Breast Reduction, is This Outpatient or Inpatient Surgery?

I'm getting 1000gr removed from each. Dont know if this is outpatient or a one night stay?

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Breast reduction inpatient or outpatient

 Kimberly,  I have been doing breast reduction for 10 years and have never needed inpatient hospital stay. The complaint most patient give  following a breast reduction is tightness with minimal pain. No reason this needs to be treated inpatient. Save your money.

Miami Plastic Surgeon
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Breast reduction as an outpatient procedure

Most breast reduction surgery can be done as an outpatient or with a 23 hour overnight stay.  The decision to stay overnight is  some times made after surgery and is dependent on many factors such as nausea, vomiting, or pain control.   

Jeffrey Zwiren, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
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Breast Reduction an Inpatient or Outpatient Procedure

Breast reduction is usually an outpatient procedure and readily tolerated by most people.  However, if you have absolutely no help postoperatively or significant underlying medical conditions, an overnight stay may be reasonable.  For the latter you would need to check with your insurance company.

Robert T. Buchanan, MD
Highlands Plastic Surgeon
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Breast Reduction, Outpatient or Inpatient?

My patients are usually able to go home the same day, however some will stay overnight for comfort.However, this is something you need to discuss with your Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. Good luck!

Miguel Delgado, MD
San Francisco Plastic Surgeon
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Breast reduction is an outpatient procedure.

A breast reduction takes about 2 1/2 to 3 hours and is almost always outpatient procedure. Postoperative pain is generally modest. I do not use drains.

Vincent N. Zubowicz, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
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Breast Reduction - Outpatient or Inpatient Surgery?

My breast reduction patients usually go home the same day.  Patients who plan to stay overnight, however, may do so because of their medical history, their personal preference or their surgeon's preference.

Best wishes.

Craig S. Rock, MD
Houston Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 29 reviews

Breast Reduction, is This Outpatient or Inpatient Surgery?

 The operation you are considering is one of the most patient pleasing operations performed and can be done either way: either as an outpatient or with a overnight stay. Much will depend on factors such as surgeon preference, patient preference, underlying medical conditions etc.

 Best wishes.


Tom J. Pousti, MD, FACS
San Diego Plastic Surgeon
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Breast Reduction Surgery

My breast reduction and breast lift patients are very comfortable going home the same day (outpatient surgery).   But whether an overnight stay would be required or not depends on the length of your surgery and your overall health status.   Please visit with a board certified PS to learn more about your options.

Dr. Basu

Houston, TX

C. Bob Basu, MD, FACS
Houston Plastic Surgeon
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Outpatient or Inpatient surgery for breast reduction

Breast reductions can be performed as outpatient or inpatient surgery. Most reductions are done safely as an outpatient, even with the removal of 1000 grams of tissue from each breast. Discuss the options with your local plastic surgeon to find out which would be best for you. Thanks for your question. Best wishes.

Gregory Park, MD
San Diego Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 164 reviews

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