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Breast Reduction Surgery Risks

Breast reduction surgery is generally considered a safe procedure. However, patients should be mindful of the possible complications that can occur in this type of surgery. During the initial consultation, the surgeon will discuss all aspects of the surgery, including the potential risks.Breast Reduction Surgery Risks Beverly Hills | Los Angeles

Patients should feel free to ask questions and have a clear mind about the surgery. Prior to the procedure, they will be required to sign consent forms acknowledging that they are aware of the risks and willing to undergo the surgery.

Profound, dedicated, and board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie MD provides breast reduction to patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and other towns and cities in this part of the country.

Potential Complications

Every surgery comes with certain inherent risks, but there are a few specific risks associated with reduction mammoplasty. In trying to determine whether breast reduction surgery is ideal for you, you must be aware of the potential complications such as altered sensation in the treated sites, asymmetrical breasts, and breastfeeding problems in the future.

Asymmetrical breasts

Breasts can sometimes appear asymmetrical after a breast reduction procedure. The chances of the complication are very low, especially if the procedure is performed by a skilled and experienced surgeon. Nevertheless, it is a potential complication which may require a revision surgery.

Patients should be aware that natural breasts are also not entirely symmetrical. An insignificant level of asymmetry does not require corrective surgery.

Uneven Nipples

There is a possibility of uneven nipples post-surgery as reduction mammoplasty changes the shape and size of the breasts and moves a considerable amount of tissue. In a few cases, the areola and nipple are moved to another location through grafting. In some other cases, the nipple may remain at its place, but the skin may be changed to suit the smaller breast size. Both these scenarios are associated with a risk of uneven nipple height.

Change in Sensation

One of the risks in the breast reduction surgery is the loss of feeling in the incision sites. This risk is higher if the nipple has been grafted to a new location. The procedure to graft the areola helps the nipple appear aesthetically correct, but it can lead to a loss of feeling in the nipples.

Non-grafting breast reduction surgeries also carry the risk of loss of sensation, though the risk is much reduced. While this loss of sensation is temporary in many cases, in others, it may be permanent. It is essential that patients discuss this risk at length with their surgeons before the surgery when identifying the type of surgical method that will be used in the breast reduction surgery.

Reduction Mammoplasty and Breastfeeding

There is a risk of the inability to breastfeed after a breast reduction surgery. This risk depends on the surgical method used for the breast reduction procedure. Conventional anchor pattern reduction mammoplasty increases the risk. In a breast reduction surgery involving this technique, many milk ducts are eliminated which makes it difficult to breastfeed later.

The vertical incision method of breast reduction cuts down this risk because some part of the nipples remains attached to the milk ducts in this technique. The honorable and wonderful Dr. Gary Motykie MD receives patients from Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and other towns and suburbs across the horizon for breast reduction.

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