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Any suggestions on how to regain sensation in the breasts after breast reduction surgery?

Any suggestions on how to regain sensation in the breasts after breast reduction surgery?

Time: Unfortunately, there's not much to do other than wait. Nerve healing is slow, and it may take 12 - 18 months for them to fully heal. Fortunately, most people do get their sensation back after this operation. ...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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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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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 can I get breast reduction?

When can I get breast reduction?

Depends: Not sure about the details behind your question, but see a plastic surgeon to determine the proper timing. ...Read more

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How much can a breast reduction cost?

How much can a breast reduction cost?

Varies: There may be many “variables” involved. The specific surgeon's credentials/experience level (or lack thereof), the specific geographic area you are looking at, the different operations available, the location of the procedure (quality of surgery facility), type/quality of anesthesia provider, health insurance involvement… are some of the potential variables involved. Best wishes.
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What are benefits of breast reduction?

What are benefits of breast reduction?

Breast Reduction: The benefits of breast reduction include an improvement in back pain, shoulder grooving from bra straps, and rashes from moisture between the hanging breast and upper abdomen. Most women find exercise much more comfortable and enjoy not having to shop for customized bras. ...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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Is breast reduction right option for me?

Is breast reduction right option for me?

Combo of surgeries: Breast reduction can be accomplished using a variety of techniques and incisions. This can be accomplished with liposuction removing far only or via "doughnut", "lollipop" or "anchor" incisions where the goal is to remove fat/gland while lifting and preserving nipple/areolar viability and sensation, . ...Read more

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What is getting a breast reduction like?

What is getting a breast reduction like?

A relief: I the patient who has large, heavy breasts that are causing symptoms, breast reduction will offer relief if your complaints are related to the breasts.
This is not a "cosmetic procedure" and has substantial scarring. ...Read more

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Does insurance pay for breast reduction?

Does insurance pay for breast reduction?

Yes, depends: For beauty NO for back pains YES. In some woman large breasts cause severe back pains and disability, if medically documented ail approve such surgery by most of insurance companies approve. If it is for cosmetic purposes no. Speak to your doctor ...Read more

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Can you get a breast reduction at age 18?

Can you get a breast reduction at age 18?

Yes: If your breast are causing back, neck, and shoulder pain, shoulder grooving, or recurrent rashes then you are a candidate for breast reduction. Keep in mind that if your breasts are not done maturing, they may grow afterwards. ...Read more

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What is the process for breast reduction?

What is the process for breast reduction?

Artistic endeavor: The reshaping of the breast requires sculpting of breast tissue in 3 dimensions. Usually, the scars to reduce and reshape the skin surround the areola, pass vertically from the base of the areola to the breast fold and then run along the breast crease. Woman who seek reduction often complain of back and neck pain prior to the surgery and find much relief afterwards.
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How long is recovery for breast reduction?

How long is recovery for breast reduction?

It depends: On the activity. My patients are walking as soon as the anesthetic wears off and generally can drive themselves to the office after a week. I advise them to avoid strenuous activity for 6 weeks following surgery as for most surgical procedures as wound strength is about 80% of its maximum by that time. ...Read more

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At what age can you get a breast reduction?

At what age can you get a breast reduction?

Almost All: Breast reduction surgery tends to be one of the most patient pleasing operations plastic surgeons perform. Teenagers who suffer from juvenile breast hypertrophy may be good candidates for the procedure. Otherwise, assuming overall good health, patients of all ages are potentially good candidates. ...Read more

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What's recovery time after breast reduction?

What's recovery time after breast reduction?

1-2 weeks: Breast reduction is generally a very well tolerated and satisfying procedure. Mild discomfort is typical only for the first few days. Initial recovery is 1-2 weeks. Most women are able to return to sedentary work within 2 weeks. Vigorous physical activity can resume by 4 weeks. ...Read more

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What are the consequences of breast reduction?

What are the consequences of breast reduction?

Good: Usually you would have a breast reduction for large breasts that cause severe back or shoulder pain. You should feel better after the surgery. You may experience complications which may include scarring but most people are happy with the result. ...Read more

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Who hard is the recovery from breast reduction?

Who hard is the recovery from breast reduction?

Not too Bad: 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 the pros and cons of breast reduction?

Pros and Cons: Pros: decreased breast size and weight, decreased pain in neck/shoulders/upper back, easier to find bras that fit, decreased risk of breast cancer.

Cons: scarring, decreased breast milk production. ...Read more

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