184Breast reduction is a commonly performed procedure in India. It is usually a solution to backaches, shoulder pain, fungal infections or social discomfort arising due to large breasts. Such complaints are seen both during pubertal growth spurt and post-pregnancy.

Several techniques can be used in the breast reduction surgery and the choice of one of them varies depending on the breast size and the degree of skin flabbiness found during a consultation. The postoperative is usually painless, as long as medical recommendations are carefully followed.

The anesthesia usually used in such cases is general anesthesia, and the duration of the surgery varies upon breast types, usually lasting between 3 or 4 hours. Hospital stay period is of 24 hours.

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