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Do I need breast implants if I undergo surgery to reduce their size?

Stuart A. Linder, MD
Plastic Surgery
Whenever a breast reduction surgery is performed, normally implants are NOT placed concurrently. In the past, however, when patients have undergone prophylactic subcutaneous mastectomies, that is removing the majority of the breast in order to reduce the incidence of breast cancer due to family history, silicone implants could be placed at the same setting in order to rebuild a normal breast shape. However, at this time, when breast reduction surgeries are performed, we normally do not place a saline or silicone implant at the same time.

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