Breast Reduction: The Problem
The patient was a 21-year-old with HH cup breasts, which caused her back, neck and shoulder pain.
The weight from her bra straps were creating dents in her shoulders which led to the hunching of her shoulders and ongoing back, neck and shoulder pain on a daily basis.
She was concerned about her ability to potentially breastfeed after a breast reduction and I was advised that breastfeeding is usually possible following a breast reduction.
Breast Reduction: The Procedure
She had a bilateral breast reduction with removal of approximately 1kg of breast tissue from both the left and right sides in an attempt to reduce her preoperative HH cup to a more manageable C cup.
Breast Reduction: The Results
The patient now wears a C cup bra comfortably and her scars at six months have begun to fade.
She has intact sensation to the nipple on both sides and as the nipple was not detached from the underlying breast tissue she will be able to go on and breastfeed if she chooses to.
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health professional.