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Does breast reduction surgery hurt much?

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Dr. Bryan McIntosh
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

Most women seeking breast reduction surgery are in significant neck, shoulder and upper back pain already.
After surgery, they usually experience an immediate sense of relief, not a large amount of surgical pain.

In brief: No

Most women seeking breast reduction surgery are in significant neck, shoulder and upper back pain already.
After surgery, they usually experience an immediate sense of relief, not a large amount of surgical pain.
Dr. Bryan McIntosh
Dr. Bryan McIntosh
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Dr. Todd Sisto
Breast Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not particularly

Women with overdeveloped breast generally seek surgery to relieve pain.
With surgical reduction, the pain from the weight of the large breast is immediately and permanently relieved: many women leave the hospital with less pain than they had when they came in!

In brief: Not particularly

Women with overdeveloped breast generally seek surgery to relieve pain.
With surgical reduction, the pain from the weight of the large breast is immediately and permanently relieved: many women leave the hospital with less pain than they had when they came in!
Dr. Todd Sisto
Dr. Todd Sisto
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Dr. Lavinia Chong
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Surprisingly little!

Compared to breast augmentation, breast reduction patients don't experience as much intense pain and chest muscle stretch.
Many compare it to the sensation they experienced upon lactation when the breasts are congested. Tenderness along the junction of the breast and chest wall is rapidly relieved with mild analgesics.

In brief: Surprisingly little!

Compared to breast augmentation, breast reduction patients don't experience as much intense pain and chest muscle stretch.
Many compare it to the sensation they experienced upon lactation when the breasts are congested. Tenderness along the junction of the breast and chest wall is rapidly relieved with mild analgesics.
Dr. Lavinia Chong
Dr. Lavinia Chong
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