Am I suitable for a breast reduction procedure?
A breast reduction procedure should be suitable for women of all ages who are suffering from breasts that are too large for their frame. Often, it is combined with a breast lift procedure to produce optimal results.
What does breast reduction surgery entail?
Incisions are typically made around the nipple, then down to the crease of the breast and along the crease, known as the inframammary fold. Then excess fat and glandular tissue is removed to produce smaller breasts that suits the patient’s body frame. There is usually a degree of sagging skin as well which may need to be excised.
Will there be any scarring after breast reduction surgery?
There will be some scarring present after breast reduction surgery although the procedure will be carefully planned to ensure it heals as well as possible. However, most patients are very satisfied with the dramatic improvement to the breasts’ shape and size.
Are there any risks associated with breast reduction surgery?
Risks are usually minimal and temporary; there will be some bruising and swelling that will dissipate. There may be minor asymmetry afterwards but in most cases, revision surgery is not required. Changes to sensitivity is a common problem but typically resolves in the first six months after surgery. Other risks include a collection of blood or fluid under the skin, infections or wound healing problems.
How quickly will I recover from a breast reduction?
After surgery, you will be advised to wear a specially designed compression garment to control the swelling and bruising and support your new breasts. Discomfort is usually minimal and controlled by over-the-counter painkillers. We will provide comprehensive aftercare instructions covering the recovery from breast reduction surgery. Most patients return to work after a week, but we advise that you avoid strenuous activity or exercise for four to six weeks.
Heavy, overly-large breasts can cause many problems, from neck and back pain and poor posture as well as making it difficult to wear certain clothes or perform some activities. Women often say that it also greatly affects self-confidence and their perceived body image. A breast reduction, also known as a reduction mammoplasty, can dramatically reduce these problems and produce a more youthful and aesthetically pleasing appearance to the breasts.