What is Breast Reduction?
Breast reduction, also known as reduction mammaplasty, is a surgical procedure designed to reduce the size of overly large breasts. The process involves removing excess breast tissue, fat, and skin to reshape and resize the breasts. Breast reduction surgery can alleviate physical discomforts, such as back, neck, and shoulder pain, and can also improve the appearance of the breasts.
Several techniques are used in breast reduction surgery at The One Clinic, including the traditional anchor-shaped and vertical incision methods. The choice of technique depends on the patient’s breast size and desired outcome. The benefits of breast reduction surgery include a more proportional and aesthetically pleasing breast size, relief from physical discomfort and pain, improved posture, and overall better quality of life.
The best candidates for breast reduction surgery are women with overly large breasts that cause physical discomfort and interfere with daily activities. Candidates should be in good health and have fully developed breasts. Patients must discuss their medical history, current medications, and any previous surgeries with their surgeon before undergoing the procedure.
It’s essential to follow the surgeon’s post-operative care instructions carefully to ensure proper and fast healing and minimize the risk of complications. Full recovery can take several months, but most patients can return to work and regular activities within a few weeks.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Will breast reduction surgery leave scars?
Yes, breast reduction surgery will leave scars, but the extent of scarring will vary depending on the surgical technique used and the individual patient’s healing ability. Scars typically fade over time and can be hidden under clothing or swimsuits
Will breast reduction surgery affect my ability to breastfeed?
Breast reduction surgery may affect a woman’s ability to breastfeed, as some of the milk ducts may be removed during the procedure. However, many women are still able to breastfeed after breast reduction surgery.
What is the recovery like after breast reduction surgery?
Patients may experience some pain, swelling, and bruising after the procedure. They may also need to wear a special surgical bra for a few weeks to help support the breasts during the healing process. Most patients are able to return to work and normal activities within a week or two, but should avoid strenuous exercise for several weeks.