European Journal of Plastic Surgery

, Volume 12, Issue 2, pp 243–244 | Cite as

A practical approach for reducing blood loss during reduction mammaplasty

  • A. Weinberg
  • A. R. Neuman
  • T. Kaufman
  • M. R. Wexler


Risks due to blood transfusions are of major concern for patients undergoing esthetic surgical procedures. Infiltration of the parenchyma with epinephrine in reduction mammaplasty diminishes the blood loss significantly. By the application of a tourniquet at the base of each breast prior to epinephrine instillation, a better control of infiltration and hemostasis is achieved. Autologous blood is transfused intraoperatively by a postoperative enriched-iron diet.

Key words

Breast reduction Blood loss Epinephrine infiltration Tourniquet 


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© Springer-Verlag 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Weinberg
    • 1
  • A. R. Neuman
    • 1
  • T. Kaufman
    • 1
  • M. R. Wexler
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Plastic Surgery and Maxillofacial Surgery and Burn UnitHadassah University HospitalJerusalemIsrael

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