Weird looking breasts after reduction surgery. Is this normal? (Photo)
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Fullness under arm post breast reduction
The breast does extend under the arm pit, and is usually reduced in a breast reduction. There will be swelling after the procedure though and this can take months to resolve. If there is still excess volume then the solution is likely liposuction, but this needs review with your treating surgeon to formulate a plan
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Lateral skin after reduction
What you're seeing is common, and I try to warn all of my patients about it preoperatively. If you had a reduction, what you're seeing isn't new, it was there before, your heavy breasts just covered it up. Once the breast is reduced and in a better place, all the sudden that lateral fullness on the chest wall is more visible. I try to do lipo there, but it doesn't always go away, and is a separate procedure (especially in the eyes of the insurance company), so sometimes we are unable to fully address it, and it requires a revision. I'll often give patients the option to have that taken off also as part of the cosmetic portion.
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