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Breast Reduction

Breast Reduction

Breast Reduction

Large, sagging breasts are a problem for many women as they restrict their activities and cause a physical discomfort. Breast reduction surgery is boon are such women. In Breast reduction surgery or mammaplasty, the surgeons remove fat, glandular tissue, & skin from the breasts area. This makes them smaller and firmer. Women who has undergone this surgery has reported improvement in lifestyle and also in their clothing variety.

Ideal Candidate

  • Heavy sagging breasts with very low nipples
  • Back, neck and shoulder pain due to the weight of your breasts
  • Restriction of physical activity due to size and weight of your breasts.
  • Skin irritation beneath your breasts.
  • One breast is much larger than the other.
  • Breasts that are too large for your body frame & you are self-conscious about the large size of your breasts.

Procedure:

  • Most common technique for breast reduction is Hall Findlay’s technique. Advantages of this technique include a single vertical scar making it most preferable by the patients. It also helps improved projection of the breast & prolonged maintenance of shape. The areola, which is usually larger than ideal is readjusted in size and position. Skin is then relocated to reshape the breasts. If required, Liposuction compliments this technique for improving the contour of your breasts. Small drain tubes may be inserted under your skin to prevent fluid accumulation; these come out in 2-3 days. A supporting bra is advisable during for a few days.

Recovery:

  • You may return to work in a few days and resume most of your day-to-day activities within 2 weeks. However, it takes a span of few month for your breasts to reshape naturally. You can start wearing pressure garments after 6 weeks from the surgery.

Risks:

Breast reduction scars remain lumpy and red for months, and then gradually become less obvious, sometimes eventually fading to thin white lines over several months to more than a year.

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