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How many pounds can they remove with breast reduction surgery?
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
4 doctors agree
In brief: 1000gms=2.2lbs
Generally speaking, the more tissue that is removed, the greater risk for potentially compromise the vascular and nerve supply to the nipple.

In brief: 1000gms=2.2lbs
Generally speaking, the more tissue that is removed, the greater risk for potentially compromise the vascular and nerve supply to the nipple.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. Joseph Mele
Surgery - Plastics
4 doctors agree
In brief: Whatever is extra.
The amount of breast tissue removed is determined by what we want to leave behind.
The difference between what is there and where we want to be can be 1, 2 even 5 lbs. In larger reductions.

In brief: Whatever is extra.
The amount of breast tissue removed is determined by what we want to leave behind.
The difference between what is there and where we want to be can be 1, 2 even 5 lbs. In larger reductions.
Dr. Joseph Mele
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Dr. Tito Vasquez
Surgery - Plastics
3 doctors agree
In brief: 1-3 pounds
Removal of 1-3 pounds of weight from each breast can result in a significant improvement in posture, pain relief, and other symptoms.
Although this may not seem like a lot, it may be enough to provide you significant improvement. Secondarily, your breasts will also be lifted to a more youthful position.

In brief: 1-3 pounds
Removal of 1-3 pounds of weight from each breast can result in a significant improvement in posture, pain relief, and other symptoms.
Although this may not seem like a lot, it may be enough to provide you significant improvement. Secondarily, your breasts will also be lifted to a more youthful position.
Dr. Tito Vasquez
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Dr. Barry Press
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Usually not so much
This is not an operation for weight reduction.
Most reductions are in the range of 800-2000 grams for both breasts combined, which is about 2-4 pounds. The operation is most often done for symptoms related to the weight of the enlarged breasts: neck and shoulder pain, shoulder grooving from the bra straps, and fungal infections of the skin under the breasts--not for weight loss.

In brief: Usually not so much
This is not an operation for weight reduction.
Most reductions are in the range of 800-2000 grams for both breasts combined, which is about 2-4 pounds. The operation is most often done for symptoms related to the weight of the enlarged breasts: neck and shoulder pain, shoulder grooving from the bra straps, and fungal infections of the skin under the breasts--not for weight loss.
Dr. Barry Press
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Dr. Tom Pousti
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: 1-4 Pounds.
Breast reduction surgery is one of the most patient pleasing operations would perform. By removing the low/heavy breast tissue/skin (1-4 pounds), many patients will experience improvement in neck, back, shoulder discomfort.
Best wishes.

In brief: 1-4 Pounds.
Breast reduction surgery is one of the most patient pleasing operations would perform. By removing the low/heavy breast tissue/skin (1-4 pounds), many patients will experience improvement in neck, back, shoulder discomfort.
Best wishes.
Dr. Tom Pousti
Dr. Tom Pousti
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