Techniques for breast reduction surgery vary, but the most common procedure involves an anchor-shaped incision (inverted T) that goes around the areola, extends downwards and follows the natural crease of the breast. This will enable the surgeon to remove breast tissue, fat and skin and reposition the nipple and areola. Usually the nipple remains attached to its blood supply (pedicle) and the tissue is reduced and repositioned around it.
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