Breast Reduction Questions

Serving Altoona, State College, Johnstown, DuBois and Nearby Areas of Pennsylvania

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What kinds of risks does breast reduction involve?

As a surgical procedure, breast reduction does carry a certain degree of risk. Like other comparable surgeries, breast reduction patients may face a small risk of:

  • Infection
  • Blood loss
  • Scarring
  • Asymmetry
  • Numbness

At Blair Plastic Surgery, we work hard to reduce every patient’s risk by ensuring top levels of safety and sterility. Breast surgeon Dr. Robert Louton is highly experienced and aptly prepared to deal with any potential problems. Since some patients may be more prone to complications, the initial consultation is crucial in determining if you are a good candidate for this procedure.

Should I have a breast lift procedure in combination with my breast reduction?

In specific cases, Dr. Louton will perform a breast lift at the same time as a breast reduction. This combination offers dramatic results and saves patients both time and money. Breast reduction minimizes the amount of tissue in the breast, and the breast lift procedure reshapes the breast to a higher, more youthful position. If you are concerned about sagging, you may want to consider adding a breast lift.

Will there be scarring at the incision sites?

Breast reduction patients can expect a minor amount of scarring that will fade as time goes by. The redness and swelling that occur at the incision sites after surgery are temporary and will subside as healing commences. Every patient heals differently, so the level of scarring will not be evident for many months.

Why should I choose Dr. Robert Louton as my breast reduction surgeon?

Dr. Robert Louton is a highly trained breast surgeon with many years of experience performing all types of breast procedures, including:

Dr. Louton and his staff have helped patients achieve a variety of individualized body contouring goals, and they are excellent at delivering beautiful, natural results while ensuring your comfort.

What is the ideal cup size for me to go down to?

This is a personal decision that Dr. Louton and our staff can help you make after reviewing your aesthetic goals. For some patients, a few cup sizes will be adequate. For others with extremely heavy, pendulous breasts, a larger amount of tissue removal may be recommended. You will have the opportunity to review photos of past patients to help you decide on an ideal size.

Learn about your candidacy for breast reduction by scheduling a consultation at our office in State College or Altoona, Pennsylvania. Blair Plastic Surgery can be reached online or by phone at (800) 833-3888.