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Is there a limit to how small you can go with a breast reduction?
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree
In brief: No limit: more risks
There is no limit and the ultimate breast reductionis essentially a subcutaneous mastectomy but this can produce an undesirable appearance and result in increased risk of finished nipple/areolar viability or sensation.

In brief: No limit: more risks
There is no limit and the ultimate breast reductionis essentially a subcutaneous mastectomy but this can produce an undesirable appearance and result in increased risk of finished nipple/areolar viability or sensation.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Unfortunately if you try to go too small with a reduction you may sacrifice shape and projection.
A certain amount of tissue is always left behind the nipple to supply blood to this area, the remainder of the tissues has to be in proportion or else you will wind up with an unattractive breast.

In brief: Yes
Unfortunately if you try to go too small with a reduction you may sacrifice shape and projection.
A certain amount of tissue is always left behind the nipple to supply blood to this area, the remainder of the tissues has to be in proportion or else you will wind up with an unattractive breast.
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
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Dr. Marguerite Barnett
Technically, if you take too much off, it is a mastectomy!
Dr. Michael Beckenstein
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
There is point where the remaining breast mound that s created is smaller than the scar pattern designed.
Thevresult is a nice looking breast mound with scars well outside this breast.They are very visible and not well concealed as seen in well planned and executed reductions.

In brief: Yes
There is point where the remaining breast mound that s created is smaller than the scar pattern designed.
Thevresult is a nice looking breast mound with scars well outside this breast.They are very visible and not well concealed as seen in well planned and executed reductions.
Dr. Michael Beckenstein
Dr. Michael Beckenstein
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Dr. Barry Press
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: Not really, but...
Most breast reductions are not done for cosmetic improvement, but rather for symptoms from the size and weight of the breasts (back and shoulder pain, rashes under the breasts.
) mastectomies are done all of the time for cancer; this removes the entire breast, so it can be done. You need to discuss your specific goals with a surgeon certified by the am. Board of plastic surgery for the best result.

In brief: Not really, but...
Most breast reductions are not done for cosmetic improvement, but rather for symptoms from the size and weight of the breasts (back and shoulder pain, rashes under the breasts.
) mastectomies are done all of the time for cancer; this removes the entire breast, so it can be done. You need to discuss your specific goals with a surgeon certified by the am. Board of plastic surgery for the best result.
Dr. Barry Press
Dr. Barry Press
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Dr. Francisco Agullo
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: No
We perform breast reductions in men that completely remove any appearance of a breast mound.

In brief: No
We perform breast reductions in men that completely remove any appearance of a breast mound.
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Dr. Francisco Agullo
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Dr. Todd Sisto
Breast Surgery
In brief: No
Not technologically but yes in terms of what is sensible.

In brief: No
Not technologically but yes in terms of what is sensible.
Dr. Todd Sisto
Dr. Todd Sisto
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Dr. Bauback Safa
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: Yes
A breast can only be reduced so much before one begins to jeopardize the viability of the nipple and areola.
A well-trained surgeon will attempt to carefully preserve the blood supply to the nipple-areola complex while reducing the breast as close to the expectations of the patient.

In brief: Yes
A breast can only be reduced so much before one begins to jeopardize the viability of the nipple and areola.
A well-trained surgeon will attempt to carefully preserve the blood supply to the nipple-areola complex while reducing the breast as close to the expectations of the patient.
Dr. Bauback Safa
Dr. Bauback Safa
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