Faqs about breast reduction

Large breasts can cause severe neck and back pain which can cause adverse effects on lifestyle. For many women, breast reduction is a life changing experience.

This surgery can definitely arise tons of questions like whether it will make my boobs saggy or perky? Will it be painful? Will it change my nipple size? And so on! This FAQ guide will help you answer most of the common questions that arise in your mind.

Who is the best candidate for breast reduction surgery?

The best candidate for the breast reduction surgery are patients with large breasts that cause them discomfort like neck and back pain or some kind of rashes below the breasts.

What is the minimum age for breast reduction?

There is no minimum age for breast reduction. Once the breasts have fully grown and their development cycle is complete, breast surgery can be done on them.

How to prepare for surgery?

You should be fit before the surgery. Schedule a check-up with your doctor, have healthy meals and exercise on a regular basis. You should stop using tobacco products like vape, hookah or cigarettes.

Is it painful?

No, it will not be painful during the surgery because you will be on anaesthesia. There will be some degree of pain after the surgery, but your doctor will prescribe you some medication for it.

Can I choose the size of the breast I want to reduce to? How many cup size small can a patient go?

Yes, you can choose the size of the breast. You should talk to your doctor about it. The smallest cup size you can opt for depends on your breasts. So have a talk with a doctor.

Does the surgery leave scars and will they go away?

All types of surgery leaves scars. But most of them fade away in 6-12 months. Every doctor makes different kinds of scar. Some make pale and thin scars while others make thicker ones. You should ask the doctor beforehand about the places where there will be a scar as breast reduction can be done with different techniques.

What is the approximate recovery time?

Recovery time is approximately one month.

How long does the bruising last?

If you are worried about the bruising, it will last for 2-3 weeks. It will turn purple or green and eventually yellow and fade away.

Will my nipples change?

Yes, the size of the nipple will change in proportion to the new breast size.

How long will it take for my breasts to feel normal again?

The recovery time is different for everyone. But it can usually take up to 3-6 months for your breasts to feel normal again.

Will the breast reduction make my breasts perkier?

Yes, breast reduction will make your breasts perkier because the lift is a part of the reduction. You will not have to wear a bra if you don’t want to.