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What are the pros and cons of breast reduction?

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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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 are the pros and cons of a breast reduction?

What are the pros and cons of a breast reduction?

Many: Breast reduction is one of the most patient pleasing operations performed. Pros include improvement of neck/back/shoulder discomfort, improvement of bra strap grooving/posture and/or improvements with skin breakdown/rashes/infections. Downside include scarring, potential for loss of nipple/areola sensation or ability to breast-feed, and other “standard” risks associated with surgery. ...Read more

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What are the pros and cons of having a breast reduction?

What are the pros and cons of having a breast reduction?

Breast reduction: The pros of the bilateral breast reduction is the loss of the breast weight pulling on your chest and the loss of neck and back pain associated with large breasts. It is a very satifying procedure for most patients. The cons are as follows: you could lose some sensation in your nipple/areolar complex, there are scars involved, there is always a possibility of scars or infection. ...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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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. ...Read more

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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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