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Women with large breasts often have physical symptoms as well as the cosmetic problems of a large bust. While there can be no guarantee that these will resolve, they will commonly improve.

Breast reduction  is a common but not a minor procedure. There are several ways that the procedure may be performed, each having their pros and cons. All surgery has potential complications which your surgeon will discuss with you. The most common scar pattern is shaped like an anchor, and is commonly called "inverted T pattern". Shorter scar techniques can be used for smaller reductions.
Recovery is fairly quick, but you will need at least a couple of weeks off work. Minor wound healing complications are not uncommon, and may delay your return to work.
It can take several months for the final shape to develop, and minor revisionary work is occassionally necessary.

Potential complications include:
  • Abnormal scarring
  • Nipple loss (rare)
  • Loss of nipple sensation
  • Haematoma
  • Infection
  • Anaesthetic complications
  • Need for minor revisionary surgery


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