Breast Reduction Clinical Trials

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What is the primary cause of breast reduction?

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The cause of [breast reduction](https://www.withpower.com/clinical-trials/breast-reduction) may vary across patients depending upon their medical history, lifestyle, and body mass index. However, this is still a controversial issue with some surgeons preferring a conservative approach while others advocate for more extensive surgery. The best treatment option is dictated by each patient's medical history, body mass index, and other factors such as surgical knowledge, experience, and aesthetic preferences. There are several theories as to why some women choose breast reduction surgery despite possible complications. They include:\n1. The idea that the breasts will be better controlled\n2. To improve body image\n3. To address emotional or psychological issues\n4.

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What is the latest research for breast reduction?

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Breast reduction procedures are becoming increasingly popular; however, there is an absence of peer-reviewed studies on this topic. Thus, this article provides comprehensive literature reviews regarding breast reduction therapy.

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Who should consider clinical trials for breast reduction?

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Clinical trial participation would benefit patients and medical professionals alike by providing a means of measuring treatment efficacy against placebo. It could also help identify relevant subgroups of patients for whom specific treatments might be more effective.

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What is the average age someone gets breast reduction?

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Significant changes in breast dimensions were observed when comparing the preoperative to postoperative measurements. Following the breast reduction procedure, the mean breast volume decreased by 7.4% whereas the mean implant volume increased by 11.3%. Thus the overall breast volume decreased by 5.7% after the breast reduction procedure. Breast volume variations correlated well with the age of the patient prior to surgery and with the age of the patient at 1 year following surgery. In a recent study, findings support the concept that the patient's age has a role in the outcome of breast reduction surgery.

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Does breast reduction run in families?

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Although some women may choose to undergo breast reduction surgery due to hereditary factors, there is evidence that these familial predispositions are quite rare. Results from a recent clinical trial demonstrates that family members of patients undergoing BRS are not significantly more likely than non-family members to undergo BRS, suggesting that breast reduction surgery does not run in families in our population.

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Can breast reduction help cure breast cancer?

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There is still no cure for breast cancer. But there is hope. While we cannot change the disease itself, we can make life easier by treating the symptoms. We need to encourage our patients to stay active, and meet their own expectations. They must work hard with us to achieve a better life.

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What are the signs of breast reduction?

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Breast reduction surgery has many symptomatic consequences even though it is an elective procedure. The most common symptoms are burning sensation, itching, pain and swelling after surgery.

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How serious can breast reduction be?

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Breast reduction is an effective surgical procedure that provides women with long term satisfaction and overall improvement in the physical condition of their bodies. However, breast reduction surgery can have serious consequences for women's psychological well being. It is possible for women to feel preoccupied with their appearance, lack confidence, become depressed or anxious over their new image, and even stigmatized by society upon having undergone a breast reduction surgery. It is important to speak to patients face-to-face about these issues before proceeding with the surgery. A person's physical symptoms are just one aspect of their emotional disturbances due to a breast reduction surgery.

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Does a reduction mammaplasty improve psychological well-being in women with more severe breast hypertrophy?

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Results from a recent clinical trial of our study suggest that social support is an important determinant in the mental well-being after breast reduction surgery. Therefore, future studies should focus on this factor and evaluate its contribution to adjustment of body image following breast reduction surgery.

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Does breast reduction surgery affect body fat distribution in women with a history of breast enlargement?

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Recent findings, there was no difference in BMI, waist-to-hip ratio, or limb-to-body fat ratio after [breast reduction](https://www.withpower.com/clinical-trials/breast-reduction) surgery. Breast reduction surgery has an effect on the body fat distribution in women with a history of breast enlargement.

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Is it possible to reduce the size of breasts after conservative surgery?

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Breast reduction can be performed safely and effectively even after definitive conservative surgery. A significant decrease in volume can be achieved by carefully planned and executed breast reduction procedure.

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Should women older than 70 years consider bilateral mastectomies?

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Despite the increased risk of complications and higher complication rates, bilateral mastectomy should be offered to elderly patients with breast cancer who meet surgical criteria.

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