Breast reduction

Also known as: Reduction mammoplasty
Breast reduction surgery removes some of the tissue and skin from the breasts to reshape and reduce the size of the breasts. It can also make the area of dark skin surrounding the nipple (areola) smaller. Meegan Gruber, M.D., Ph.D., emphasizes getting to know her patients and listening to what they want. Dr. Gruber is board certified in both plastic and reconstruction surgery.

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