Breast Reduction Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Am I a candidate for breast reduction surgery?
A: Breast reduction in Fort Lauderdale and Miami is performed for women who endure the psychological stigmata of their large breasts such as; back pain, shoulder pain, bra strap grooving, and rashes under their breasts. Some patients even become short of breath due to the weight of their breast when lying upon their back.
Q: Can I get breast implants during a breast reduction surgery?
A: We do not advocate breast implant placement with reduction mammoplasty as it defeats the purpose of the procedure! We prefer to use natural breast tissue rather than an implant in this circumstance.
Q: What are the risks of breast reduction surgery?
A: Risks of breast reduction in Miami include loss of tissue or the nipple areola complex (increased in smokers), bleeding, hematoma, infection, loss of sensation, unfavorable scarring, asymmetry, as well as complications inherent in all operative procedures including anesthesia problems, deep vein thrombosis. Significant complications are not common. This procedure is safe and reliable.
Q: What will my scar be like?
A: The scar is similar to the full pattern mastopexy scar resulting in a scar around the areola, a vertical scar below the areola and a transverse scar in the inframammary fold (the junction or fold between the breast and abdomen). These scars usually heal extremely well.
Q: What is the healing time?
A: "Healing time" is an imprecise term as it may relate to different frames of reference. It usually takes about a week before one may resume normal activities after breast enhancement in South Florida. You should refrain from vigorous activity for a period of one month to prevent the development of postoperative bleeding. The majority of swelling has abated after a period of 8-12 weeks. It takes at least a year for the scars to fully mature.
Q: Will I need another breast reduction in the future?
A: Breast reduction can be undone by pregnancy, excessive weight fluctuation, or if performed before breast growth has ceased. For this reason, We do not recommend breast reduction during teenage years unless the patient is extremely symptomatic.
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