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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 moreSee 7 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 6 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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