The incisions are either made around the nipple and down the inferior part of the breast, or around the nipple, down the breast, and under the breast in an “anchor” pattern. There will always be visible scars following surgery.
Yes, your results are permanent unless you go through a major weight gain or become pregnant.
In some cases a breast reduction can correct symmetry, but this depends upon a patient’s individual anatomy.
The risks of surgery include bleeding, infection, scarring, asymmetry, inability to breastfeed, nipple loss, and a loss of or change in nipple sensation.
Ideally a patient delays a breast reduction until her breasts have stopped growing. However, in some young women, their breasts are so large that an early reduction may be necessary to reduce discomfort and self-consciousness.