Breast Reduction Risks and Side Effects
As with all surgical procedures, there are risks associated with breast reduction. Before you decide to undergo breast reduction, it is important that you understand all of the complications that may arise over the course of your treatment. The more you know about this procedure, the more likely you are to have a rewarding surgical experience.
Some of the risks and side effect that may result due to reduction mammaplasty are:
- Significant blood loss
- Reaction to anesthesia
- Small sores around the nipples
- Permanent loss of feeling of the nipples
- Permanent scarring
To reduce your chances of any problems, be sure to follow your doctor's instructions carefully. It is important that you are also open and honest with your surgeon, bringing any important medical information to his/her attention.
Another way to minimize complications is to select a breast reduction doctor who is knowledgeable and trained to perform this procedure. Doctor error should not be a factor in your surgical procedure. To ensure that your surgeon is best suited to perform your reduction mammaplasty procedure, request to see their breast reduction photos, speak with their past patients, and inquire about their credentials.
To locate plastic surgeons according to their patient results, please take a look at our before and after pictures of breast reduction.