Breast Reduction Surgery Info & Costs

Breast reduction, medically known as reduction mammoplasty, is a surgical procedure that lifts and reduces the size of the breasts.

Breast reduction surgery aims at balancing the figure, especially if a woman has a small frame and large breasts. This surgery involves reducing the volume and weight of the breasts and, in some cases, moving the nipple to a new location.

Breast reduction is performed on women and should not be confused with gynecomastia, the breast reduction procedure for men.

Reflecting on global trends, breast reduction was the sixth most popular cosmetic surgical procedure in Australia in 2009, with around 4,500 operations performed. Its popularity is increasing, and in 2010 breast reduction moved up the ladder to the fifth most popular cosmetic surgical procedure in the American market. The number of breast reductions in the US increased by over 20% between 2009 and 2010.

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  • Sarah says:

    Is under aged breast reduction legal in Tasmania Australia for a fourteen year old? Could someone get in under health insurance?

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