Breast Reduction Pregnancy and Breast Feeding

I am seeking medical opinion FOR AN UNMARRIED GIRL INTENDING REDUCTION MAMMOPLASTY covering all aspects like:

1) Beautification point of view,

2) Conception and breast feeding capability in future

3) Whether Mammogram will give some idea of breast tissue density also to assess the future risk factors.

4) Also before conceiving what are the points to be checked for a successful trouble free delivery both from mother and baby point of view after this surgery.

In my practice, I advise my patients that it is possible that they will be able to breast feed but more than likely they will need to supplement bottle feedings as well. Mammograms are obtained if there is a significant history prior to surgery or if the woman is 40 or older. The breast tissue removed is submitted for examination to rule out any possible of disease (cancer). Subsequent mammograms are reviewed in the typical manner and recommended intervals after surgery. There should be no cause and effect on a delivery from a prior breast reduction.

Earl Stephenson, Jr., MD, DDS, FACS
Earl Stephenson, Jr., MD, DDS, FACS
3096 Peachtree Industrial BlvdDuluthGA30097US

Earl Stephenson, Jr., MD, DDS, FACS

3096 Peachtree Industrial Blvd, Duluth, GA,
UNITED STATES, 30097

I think virtually any plastic surgeon that you discuss this with would give you an answer very similar to the excellent response by Dr. Gartside below.

Alexander G. Nein, MD, MS
Alexander G. Nein, MD, MS
2400 Patterson StNashvilleTN37203US

Alexander G. Nein, MD, MS

2400 Patterson St, #202, Nashville, TN,
UNITED STATES, 37203

Women seeking breast reduction do so from the stand point of symptom relief, particularly neck and shoulder pain that interferes with their activities of daily living. It is done so as to place the breast in a lifted position and proportionate to the body. Any surgery on the breast can interfere with the ability to breast feed as well as sensation to the nipple. A breast reduction should have no impact on your delivery but the appearance of the breast after a body altering condition such as pregnancy can not be predicted. Generally, I would recommend that women consider waiting until after child bearing is done unless the physical symptoms are severe and constant. Mammogram would not be used to assess future risks and having a breast reduction does not alter ones risk of breast cancer in the future.

Roberta L. Gartside, MD
Roberta L. Gartside, MD
1860 Town Center DrRestonVA20190US

Roberta L. Gartside, MD

1860 Town Center Dr, #180, Reston, VA,
UNITED STATES, 20190