How long do you have to wait to get another breast reduction?

Q:

I had a breast reduction 2 years and 4 months ago but my breast have gotten bigger and I am now having sharp pains throughout them every so often.

A:

You did not tell us your exact age, but you obviously had the first breast reduction before your breasts stopped growing. If you are closer to 18, you may have another several years before your breasts mature and no longer grow. If you are closer to 25, then you may be close. It is perfectly reasonable to have a breast reduction before full maturity if you are having significant symptoms and accept that you may have to have another procedure (as you appear to have done). However, before having the second reduction, you need to make sure that your breasts have stopped growing. This means they need to be a stable size for about a year. Once they have stabilized for this time, you can consider a secondary breast reduction. 

A:

2 years is certainly enough time to wait before considering a second procedure. the healing process is complete and the final breast contour from the first operation has been defined. Seek out a board certified plastic surgeon to evaluate you and discuss your options. Good luck

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