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Can breast surgery be performed when a female's breasts are swollen from her menstrual cycle?

Q:

Can breast surgery be performed when a female's breasts are swollen from her menstrual cycle?

A:

I assume you are asking about doing breast surgery such as a breast augmentation, breast lift or breast reduction with swollen breasts from the menstrual cycle. The answer is yes, it can be done though it is not ideal. The surgeon just has to take into account the swelling while doing the surgery. There are also some other considerations such as increased vascularity, but these too can be overcome.

R. T. Buchanan, MD

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