Can I combine other procedures with my breast reduction?
Yes! Breast reduction is often paired with mastopexy (breast lift) to address sagging and downward-facing nipples in addition to excess breast tissue. Many patients choose to undergo breast reduction as part of a comprehensive mommy makeover procedure to contour the entire figure. Lastly, some patients will benefit from undergoing liposuction at the same time as their breast reduction to further sculpt and refine the chest region.
Will I have visible scars?
Dr. Afrooz goes to great lengths to minimize scarring after surgery by placing incisions strategically in areas where they will be the least noticeable. For breast surgery, incisions can be well-hidden within the darker pigments of the areolas or within the inframammary fold where they are obscured by the bra line.
Will I be able to breastfeed after breast reduction surgery?
During your consultation, you can discuss with the doctor your plans for future pregnancies. Dr. Afrooz can pursue an incision pattern that preserves nipple sensation and function in order to ensure breastfeeding will be viable in the future. As long as the milk ducts remain attached, women should have no problem breastfeeding down the line.
Are there any risks?
Breast reduction is considered a safe, effective procedure, especially when performed by an experienced, skilled provider such as Dr. Afrooz. However, all surgeries come with inherent risks. These may include infection, bleeding, loss of sensation, poor scarring, and extended swelling. The doctor will discuss the risks and benefits of breast reduction in greater depth during your private consultation.