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Breast Reduction Surgery

Large breasts can cause discomfort, and neck and back pains in addition to stress while trying to find bras or clothes that fit. This can become an even more serious problem with age and menopause for many women. Large breasts can be hereditary, weight or age-related. For this reason, many women look at ways to solve this issue and breast reduction has been proven to provide effective solutions.

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Breast reduction surgery, therefore, plays an important role for many women to achieve a healthier size of breasts while the proportion of the rest of their bodies is also taken into consideration by experts. Your doctor will be able to guide you on the most ideal and natural-looking size of breasts for your body type.

Breast reduction surgery does not only help women to achieve a healthier and more ideal size for their breasts as sometimes women simply do not experience any of the negative effects such as pain, rashes under the breast area, or grooves on the shoulder due to bra straps, yet they just wish to reduce the size for a better appearance. Important to note that regular insurance can sometimes cover breast reduction surgeries if they are performed due to health concerns primarily.

As for breast reduction surgery, it is performed under general or regional anaesthetics. In general anaesthetic, you would be put to sleep throughout the operation and on regional anaesthetic, you would be awake, but the surgeon will inject the area to numb it completely. The surgery itself takes approximately two hours. Depending on the size you want to go down to and the amount of fat to be removed from the breasts, the type of surgery and incisions you will have might vary. Unfortunately, every breast surgery leaves marks where the incisions were made, but no one can see them when you wear a bikini or bra. Breast reduction scars will be under the breasts and depending on the incision type, you can work with your doctor to reduce the visibility of the marks. Secondly, nipples are repositioned and cut during the boob reduction operation and a possible areola reduction surgery can also be applied to achieve a more suitable nipple size through a nipple reduction operation once breasts are reduced. Depending on the fat tissues to be removed, nipples can completely be detached from the skin and reattached afterward. Often they are left intact with the skin so the cells are alive while the surgery is performed. As with all surgeries, there are some risks in having breast reduction surgery as well.

The risks you may experience after the areola reduction surgery are listed below;

Numbness around the breast reduction surgery scars

Reduced or Increased sensitivity around and on nipples

Scarring, bruises, and swelling after the surgery

Difficulty in breastfeeding

Additionally, if you experience any of the symptoms here below, please contact your doctor immediately;

Fever

Redness or inflammation

Sudden pain cramps

Leak coming from stitches

Slow healing rate

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You are likely to experience swelling and pain after the surgery. However, to reduce the discomfort after the surgery, it is also important to limit your activities until you are fully recovered. Besides, visit your doctor regularly to monitor your progress better and to prevent any possible complications that may occur after the surgery. Your doctor will guide you on the next steps and when to wear certain dressings until the breasts are recovered. In the meantime, you should not wear any underwire bras unless your doctor recommends you to do so. It is important to keep breasts without any infection and prevent stitches from opening up.

In the end, a boob reduction surgery should remove your previous concerns, and relieve your back and neck pain by maintaining a better appearance and fitting in clothes. Although these changes will not be overnight, only in a few months' time you are likely to experience the difference. By choosing an expert in breast reduction and lift or breast reconstruction operations, you will definitely receive a satisfactory result. As breast reduction and lift operations offer permanent results, you do not have to repeat the same process over and over again.

However, it is also recommended that if you are planning to get pregnant or lose weight, you should consider having a breast reduction surgery afterwards as breastfeeding and weight loss can create sagginess and shape anomalies on breasts. If you wish to explore your options and have questions, we are here to help you here at Vanity. Our selected team of experts will guide you through the best option and work for the ultimate best results to resolve any of your concerns.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Does Breast Reduction Surgery Work?

Breast reduction includes a few steps. Firstly they remove the excess fat tissues from the breasts, then reshape the breasts and reposition the nipples.

How Breast Reduction Is Done?

Certain medications are provided to sedate the patient. The surgeon then applies incisions to remove the excess fat. Shapes the breast and repositions the nipples afterward. Then the incisions are closed with stitches.

What's Breast Reduction?

Reduction mammoplasty, also known as breast reduction, is a surgery to make breasts smaller. Large breasts can cause neck and back pains, additionally low self-esteem. Breast reduction, therefore, helps breasts to reach an ideal size.

When to Get Breast Reduction?

If you experience severe neck and back pain, are not happy with the size, and feel insecure by picking out clothes or in your daily life, it is advised to get a breast reduction operation.

Who Does Breast Reduction Surgery?

It is always important to do some research when it comes to medical procedures. Anyone professional surgeon who is board-certified and has great experience in the area can perform breast reduction surgery.

Are Breast Reduction Surgery Safe?

Apart from scarring and possible nipple sensation loss, breast reduction does not entail any risks unless your doctor explains so.

Where Can I Get A Breast Reduction?

As it is a surgical operation any medical institution with the right equipment and board-certified surgeons should be able to perform breast reduction surgeries.

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The page content is for informational purposes only. The content of this page does not include items containing information on therapeutic health care. For diagnosis and treatment, you must consult your physician or consult the physicians in our clinic. The content has been written regarding the following sources by Vanity Estetik doctors.

Sources

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/cosmetic-procedures/breast-reduction-female/

https://baaps.org.uk/patients/procedures/7/breast_reduction

https://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/breast-reduction-surgery/about/pac-20385246

https://www.bapras.org.uk/public/patient-information/surgery-guides/breast-reduction