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Learn more about breast reduction surgery

Published On: Mar 27 2014 02:36:04 PM CDT   Updated On: Apr 08 2014 11:16:43 AM CDT
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By Mayo Clinic News Network

Breast reduction surgery, also known as reduction mammaplasty, is a procedure used to remove excess fat, tissue and skin from the breasts. If you have large breasts, you might choose to have breast reduction surgery to alleviate discomfort or to achieve a breast size proportionate to your body. Breast reduction surgery might also help improve your self-image and self-confidence, as well as your ability to participate in physical activities.

If you're considering breast reduction surgery, consult a plastic surgeon. It's important to understand what breast reduction surgery entails -- including possible risks and complications -- as well as set realistic expectations.

Source: http://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/breast-reduction-surgery/basics/definition/prc-20021706

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