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Aesthetic Plast Surg. 1994 Summer;18(3):291-7.

Reduction mammaplasty for the teenage patient: a critical analysis.

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Department of Reconstructive and Plastic Surgery, University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston 77030.


Despite relatively few complications with reduction mammaplasty, there has been some hesitance to perform the procedure on the teenage patient. To examine the questions about teenage reduction, 16 teenage female patients were evaluated, all undergoing a modified McKissock technique. Followup averaging 42 months was obtained on 15 patients. Two complications were recorded. Subjective nipple sensation was the same or increased in 60% of our patient group. All patients were satisfied with their surgical results and relief of symptoms. The study revealed that reduction mammaplasty is a safe, viable surgical option for the adolescent female. Psychological, physical, and emotional symptoms are relieved.

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