Breast reduction is a surgical enhancement procedure that reshapes the breasts to make them smaller, lighter and firmer, it is also called reduction mammoplasty. It is accomplished by removing excess fat, glandular tissue and skin.
Breast reductions usually result in lifting the nipple and areola to a higher position, and may help reduce back, shoulder, neck, and head pain.
The details about the best type of incision, location, the amount of tissue that can be removed, and any other questions you may have, can be discussed with your surgeon to find the solution that suits your body best.
You will have an initial consultation with your surgeon, where you can discuss the results you would like to achieve. You will also have an initial examination, hear the doctors recommendations and answer any questions you may have.
The breast reduction surgery is an outpatient procedure that is undertaken under general anaesthesia.
Day of the surgery: You will be monitored and cared for in the Summit Clinic until you are ready to go home. Once home you should lie down and rest with pillows supporting your back and arms. Make sure medications are within easy reach and have ice-packs available.
First week: You should expect a few days of chest discomfort. Some bruising and swelling is normal and expected, and you might need to wear a support bra for a few days or weeks. Most patients can return to work in five to seven days.
Six weeks: You will have to avoid any strenuous exercise throughout the healing period. Your breasts will settle into place in a few weeks.
Six months to one year: You will look and feel great! The swelling and bruising should be gone and the scars will be healing and not be very noticeable. You will be able to get back to your activity level as it was before the surgery.
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