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Reduction mammoplasty (also breast reduction and reduction mammaplasty) is the cosmetic surgical procedure for reducing the size of large breasts. In our clinic we perform exceptional breast reduction, focusing on the harmony of your body.
Understanding Breast Reduction
In a breast reduction surgery for re-establishing a functional bust that is proportionate to the woman's body, the critical corrective consideration is the
tissue viability of the nipple-areola complex (NAC), to ensure the functional sensitivity and lactational capability of the breasts. The indications for
breast reduction surgery are three-fold — physical, aesthetic, and psychological — the restoration of the bust, of the woman's self-image, and of her
mental health. Breast reduction surgery is typically for those patients whose breasts are fully developed. An anchor-shaped incision from the area of the
nipple down to the crease of the breast is typically done. Excess tissue, fat, and skin are removed, and the nipple and areola (the dark skin surrounding
the nipple) are repositioned. The breasts are reshaped with skin from around the areola and the incisions are then closed. Sometimes, liposuction is
necessary in breast reduction procedures to eliminate excess fat from the armpit area. In some cases, liposuction alone may be the only technique necessary
for breast reduction. The entire breast reduction procedure is typically performed under general anesthesia and lasts from 2 to 4 hours. Breast reduction
surgery can be performed on an out-patient basis.
Stitches are typically removed after one week, unless dissolvable stitches are used in which case no removal is necessary. A post-surgical bra must be worn for about a month after the procedure to ensure proper healing. Patients can expect some discomfort, swelling, and bruising after breast reduction surgery. These side effects can be alleviated with medication. Normal daily routines can generally be resumed after about 2 weeks, although heavy lifting and strenuous activities should be avoided for at least 3 to 4 weeks after the procedure.