How long should I wait after weaning my nursing baby to get a reduction?
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Timing of breast reduction after stopping breastfeeding
Timing of Breast Reduction after weaning
The first, the breasts much reach and remain at their new sizes. There is no point in operating on breasts which are still changing in size and thereby either under or over remove breast tissue. Just like no one knowingly would build a home on a shifting foundation, we would want your breasts to reach and remain at their new sizes.
Secind, lactating breasts ducts are not sterile. They contain bacteria. By cutting across such breasts ducts the risk of infection is increased.
For these reasons, most surgeons would prefer to wait at least 6 months after the milk production has stopped before performing breast surgery.
Peter Aldea MD
Breast Reduction after Breast Feeding
Typically we prefer that patients have been done breast feeding for at least 6 months before coming in for a consult for breast reduction. Hope this helps!
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