Breast reduction surgery, also known as reduction mammoplasty, is a procedure used to remove excess fat, tissue and skin from the breasts. If you have large breasts, you may choose to have breast reduction surgery to relieve discomfort or to achieve a proportional breast size to your body. Breast reduction surgery, which treats many complaints such as back pain, bra clasp marks, shoulder and neck pain, humpback, fatigue, and sores under the breast, can also make saggy breasts look more upright and alive. Breast reduction surgery can also help you improve your self-image and ability to participate in physical activities. If you are considering breast reduction surgery, consult a Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeon. It is important to understand what breast reduction surgery entails, including possible risks and complications, and to set realistic expectations.
- Special technique used to reduce the size of your breasts may change. If the operation will be performed by making an incision (removing the excess skin), the breast can be reduced by making an incision with a periareolar, lollipop incision or reverse T (anchor) incision. If reduction is to be made with the liposuction method, the fat can be aspirated by means of an aspirator by entering through one or two 3-4mm incisions. In breast reduction surgery, there is definitely an incision around the area called areola around the nipple. The breast is shaped by lifting by removal of excess skin around the breast. While the areola is intervened, the mammary glands are protected. If the breast size is too large, the doctor will inform you that it cannot be protected. During the procedure, breast reduction surgery is performed as symmetrically as possible, but it is very difficult to achieve absolute symmetry. If your breasts are very large, they may need to be removed and then reattached in a higher position as a skin graft. The size of the areola can also be reduced.
- Immediately after surgery:
- • Your breasts will be covered with gauze or bandages. These dressings are changed on average every 2 days.
- • A tube may be placed under each arm to drain excess blood or fluid.
- • You will likely take pain and antibiotic medications to reduce your risk of infection.
- • For the first days or weeks after surgery:
- • Your breasts will likely feel tender and tender.
- • Your breasts may be swollen and bruised
- • Your surgeon may recommend an elastic compression bra to protect the breasts.
|Procedure:||Breast Reduction Surgery|
|Hospital:||International Certified Hospitals|
|Recovery Time:||1-2 Months|
|Expected Result:||Reduction of breast size. Improvement in the appearance and shape of the breasts.|
Frequently Asked Questions
Any healthy woman who thinks her breasts are too big for her body is a good candidate for breast reduction.
Incisions are made either around the nipple and the lower part of the breast, or around the nipple, under the breast and under the breast in the form of “anchors”. There will always be visible scars after the surgery.
Yes, your results are permanent as long as you don’t gain a lot of weight or get pregnant. Of course, surgery does not stop changes that occur due to aging.
In some cases, breast reduction may correct symmetry, but it depends on the individual anatomy of the patient.
Most patients only feel pain in the breast after surgery, and most stop pain medication within two days. Light activity is allowed on the same day of surgery, but heavy lifting and exercise are restricted for two weeks after surgery.