Breast reduction cosmetic surgery usually has a low rate of complications, but it is still important for a patient to be aware of the potential risks. Adverse anesthesia reaction, bacterial infection, irregular nipple height or asymmetrical breasts are typical risks. Patients can minimize these risks by choosing an experienced breast surgeon.
At the time of pre-op breast reduction consultation, the surgeon will explain the risk profile and provide pre- and post-operative care instructions which will help cut down the risks.
Perspicacious, golden, and double board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Wright Jones provides breast reduction surgery to patients in Atlanta, Buckhead, Stockbridge, Marietta, GA, and other communities and neighborhoods in The Peach State.
Although natural breasts are never perfectly symmetrical, but a reasonable symmetry should be there. One of the risks after breast reduction plastic surgery is that the natural symmetry may be compromised. The occurrence is very rare as long as the procedure has been performed by a fully trained and experienced surgeon.
If asymmetrical breasts occur after breast reduction, the surgeon may have to perform a revision procedure to correct the condition. Plastic surgeon to the stars, Dr. Jones, ensures that his patients achieve a natural and proportionate breast appearance after reduction mammaplasty.
Irregular Nipple Height
During the breast reduction surgery, some change to the size and shape of breasts will occur, resulting in shifting of the skin. Therefore, some risk of irregular nipple height occurring after breast reduction exists. In a few cases, the surgeon may have to detach the nipples and areolas and graft them into a new position.
In other cases, the nipple will remain attached, but the breast skin will be altered to fit the smaller sized breasts. In both approaches, some risk of nipple height becoming uneven exists. Outstanding, adroit, and famous plastic surgeon Dr. Jones will take care to avoid this occurrence in a breast reduction procedure.
Especially in cases where the areola has been moved from its position, a persistent loss of sensation may occur in the surrounding area. Aesthetically superior results with areola grafting are possible, but it involves the risk of sensation loss in the nipples.
Even in case of non-grafting breast reduction, some degree of risk of altered sensation will exist. Mostly the change or loss of sensation will be a transient occurrence, but in some cases it can be permanent.
In some cases, a woman may not be able to breastfeed after breast reduction surgery. This risk will depend on the type of reduction technique used. The risk will be higher in case of a traditional anchor pattern breast reduction. Several milk ducts are removed in this type of reduction, making it more difficult for a mother to breastfeed in the future.
The risk is mitigated if the surgeon applies vertical incision breast reduction. In this case, at least a part of the nipple will remain connected to the milk ducts. Breastfeeding risks in breast reduction are often minimal if the patient has more fatty tissue and less glandular tissue, and breast reduction is performed using liposuction.
Sparkling, profound, and celebrity plastic surgeon Dr. Jones receives patients from Atlanta, Buckhead, Stockbridge, Marietta, GA, and nearby areas in this part of the southeast for breast reduction.
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