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What should I expect at a breast reduction consultation?

What should I expect at a breast reduction consultation?

Consultation: At a breast reduction consultation you should tell your board certified plastic surgeon the symptoms you are experiencing, tests you have had, and any documentation of symptoms. You will have a full breast exam with measurements. The surgeon will then explain his technique, risks and complications, and postoperative care. Photos will be taken for insurance and documentation purposes. ...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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What to expect 5 weeks post breast reduction op?

What to expect 5 weeks post breast reduction op?

Normal : In terms of activity you should be back to normal with no restrictions. Your breasts may still be slightly numb and sore. Your scars may being more red and thicker at this point before they start fading later. ...Read more

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What cup size should I expect to get after breast reduction?

What cup size should I expect to get after breast reduction?

Depends...: Size after breast reduction surgery will depend on many variables. It will be important for you to communicate your goals with your plastic surgeon. I would suggest that you do not use cup sizes as a reference, because this form of communication can lead to confusion/misunderstanding. Goal pictures may be helpful. Most patients wish to and improve the proportionality of the upper /lower body... ...Read more

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I am thinking about a breast reduction. What should I expect?

I am thinking about a breast reduction. What should I expect?

Seek Consultation: Seek consultation with board-certified plastic surgeons to discuss your goals. During this process, you will learn about the pros/cons/risks/complications associated with breast reduction surgery. Only after these considerations will you be able to make an informed decision whether or not to proceed. Generally speaking, for carefully selected patients, one of the most patient pleasing operations. ...Read more

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What are some things to expect when going through a breast reduction?

What are some things to expect when going through a breast reduction?

See plastic surgeon: Breast reduction does not tend to be too painful. You might have drains for a day or more postop. There can be changes in sensation and shape to the nipple. You will have scars that will vary depending on your surgeon and breast size. Learn more at your plastic surgery consultation. ...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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What do you advise if i had a breast reduction and tomorrow i get the stitches out! has anybody had the procedure and can tell me what to expect?

What do you advise if i had a breast reduction and tomorrow i get the stitches out! has anybody had the procedure and can tell me what to expect?

Speak to your doctor: I recommend you speak with your doctor when you see him/her. Most breast reductions are performed with sutures that are beneath the skin and do not need to be removed because they dissolve. You can also take pain medication prior to your appointment--do not drive to your appointment if it is a prescription strength pain medication. ...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. ...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?

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. www.artofplasticsurgery.com ...Read more

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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?

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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