Of course the answer depends on what you mean when you say "Much" blood loss. It is very rare to have to transfuse somebody after breast reduction surgery. The blood loss depends on the size of the breast preoperatively, the patient's coagulation status and other factors. I would say on average it is significantly less than hysterectomy
I forgot to ask my PS. Is there much blood loss during a breast reduction? As compared to abdominal hysterectomy?
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Blood loss should be minimal
Blood loss with breast reduction
Thank you for your question. Blood loss from a breast reduction when your surgeon uses an epinephrine wetting solution should be minimal and tolerable for any healthy patient. I would expect the blood loss with a breast reduction to be less than a hysterectomy that is done for indications related to heavy bleeding.My best advice is to seek out a board certified plastic surgeon that uses epinephrine solution as part of their procedure.
Best, Dr. L