Macromastia Treatment Outcomes

Outcomes of Reduction Mammoplasty in the Adolescent Population

Protocol Description

This study documents surgical outcomes and patient satisfaction among those who underwent breast reduction surgery for macromastia at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh between 2011-2017. The data collected, which will focus on both the surgery and anesthesia methods, will help to evaluate the specific benefits of the procedure in an adolescent population. To date, few studies have focused on the post-surgical outcomes for adolescents undergoing reduction mammoplasty. Formal evaluation of patient satisfaction and aesthetic outcomes are necessary to help develop criteria for adolescents who would most benefit from breast reduction surgery and characterize the scope of benefits associated with the procedure.

Eligibility Criteria

Girls and young women who were no older than 24 years of age at the time of their macromastia surgery, occurring from 2011 through 2017 at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, are eligible for inclusion.
Females: Up to age 24 in 2017


Pre- and post-surgical characteristics, outcomes, and complications will be obtained from patient medical records. Aesthetic outcomes will be documented by assessment of post-op images. Post-surgical patient satisfaction will be assessed through two different telephone surveys to gauge study participants’ satisfaction with surgical outcomes and with the type of regional anesthesia received.
Visits: None required
Duration: Not applicable

Status: Enrollment by invitation only

Primary Investigator

Lorelei Grunwaldt, MD

Contact Information

For more information about the study or enrollment, please contact:
Research Specialist Jennifer Fantuzzo, BS