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    Breast Reduction

    What is breast reduction surgery or reduction mammoplasty?

    Removal of excess breast fat, glandular tissue and skin to achieve better-shaped and sized breasts in proportion with the rest of her body and to alleviate the discomfort associated with large breasts.

     What are the indications of reduction mammoplasty?

    Large breasts can cause both health and emotional problems to some women. The weight of excess breast can impair your active life because of physical discomfort like back or neck pain, shoulder groves, rashes.

    Emotional problems like self image issues and embarrassed in social places having large pendulous breasts.

    What Pre operative preparation required?

    • Routine blood investigations
    • stop smoking well in advance.
    • Avoid taking aspirin and medicines causing increase bleeding.

    What about hospitalization Breast Reduction Surgery ?

    The surgical procedure requires 3 hrs of surgery and 2-3 days hospitalization.

    What is Post Operative Protocol?

    • Wear a support bra for about 6 weeks until the swelling and bruising subsides.
    • Avoid any straining, bending and lifting for a minimum of four weeks following the surgery. The scars from the incision fade (not disappear) over time.
    • Women often return to non strenuous activity within two to three weeks of surgery and start returning slowly to their normal routine after four weeks of surgery.

    What can be the complication of breast reduction surgery?

    • Major complications uncommon,
    • Minor  complications may be like Bleeding, Infection, Poor wound healing, Fatty tissue deep in the skin could die (fat necrosis), unfavorable scarring.
    • Temporary or permanent changes in nipple or breast sensation
    • Potential inability to breastfeed
    • Breast asymmetry
    •  Possibility of revisional surgery

    What is the outcome of Breast reduction surgery?

    The results of breast reduction surgery will be long-lasting. Scar was formed in such a way that it is concealed in bra.

    Your new breast size should help relieve you from the pain and alleviate physical limitations. Your better proportioned figure will likely enhance your self image and boost your self-confidence.

    However, over time your breasts can change due to aging, weight fluctuations, hormonal factors, pregnancy and gravity.

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