Breast reduction is otherwise known as reduction mammoplasty. During this procedure, a part of the breast’s soft tissue is removed allowing reshaping the breasts and adjusting their size. The shape and size of areola (darker coloured skin around the nipples) is also changed during the procedure.
Large breasts cause many side effects that harm women’s health including back, neck and shoulder strain, as well as breathing problems among others. For these reasons, more and more women make the choice to undergo plastic surgery.
Before surgery, the surgeon marks the areas of future incisions and the place where the nipple and areola will be moved. The surgery is performed under general anaesthesia. The surgery lasts approximately 3-4 hours. Antibiotics might have to be taken in order to prevent infection.
With the help of this surgery the patient will be relieved of discomfort caused by extremely large breasts and enjoy their new beautifully-shaped breasts.
- Refrain from physical activity and exercise for 6-8 weeks.
- Following the surgery, wear a compress bra for 6-8 weeks.
- Refrain from raising your arms above your head in the first weeks after the surgery.
- Following the surgery, the patients are advised to remain at the hospital under observation for at least 2 days. Only upon confirmation that the patient’s condition is good, can outpatient treatment be recommended.
- Places of surgical incisions should be re-bandaged every 2-3 days.
- Lymphatic drainage massage is recommended for the first two months following the surgery.
- Surgery seams are removed about 10-12 days after the surgery.