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My Breasts Have Grown After Breast Reduction. What Do I Do?

Although breast augmentation is usually the first thing that comes to mind when people think of cosmetic breast surgery, there are actually several beneficial procedures available to address a wide variety of concerns, including breast size, shape, position, asymmetry, and more. Breast reduction, for example, is designed to reduce the overall weight and volume of a woman’s breast to give her a more natural look and relieve common symptoms associated with large breasts. The caring and experienced team at Romanelli Cosmetic Surgery, led by board-certified plastic surgeons Dr. James Romanelli and Dr. John Layliev, are proud to offer Long Island, NY breast reduction surgery to help women finally look and feel more confident and comfortable than ever before.

To find out if breast reduction may be right for you, it is helpful to first have a basic understanding of the procedure itself, including what it is used for, what results are possible, and how long they may last. One of the most common questions when it comes to breast reduction surgery is whether or not the breasts can grow back later in life. Find out the answer here.

What is breast reduction?

Breast reduction is a surgical procedure that involves removing glandular breast tissue and fat to reduce the size, weight, and volume of the breasts. In most cases, excess skin is also removed during breast reduction surgery in order to lift the remaining breast tissue to a more youthful, perky, and appealing position.

Do I need breast reduction?

There are a number of reasons that women may pursue breast reduction in Long Island, NY. In some cases, patients simply desire a smaller breast size. For the most part, though, breast reduction is performed to relieve painful symptoms and improve the patient’s overall quality of life, allowing them to wear their preferred styles of clothing and participate in physical activity and exercise more comfortably. Some of the most common signs and symptoms that may indicate breast reduction could benefit you include:

  • Back, neck, and muscle pain
  • Poor posture
  • Feeling of heaviness or being weighed down by your breasts
  • Numbness and tingling in the arms, hands, or fingers
  • Loss of nipple sensation
  • Deep lines from your bra strap
  • Difficulty finding clothing and undergarments that fit properly
  • Difficulty or discomfort with exercise and other physical activity
  • Anxiety and low self-esteem associated with your breasts

If you are experiencing any of these signs or symptoms associated with your overly large and heavy breasts, then breast reduction may be a fantastic option for you. During your initial consultation at Romanelli Cosmetic Surgery, Dr. Romanelli or Dr. Layliev will thoroughly discuss your concerns and tailor a custom surgical plan to help you achieve your ultimate goals.

Can your breast grow back after reduction?

While it is exceedingly rare, breast growth after reduction surgery is possible in some cases. During the procedure, your surgeon will remove a portion of your glandular breast tissue. If the remaining tissue becomes enlarged at some point in the future, the breasts can increase in size. Breast regrowth after breast reduction surgery can be due to pregnancy, breastfeeding, weight gain, menopause, hormonal changes, medications, aging, and other factors. Typically, patients who have breast reduction performed at a younger age – before their breasts have fully developed – are more likely to experience future breast enlargement. In general, though, breast reduction can provide permanent or long-lasting results.

If you do experience breast regrowth after breast reduction, try not to worry. Most women in this situation are able to undergo breast revision surgery to restore their ideal look.

Does insurance cover breast reduction?

For many women who are experiencing pain, discomfort, or other symptoms associated with their large breasts, breast reduction surgery may be covered by insurance. The knowledgeable team at Romanelli Cosmetic Surgery has extensive experience in helping patients obtain insurance coverage for breast reduction surgery and will work with you to determine your eligibility and submit the necessary paperwork.

Am I a good candidate for Long Island, NY breast reduction surgery?

Most women who are in good health, do not smoke, are at a healthy and stable weight, and are not pregnant or planning to become pregnant can be considered for breast reduction surgery. Because the procedure is highly individualized, it is essential to be evaluated by a qualified, experienced, and skilled plastic surgeon to determine which procedure(s) is most appropriate for you.

Call the friendly team at Romanelli Cosmetic Surgery in Huntington, NY to schedule your in-office or online consultation with board-certified plastic surgeons Dr. James Romanelli and Dr. John Layliev today, and take the first step toward getting relief from your painful symptoms, feeling more confident, and looking more beautiful than ever before!

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.