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Do I have to wait very long after breast reduction before conceiving?

10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Alexander
Surgery - Plastics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Conceive First

Recommend completing pregnancies prior to having breast reduction surgery.
Filling of glands for milk production (even if not breast feeding) enlarges the breasts. After return to normal, additional loss of native breast fat and sagging skin is a common result. By waiting until no further pregnancies are planned, then deal with reduction and lifting as needed.

In brief: Conceive First

Recommend completing pregnancies prior to having breast reduction surgery.
Filling of glands for milk production (even if not breast feeding) enlarges the breasts. After return to normal, additional loss of native breast fat and sagging skin is a common result. By waiting until no further pregnancies are planned, then deal with reduction and lifting as needed.
Dr. Robert Alexander
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Dr. Darryl Blinski
Dr Frank is right on
Dr. Scott Zevon
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: It depends

Ideally someone who was planning a breast reduction and a pregnancy would undergo the breast reduction following the pregnancy.
In the setting where the reduction has already been performed two months should be sufficient time to start planning a pregnancy.

In brief: It depends

Ideally someone who was planning a breast reduction and a pregnancy would undergo the breast reduction following the pregnancy.
In the setting where the reduction has already been performed two months should be sufficient time to start planning a pregnancy.
Dr. Scott Zevon
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Dr. Michael Beckenstein
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: At least a year

It takes a year to a year and a half for scars to completely heal after a reduction.
Breast enlargement during pregnancy puts tension on the scars which can make them moe visible yielding a lesser result.

In brief: At least a year

It takes a year to a year and a half for scars to completely heal after a reduction.
Breast enlargement during pregnancy puts tension on the scars which can make them moe visible yielding a lesser result.
Dr. Michael Beckenstein
Dr. Michael Beckenstein
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Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: After healed

Dr alexander is correct that you should have babies first then reduction.
If you have already had the reduction surgery and now want to get pregnant, you should wait until your breast are fully healed, probably at least 3-6 months.

In brief: After healed

Dr alexander is correct that you should have babies first then reduction.
If you have already had the reduction surgery and now want to get pregnant, you should wait until your breast are fully healed, probably at least 3-6 months.
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
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