Is Secondary Breast Reduction Surgery Possible?

There are different situations where a secondary breast reduction may be requested. One would be the young patient who may have had a reduction mammoplasty before she finished developing. Another may be the patient who  gained weight after her original surgery and the remaining fat cells have grown larger. Then there is the patient who just wishes to be smaller than from the original surgery.

A Secondary Procedure Can Be Done

In most cases, a secondary procedure can be done. It is a little trickier, and close attention needs to be made regarding breast shape and blood supply of the nipple/areolar complex, which has been disrupted from the original surgery.

When Choosing A Different Surgeon

If the surgery is going to be done by a different surgeon, it is helpful to have the original operative report. Sometimes that is not possible, but it can still be done safely and efficiently as long as selection of the secondary surgeon is made carefully. Be sure to find a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon that specializes in breast surgery, ask a lot of questions and be sure to see before and after pictures of actual patients of the surgeon.

Schedule a Consultation

To learn more about the specific causes or treatments for your unique situation, don’t hesitate to contact our team today to schedule your first consultation with Dr. Delgado.

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Dr. Miguel Delgado


Dr. Delgado, MD is a world-recognized plastic surgeon and specialist in the treatment of male breast enlargement, also called gynecomastia. He has developed new techniques and owns and operates, which has become the largest gynecomastia forum in the world. Dr. Delgado holds the two most coveted credentials; the certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and membership in the American Society of Plastic Surgery.

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