Breast reduction is a cosmetic surgical procedure to remove excess fat and tissue to decrease the size of the breasts, better shaped and more uplifted. Breast reduction can be an effective way to improve appearance and boost self-confidence. Patients who are in good overall health and have realistic expectations about their breast reduction achieve the best results.
Why Choose Breast Reduction?
Breast Reduction can relieve physical symptoms such as breast discomfort, neck ache, backache, shoulder pain, skin irritations under the breast fold, painful pressure from bra straps and difficulties and discomfort during exercise.
There are a number of reasons why women choose to get breast reductions:
- To improve their appearance who feel that their breasts appear too large, giving their bodies a top-heavy, disproportionate appearance.
- Having large breasts makes you feel awkwardwith a lot of attention directed toward them,which is quite embarrassing situation.
- Tired of constantly having people stare at your chests feel like sometimes play second-fiddle to the
- Tired of wearing multiple bras to de-emphasize breast size and control breast movement.
- Tired of wearing baggy clothes in an attempt to conceal the breasts
For all the women like this, Breast Reduction can be a helpful solution.
Breast Reduction Procedure:
Breast reduction is performed under a general anaesthetic. It can take between one-and-a-half to three hours.
There are several different surgical procedures for breast reduction. Excess skin and fat is removed. Your breasts are reshaped and the nipples are repositioned. All procedures result in a scar around the areola (dark area around the nipple) and each method results in additional scarring. Your surgeon will discuss each procedure with you and together you will decide which is best in your particular case. Breast reduction can also be used to correct asymmetry (imbalance) of your breasts.
Breast Reduction Recovery and Results
Most patients need to wear some sort of bandage or surgical bra for the first several days or weeks after the breast reduction surgery. Stitches are usually removed a week or two after the surgery.
Patients can typically return to work within about two weeks, although this may take longer if the patient has a particularly strenuous job. Patients need to avoid heavy lifting and serious exercise for several weeks. When new activities are attempted, they should be brought in gradually. Sexual activity should be avoided for at least a week.
Patients should be careful with their breasts in the weeks and months after their surgery. The breasts may be tender and swollen for a long time after a breast reduction, so it may take some time to see the final results of your surgery. It is fairly normal for women to experience unusual sensitivity during the recovery period. Some women experience numbness, while others actually experience hypersensitivity. Often, this altered sensitivity will revert to normal with time.
Going home after breast reduction surgery
Patients are usually need to stay in hospital one to two nights. You will have dressings on your breasts and there may be drains (plastic tubes). The drains are usually removed before you leave hospital.
You will be given post-operative pain killers and instructions regarding your dressings and any stitches you may have.
Most patients are mobile from day one and return to normal activities within six weeks. However everyone heals differently. Be sure and discuss your return to work with your surgeon.
The results of breast reduction improve gradually over time. Your breasts should become softer and more natural as the healing continues.
The best and a safe decision can be made after you have a brief consultation with one of our consulting surgeon.Please feel free to contact us.