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A 39-year-old member asked:

is there a plastic surgery for making your breast smaller?

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Dr. Emily Ridgway
Plastic Surgery 21 years experience
Breast reduction: This is one of the most common surgeries we do. It can be done with liposuction or with excision. Contact your local plastic surgeon.
Dr. Som Kohanzadeh
Plastic Surgery 17 years experience
Yes, breast reductio: This is 1 of the most common plastic surgery procedures, known as breast reduction or reduction mammaplasty. Often covered by insurance comp if the right criteria are met. These depend on insurance company, but some criteria include neck, back and shoulder pain from excessive breast tissue including shoulder grooving from bras. Also more than 500g of excess breast tissue. Consult a plastic surgeon.
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery 39 years experience
See Plastic surgeon: Making breasts smaller can be carried out by plastic surgeons who specialize in breast surgery.During consultation they will assess how best to address this issue for you.They will discuss the risks, benefits ; limitations at length ; measure your chest ; breasts in sitting position. You will likely have a baseline mammogram prior to the surgery.You will wear a support bra for a few weeks.
Dr. Ralph Rosato
Plastic Surgery 36 years experience
Yes, breast reduction can be done with surgery and or liposuction. Seek the consultation of a board certified Plastic Surgeon. www.plasticsurgery.org
Oct 15, 2013
Dr. Larry Nichter
Cosmetic Surgery 36 years experience
Breast Reduction: Also known as reduction mammoplasty, this is an operation intended to reduce the size of a woman’s breasts and improve their shape and position. Frequently, the areola (dark skin around the nipple) is also made smaller. For more info: http://www.pacificcenterplasticsurgery.com/breast-procedures-newport-beach/reduction/

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