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How soon can I have a Breast Reduction & Lift after nursing a baby?

Q:

I have wanted a reduction since I was a teen. It is documented in my medical record from 12 years old, with complaints of shoulder & back pain. I know I am a prime candidate for both a lift and reduction but have waited to have children first. Six months ago I had my 2nd child that I am still breastfeeding. If I wanted to have the surgery soon when should I stop nursing my baby?

 

A:

 Kendra, 

 Consider having your Breast Reduction Surgery approximately 3 months after you stop breast feeding. 

Best,

 

Gary R Culbertson, MD, FACS

A:

Ideally you should not have anymore nipple discharge when you have your procedure but most surgeons would be good at 3 months following cessation of breast feeding.

A:

Ideally you should not have anymore nipple discharge when you have your procedure but most surgeons would be good at 3 months following cessation of breast feeding.

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