Reduction mammaplasty is a surgical procedure that reduces the size of the breasts, making them smaller and lighter. The procedure can also reshape the breasts to make them firmer. Breast reduction can be performed on women who want to achieve a more balanced body contour. While many women undergo surgery to undergo a cosmetic improvement, the procedure can also greatly improve the quality of life for others by reducing the weight of the breasts, thereby minimizing and preventing back and shoulder pain, poor posture, uncomfortable bras, and improving mobility for daily life and in more strenuous physical activity. Patients who undergo breast reduction surgery typically experience a boost in self-esteem and a healthier life that is more comfortable. You’ll be able to wear clothes that fit better and to move around more easily.
General Breast Reduction Surgery
Breast reduction involves the surgical removal of fat, glandular tissue and skin to achieve a shape and size that is desirable for the patient. After the administration of anesthesia, incisions are made around the areola and down following the natural curve of the breast. Excess tissue is removed and the areola and nipple are then repositioned to a more desirable position. Sutures are placed. Excess fat may also be removed by liposuction.
Recovery Following Breast Reduction Surgery
Breast reduction surgery achieves the quickest improvement to the body contour. A complete list of post-operative instructions will be given to you. Follow them closely to help your body recovery quickly and properly. You’ll most likely require plenty of rest and limit your movement. Dressings, applied immediately following surgery, will help the recovery process. You may also need to wear a surgical bra to maintain support. Any discomfort experienced following surgery can be minimized with prescribed oral medication. Complications are rare, and can be minimized by following post-operative care instructions carefully.