Breast Reduction Safety and Still Leaking Breast Milk?

I am 27yrs old, 5'5" 178lbs with 42DDD/F breasts. Originally a 38D and went up a cup size with both of my pregnancies. lost 30lbs but no decrease in breast area. Have discoloration underneath breasts, shoulder grooves, back and neck pain from the weight. At consult I was told I have dense glandular breast and to decrease to a D cup with anchor incision, but would prefer a large C. I am still leaking milk 2yrs later, is surgery safe with this? Insurance covered, scheduled for August 9th.

Doctor Answers (2)

Breast reduction and lactation


Based on your description, you seem to be a great candidate for breast reduction. I agree with Dr. Wallach as it Prudent you have a work up as to why you are still lactating prior to surgery. There are conditions that need treatment if diagnosed preoperatively. 

New York Plastic Surgeon
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Lactating prior to breast reduction


I think that it is a good idea to see an endocrinologist to determine why you are still lactating before undergoing a breast reduction.  This can cause complications during and after surgery.

Steven Wallach, MD
Manhattan Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 18 reviews

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