If you look on the internet, it seems a lot of breast reduction surgeries go wrong and lead to dead tissue or horrible wounds. Why does this happen and how can it be prevented? How safe is breast reduction surgery?
Unfortunately, only the worst cases and problem cases end up on the internet. People don’t really share their wonderful experiences. In fact, breast reduction is the number one surgery in plastic surgery for satisfaction rates. Most heal very well with very satisfied patients. Patients who smoke oftentimes have wound healing problems, so we don’t operate on smokers for breast reduction and make the patients stop at least 30 days with no patch or no nicotine gum prior to their breast reduction surgery.