Is It Safe To Undergo Breast Reduction Surgery?

Every patient that I work with obviously wants the very best from their cosmetic surgery procedure. And although this typically refers to outstanding and long-lasting aesthetic results, safety is an even higher priority for me. While it’s true that cosmetic surgery procedures like breast reduction surgery are very safe as long as the patient is deemed to be a good candidate for their respective procedure, safety is simply not something that should ever be taken for granted.

Thankfully, after many years of performing this procedure, I can confirm that breast reduction is indeed very safe. During the procedure, I am able to effectively remove excess tissue and skin from the chest area to effectively reduce and reshape the breasts. The procedure can be incredibly beneficial for women who experience back pain or posture issues due to overly large or heavy breasts. Additionally, my no vertical scar breast reduction technique can help achieve the intended effect with even less post-surgery scarring for women who are good candidates for this approach.

Many women I speak with during breast reduction consultations are concerned about their ability to breastfeed following the procedure. Thankfully, in my experience breast reduction will not prevent a woman from breastfeeding in the future. However, I still often advise patients to wait until they are finished having children to undergo cosmetic surgery like breast reduction. Pregnancy and childbirth can have adverse effects on a woman’s breast reduction results and create the need for additional procedures in the future to regain their post-surgery figure.

When performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon like myself, breast reduction is not only very safe, but the results are quite long-lasting. The possibility of the breasts re-growing after breast reduction is another common topic of conversation among prospective patients. Once this tissue is removed surgically, it will not grow back. However, certain changes that the body experiences over time may result in a stretching of the breast skin and a need for a breast lift in the future.

In my experience, knowing these facts beforehand can make prospective patients more comfortable regarding their procedure. For more information on breast reduction or to schedule a complimentary plastic surgery consultation today, please contact me, Dr. David Whiteman, at Southern Plastic Surgery. And don’t forget to follow along with us on Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok for additional tips, photos, news, and more.