Your 4 Most Common Breast Reduction Questions, Answered (VIDEO)

Are you looking to reduce the size of your breasts? You’re not alone. Millions of women undergo breast reduction surgery every year.

But if you’re new to the idea, you may have some questions about the procedure.

Here are some answers to the most burning questions about breast reduction surgery.

Question #1: Will breast reduction leave scars?

Any invasive surgery will leave scars. But the more important question is, will those scars be noticeable?

Dr. Nick Masri usually makes breast reduction incisions around the areola. This placement ensures that a bra or swimsuit can easily hide the incisions.

Plus, the incisions are usually less than one inch long. So the scars from breast reduction are typically small and well-hidden.

Likewise, scars fade over time. So while you may not be able to avoid them, there is no need to worry about permanent scarring.

And as Dr. Nidal Masri always says, your scars will become much less noticeable with care and patience.

Question #2: How much does breast reduction cost?

One of the main concerns of Nidal Masri’s patients is the cost of surgery. How much does breast reduction cost?

The answer varies depending on several factors, like the location, surgeon’s fees, hospital costs, anesthesia fees, and the complexity of the procedure.

Usually, patients pay anywhere between $5,000 and $10,000 for breast reduction surgery.

Question #3: What are the risks of breast reduction surgery?

Like all other surgeries, you need to consider some risks.

Some of the most common adverse side effects that subside after some time include:

  • Soreness
  • Swelling
  • Scarring
  • Numbness or tingling sensation

Less common risks include infection, loss of nipple sensation, inability to breastfeed, and breast asymmetry. There are also anesthesia-related risks like nausea, vomiting, and dizziness.

Breast reduction is still considered a safe surgery despite the potential risks because these complications rarely happen.

Dr. Nick Masri advises that you consult your plastic surgeon to know all the risks involved. Weigh all the risks and benefits before making a final decision.

Question #4: Is breast reduction painful?

Surgeons perform breast reduction with general anesthesia. That means that you will be completely asleep during the procedure.

Once the anesthesia wears off post-operatively, you’ll likely feel a little pain as the sensation slowly comes back. But don’t worry because you’ll be prescribed pain-relieving medications to help you manage your discomfort.

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