Joseph Serota, MD

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

Can Breast Tissue Grow Back After a Breast Reduction?

By admin June 25, 2020

For most women with large, heavy breasts, breast reduction surgery is a safe and effective way to reduce the size of their breasts. This surgery can help enhance body image and eliminate physical pain and discomfort, bra strap indentations, skin irritation and poor posture. 

If you are considering reduction surgery in Aurora, Denver, a common concern is if breast tissue can grow back after breast reduction. 

The good news is that most patients experience a permanent reduction of breast size following surgery. Although not common, on occasion breast tissue can grow back after breast reduction. Any major changes in your body have the potential to alter the tissue in your breasts and cause it to grow again. Breast tissue is especially affected by the endocrine system and grows in response to changes in hormone production.  

Timing is something to consider if you are planning on having breast reduction surgery. Women of all ages are candidates for the procedure. However, you should consider how your body will change in the years following and how your breasts could be affected. For example, if you were to have breast reduction surgery at a young age and later start a family through pregnancy, your breasts may quickly return to their previous size.

Your breasts can also grow back as a result of unhealthy habits, such as poor diet and lack of exercise. Certain medications may also affect the way your body produces hormones.

The best way to maintain your smaller breast size is to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Eating a healthy, balanced diet, proper exercise, drinking plenty of water, and getting adequate sleep are some of the ways to keep your body healthy and your hormones in balance. 

Cosmetic plastic surgery can be a great way to improve your physical appearance and change the way you feel. Before making the decision to have plastic surgery in Aurora, Denver, it is important to make sure that you are both mentally and physically prepared. If you’re considering breast reduction or other surgery and would like to discuss your options with Dr. Serota, contact Advanced Cosmetic Surgery Center at 303-367-9000 or website

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