What is Breast Reduction?

Category: Surgeries

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Also known as reduction mammaplasty, breast reduction removes excess breast fat, glandular tissue and skin to achieve a breast size in proportion with your body and to alleviate the discomfort associated with overly large breast.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Pain in shoulder(s) 14 2
Pain in upper back 12 4
Back pain 3 1
Neck pain 2 1
Broken spine 1 1
Bruising 1 1

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 1
Moderate 0
Mild 2
None 2

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Breast Reduction

Side effect Patients
Nipple sensitivity 1
Numbness 1
Transient ischemic attack 1

Duration

Stopped having Breast Reduction

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 28
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 4
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 2
Not at all hard to take 2
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 2
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 0
Not specified 3
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Breast Reduction.