Breast hypertrophy causes physical and psychological symptoms. Reduction mammaplasty is a surgical procedure to lessen discomfort. However, there is a dispute about whether the weight of breast resection is related to body weight. This study aims to provide Chinese data and assess the association between body weight and removed weight in women undergoing reduction mammaplasty.
Retrospective data were collected from 1777 breasts in a single center in 17 years. Simple linear regression analysis was performed to establish whether removed weight and removed weight ratio (removed weight/body weight) correlated with the body weight. The correlations were then analyzed again after grouping according to the removed weight.
The correlation between body weight and removed weight or ratio decreased with increasing removed weight. When removed weight >600g, the degree of breast hypertrophy is not related to body shape.