How is Breast Reduction Performed?
Depending on your desired results, We will modify the procedure plan accordingly. On average, however, an incision is made around the areolae and to the crease of the breasts. Excess fat, skin and tissue are removed, and the incision is closed. The areolae and nipples can often remain intact; however, if your breasts are quite low-hanging, they may have to be re-grafted in a higher position on the breast.
Bear in mind, if you want smaller and perkier breasts, a breast lift may be required in conjunction with the reduction to achieve desired height.
What are the Risks Associated with Breast Reduction?
Breast reduction operations are common and safe, but as with any surgery, there are risks. A few of these include:
- Uneven size or shape of the breasts
- Difficulty breastfeeding (for this reason, it is recommended that you postpone breast reduction surgery until your family is complete)
- Loss of sensation in the nipples and areolae
- Complications during surgery
- Infection during recovery
To minimize these risks, be sure to educate yourself and schedule a consultation with Us.
Tips for Healing after Breast Reduction Surgery
You can expect some mild pain, swelling and possible bruising during your initial period of healing. Use cold compresses, ice and the prescribed pain medication from your surgeon to counteract these unpleasant, but temporary, side effects.
You may be required to sleep upright, clean dressings, wear a compression bra or other supportive garment and schedule several follow-up visits to guarantee optimal healing.
You will be tender, so be extra diligent to monitor and lessen your physical activity. No heavy lifting, bending or stretching will be allowed for a recommended period of time.
The surgery, as well as the healing process, will be individual to each patient, but the key to ensuring that both go as smoothly and successfully as possible is selecting the right surgeon. Schedule your consultation and evaluation so that you can be confident in your decision to receive a breast reduction.