3 Myths About Breast Reduction Surgery

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There are a lot of myths and misconceptions about breast reduction surgery. This blog post will dispel some of the most common myths about this life-changing procedure.

Myth #1: You will have to wear a special bra after breast reduction surgery

A common misconception about breast reduction surgery is that you must wear a special bra after the procedure. This is not true. We will place you in a non-padded, no underwire bra immediately after surgery but after that, you can wear any bra you want after your surgery. Whether you choose to wear a sports bra, a push-up bra, or no bra at all, it is up to you. Remember that you may need to go down a cup size or two due to the loss of volume in your breasts. Other than that, there are no particular restrictions on what type of bra you can wear after breast reduction surgery.

Myth #2: Breast reduction surgery will make it impossible to breastfeed

It is a common myth that breast reduction surgery will make it difficult for a woman to breastfeed. However, this is usually not true. Breast reduction surgery does very little damage to the milk ducts or nerves, and many women who have had the surgery can breastfeed without any problems.

Myth #3: You will have severe scars after breast reduction

Scarring is a natural part of the healing process after any surgery. However, the type of scarring you will experience after breast reduction surgery is usually very minimal. The incisions made during the surgery are hidden in a bra but visible in the nude.   Fortunately, the scars will continue to fade over time.

Discuss scarring with your surgeon if you are concerned about your options. There are now a variety of techniques that can help minimize scarring. With the right surgeon and treatment plan, you can minimize the appearance of scars and have beautiful, natural-looking results.

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Would you like to learn more about breast reduction surgery? Contact Dr. York Yates to get more information about breast reduction in Layton, Utah. Please contact us if you have any questions about breast reduction surgery or other procedures—Call 801-525-8741 to contact us.

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