Many women with large breast and weight issues seek breast reduction. I was taught to encourage them to lose weight first. Now there is a very small study that backs this up (full reference below).
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons issued a press release entitled “Breast Reduction and Bariatric Surgery—Which Should Be Done First?” and provided the answer “Final Results May Be Better When Weight Loss Comes First.” I agree, but find it odd that such a small study was published. There should have been more patients included.
Jeffrey A. Gusenoff, MD, and colleagues reviewed two groups of patients who sought consultation for body contouring surgery August of 2008 and February of 2010 after massive weight loss (defined as a weight loss of greater than 50 pounds).
Group I (n=15) included Read more »
*This blog post was originally published at Suture for a Living*