attractive. I wouldn't have surgery on a whim - only if it is really an issue for you. ...Read more

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Is it a bad idea to have a breast reduction for my 14 year old?

Is it a bad idea to have a breast reduction for my 14 year old?

Not necessarily…: Juvenile breast hypertrophy, along with the physical and psychosocial consequences of this diagnosis, may be an appropriate reason to proceed with breast reduction surgery at a relatively young age. In my practice, timing of breast reduction surgery is determined on a case-by-case basis. Seek consultation with well experienced board-certified plastic surgeons for best advice. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Need ideas on how to tell my boss(male) I have to take leave for a breast reduction surgery. Professionally..?

Need ideas on how to tell my boss(male) I have to take leave for a breast reduction surgery. Professionally..?

Medical leave: Your boss does not need to know anything other than that you are having surgery and will have to take some time off to recover. Fortunately, it doesn't take long with this surgery. He doesn't need to know nor do you legally have to tell him anything other than you need medical leave. If he asks, tell him it's private. ...Read more

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What age should I get breast reduction or wait till done having kids?

What age should I get breast reduction or wait till done having kids?

Any age: Breast feeding is rarely affected with the inferior pedicle technique unless the nipple arealor complex is in danger (very large breast size or smoking) and the health benefits are significant, so age is usually not a factor unless the patient is getting the procedure more for cosmetic than reconstructive reasons. ...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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Is a woman with ddd breasts a good candidate for breast reduction?

Is a woman with ddd breasts a good candidate for breast reduction?

Most likely: Obviously you need to be examined but ddd breasts that are causing back, neck, and shoulder pain are good candidates for reduction. ...Read more

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Should i wait before doing sexual activities after a breast reduction?

Should i wait before doing sexual activities after a breast reduction?

Better to wait: Wait until your doctor says it is ok. You need to let things heal at least before any breast play. :). ...Read more

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Breast reduction before or after having children is better?

Breast reduction before or after having children is better?

Generally after you: Are finished having children. I have had to re-do two breast reductions in patients who had children after their first reductions and whose breasts became very large again with pregnancy and nursing. On the other hand, I have done reductions in 15 yr-old girls with enormous breasts and severe neck and back pain because of them. ...Read more

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Is it considered unhealthy to get a breast reduction/ lift now if i want to have children in a few years?

Depends: If your kids are a few years away then you should go ahead and think about having a reduction now to take some of that strain off your neck and back. It's possible you may need additional breast surgery after your children as it is impossible to predict how your breasts will change with pregnancy and breastfeeding. ...Read more

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How long do you have to wait to conceive after breast reduction?

How long do you have to wait to conceive after breast reduction?

Breast reduction: I typically would give all of my patients 6 weeks to recover after breast reduction. Provided there are no wound healing issues they are able to return to all if there or operative activities. There maybe feelings of tenderness over the next several months because healing is still occurring after this 6 week time frame. It were to take and addition few months should help. ...Read more

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Do I have to wait very long after breast reduction before conceiving?

Conceive First: Recommend completing pregnancies prior to having breast reduction surgery. Filling of glands for milk production (even if not breast feeding) enlarges the breasts. After return to normal, additional loss of native breast fat and sagging skin is a common result. By waiting until no further pregnancies are planned, then deal with reduction and lifting as needed. ...Read more

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How long should I wait to be sexually active after a breast reduction?

How long should I wait to be sexually active after a breast reduction?

2 weeks: Length of time is as variable as the individual patients having breast reduction. With average cases, resumption of reasonable sexual activity will be able to start within two weeks. ...Read more

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How long should you wait to conceive after breast reduction surgery?

How long should you wait to conceive after breast reduction surgery?

Wait for breast redu: If you have not had the breast reduction and are currently considering pregnancy, my advice would be to defer the surgery until completion of child bearing which may have unpredictable effects on your breast. If you are having the breast reduction irregardless. I would wait a minimum of 9 months but I have to admit that is arbitrary and just my personal experience/advice. ...Read more

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How long should you wait to conceive after breast reduction surgery ?

How long should you wait to conceive after breast reduction surgery ?

Soon...: Assuming that all the medications used around the time of surgery have been cleared, there is no specific time period to wait. Keep in mind, that the breasts may change during and after pregnancy; generally, if at all possible best to wait on having breast surgery until you have completed pregnancies. ...Read more

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