What is Breast Reduction?
Breast Reduction, also known as Reduction Mammaplasty is a surgical procedure which removes the excess fat and skin from the breasts, which are reshaped and the nipples repositioned to form newer small breasts.
Who is the ideal candidate?
The ideal candidate will be physically healthy woman who wants to enhance the body contour for personal reasons, feels their breast is too big & those who wants to correct asymmetry of their breasts. This procedure also ideal for those who having their backache and infection of their inframammary fold.
How the procedure done?
Breast reduction surgery is usually done under general anesthesia. The procedure includes surgery through incisions or liposuction to remove the excess fat in your breasts. The surgeon usually makes an incision around the areola and down each breast, removes excess breast tissue, fat and skin to reduce the size of each breast and then reshapes the breast and repositions the nipple and areola. The nipple and areola usually remain attached to the breast but might need to be removed and then reattached at a higher position as a skin graft if your breasts are very large. After surgery, your breasts will be covered with a gauze dressing or bandages. A tube will be placed under each arm to drain any excess blood or fluid. This procedure takes 3 to 4 hours. The patient needs to be hospitalized 2 to 3 nights.
What can you expect after the operation?
Soreness and swelling are likely to be encountered for 1 to 2 weeks after surgery. Bruising is also possible. Any discomfort can be controlled by medication prescribed by your doctor. This procedure might leave scars on the breast or in the armpit & this varies between different individuals. You will be given a cream to help the scar heal well. You will be wearing a compression garment and a surgical bra after the surgery. Stitches can be taken out in a week to 10 days.
What is the significance of the procedure?
Breast reduction can reduce the size and shape of your breasts. The surgery will improve your body image and self-esteem. This procedure also improves your backache and you can take part in active sports as well as resume your normal activities.