Common Questions about Breast Reduction

Breast reduction is a beneficial cosmetic surgery for women who feel their breasts are over-sized or suffer from chronic back pain. Breasts that are disproportionate to the body can produce feelings of insecurity for many women. To follow are a few of the most commonly asked questions about breast reduction surgery.

Who is the Ideal Candidate for Breast Reduction Surgery?

Women who suffer physically and/or mentally due to the enormity of their breasts. The best candidates desire to reduce breasts at least 2 cup sizes and have good elasticity in their skin, as determined by a board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in breast reduction procedures.

Are There Age Restrictions on Breast Reduction Surgery?

Generally, it is best to wait until a woman has completely stopped growing, around 21 years old before undergoing breast reduction because otherwise the breast tissue may continue to mature after the procedure. However, this is a recommendation, not a requirement. Breast reduction surgery is entirely personal, and tailored to the unique needs of each patient depending on her body and lifestyle.

What do Patients Have to do Before Surgery?

In patients in their late 30s, early 40s, it is recommended that they undergo a mammogram to screen breasts for any possible signs of breast cancer. This is a precautionary measure. Breast reduction surgery does not cause breast cancer.

How Will I Feel When I Wake Up From Surgery?

Patients often attribute the discomfort in their breasts to the tenderness and discomfort associated with PMS and menstrual symptoms. A special surgical support bra must be worn for a few weeks following surgery to assist in healing and help improve results.

Will I Be Able to Breast Feed if I have a Breast Reduction?

Breast reduction does not increase the likelihood that you will or will not be able to breast feed. Breast feeding is dependent on many different factors, however, those who have undergone breast reduction surgery have the same chances of being able to breast feed as women who have not.

Are You Interested in Consulting a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon on Long Island for Breast Reduction?

Contact Dr. Charlotte Rhee today. Her office is located in Huntington Station. You can contact her office directly at 631-424-6707, or contact us online to request more information. We look forward to meeting you.

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