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What will i go through if i decide to get a breast reduction?

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Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Breast surgery

The most important thing is a consultation with a plastic surgeon to assess whether you need a breast lift or a breast reduction and to cover the risks, benefits and limitations of the procedure.
You will need a mammogram pre-op. The surgical procedure duration is dependant on the type of procedure. Post-op you will wear a support bra, resume regular exercise & return to work in 3-4 weeks.

In brief: Breast surgery

The most important thing is a consultation with a plastic surgeon to assess whether you need a breast lift or a breast reduction and to cover the risks, benefits and limitations of the procedure.
You will need a mammogram pre-op. The surgical procedure duration is dependant on the type of procedure. Post-op you will wear a support bra, resume regular exercise & return to work in 3-4 weeks.
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Dr. Megan Jack
Surgery - Plastics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Breast reduction

This is most often an outpatient surgery (go home that day) that takes several hours to complete.
The plastic surgeon removes excess skin & breast tissue to reduce the size & lift the breasts. Scars may be around the nipple, vertical incision down from nipple (lollipop), or anchor-type incision. Discomfort typically lasts ~ a week & u may have drains. http://www.spsboca.com/breast-reduction.html.

In brief: Breast reduction

This is most often an outpatient surgery (go home that day) that takes several hours to complete.
The plastic surgeon removes excess skin & breast tissue to reduce the size & lift the breasts. Scars may be around the nipple, vertical incision down from nipple (lollipop), or anchor-type incision. Discomfort typically lasts ~ a week & u may have drains. http://www.spsboca.com/breast-reduction.html.
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Dr. Eric Khairalla
The surgery is not that painful since there is no cutting through muscle or bone. Surgery is limited to skin and fatty tissue. Some discomfort, swelling, bruising, for a couple of weeks, but no severe pain . ththttpppppppprocedureprocedure.Ifpssscarresultascarresultant scar
Dr. Tom Pousti
Surgery - Plastics
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In brief: Reducing/reshaping

Breast reduction surgery tends to be one of the most patient pleasing operations performed.
During this operation, “excess” breast tissue and skin is removed. The breasts themselves are lifted on the chest wall. This operation tends to help patients with neck, back, shoulder discomfort and may help patients with posture as well. Best wishes.

In brief: Reducing/reshaping

Breast reduction surgery tends to be one of the most patient pleasing operations performed.
During this operation, “excess” breast tissue and skin is removed. The breasts themselves are lifted on the chest wall. This operation tends to help patients with neck, back, shoulder discomfort and may help patients with posture as well. Best wishes.
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Dr. Alex Lechtman
Surgery - Plastics
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In brief: First, see a

Plastic surgeon. They will check you and discuss options.
The operation takes 2-3 hours. Recovery is typically about 2 weeks. There is mild to moderate discomfort easily treated with meds. The best thing it's the dramatic decrease in pain of your neck, back and shoulders.

In brief: First, see a

Plastic surgeon. They will check you and discuss options.
The operation takes 2-3 hours. Recovery is typically about 2 weeks. There is mild to moderate discomfort easily treated with meds. The best thing it's the dramatic decrease in pain of your neck, back and shoulders.
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Dr. Thomas Fiala
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Usually

A consultation is first.
The surgery is usually done as an outpatient, an may take 3-4 hours once things get started, under a full anesthetic. Depending on surgeon's preference, you may have drains. Most people find that the recovery is better than expected, and you feel "pretty good" after about a week.

In brief: Usually

A consultation is first.
The surgery is usually done as an outpatient, an may take 3-4 hours once things get started, under a full anesthetic. Depending on surgeon's preference, you may have drains. Most people find that the recovery is better than expected, and you feel "pretty good" after about a week.
Dr. Thomas Fiala
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