Breast reduction has a medical name of reduction mammoplasty, which reduces the volume of breasts by removing 300–600 g of excess tissue and skin from each breast. The breasts are given new shape, the nipples are lifted to their proper place, reduction of aureoles is possible.
Breast reduction can be combined with breast lifting surgery. It is also performed in case one breast is larger than the other.
Pain and inconvenience is sensed
Excessively large breasts distort the proportions of the body, and can also be the cause of pains in the back, neck, spine, shoulders, or even cause headaches, as well as various inconveniences in daily life.
According to experts, the definition of excessive breasts can be applied in the case one of the breasts weighs more than 1,500 grams. This is due to the innately high fatty fibre content in breasts.
Before and after breast reduction
The procedure and the results
Breast reduction is performed under general anaesthesia and takes 2–3 hours; the optimum method is chosen by the plastic surgeon after evaluation of the volume of excess tissues and the shape of breasts. There are two main methods of breast reduction surgery:
Anchoring reduction – the method of breast reduction, when reverse “T” shape incisions are made;
Vertical reduction – such surgery is performed when it is necessary to remove a moderate amount of excess tissues.
Locations of incisions are closed using dissolvable sutures, leaving barely noticeable scarring, which is removed during the postoperative period with special medical preparations.
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After the breast reduction surgery
Mild pain can be felt after breast reduction surgery only on the first day; the rehabilitation takes a short time, during which:
- It is recommended to stay in the clinic for 1–2 days
- The patient can return to work after 7–10 days
- Physical activity should be avoided for approximately one month
- A special bra must be worn for 4–6 weeks
- The scar should be protected from direct sunlight for at least half a year – that will help it become less visible
- Bruises and swelling disappear in a few weeks
- It is recommended to sleep on the back for at least a month
Sudden weight loss or gain should be avoided after the surgery. Otherwise, additional breast shape correction surgery could be required in the future.
It should be known that the operation is not performed during the period, 4 days before it and the same period after. Pregnancy can only be planned one year after the operation.
Breast reduction surgery is not recommended for women who plan to breastfeed their baby in the future, because the operation violated the ducts between the nipple and mammary gland.
Changes of body lines are immediately visible to the naked eye – youthful and rounded contours, elastic breasts, no pain, a sense of lightness, there is no more sagging breast effect, freer movement, therefore breast reduction is perfect for older women.
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* The price includes necessary medical items, pre-and post-surgery care.