Breast Reduction Risks


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Breast Reduction Risks

A breast reduction, an operation to reduce the overall size of the patient's breasts to reduce back and other body pain, can provide great results for patients. Patients also need to be aware of the potential complications and breast reduction surgery risks. In addition to the general risks associated with all surgeries patients need to consider the procedure specific risks such as flat breasts, nipple numbness or change in color, breastfeeding problems, and more. Below are helpful lists detailing the various potential breast reduction complications.

Breast Reduction Risks


Types of Breast Reduction Risks

Below are some of the surgical complications and risks associated with this cosmetic procedure. If you have additional questions regarding a specific risk or any other questions regarding the surgery it is recommended that you contact a local breast reduction surgeon.

  • Asymmetry
  • Bleeding
  • Breastfeeding problems
  • Boxy or Flat Breast
  • Change in nipple color
  • Fat Necrosis
  • Hematoma
  • Irregularities in position of nipples and areola
  • Keloid
  • Nerve Damage
  • Nipple loss
  • Nipple numbness
  • Permanent numbness
  • Sensory change
  • Seroma
  • Skin irregularities
  • Skin necrosis
  • Visible scar
  • Wound separation

Risks Associated With All Surgeries

  • Satisfaction with Results
  • Infections.
  • Scarring
  • Swelling
  • Blood Clots
  • Post-surgery complications
  • Corrective Surgeries
  • Medication Reactions

Risks During Recovery

  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Tenderness
  • loss or reduction of sensation in the breast area
  • Scarring
  • Bleeding

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