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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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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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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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Any way i can make my boobs a bit smaller without getting breast reduction surgery?

Any way i can make my boobs a bit smaller without getting breast reduction surgery?

Not Really.: There are no safe and/or effective nonsurgical means of breast reduction. There are however many creams, pills, and heavily marketed “technologies” that will tried to persuade women otherwise. Be careful that you do not waste your time and/or resources. On other hand, breast reduction surgery for the appropriately selected patient, tends to be one of the most patient pleasing operations we do. ...Read more

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What is breast reduction surgery exactly?

What is breast reduction surgery exactly?

Male Breast Reductio: Assuming a young man has achieved a long-term stable weight and there are no “causative agents” involved, surgery may be indicated to treat persistent gynecomastia. It is often best treated with partial excision of the prominent glandular tissue as well as liposuction surgery of the peripheral chest area. If the prominence of the chest wall is caused by adipose tissue, then liposuction surgery. ...Read more

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What risks should I be aware of doing breast reduction surgery?

Breast Reduction : Breast reduction is a very common surgery and people who have it are some if the happiest patients in plastic surgery. That said, there are risks. First, there is the risks of bleeding or fluid build-up in the breast. Theses are know as a hematoma (blood) or seroma (fluid). Second, is the concern of infection. Lastly, on this short list, is wound healing of the incisions or the the nipple. ...Read more

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How many pounds can they remove with breast reduction surgery?

1000gms=2.2lbs: Generally speaking, the more tissue that is removed, the greater risk for potentially compromise the vascular and nerve supply to the nipple. ...Read more

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Why would you receive breast reduction surgery?

Medical reasons : Medical indications for breast reduction are back or neck pain, shoulder grooving from the bra straps, and/or recurrent skin rashes in the folds. ...Read more

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Can I ask for pain medications after breast reduction surgery?

Can I ask for pain medications after breast reduction surgery?

Absolutely: Your plastic surgeon should provide you with a prescription for pain medication to be taken after your surgery. Usually, however, the pain is not great and can be managed with tylenol within a couple days after the surgery. ...Read more

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