reduction (reduction mammoplasty) is particularly helpful for women who
have too significant size of breast. The procedure should be undertaken
not only because of aesthetic but particularly because of healthy
reasons. Big size of breast can cause physical discomfort –
pain in the shoulders, back and neck.
The surgery also helps the body
look better proportioned.
Breast reduction takes about 2-4 hours and is performed under general anaesthesia. During the surgery a plastic surgeon cuts away excess of skin together with some part of breast gland, nipples are also being reduced. If necessary it is possible to remove also fat tissue with the use of liposuction.
During direct assessment a plastic surgeon is choosing the best techniques of breast lift for particular patient. Depending on shape and size of breasts the most common techniques are: so called incision upside down T letter (round the nipple, vertically down and in natural curve below the breast) or L letter (round the nipple and vertically down). The surgery leaves patient with visible scars.
the surgery a patient should stay in the clinic at least 2
nights. It should be enough to remove drains after that time. During
first week a patient feels pain and discomfort which can be controlled
by painkillers. During first 6 weeks it is necessary to wear a special
bra, some surgeons recommend also wearing a special band above the
breasts. Depending on the surgeon there can be soluble or dissoluble
stitches (dissoluble stitches should be removed after 12 days). In case
of office workers 1 week of work leave is recommended where as in case
of manual workers 2 weeks of work leave are recommended. It
is normal for the swelling to take even up to a few weeks. Scars will
be pink up to a few months, about 3 weeks after the surgery incision
should be treated with a special ointments that help to heal the scars
and make them whiten.
majority of cases breast reduction harms a breast gland so there can
be no possibility of breast feeding in the future. A complication can
be permanent difference in nipple sensation, bleeding, infection, delay
in healing of scars. All risks connected with undergoing the surgery
should be discussed with your surgeon during direct assessment.
This kind of operation stops many ailments, relieve the skeleton. In many cases it also heal psyche of patient, allows happiness and satisfaction from new, attractive look. It increases self-consciousness and creates optimistic attitude towards life.