Breast Reduction

Procedure Details

Breast reduction (reduction mammaplasty) is a procedure to remove excess breast fat, glandular tissue and skin to achieve a breast size in proportion with your body and to relieve discomfort associated with overly large breasts. There are many different breast reduction techniques. This medial pedicle breast reduction technique: lifts the nipple to a more normal position, creates a more youthful shape to the breast emphasizing cleavage and upper pole fullness while minimizing the scarring (no scars in the décolletage). This is a 46 year old female with macromastia. She indicates that she has had large breasts since puberty. She has suffered significant disability to include back pain, shoulder pain, neck pain, and grooving in her shoulders for 5 years. She wears a 38DD size bra. Functionally she says she is unable to exercise secondary to the large size of her breasts. She underwent a medial pedicle bilateral breast reduction with the removal of 500g (1.1 lbs) per breast. Her symptoms resolved within 2 weeks.


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