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

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Dr. Jeremy White
Surgery - Plastics
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. William Harris
Breast reduction surgery can be the best thing that you ever do for yourself! Yes, it is a surgery and it will hurt, requiring LOTS of ice bags, convalescence, and pain medication, but after that, you should be happier. About the loss of sensation, I would clarify that if you have had great sex and get a real zinger that goes straight from nipples to vulva; breast reduction surgery may take that one very enjoyable sensation away from you. Absolutely, discuss all of the pros and cons (and his personal outcomes) with your doc prior to having this procedure.
Dr. Tom Pousti
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Many...

Not enough space here to describe but your plastic surgeon will go over a detailed list of what to expect before, during, and after breast reduction surgery.
Keep in mind, that for the appropriately selected patient, breast reduction surgery tends to be extremely patient pleasing. Best wishes.

In brief: Many...

Not enough space here to describe but your plastic surgeon will go over a detailed list of what to expect before, during, and after breast reduction surgery.
Keep in mind, that for the appropriately selected patient, breast reduction surgery tends to be extremely patient pleasing. Best wishes.
Dr. Tom Pousti
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Dr. Francisco Agullo
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Recovery

It will take about two weeks to return to normal non-strenuous activity.
You might have a drainage tube after the procedure. There will be scars around the areola and lower breast. You will experience a relief from straining your back, neck, and shoulders.

In brief: Recovery

It will take about two weeks to return to normal non-strenuous activity.
You might have a drainage tube after the procedure. There will be scars around the areola and lower breast. You will experience a relief from straining your back, neck, and shoulders.
Dr. Francisco Agullo
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