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Will a breast reduction make me look like I lost weight?

Will a breast reduction make me look like I lost weight?

Breast Reduction: It can. It will change the proportions of your body and the way you carry yourself which can make you appear more fit.

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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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I really don't like my size considering breast reduction and weight loss, opinions please?

I really don't like my size considering breast reduction and weight loss, opinions please?

Weight loss: Being overweight can certainly be "unhealthy" and as we get older, it gets harder to lose. If your breasts are very big, the condition many lead to eventual back pains, so breast reduction surgery could be an option for you. Diet and exercise are surely the first step. Eating less calories (weight) than you can burn off will make you lose. Best wishes to you.

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What help me to lose weight, with emphasis on breast reduction?

What help me to lose weight, with emphasis on breast reduction?

You need: Cannot target a specific body part with weight loss, short of exercising a specific area. No way to do that with breasts.

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I am fixing to go get a breast reduction and was wondering if it will also help me lose weight as well?

I am fixing to go get a breast reduction and was wondering if it will also help me lose weight as well?

Perhaps: Most women will experience a decrease in breast volume with weight loss. The amount is variable and depends upon how much breast gland tissue and breast fatty tissue you have. I tell my patients that want to both lose weight and have a breast reduction to wait for the surgery until the weight loss has been completed. This prevents the breasts from sagging excessively after you lose weight.

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What is the recovery time after male breast reduction? Even though i work out and am in pretty good shape, i look like I have female breasts, and it's difficult to hide. I would like to get male breast reduction but don't want anyone to know that I have h

What is the recovery time after male breast reduction? Even though i work out and am in pretty good shape, i look like I have female breasts, and it's difficult to hide. I would like to get male breast reduction but don't want anyone to know that I have h

Gyencomastia Surgery: 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.

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Questions about breast reduction? What happens if I gain weight later?

Questions about breast reduction? What happens if I gain weight later?

They get bigger: After a breast reduction your breasts will still get larger and smaller based on overall weight.

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Need advice on what is the the difference in weight loss surgery and breast reduction?

Need advice on what is the the difference in weight loss surgery and breast reduction?

Weight/Breast Redux: Weight loss surgery alters the stomache to reduce the amount of food and calories that can get through. Since breasts are mostly fat, they will also lose weight. Breast reduction is the surgical removal of breast tissue and fat to reduce breast size and improve shape.

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What is the difference between weight loss surgery and breast reduction?

What is the difference between weight loss surgery and breast reduction?

Lots: Weight loss surgery is systemic- it not only helps you lose weight in the fat below your skin, but in the fat throughout your body. Do not get a breast reduction then weight loss surgery- as you will have to have another surgery. Get weight loss surgery first.

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I have a small breast size. Need to lose hip weight. Will exercising with out bra help prevent breast reduction?

I have a small breast size. Need to lose hip weight. Will exercising with out bra help prevent breast reduction?

Breast sz & wt loss: It will not. Exercising will help you lose weight. To specifically target weight loss to certain areas (ie just my hips) is not really possible with exercise. Be happy with how you are. Exercising and losing weight is great. Your breast size is your breast size. Celebrate and enjoy who you are. Remember YOU ARE UNIQUE. There is no one on the planet like you. Be proud and happy with you!

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I am suffering from a back pains shoulder pains constantly due to the weight of my breasts. Now the Doctor i consulted advised that i go for Breast reduction. I'm still failing to understand why cant i get help from Discovery . ?

I am suffering from a back pains shoulder pains constantly due to the weight of my breasts. Now the Doctor i consulted advised that i go for Breast reduction. I'm still failing to understand why cant i get help from Discovery . 
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Breast reduction: I am not sure the specific nature of your question. Breast reduction in the properly selected patient can have an approximate 70 percent success rate in patients with back pain. Don't hesitate to discuss further with your physician.

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I had weight loss surgery in 2002. Going from 300lbs to 135lbs how do I get ins to approv excess skin remove and breast reduction?

I had weight loss surgery in 2002. Going from 300lbs to 135lbs how do I get ins to approv excess skin remove and breast reduction?

Consult a surgeon: First you need to see a plastic surgeon. Try to find one who specializes in or has experience with bariatric patients because this is not the typical cosmetic case. The doctor will document the problem and need for surgery including photos. It helps if you have problems like infections in skin creases or trouble walking due to the excess skin.

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What cup size is recommended for my breast reduction? I have back and neck problems from the weight of my breasts; i'm a 40i and in constant pain. Osteoporosis runs in my family, and i'm afraid the extra strain on my spine might have serious consequences

What cup size is recommended for my breast reduction? I have back and neck problems from the weight of my breasts; i'm a 40i and in constant pain. Osteoporosis runs in my family, and i'm afraid the extra strain on my spine might have serious consequences

Up to You: Based on your description, you may be an excellent candidate for breast reduction surgery; this operation tends to be one of the most patient pleasing operations we perform. It will be important to communicate your goals clearly with your plastic surgeon prior to proceeding. Do not base your communication or satisfaction with the outcome of surgery on achieving a specific cup size. Best wishes.

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Is it possible to get a breast reduction and tummy tuck to reduce back pain? My back kills me most of the time, mainly my lower my weight has fluctuated a bit. I was 160 in high school and when i graduated and by the time i was 20 i was 211 pounds. Whe

Is it possible to get a breast reduction and tummy tuck to reduce back pain?  My back kills me most of the time, mainly my lower my weight has fluctuated a bit.  I was 160 in high school and when i graduated and by the time i was 20 i was 211 pounds.  Whe

Yes...: Combination surgical procedures are done regularly. However,   it is best to evaluate each patient on an individualized basis. During this consultation process, after a complete history and physical, the safety  of combining these surgical procedures becomes of paramount importance. Best to achieve long-term stable weight prior to proceeding with surgery; make sure you have realistic expectations.

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Will a breast reduction really help reduce back pain?

Will a breast reduction really help reduce back pain?

Most likely: Getting the weight off of your shoulder nd back after a breast reduction often helps with back discomfort . My reduction patients are some of my happiest.

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Will a breast reduction releave some of the back pain caused by fibromyalgia?

Not necessarily: Breast reduction can help to relieve the strain on the upper back, neck and shoulders by reducing the weight pulling in these areas from heavy, dense breasts. The pain from fibromyalgia may not respond entirely from this effort as the pattern of pain is often more diffuse and not always due to a defined cause.

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What is breast reduction surgery like?

What is breast reduction surgery like?

A trade off...: Of smaller breasts that cause less neck and back pain for scars on the breasts. Usually outpatient surgery with general anesthesia. Most breast reduction patients say that the pain is like that from doing too many pushups: soreness in the chest muscles. It should easily be controlled with the medication given to you by your surgeon. Most patients return to regular activities in 10-14 days.

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What is a breast reduction procedure like?

What is a breast reduction procedure like?

High Satisfaction: The most satisfying procedure plastic surgeons offer nationwide is breast reduction. If your bust is so large that it causes functional problems, reduction will invariably please you. The only takeaway of reduction is that a scar is necessary on the breast. The type of scar depends on the breast shape and size.

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What is a breast reduction operation like?

What is a breast reduction operation like?

Not bad: Most of our patients are pleasantly surprised by the fairly easy recovery after breast augmentation. They are usually able to return to work in one week. Bruising is minimal.

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