Does a breast reduction affect hormones?
Breasts are sensitive to the hormone oestrogen.
However, breast size alters with body weight, so even after surgery, your breasts may increase in size if you put on weight or become pregnant.
Men can also experience enlarged breasts, known as gynaecomastia.
Read more information about male breast reduction.
Can breast grow back after reduction?
Breast tissue can grow back, an issue doctors believe is more common in younger women, and even minimal weight gain can often add a cup or two to your size. I probably went up about a cup size after the surgery. Going back to my plastic surgeon wasn’t easy. It took me three years to muster the courage.
How long does it take for breast to heal after reduction?
two to six weeks
What are the after effects of breast reduction?
Possible breast reduction surgery risks include:
- Unfavorable scarring.
- Changes in nipple or breast sensation, which may be temporary or permanent.
- Anesthesia risks.
- Bleeding (hematoma)
- Blood clots.
- Poor wound healing.
- Breast contour and shape irregularities.