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Breast reduction (mammoplasty) - series

Indications

Indications

Overview

Breast reduction is usually performed for enlarged breasts (macromastia), but may also be indicated by:

  • cystic breast infections (polycystic mastitis)
  • back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, breast pain, or headaches
  • loss of sensation in the breasts, arms, or fingers
  • sleeping problems or poor posture resulting from large breasts
  • pigmented bra-strap groove
  • striae (scarlike lines) on the breasts

Mammograms (breast X-rays) and a routine breast exam are required before surgery.

Update Date 2/12/2013

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