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Stephen Miller MD PC FACS

Las Vegas Breast Reduction Plastic Surgery

Las Vegas Breast Reduction Frequently Asked Questions

What are the risks and complications involved with having reduction mammoplasty?

As with any surgery, there are risks involved like bleeding, infection and delay in wound healing. It is not uncommon for some patients to develop small open areas in their incisions. Antibiotic creams, prescribed by Dr. Miller, will resolve those sores. You are at increased risk for complications if you have diabetes, poor circulation or smoke. Dr. Miller will fully present the risks and complications to you during your consultation. Having a qualified plastic surgeon perform your surgery minimizes the likelihood of complications.

Will I need a mammogram?

Because the size, shape and amount of breast tissue will change after the reduction, it is advisable to have a preoperative mammogram and a postoperative mammogram six months to a year after surgery for comparison purposes.

Will I lose sensation in my nipples?

Some patients may experience some loss of feeling in their nipples, initially. The feeling usually returns.

What is the ideal age to have a Las Vegas breast reduction?

Normally, women wait until their breasts are fully developed before they have this procedure.

What shape, size, and incision is recommended?

Dr. Miller will discuss these details with you during your consultation. It is normally a function of the woman’s anatomy and the doctor’s recommendation that determine type of incision pattern.

Will I still be able to breast feed?

Since many of the milk ducts leading to the nipples are removed during reduction mammoplasty, future breast-feeding may not be possible. Most women are able to breast feed, but the amount of milk produced may be diminished so that supplementation is needed.

How will my breasts look over time?

Your breasts will look uplifted and smaller. It may take several months before the final shape is determined.

Will my breasts ever return to their original size after the reduction?


Will insurance cover the operation?

Many insurance companies will pay for breast reduction if it’s deemed medically necessary. These companies may require that a certain amount of breast tissue be removed to qualify for coverage. Check your policy, and have Dr. Miller write a “predetermination letter” if necessary.

How long will the scars last?

It is important to keep in mind that breast reduction scars can be extensive although the Dr. Miller will make ever attempt to keep them as inconspicuous as possible. They may remain red for months, gradually fading over time. Smokers tend to have a harder time with scarring. The good news is that the scars can be placed so that you can wear even low-cut tops.

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