A breast reduction is an operation designed to reduce the amount of breast tissue. The procedure involves the removal of fat and excess skin to create a great new size and shape. If necessary the nipple and areola are repositioned to give the breast a natural appearance.
A breast reduction is often performed as a result of physical, psychological and aesthetic concerns.
Who is it for?
Often women with very large breasts suffer physical discomfort, bad posture and embarrassment. These women can benefit from breast reduction surgery.
Breast reduction surgery can help to give your body more proper proportions or help you to carry out those activities that were difficult or even impossible before.
A consultation regarding the risks and limitations of surgery will help you to choose a procedure that will meet with your expectations.
The breast reduction operation is performed under general anaethesia and the operative time and your length of stay in hospital will be determined by the procedure determined at the initial consultation, although it usually involves an overnight stay or two. You will generally experience discomfort following the surgery and breasts may ache for a week or two.
Normally 7 -10 days is required off work unless your job involves any lifting or carrying, then you may be advised to take more time off.
You will be followed up regularly in the clinic and you should refrain from any strenuous exercise for at least 3 weeks.