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What is breast reduction surgery exactly?

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Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Breast Reduction is

A breast reduction is a surgical procedure which removes excess skin and fatty tissue, lifting the breasts and making them smaller. Since it is often used to address pain associated with having large breasts, it is considered reconstructive surgery and is often covered by medical insurance.

In brief: Breast Reduction is

A breast reduction is a surgical procedure which removes excess skin and fatty tissue, lifting the breasts and making them smaller. Since it is often used to address pain associated with having large breasts, it is considered reconstructive surgery and is often covered by medical insurance.
Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
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Dr. Tom Pousti
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Male Breast Reductio

Assuming a young man has achieved a long-term stable weight and there are no “causative agents” involved, surgery may be indicated to treat persistent gynecomastia.
It is often best treated with partial excision of the prominent glandular tissue as well as liposuction surgery of the peripheral chest area. If the prominence of the chest wall is caused by adipose tissue, then liposuction surgery.

In brief: Male Breast Reductio

Assuming a young man has achieved a long-term stable weight and there are no “causative agents” involved, surgery may be indicated to treat persistent gynecomastia.
It is often best treated with partial excision of the prominent glandular tissue as well as liposuction surgery of the peripheral chest area. If the prominence of the chest wall is caused by adipose tissue, then liposuction surgery.
Dr. Tom Pousti
Dr. Tom Pousti
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
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In brief: Combo of surgeries

Breast reduction can be accomplished using a variety of techniques and incisions.
This can be accomplished with liposuction removing far only or via "doughnut", "lollipop" or "anchor" incisions where the goal is to remove fat/gland while lifting and preserving nipple/areolar viability and sensation, .

In brief: Combo of surgeries

Breast reduction can be accomplished using a variety of techniques and incisions.
This can be accomplished with liposuction removing far only or via "doughnut", "lollipop" or "anchor" incisions where the goal is to remove fat/gland while lifting and preserving nipple/areolar viability and sensation, .
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. Michael Bermant
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Breast Reduction

The goal of breast reduction surgery depends on the sex of the patient.
In women this is surgical sculpture to make breasts smaller. In men, it is to make a male shaped chest without breasts. Enlarged breasts consist of skin, fat, and gland. Better breast reduction looks good when the body is moving or at rest. Look for many before after pictures and videos to understand the quality of sculpture.

In brief: Breast Reduction

The goal of breast reduction surgery depends on the sex of the patient.
In women this is surgical sculpture to make breasts smaller. In men, it is to make a male shaped chest without breasts. Enlarged breasts consist of skin, fat, and gland. Better breast reduction looks good when the body is moving or at rest. Look for many before after pictures and videos to understand the quality of sculpture.
Dr. Michael Bermant
Dr. Michael Bermant
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Dr. Barry Cohen
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Removing

Breast tissue and sometimes skin if needed.

In brief: Removing

Breast tissue and sometimes skin if needed.
Dr. Barry Cohen
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Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Reduce and lift

Breast reduction surgery in women reduces the volume of breast tissue by removing excess skin, fat and glandular tissue, and also lifts the nipple similar to a breast lift.

In brief: Reduce and lift

Breast reduction surgery in women reduces the volume of breast tissue by removing excess skin, fat and glandular tissue, and also lifts the nipple similar to a breast lift.
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
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Dr. Michael Bermant
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Reducing Male Breast

Male breasts or gynecomastia comes in different sizes.
Here the goal is to make a male chest contour. Residual gland does not move like fat. Evaluation of the result requires seeing just how the chest looks when muscles flex and arms are raised overhead. Skin reduction scars, if needed, are a compromise.

In brief: Reducing Male Breast

Male breasts or gynecomastia comes in different sizes.
Here the goal is to make a male chest contour. Residual gland does not move like fat. Evaluation of the result requires seeing just how the chest looks when muscles flex and arms are raised overhead. Skin reduction scars, if needed, are a compromise.
Dr. Michael Bermant
Dr. Michael Bermant
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Dr. Lawrence Ruf
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Reduce wt & elevate

There are many designs, but all basically remove excess breast tissue & repackage the smaller breast volume in a smaller skin envelope, while elevating the nipple to a higher location, usually at the most forward point of the breast mound.
Many people confuse this with a breast lift, which is removal of excess skin & repackaging the initial breast volume in a smaller envelope & lifting the nipple.

In brief: Reduce wt & elevate

There are many designs, but all basically remove excess breast tissue & repackage the smaller breast volume in a smaller skin envelope, while elevating the nipple to a higher location, usually at the most forward point of the breast mound.
Many people confuse this with a breast lift, which is removal of excess skin & repackaging the initial breast volume in a smaller envelope & lifting the nipple.
Dr. Lawrence Ruf
Dr. Lawrence Ruf
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Dr. Alan Chen
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Smaller breast surg

The aim of breast reduction surgery is to make the breasts smaller.

In brief: Smaller breast surg

The aim of breast reduction surgery is to make the breasts smaller.
Dr. Alan Chen
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Dr. Larry Nichter
Cosmetic Surgery

In brief: 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. Functional symptoms (medical disorders) caused by excessive breast weight may be relieved or improved by this operation.

In brief: 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. Functional symptoms (medical disorders) caused by excessive breast weight may be relieved or improved by this operation.
Dr. Larry Nichter
Dr. Larry Nichter
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Dr. Darryl Blinski
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Breast Reduction

Breast Reduction is a surgical procedure that removes segments of skin, breast tissue, and fat than elevates and tightens the breast to a more youthful appearance.
Best to goggle this term and see the description or see a boarded Plastic Surgeon for further explanations.

In brief: Breast Reduction

Breast Reduction is a surgical procedure that removes segments of skin, breast tissue, and fat than elevates and tightens the breast to a more youthful appearance.
Best to goggle this term and see the description or see a boarded Plastic Surgeon for further explanations.
Dr. Darryl Blinski
Dr. Darryl Blinski
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Dr. Todd Sisto
Breast Surgery

In brief: Excision

Of part of the skin, gland and fat, transposing the nipple/areola upwards followed by reconstruction of the skin "brassiere".
If you want to know if you're speaking to a real plastic surgeon, ask if they do this operation.

In brief: Excision

Of part of the skin, gland and fat, transposing the nipple/areola upwards followed by reconstruction of the skin "brassiere".
If you want to know if you're speaking to a real plastic surgeon, ask if they do this operation.
Dr. Todd Sisto
Dr. Todd Sisto
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