Breast reduction surgery, also known as reduction mammaplasty, is a procedure used to remove excess fat, tissue and skin from the breasts. If you have large breasts and want to achieve a breast size proportionate to your body, then breast reduction might be for you.
Breast reduction will help you if you experience back ache, discomfort or fungal infection as a result of the size of your breasts.Breast reduction surgery may help improve your self-image and self-confidence and your ability to participate in physical activities.
Am I a good candidate for breast reduction surgery?
If you are experiencing one or more of the following symptoms or conditions you may be considered a good candidate for reduction mammoplasty:
- Breasts that are too large in proportion to one’s body size.
- Back, neck and shoulder pain caused by heavy breasts
- Grooves in shoulders caused by tight bra straps
- Poor posture due to breast size
- Heavy breasts that droop significantly, with downward pointing nipples and areolas
- Breasts that are not equal in size (one significantly larger than the other)
- Rashes and/or infection affecting the skin trapped beneath one’s breasts
- Inability to participate in athletic/physical activities due to breast size
- Feelings of self-consciousness regarding breast size
What should I expect during breast reduction procedure?
There are different ways to do a breast reduction. Dr. Shetty will decide which is the most appropriate for you depending on the size of your breasts and the outcome that you desire.
The surgery will be done under general anaesthesia. Marking will be done pre surgery in conjunction with the patient.There are two most common types of incisions that used for breast reduction. An inverted T reduction results in an anchor-shaped scar starting around the areola, travelling vertically down and then horizontally across the breast crease. Vertical pattern breast reduction results in a circular scar around the areola, and a vertical scar passing down the breast. Excess skin and breast tissue are removed during the procedure. The remaining breast tissue is reshaped to create smaller and perkier breasts.
What post-operative instructions will i need to follow after breast reduction surgery?
The surgery will be done under general anaesthesia and a minimum of 2 day stay in the hospital.You will be required to wear supportive bra at all times for atleast 6 weeks after surgery. The incisions will need to be taken care of properly to reduce the appearance of breast reduction scars over time. Physical activity such as working out will have to be avoided over a one month period