As with any plastic surgery, there are possible risks. Specifically for this procedure, these may include a reduction or loss of nipple sensation, scarring, and difficulty or inability to breastfeed. For this reason, some prefer to delay this procedure until after they have had children.
Another possible risk is a size, shape, and symmetry difference between the left and right breast which may lead to further surgery. Finding the right plastic surgeon reduces this risk.
For more detail about breast reduction surgery, risks, and how to prepare, click here. Or make an appointment for a one-on-one chat with Dr Mark van der Velde – a specialist plastic surgeon with experience in breast reduction procedures.