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Should a mammogram be done before a breast reduction?

Dr. Stuart A. Linder, MD
Plastic Surgeon

For patients over 35 years of age, I believe a screening mammogram is a good idea prior to a breast reduction surgery. Using the wise pattern or anchor scar technique requires several flaps of tissue be transposed and rearranged. Having a preoperative road map may aid the radiologist during evaluation of new versus preexisting masses or lesions.

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