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Correspondence and CommunicationsLong-term outcomes of bilateral breast reduction in women with obesity and symptomatic macromastia. A cohort study.

Published:November 23, 2022DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bjps.2022.11.050
      Obesity is a common exclusion criterion for delivering of breast reduction mammaplasty (BRM) in the treatment of symptomatic macromastia (SM). Although the risk of surgical complications is high in patients with obesity and increases gradually with an increase in the severity of obesity
      • Myung Yujin
      • Heo Chan-Yeong
      Relationship Between Obesity and Surgical Complications After Reduction Mammaplasty: A Systematic Literature Review and Meta-Analysis.
      , the surgical complications are frequently minor and do not preclude a satisfactory outcome
      • Lonie S
      • Sachs R
      • Shen A
      • Hunter-Smith DJ
      • Rozen WM
      • Seiman M.
      A systematic review of patient reported measures for women with macromastia who have udergone breast reduction surgery.
      . BRM offers patients with obesity who suffer from a SM an early improvement in their quality of life
      • Crittenden TA
      • Watson DI
      • Ratcliffe J
      • Griffin PA
      • Dean NR.
      Outcomes of breast reduction surgery using the BREAST-Q: A prospective study and comparison with normative data.
      , but there is a paucity of information about it in the very long-term.

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