A surgical procedure to reduce the size of large and out of proportion breasts by removing extra tissue, fat or skin.
Are your breasts appearing too big in proportion to the rest of your body? Breast reduction surgery will help you reduce its size to restore balance and provide the overall curved appearance you seek. During Reduction Mammoplasty the doctor will remove excess fat, tissue and skin through a surgical procedure to rid you of abnormally large breasts. Large breasts can also be the cause of neck, shoulder and back pain and generally woman (and men) who opt for this procedure are quite satisfied with the results.
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General anaesthesia will help you to sleep during the surgery which makes it pain-free. The extremity of the procedure will influence the level of pain patients might experience after surgery, and moderate pain can be expected within the first two weeks. Your doctor will prescribe pain medications and be sure you contact him/her in cases of severe pain.
No. Many studies have proved how breast surgery has no effect on increasing the risk or affecting the detection of breast cancer in any way.
While it is possible to perform breast reduction surgery for patients in their teens, most doctors will recommend patients are 18 or older when breasts have been fully developed.
Most Plastic Surgeons recommend that this procedure gets done after having children. Pregnancy changes the shape of the breasts and therefore it’s always better to avoid pregnancy after the procedure as it might lead to further reduction surgery or breast revisions.
There’s a range of precautionary measures your doctor will explain to you pre-surgery that include:
- Do not omit health details during your consultation with the Plastic Surgeon.
- Avoid blood-thinning agents and medications like aspirin and herbal supplements including Ginkgo biloba, St. John’s wort and garlic supplements.
- Avoid anti-inflammatory drugs, vitamin E, fish oil or any medication containing these products for 14 days before and 48 hours after surgery.
- Avoid smoking before surgery.
After your procedure, it is common, and completely normal, to experience bruising and mild swelling, aching or throbbing. Below are some precautions you can take after your surgery to ensure a full and swift recovery:
- Keep incisions dry when bathing/showering and avoid warm and lengthy baths.
- Wear the compression garment after surgery to control swelling and decrease bruising. Compression garments assist with the shaping and are important to achieve your desired results.
- Take the medications as prescribed by your doctor, which might include antibiotics to prevent infection.
- Maintain a healthy diet and stay hydrated.
- Avoid vigorous exercise, but try not to be stationary.
- Surgeons recommend wearing a sports bra 24 hours a day for up to 3 months after breast surgery (confirm this with your surgeon).