The size of women’s breasts may be determined by several factors, such as inherited genes, body weight and hormonal influences. They can, therefore, be a problem to some women early in adolescence or may not become uncomfortable until middle age following the menopause or the use of HRT.
Breast Reduction; Although surgery is usually performed by aesthetic surgeons to correct the appearance of large breast. It is a reconstructive surgery which is caused by large breast and helps to solve problems of back pain, dyspraxia, headache, shoulder pain, difficulty in breathing, collapsing in shoulder with braces, hygiene problems under breast (such as rash or fungal infections).
- The technique to be applied depends on the size of the membrane.
- A companion is needed to help the patient after the operation.
- Depending on the size of the breast, the patient is kept in the hospital for 1-5 days at the doctor’s check.
Step 1 – Anesthesia
Medications are administered for your comfort during breast reduction surgery. Some patients can experience side effects of anesthesia such as throat ache, headache, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, shaking and muscle pain. These effects are temporary, and they slowly disappear as anesthesia leaves your system.
Step 2 – The Incision
- A circular pattern around the areola. The incision lines that remain are visible and permanent scars, although usually well concealed beneath a swimsuit or bra.
- A keyhole or racquet-shaped pattern with an incision around the areola and vertically down to the breast crease
- An inverted T or anchor-shaped incision pattern
Step 3 – Removing tissue and repositioning
After the incision is made, the nipple is then repositioned. The areola is reduced by excising skin at the perimeter, if necessary. Underlying breast tissue is reduced, lifted and shaped.
Step 4 – Closing The Incisions
Incisions are closed with layered sutures (that dissolve) in the breast tissue and with sutures, skin adhesive and surgical tape to close the skin. Incision lines are permanent, but in most cases will fade and significantly improve over time.
Step 5 – See The Results
Breast reduction surgery ends after the cuts are closed and bandaged. The results of your breast reduction surgery are immediately visible. Over time, post-surgical swelling will resolve and incision lines will fade.
Most patients return to work or school within 10 to 14 days. Breast reduction recovery is highly individual.
The first days are painful, although temporary, during arm movements. Postoperative swelling, numbness on the tip of the nipple, bruise on the nipple can be temporary and is temporary. 12-15. Seams are taken on days.
For about 14 days, you will wear compression bra to prevent bruising and swelling. For about 1 month, you wll be advised to avoid strenuous exercise as this can slow down recovery.
The First Month: You will be instructed to avoid exercise and refrain from wearing underwire bras for at least the first month of recovery. By the end of this month, you should be able to resume your normal activity. It may take some time to get used to your new breasts, but you should be mostly free of pain and swelling at this point in your breast reduction recovery time.
- Scars are a normal side effect of breast reduction surgery. These scars will fade over time but will never go away completely.
- Insensitivity or numbness at the breast tip
- Side effects of the medication to help you sleep during surgery (anesthesia)
- fat tissue or necrosis of chest tissue
- Blood clots
- Swelling and bruising
- Damage to nerves, blood vessels, and other parts of your body