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What are breast reduction surgery complications and side effects?

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Scars are a normal side effect of breast reduction surgery. Theywill fade over time but will never completely disappear. Scars can be made worse if you lift heavy objects too soon after surgery. In rare cases, some people have certain complications, such as inadequate healing of the nipple area, that may require a skin graft.

From: Breast Reduction Surgery WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Society of Plastic Surgeons: "2011 Plastic Surgery Statistics Report."

Mayo Clinic: "Breast Reduction Surgery." 

American Society of Plastic Surgeons: "Breast Reduction."

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on January 28, 2017

SOURCES:

American Society of Plastic Surgeons: "2011 Plastic Surgery Statistics Report."

Mayo Clinic: "Breast Reduction Surgery." 

American Society of Plastic Surgeons: "Breast Reduction."

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on January 28, 2017

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