Are you thinking of getting a breast reduction, but are unsure? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Many of my patients often have concerns regarding the procedure and its efficacy. Here are some common breast reduction concerns I have encountered as an experienced plastic and reconstructive surgeon:
I’m afraid I may lose sensation of my nipples.
You shouldn’t be because the technique I use ensures that nipple sensation will stay intact. There’s a chance that you will have some sensation lost, but this is only temporary and is restored when the healing process is completed.
Will I be able to breastfeed after breast reduction surgery?
Yes, breastfeeding is still possible after the procedure. Generally, you are able to produce more milk the more time it’s been since your surgery, as your body needs time to heal.
What risks or complications are there from having breast reduction surgery?
Risks and complications are very rare, especially because of the precision used in the procedure. Risks and complications include minor bleeding, scarring, infection, and general pain in the area. Antibiotics are used to fight off infection and painkillers are prescribed to fend off unwanted pain.
Does my insurance cover the procedure?
You may have to call your insurance company to find out but typically insurance companies do not provide coverage as they feel large breasts can be treated with weight loss. However, you could follow our process of meeting breast reduction criteria as well as read more on breast reduction insurance.