What Is Breast Reduction?
A breast reduction surgery or medically known as mammoplasty is not just a personal choice to appear attractive; it is a solution to women struggling with overly large breasts causing then shoulder, back & neck pain or those who are not happy or are self-conscious about the large breasts. Large breasts often appear droopy which could result in lower confidence due to poor physical appearance.
Each of these conditions can be amended with the mammoplasty operation using in each case the most suitable technique.
The surgery leads to dual benefits of improving a patient’s appearance while relieving the physical and emotional burden of having overly large breasts.
Breast Reduction Best Results / Before & After
This 46 year young lady is mother of two and visited us to reducing lift her sagging breasts after her breast feeding was completed. She wanted decent reduction in size
Age: 46 year
Type: Short Verticle Scar Superio Medial Pedicle Technique
This 36 years old IT professional had sagging breasts after her second kid. She visited us after she finished breast feeding her child and we did for her short scar breast lift surgery (mastopexy)
Age: 36 years
This 38 year young lady is mother of two and visited us to lift her sagging breasts after her breast feeding was completed
Age: 38 year
Type: Short Verticle Scar Superior Pedicle Technique
This 36 year young lady is mother of two and visited us to reducing lift her sagging breasts after her breast feeding was completed. She wanted decent reduction in size
Age: 36 years
Short Verticle Scar Superio Medial Pedicle Technique
This 28 year young unmarried suffered from what we call as Gigantomastia. Such huge breasts caused her social embarrassment and she didn’t use to step out of her home even! She needed substantial reduction in her size.
Age: 28 years
Verticle Scar Superior Pedicle Technique
Why Breast Reduction Is Done?
Breast Reduction procedure is done if:
- You have very big breasts
- You have droopy or ptotic breasts
- You experience shoulder and upper back pain due to heavy breasts.
- Your one breast is larger than the other.
- You get deep furrows in the shoulders caused by the strips of the bras
- You get skin alternation isn the sub-mammary area
- You have stretch marks due to heavy breasts
- You are unhappy and self-conscious about the large appearance of your breasts.
What Breast Reduction Can / Can’t Do
- Reduce the size of your breasts
- Make your breasts equal in size
- Improve the overall contour of your breasts
- Relieve back and neck pain by reducing breast size
- Make you less self-conscious
- Go against the natural shape of your breasts
- Remove only fat through liposuction and get results
- Make your breasts look like they did pre-pregnancy
How You Should Prepare For Breast Reduction?
- Consult a board certified plastic surgeon
- The surgeon will prescribe some blood tests
- The surgeon will prescribe medications or adjust your current medications
- Stop smoking
- Avoid any medication not prescribed by the surgeon, like aspirin or any anti-inflammatory drugs. They can increase bleeding during the surgery
- Stop taking any recreational drugs, such as cocaine
- Arrange for a driver to take you back home post the surgery or someone to stay with you in case one night admission is required
What is the Procedure of Breast Reduction?
Breast reduction is carried out under general anesthesia. At RG Aesthetics, we employ newest techniques in breast reduction surgery known as the superomedial pedicle to achieve a more proportionate and youthful contour of the breasts.
The intervention consists of decreasing the breast volume and bring up the breast areola to the correct place, using the most approximated technique in each case. When the intervention is finished, a semi-compressive dressing is placed on the breasts as well as a drain if it is surgically indicated.
Recovery After Breast Reduction?
- You may experience small amount of swelling, bruising and discomfort in the first 24 – 48 hours, but you can do your daily chores and go for a walk if desired.
- It is advisable to get some rest for 4-5 days post surgery and avoid any strenuous activities. Don’t try to raise your arms above the head and also avoid hits. Some of the patients feel an increase in the sensitivity of the nipple and others a decrease. These alternations are usually temporary and resolved in a few months time.
- One can start driving 7 days post op, but it always has to be wearing the bra which has to be used during day and night time
- Majority of the patients feel normal, one month post surgery. By then, most of the bruising, discomfort and swelling subside.
- By 6-8 weeks, you will be cleared to do all types of physical activity again.
- The breasts will still continue to “settle” into their final position over the course of the next few months.
- You will be advised to wear a compression garment for 6 weeks.
- Please note that each person is different and so is their recovery timeline. The above is only interpreted as a general guideline, rather than a rule.
Risk involved in Breast Reduction?
Like every surgery, there are risks and potential complications of breast reduction. Common risks involved in breast reduction include, anesthesia risks, bleeding, hematoma, a chance of infection, less sensation in nipple or breast, scarring, implant rupture, capsular contracture, seroma, blood clots, persistent pain, irregularity in breast shape and contours, excessively firm breast, Fluid accumulation, Deep vein thrombosis, cardiac and pulmonary complications and Fatty tissue deep in the skin could die (fat necrosis)
However if performed by a board certified plastic surgeon the complications are avoidable.