Vertical Bipedicle Breast Reduction Workup

Updated: Feb 20, 2020
  • Author: Bhupesh Vasisht, MD, FACS; Chief Editor: James Neal Long, MD, FACS  more...
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Workup

Laboratory Studies

Routine blood work is not necessary in most patients. Patients who require large volume breast reduction may need routine laboratory tests in the rare event that a blood transfusion is needed. Mammogram is indicated in patients aged 35 years or older. A younger patient may require a mammogram if she has a history of breast cancer in the family.