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What are the pros and cons of breast reduction?
9 doctors weighed in

Dr. Bryan McIntosh
Surgery - Plastics
3 doctors agree
In brief: Pros and Cons
Pros: decreased breast size and weight, decreased pain in neck/shoulders/upper back, easier to find bras that fit, decreased risk of breast cancer.
Cons: scarring, decreased breast milk production.

In brief: Pros and Cons
Pros: decreased breast size and weight, decreased pain in neck/shoulders/upper back, easier to find bras that fit, decreased risk of breast cancer.
Cons: scarring, decreased breast milk production.
Dr. Bryan McIntosh
Dr. Bryan McIntosh
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Dr. Bauback Safa
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Numerous
Pros: -relieve back and shoulder pain -improve self-esteem -reduce chronic skin irritation in breast folds -better aesthetic appearance -accelerate weight loss by allowing women to exercise more comfortably.
Cons: -scars -post-operative pain -surgical risks include: asymmetry, inability to breast feed post-operatively, potential sensation changes, infection, fat necrosis...

In brief: Numerous
Pros: -relieve back and shoulder pain -improve self-esteem -reduce chronic skin irritation in breast folds -better aesthetic appearance -accelerate weight loss by allowing women to exercise more comfortably.
Cons: -scars -post-operative pain -surgical risks include: asymmetry, inability to breast feed post-operatively, potential sensation changes, infection, fat necrosis...
Dr. Bauback Safa
Dr. Bauback Safa
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Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: Main Pros & Cons
Typically, the pros include pain reduction and self-image improvement.
Cons typically include the scar and pricing (though insurance often covers breast reduction surgery).

In brief: Main Pros & Cons
Typically, the pros include pain reduction and self-image improvement.
Cons typically include the scar and pricing (though insurance often covers breast reduction surgery).
Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
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Dr. John Di Saia
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: Pros & Cons
Pros: deceased back and bra strap pain better appearance cons: surgical scars occasionally numbness occasionally delayed healing.

In brief: Pros & Cons
Pros: deceased back and bra strap pain better appearance cons: surgical scars occasionally numbness occasionally delayed healing.
Dr. John Di Saia
Dr. John Di Saia
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Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: Lots
Breast reduction patients are almost uniformly glad they had the procedure and wish they had sone it sooner. In addition to decrease size and weight, the breasts will be lifted and shaped better. Also, without all that weight, exercise and activities are much easier on the body.
Pros are scarring and general surgical risks- bleeding/ infection- very low.

In brief: Lots
Breast reduction patients are almost uniformly glad they had the procedure and wish they had sone it sooner. In addition to decrease size and weight, the breasts will be lifted and shaped better. Also, without all that weight, exercise and activities are much easier on the body.
Pros are scarring and general surgical risks- bleeding/ infection- very low.
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
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Dr. Todd Sisto
Breast Surgery
In brief: Pros/cons
Pros: relieves pain immediately, usually much more able to lose weight, can relieve tingling in ring and little fingers and rash under breasts cons: scars, expense.

In brief: Pros/cons
Pros: relieves pain immediately, usually much more able to lose weight, can relieve tingling in ring and little fingers and rash under breasts cons: scars, expense.
Dr. Todd Sisto
Dr. Todd Sisto
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