Breast Reduction

Breast_reductionBreast reduction is also known as ‘Mammaplasty’. The goal of breast reduction surgery is to reduce the size of your breasts and reshape them so that they are proportionate to the rest of your body and are no longer a source of physical discomfort. Mammaplasty is a predictable procedure that has the dual benefits of improving your appearance while relieving the physical and emotional burden of overly large breasts.

The Procedure
The surgery generally takes between two to four hours and is performed under general anesthesia. Breast reduction surgery involves making anchor-shaped incisions in the breasts. Circular incisions are made around each nipple, at which point, large areolas can be decreased if desired. A vertical incision is made from the bottom of the areola to the fold underneath the breast. A semicircular incision is then made in the fold around the underside of the breast. The surgeon then removes a predetermined amount of fat and glandular tissue, excess skin is trimmed, and the nipple is repositioned. Sutures are used to stitch the incisions closed, and gauze dressings are applied to aid in the healing process. A surgical bra will need to be worn for several weeks in order to hold the breasts in place and allow for proper healing.

Possible Complications
Although rare, surgical procedures can encounter complications. Patients may lose sensation in the nipples and areolas following breast reduction surgery, especially in cases involving dramatic reduction and repositioning. Bleeding, infection or excessive scarring is also possible. Breast reduction surgery may not always meet expectations, so it is best to be realistic before undergoing such a procedure. Additionally, there is the possibility of having permanent scarring, slightly mismatched breasts or unevenly positioned nipples.

Recovery
Most Patients can return to work within three to four weeks. Patients typically wait at least six weeks before beginning light exercise. The scars will take from a few months to a year possibly longer to fade.

Note: Your individual concerns and particular medical history will need to be shared and discussed with your surgeon during your initial consultation. While the information provided above is meant to be educational, it is not meant to be conclusive or comprehensive. Please take the time to do extensive research on the procedure(s) you are considering and the risks associated with those treatments. My Secret Fountain of Youth Limited is a medical tourism facilitator and supplies this general information to its prospective clients on behalf of the hospitals, surgeons, and dentists, that we feature. This website and the information it provides shall not be construed as offers to provide medical advice. No information provided on this website should be interpreted as My Secret Fountain of Youth Limited or its personnel offering or providing medical advice or recommendations.

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