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    Breast reduction

    Views of breasts, before and after a breast reduction

    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.

    ByHealthwise Staff
    Primary Medical Reviewer Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
    Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
    Specialist Medical Reviewer Douglas A. Stewart, MD - Medical Oncology

    Current as ofOctober 12, 2015

    Current as of: October 12, 2015

    Author: Healthwise Staff

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

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