Having perfectly shaped breasts is a dream of many. But not all are blessed with it. Many women feel unhappy about their large breasts. People with large breasts experience many health issues like chronic back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, nerve pain, and rash or skin irritation under the breasts. They also feel self-conscious and have low self-esteem due to large breasts. Fortunately, breast reduction surgery can resolve all of these issues.
Breast reduction surgery is also recommended to men with gynecomastia (a condition in which male breasts are abnormally enlarged).
It involves removing excess fat, tissue and skin from the breasts. Before you go for surgery, you must know the benefits, risks and possible complications of the surgery.
Making the First Step towards Breast Reduction Surgery
Before breast reduction surgery, you will have to book an appointment with a well-qualified, board-certified surgeon. During the consultation, you need to talk about your medical history, medical conditions, and whether or not you have had a lump removed from your breast.
You should also talk about your goals and expectations that you have from surgery. During the consultation, the surgeon will ask about your habits, medications you take (if any), and any medical condition that you have.
People who smoke are asked to quit smoking before surgery and during recovery for quick healing. Doctors also ask patients to stop taking certain medications, such as anti-inflammatory drugs and aspirin.
You may also have to provide the surgeon with photos of your breasts. The surgeon will then discuss with you how much breast tissue needs to be removed so that you can achieve your goal. Your surgeon may also ask you to undergo a few lab tests and get a baseline mammogram.
The surgeon will also discuss the risks and possible complications with you before you give consent. Your surgeon will also provide you with all the instructions about what you need to do before and after surgery.
Some of the risks and complications include:
- Loss of sensation in the nipples
Preparing for Breast Reduction Surgery
Follow your surgeon’s instructions religiously before and after breast reduction surgery to ensure proper and quick healing. Before the surgery, you should get a few things ready at your home for quick healing. Have plenty of ice, gauze and clean washcloths, clean towels, loose T-shirts and blouses and ointments or creams as recommended by your surgeon at home.
Breast Reduction Surgery: Procedure
The surgery generally takes two to five hours and is usually done under general anaesthesia. First, the surgeon will make an incision around the areola and downward on the breast. Then the surgeon will remove extra skin, fat and tissue from your breasts. The surgeon will then reshape the breast and reposition the nipple and areola. After that, he or she will stitch up your breasts and wrap them in a special gauze. Usually, patients are asked to wear a surgical bra after surgery.
After the Procedure
You may be asked to take medication to ease pain and decrease the risk of infection. For the first few days post surgery, you will feel tenderness in your breasts. Swelling and bruising are also common after surgery.
You will be asked to limit physical activity for three to four weeks for quick healing of breasts. Your surgeon might also suggest you not to wear underwire bras for a few months after surgery.
Make sure to attend follow-up sessions as recommended by your surgeon.
Results after Surgery
Most people get satisfactory results after surgery. Patients also feel relieved of neck pain, shoulder pain, and back pain. Post-surgery, many people start feeling more confident. Breast reduction also increases a person’s ability to participate in various physical activities.
The final result of surgery is usually permanent. But many factors can change the shape and size of the breasts such as ageing, weight gain or weight loss.
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