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23 Feb 2004

Breast reduction ????
Hi!

Can you please provide with with information on breast reduction. I have been referred to a specialist for an op in May. What could be the dangers? My breast are very big. Am wearing size 36 and they are 44 and very heavy and painful sometimes. please help I am scared.
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01 Jan 0001

Dear Micky,

It is quite normal for a patient to be scared about this operation. However, I can assure you that it is the most fantastic operation, and the smiles on the faces of patients after the procedure never cease to amaze me.

It is not uncommon for up to 5kg of breast tissue to be removed per one side - yes, 10 kg in total. The procedure is large, and although complications can occur, these are extremely rare in the hands of a competent surgeon.

Please discuss your fears with your plastic surgeon, and ask him if you can speak to some of his previous patients, who can tell you exactly what their experiences were.

Good luck!
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