chapter  6
Reduction mammoplasty
ByRosiane Roeder, Seth Thaller
Pages 9

Plastic Surgeons, approximately 78,000 breast reductions were performed in the U.S. in 2009, 53.7% of them in women 40 years or older ( 3 ). The vast majority of operations are safely performed in an outpatient setting under general anesthesia ( 4 ). Satisfaction associated with breast reductions have been reported at greater than 90% ( 5 ).