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Does a full mastectomy have fewer risks than a breast reduction?

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Dr. Barry Press
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Hard to compare

Full mastectomies are usually done for cancer, while reductions are done to relieve the symptoms of large heavy breasts.
They are both operations with the usual risks of surgery, but the specific risks of each are somewhat different and depend on the underlying reason for doing the operation.

In brief: Hard to compare

Full mastectomies are usually done for cancer, while reductions are done to relieve the symptoms of large heavy breasts.
They are both operations with the usual risks of surgery, but the specific risks of each are somewhat different and depend on the underlying reason for doing the operation.
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