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REDUCTION

Overview

Women with large and heavy breasts need not suffer anymore as Breast reduction surgery can effectively reduce the size and the weight of the breasts. It will not only correct the functional symptoms but also result in better proportioned breasts, enhancing a woman's body image and self confidence. It is recognised worldwide that women who have had breast reduction are some of the most satisfied and grateful patients.

 

Introduction to Breast Reduction:

Breast reduction is a procedure wherein the nipples are elevated to ideal level and the rest of the breast tissue reshaped after cutting out the excess. The whole breast mound gets lifted on the chest and made proportionate to height and build. Please read FAQ for more information.

 

What is the breast reduction procedure?

Reduction Breast reduction is usually done under general anesthesia. There are many ways to do a breast reduction. The procedure essentially consists of excising a wedge of breast gland with the overlying skin. While doing so the nipple is preserved on a bridge of tissue, which provides it with blood supply and then translocated to a new higher position. The breast and skin is closed, giving it a smaller and much nicer shape.

The final scar will be around the areola and extend vertically down to the inframammary fold in the vertical scar technique of breast reduction. There will be an additional transverse scar in the inframammary fold, if there is a lot of sagging of breast and as a result you have a lot of skin excess under the nipple. Your surgeon at 'Aesthetics Medispa' will be able to guide you about the most suitable technique for you.

 

What to expect after Breast Reduction Surgery?

Small thin tubes are usually placed after major reductions to drain out any accumulated blood. These drains take about approximately five days to stop draining and are removed once they have stopped draining. You may be discharged home after drains have been removed. The post operative discomfort can be managed quite satisfactorily by regular medication with oral pain killers. You will find that you can discontinue these a week after surgery.

 

What are the possible risks and complications?

Breast reduction is a refined surgical procedure and is done quite routinely. Like any surgical procedures there are potential risks and complications that your surgeon at Aesthetics will explain in detail. Some of the potential risks include.

Accumulation of blood (hematoma)

Infection

Poor healing at the site of suturing

 

These risks are common to many operations. Some risks are specific such as

Decreased sensation at the nipple

Decreased blood supply at the nipple, which may lead to partial or total necrosis of the nipple. This may need secondary reconstruction. Although this is very rare, the risks are increased in smokers and diabetics and hence, women are advised to stop smoking at least two weeks prior to surgery

The ability to breast feed after reduction is unpredictable and depends on the extent of reduction and type of technique used. This is best discussed with your surgeon.
The incidence of these risks range from five to ten percent and your surgeon will explain the treatment if they occur.

 

Who are the Ideal candidates for liposuction?

Adults of any age within thirty percent of their ideal weight and with firm elastic skin and good muscle tone are ideal candidates for liposuction. Good candidates are healthy individuals without life threatening illness or medical conditions that impair healing, non-smokers and individuals with positive outlook and specific goals in mind for body contouring. Special considerations may be given to those with high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease and previous surgery to the treatment areas. People with higher fat content can also be treated by liposuction, but it is more like debulking procedure. Sculpturing may have to be done as a secondary procedure. ...

 

How long is the recovery?

Initial healing will include swelling and discomfort at the incision sites. A support bra will be recommended for continuous wear for first six weeks. The bruising will take up to three weeks to disappear. The swelling may take up to six weeks to disappear. The breast shape goes on improving up to six months. Return to light activity is possible as soon as you feel ready, usually within ten days following surgery. All stitches are usually absorbable and will not need removing. You will be advised not to exercise for six weeks after surgery, and after that period, you must wear a sports bra while exercising.

Healing will continue for several weeks as swelling dissipates and breast shape and position settles. Scars are initially red and visible for first six months but rapidly become soft, supple and fade after that.

A Breast Reduction Surgery can make dramatic change in your appearance and your outlook. A breast reduction can make your breasts smaller and firmer. Many patients find a new enjoyment in sports, exercise, dancing or even walking.

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