What words should I know about breast reduction surgery?
Pigmented skin surrounding the nipple.
Also known as reduction mammaplasty, the surgical removal of breast tissue to reduce the size of breasts.
Drugs and/or gases used during an operation to relieve pain and alter consciousness.
Blood pooling beneath the skin.
Sedatives administered by injection into a vein to help you relax.
Also called lipoplasty or suction lipectomy, this procedure vacuums out fat from beneath the skin's surface to reduce fullness.
A drug injected directly to the site of an incision during an operation to relieve pain.
An x-ray image of the breast.
MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)
Magnetic Resonance Imaging; a painless test to view tissue similar to an x-ray.
The surgical removal of breast tissue to reduce the size of breasts.
Stitches used by surgeons to hold skin and tissue together.