The risks of breast reduction include a decrease in nipple sensation due to the repositioning and resizing of the nipple. This affects a vast majority of patients following a breast reduction.

You are extremely unlikely to be able to breastfeed after a breast reduction. Pregnancy will also alter breast size and shape after a reduction. I highly recommended that, if possible, you complete your family before considering a reduction. However, some women in their late teens have extremely large breasts necessitating the procedure despite the above-mentioned problems.

Other risks include excessive scarring, asymmetry, skin discoloration, and poor healing of incisions. Pain or numbness can also be experienced, but this is usually temporary.

During your consultation, we will discuss the risks and concerns.