BREAST REDUCTION

Many women feel their breasts are overly large and not in proportion with the rest of their body. Hundreds of women with the same problem opt for breast reduction surgery with one our highly trained and experienced cosmetic surgeons. Having overly large breasts can affect self -confidence but also cause physical discomfort in the form of back and neck pain, and can make it difficult to find clothes and swimwear to fit properly and look as you’d like them to. Breast reduction surgery is a simple procedure that can have a profoundly positive effect on self -esteem, can increase the ability to move freely and exercise, and can ensure you feel comfortable with how your body looks.


Before the operation


The procedure is done under general anaesthesia with 1-2 days of hospitalization.


All pre-op checks are required including a baseline mammogram of the breasts


In patients older than 35 years old lung and hearth scan will also be required


No food or drink to be consumed at least 8 hours before the surgery.


Procedure


Breast reduction is an operation that removes excess tissue and skin from the breasts to reduce their weight and volume. An incision is made leading downwards from the nipple. Through this incision the structure and shape of the mammary gland is remodelled. The excessive gland, sub-dermal tissue and excessive loose skin are then removed. Post-surgery scars have the shape of a ring around the areolae and a line downwards to the groove under the breast. With more extensive mammoplasty the scar could have a shape of an anchor. This operation is usually combined with breast modellation.


Possible complications


Post-operative bleeding, or bleeding caused by insufficient post-operative care at home


Swelling, Wound rupture caused by physical strain


Prolonged healing (especially if you smoke)


Infection of the wound, Haematomas


Imperfect effect resulting from non-observance of the post-operative instructions


May be some loss of sensation in the nipples


Scars will fade in several months to a year


After the operation


The breasts reduction treatment requires two, sometimes three, overnight stays at the clinic and a two-week rest period. A re-bandage is done at the clinic on the third to fifth day after leaving the clinic. Then special compressive bandages are worn. It is not advisable to sleep on the side and also all movements involving lifting arms up should be avoided (no heavy lifting, limit use of arms for 4-6 weeks). It is not recommended to go to a swimming pool in the first two months after the operation, as there is a high risk of an infection.

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