How many grams can be removed during a breast reduction procedure?
In radical breast reduction surgery, there is no set upper limit on the amount of breast tissue that can be removed. Typically, a breast weighs 200 grams in women who are of average height and weight. The surgeon can determine how much breast tissue removal can be achieved and whether there are any barriers to removal, such as the shape of the breast or the tissue surrounding the breast. In moderate breast reduction surgery, the amount of tissue removed is proportional to body weight.