For group I, all patients felt the appearance of their breasts improved after reduction (p < 0.001) but felt appearance worsened or stayed the same after weight loss (p = 0.003).Seventy-one percent of patients were able to exercise more and 64 percent were able to lose weight on their own because of their reduction. ……..Ten patients (71 percent) would recommend that a friend lose weight before breast reduction surgery. …For group II, 79 percent of patients felt the appearance of their breasts worsened or stayed the same after massive weight loss (p = 0.03). ……All 14 patients (100 percent) would recommend losing weight before undergoing breast surgery.
They noted it with Group II patientsEleven patients (79 percent) felt a secondary lift following massive weight loss should be covered by insurance, and seven patients (50 percent) plan on having revision breast surgery.
Eleven patients (79 percent) wished their breasts currently appeared different, with eight (57 percent) desiring lifted breasts, seven (50 percent) desiring general reshaping, two (14 percent) desiring reduced breasts, and two (14 percent) desiring larger breasts.
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