Breast reduction improve the size and shape of your breast. Patients who undergo breast reduction surgery frequently are seeking relief pain and physical symptoms caused by excessive weight of large breasts. Following breast reduction, your breasts will be more proportional to rest of your body, and clothes will fit you better.
Who is a good candidate for a breast reduction?
Women of all ages (over 18 year) with too large, heavy, pendulous breast or breast is much larger than the other. The extent of procedure depends on what changes are desired and what your surgeon deems appropriate.
What will happen during surgery?
The surgery may take two to three hours. Breast reduction usually is performed under general anesthesia. There are several possible approaches to breast reduction:
· incision around areola, across the breast to the inframammary fold
· incision around areola, across the breast
· incision only around areola
Surgeon removes excess skin and tissues fixed breast in a new position. Sutures close the wounds under the breast and around the nipple.
After surgery, there is soreness and discomfort which is easily controlled by medication. You will remain in the hospital for a day or two. Within the first week, the dressing will be replaced by a special bra which you will be advised to wear for several weeks. Sutures will be removed within 12 days of surgery.
The decision on when to return to work and normal activities depends on how fast you heal and how you feel. Sports should be avoided for four weeks.
Are there risks involved?
While all surgery carries some risk and plastic surgery is no exception. Serious complications are infrequent when the breast reduction is performed by qualified plastic surgeon. Poor healing, resulting in conspicuous scars, may necessitate a second operation. Heavy smokers should be aware that nicotine can delay healing.
During the consultation, you will be asked about your desired breast size as anything else about your breasts that you like to see improved. This help your plastic surgeon to understand your expectations. Risk of complications can be minimized by closely adhering to your surgeon’s advice on follow-up care.