Reasons for Breast Reduction
Why Breast Reduction is Performed
Alternate Names for Breast Reduction:
Reasons for Procedure
Overly large breasts, resulting in the following symptoms:
- Poor body image
- Back, neck, and shoulder pain
- Posture problems
- Grooving or abrasions from bra straps
- Rash under the lower portion of the breasts
- Large breasts-generally acquired naturally or following pregnancy
- Breast asymmetry-may be due to previous surgery to one breast (eg mastectomy or lumpectomy )
- Large male breasts, known as gynecomastia -can be related to hormonal changes, medicines, or other health conditions
After the surgery, your breasts will be smaller and more symmetrical in appearance. They should reflect the size, shape, and symmetry you desired.
Learn what the procedure is. Find out how it is performed.
Find out why and when this procedure should be done.
Learn about possible complications and what might increase the risk of them.
What to Expect
Find out how long it will take, what they will be doing and what to expect afterwards.
What are the next steps and other possible tests needed after you have received the results.
Call Your Doctor
What to look out for and when to call your doctor after a procedure has been done.
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