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    Breast Reduction

    Breast Reduction

    Breast reduction (before and after)

    Breast reduction surgery removes some of the tissue and skin from the breasts. This reshapes and lifts the breasts and reduces their size. It can also make the areola (the colored area around the nipple) smaller.

    To remove tissue and skin from the breast, the surgeon first makes one or more cuts in the breast. After the excess tissue and skin have been removed, the skin is closed with stitches. Sometimes the nipple and areola need to be removed and repositioned.

    By Healthwise Staff
    Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
    Douglas A. Stewart, MD - Medical Oncology
    Last Revised June 28, 2013

    Last Revised: June 28, 2013

    Author: Healthwise Staff

    Medical Review: Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine & Douglas A. Stewart, MD - Medical Oncology

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