When you undergo this, surgery , which some patients do frequently, are feeling relieved after the surgery as , they feel lighter after excessive weight of large breasts. With the help of breast reduction,procedure, we can solve these problems, as well as improve the size and shape of your breasts, and becomes proportional to the rest of the body, and your clothes will fit you better.

How do I know that I am good candidate for breast reduction?

  • Breasts which are too large in proportion to your body frame
  • Heavy, pendulous breasts, with nipples,with areola, which point downward
  • If one of the breasts are larger than the other.
  • Back ,neck and shoulder pain caused by the weigh of breasts.
  • Skin irritation beneath the breasts
  • Indentations in the shoulders, from tight bra straps
  • Being dissatisfied or self-consciousness, about the largeness of your breasts.

This procedure, could be done at any age, however most plastic surgeons, usually recommends waiting until, development of the breasts have stopped. When you breast feed your child, it is most likely that you loose the shape and size of your breasts,and it is known that many women tend to go for breast reduction before they decide to have children, and feel that they can address any subsequent changes later. If you plan to breast feed your child, in the future you should discuss with your plastic surgeon.

For breast reduction surgery!How will my plastic surgeon evaluate me for surgery?

When you discuss your doctor, you will ask about your desired breast size, as well as anything else about the breasts which would like to see improvement. This will help your plastic surgeon to under stand the expectations and determine whether, they are realistically can be achieved.

The surgeon, will examine your breasts, and take measurements, and perhaps , take photographs for your medical record. The size and the shape of your breasts, the quality of the skin and the placement of the nipples and Areolas will be carefully evaluated.

It is important to discuss your medical history, which will include information ,about any medical conditions,any kind of drug allergies, medical treatments which you received earlier, and also any previous surgeries,like breast biopsies,and medications which you are taking currently. You would need to discuss with your surgeon, if you are counting on loosing significant amount of weight, especially if you have noticed that your breasts become smaller with weight loss. Your surgeon may recommend,that you stabilise your weight before having surgery.

Where are the incisions placed?

The surgeon would make three incisions, The first incision is made around about,the areola, and the other incision runs vertically from the bottom edge, of the areola to the crease underneath the breast. The third incision, is made, and follows the natural curve of the breast crease.

After the surgeon has completed, removing the excess breast tissue, fat and skin, the nipple and the areola are shifted to a higher position. The areola, which was previously in the large breasts, has been stretched and also it is reduced in size. The skin surrounding the nipple is brought down and together reshaped in size.

Liposuction is used, to improve the contour under the arm.

Understanding Risks

Every surgical procedure, has risks, The subject of risks of the surgery, are discussed with you and your plastic surgeon. There are some potential complications, which may be discussed with you,which could be some bleeding, infection and reactions to anaesthesia. It is very rare, for a patient the, he or she requires a blood transfusion during the operation. This is usually determined in advance, and the plastic surgeon may, advise you to donate your own blood in preparation for surgery.

When you decide on breast reduction, it is most likely that the breasts may not be in line and perfectly symmetrical, or even the nipple height could vary very slightly. Later on certain minor adjustments would be made. Permanent loss of sensation in the nipples, or breasts, may occur rarely. In certain cases revisionary surgery is sometimes helpful, where incisions may have healed poorly.

In the event of an injury, loss of the nipple and areola, in this case they can be reconstructed using skin graft. Certain risks can be involved if you listen to the advise and instructions of the plastic surgeon

How should I prepare for surgery?

Depending on your age, and if you or any of your family members have had a previous history of breast cancer,then the cosmetic surgeon would recommend a baseline mammogram before the surgery and another mammography, this would help detect any further changes in the breast tissue. Even if you have had breast reduction, you could still perform an breast exam yourself. Breast reduction surgery, will not increase the risk of developing breast cancer.

If you smoke, you will be asked to stop smoking well in advance of the surgery. If you are taking aspirin and other anti-inflammatory drugs , this can cause increased bleeding,and you should avoid taking these medications for a period of time before surgery. The surgeon will provide you with additional pre-operative instructions.

Breast reduction, is usually done as an out-patient basis,which means you do not need to stay at the hospital and if this is a case be sure that you arrange for someone to drive you home after the surgery.

Your Surgical Experience

Our goal at our Concept Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Centre,is to make your experience worth your while.

What will the day of surgery be like?

Breast reduction surgery, would be performed in a hospital , under general anaesthesia, which is administered, so that you are asleep throughout the entire procedure, which will make you feel comfortable. After the surgery is completed, you will be taken into a recovery area where you will continue to be closely monitored. Small tubes will be placed in your breasts to, help avoid the accumulation of fluids. Gauze dressings, would be placed on your breasts , and would be covered with an elastic bandage or surgical bra.

When can I resume my normal activities?

After the surgery, it is often possible to return to work within a couple of weeks, depending, on the job you are doing, most probably, you can do your normal chores, including some form of mild exercise, after several weeks. When performing, form of mild exercise, you may continue to experience some kind of mild,periodic discomfort during this time, but such feelings are normal. If you experience pain it should be reported to your doctor.

The doctor would advise you to refrain from any kind of sexual activity, for a week or so, and after surgery you surgeon would ask you to be gentle with your breasts for at least the next six weeks.

How long will the results last?

The results, would last depending upon, how you maintain your weight, and also if you become pregnant and as long as you don't breast feed your child. However gravity and other effects of aging, will eventually alter the size, shape of the breasts. If you are not satisfied, with the results,then you can go for a breast lift, to restore a more youthful contour.

Results of Breast Reduction

The results of the surgery, will make your breasts look smaller and firmer. Without the excess weight, of large breasts, you may find that you can play sports, and also engage in other physical activity. The cuts,made to reduce your breasts, from your breast reduction surgery, will heal and fade over time, but the lines would be permanently visible , more so in some individuals, than others, these incisions are concealed by clothing, ad even low -cut necklines. It would take some time to cope with the change in your body appearance and deal with your breasts.