Breast Reduction (Reduction Mammoplasty)
Reduction Mammoplasty or breast reduction is a surgical procedure which addresses three issues, namely, reduction of the size of the breast, lift sagging breasts and reduce the size of the areola proportionately. The procedure also improves the shape of the breast and repositions the nipple areola complex.
Overtly large breasts in women often cause physical and emotional side effects that prevent them from enjoying everyday life to its fullest. They may experience back or shoulder pain, grooves on their shoulders from bra straps, difficulty exercising, and stress about clothing options.
Do you need breast reduction surgery?
Many patients opt for breast reduction surgery to achieve a greater sense of freedom in their physical activities, clothing styles, and to improve self-confidence. Some women choose breast reduction to alleviate chronic pain, including neck, back, and shoulder pain.
Usually, a breast reduction surgery involves two precise incisions. The first will be around the areola, the second under the nipple. Excess breast tissue, fat, and skin are removed along these incisions.
The nipples are placed at a higher position and the breasts will be reshaped. The areolas are also proportionately reduced to match the size of your smaller breasts.
Sometimes a liposuction may be done as well if the sides of the breasts also require reduction.
If you are considering getting a breast reduction surgery done, we would recommend that you visit us for a personal consultation with your surgeon. This would give you an opportunity to discuss your aims and outcomes that you hope to achieve. The surgeon will explain the best options available, his/her recommendations and help you understand better the long-term benefits of this procedure.
Every patient’s need and expectation is different. Your surgeon will tell which surgical technique would be most appropriate for your needs and explain the treatment plan in detail. During this initial consultation you are expected to:
- Provide a detailed medical history including any previous surgical procedures; past and present medical conditions and a list of all medications or herbal supplements that you are currently taking.
- Have a complete examination of your face, including the skin and underlying bone.
- Discuss possible risks and complications of the procedure(s).
- Get an X-ray done possibly to determine the right procedure.
Following your initial consultation and decisions about the procedure(s) to be carried out, our surgical team will update you on pre-operative information, which tells you everything you should do and know before the procedure. Ideally, you may want to make arrangements for someone to help you for a day or two while you heal.
We will ensure that you remain comfortable throughout the entire procedure. Usually we use general anesthesia enabling you to sleep throughout the procedure.
Following your surgeon’s instructions to the letter during the recovery process is very important. This will not only promote the healing process but will also help you adapt to your new physical appearance. Do attend all follow-up appointments so that your surgeon can assess your long-term results and answer any concerns or queries.
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