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What is the process of getting a breast reduction?

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Asked by CARMENBROWN085 at 7:57 PM on Jul. 6, 2010 in Health

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  • they take some of the inner tissue out & then zip you back up a bit tighter around the nipple. If you were really sagging, they may even take the nipple off & replace it higher up for perkiness. Many women lose sensation in their nipples when having a reduction, or a lift. Here is more info for ya;



    Answer by samurai_chica at 7:59 PM on Jul. 6, 2010

  • Its hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of stiches. It is a pretty major surgery. I know a couple people who have had it done. They said it was worth it in the end because of the back pain, but the recovery is rough.

    Answer by karamille at 8:01 PM on Jul. 6, 2010

  • I had one a long time ago - maybe 15 years ago. I started by seing a plastic surgeon for a consult. At the time, my health insurance paid for it, so we went through the pre-approval process. Then we set a time for surgery. I went in the day before so the surgeon could draw a bunch of lines on me. Then I had to stay overnight in the hospital. It took a about a month to heal up.

    Answer by lvpenguino at 8:01 PM on Jul. 6, 2010

  • I will say the previous posters are correct. I looked like a shark attack victim right after the surgery. But I have fairly light skin, so my scars aren't too noticeable anymore.

    Answer by lvpenguino at 8:02 PM on Jul. 6, 2010

  • FYI, nowa days they don't need "HUNDREDS" of stitches. My GF got a reduction & a lift & she certainly did not have hundreds of stitches. In fact, 3 years later..they are barely noticable. The scars were suprisingly small.

    Answer by samurai_chica at 8:04 PM on Jul. 6, 2010

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