Breast reduction helps relax your neck and back muscles, the most common side effects caused by excessive breast tissue weight.
Breast reduction is a surgical procedure considered reconstructive. The breast reduction surgery is performed to reduce the bust size, as well as lift the breasts to a more youthful position. The purpose of the surgery is to alleviate back and neck pain as well as to aid in hygiene in the folds underneath the breasts.
It’s important to discuss your expectations about breast reduction with honesty so that the Doctor can give his professional advice. He will examine and measure your breast, describe the procedure in detail, explain the probable results as well as the risks, limitations and scarring that may result. Pictures are used for reference during surgery and afterwards for result comparing.
During your surgery
Your breast reduction surgery itself usually takes two to four hours, but may take longer in some cases. Most of the patients are discharged the same day or the following day. Breast reduction is performed under general Anesthesia; you’ll be asleep through the entire operation. The procedure removes excess glandular tissue, fat, and skin, and moves the nipple and areola into their new position. Then, the skin is brought from both sides of the breast down and around the areola, shaping the new contour of the breast. Liposuction may be used to remove excess fat from the armpit area.
After your surgery
You’ll be wrapped in an elastic bandage or a surgical bra over a gauze dressing after breast reduction surgery. A small tube may be placed in each breast to drain off blood and fluids for the first or two days. You may feel some pain for the first couple of days and some discomfort for a week or more, but we will prescribe medication to lessen the pain. The stitches will be removed in one to three weeks.
Like any surgical procedure it leaves scars and it´s appearance improves with time. The risks for this procedure depend on the decision to choose a good plastic surgeon and on the postoperative care.
The majority of patients who undergo this procedure by well-experienced board certified plastic surgeons and board certified anesthesiologists do exceptionally well and complications tend to be relatively minor and treatable if presented.