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Help please! is breast reduction surgery painful?

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Dr. Tom Pousti
Surgery - Plastics
3 doctors agree

In brief: No.

Generally, most patients do very well after breast reduction surgery.
This operation tends to be less painful than other operations such as breast augmentation or tummy tuck surgery. Most patients require pain medication for approximately one week after the procedure. Generally speaking, breast reduction surgery tends to be one of the most patient pleasing operations performed.

In brief: No.

Generally, most patients do very well after breast reduction surgery.
This operation tends to be less painful than other operations such as breast augmentation or tummy tuck surgery. Most patients require pain medication for approximately one week after the procedure. Generally speaking, breast reduction surgery tends to be one of the most patient pleasing operations performed.
Dr. Tom Pousti
Dr. Tom Pousti
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Dr. Joseph Mele
Surgery - Plastics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Surgery is an injury

That begin said, the discomfort after breast reduction surgery is usually well managed with ice, elevation and oral pain medication.
Many of my patients who have chronic lower neck and upper back pain due to large breasts feel better immediately after surgery. If you experience breast pain with your menstrual cycle, you are likely to experience more discomfort than someone who does not.

In brief: Surgery is an injury

That begin said, the discomfort after breast reduction surgery is usually well managed with ice, elevation and oral pain medication.
Many of my patients who have chronic lower neck and upper back pain due to large breasts feel better immediately after surgery. If you experience breast pain with your menstrual cycle, you are likely to experience more discomfort than someone who does not.
Dr. Joseph Mele
Dr. Joseph Mele
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2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Any type of surgery involves an incision and is therefore associated with pain.
The amount of pain experienced is different for each patient.

In brief: Yes

Any type of surgery involves an incision and is therefore associated with pain.
The amount of pain experienced is different for each patient.
Dr. Michael Zadeh
Dr. Michael Zadeh
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Dr. William Harris
It hurts so bad, you feel like you can't breathe for a couple of days. Keep the ice on your chest constantly, and take post-op pain medicines as prescribed by the clock at first. Don't let this influence your decision, however. A breast reduction surgery can be the best thing that you ever do for yourself in your life!
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