Breast Reduction MAMMAPLASTY
What is breast REDUCTION?
WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT?
How do I plan for my breast reduction surgery?
Your surgeon will examine your breasts and nipples, assess skin quality and tone and take measurements, paying attention to their shape and size, and will also take photographs. He or she will ask about your general health status as well as any pre-existing conditions.
There are several breast reduction procedure options, and your surgeon will suggest one that is right for you, explaining the full procedure so you can make an informed decision.
What is the procedure for a breast reduction?
How should I prepare for a breast reduction?
You should stop taking certain medication, like aspirin and some anti-inflammatory drugs. Avoid recreational drugs and disclose to your surgeon any other medication you’re taking, since you may need to adjust these.
Be sure to arrange for transport to and from the clinic, since you will not be able to drive yourself after the procedure.
Where will my breast reduction surgery be performed?
What anaesthetic will be used for my breast augmentation?
How do I recover from a breast reduction?
What can I expect after my surgery?
The sutures, which will dissolve on their own, should be kept dry for the first two days, and you should avoid taking baths or swimming for about six weeks.
You will have scars which may be red and lumpy but as you heal, they will fade significantly over several months.
Although there may be some swelling, you should be able to see a difference in the size of your breasts immediately.
With your reshaped and resized breasts, you will no longer have the discomfort, pain and self-consciousness you experienced before the breast reduction. The results should be long-lasting, but remember that as you age, and if your weight changes, your breasts may change in size and appearance.
When can I return to normal activities?
Your surgeon will advise you on how soon you can return to your regular activities.
What risks are involved in breast reduction surgery?
Some of the other risks and complications include blood clots, blood or fluid collecting in the breasts, cardiac and pulmonary complications and deep vein thrombosis.
Excessive scarring, asymmetry, skin discoloration and poor healing of incisions are also risks, as well as persistent pain or numbness, which is usually temporary. The procedure may affect your ability to breastfeed.
Your surgeon will discuss all the risks with you before the procedure.