Breast reduction

Breast reduction

 

 

Breast reduction

Breast reduction, or reduction mammaplasty, is the cosmetic surgery used in resizing the breast, in women with oversized breasts and men who suffer from gynecomastia. It is an overall safe procedure and most of the patients are pleased with the results.This type of surgery is performed to treat a breast condition known as hypertrophy, which refers to oversized breasts. This condition usually occurs in both breasts and commonly develops at puberty or immediately after.

Breast lift, also referred to as mastopexy, is the surgical procedure that removes the excess skin and tightens the surrounding tissue of the breast, resulting in raising and firming the breast.

The procedure, stitches remain around the areola and nipple area, in a vertical line beneath the nipple and horizontally under the breast. If the breasts were not too overly large, then some surgical techniques can avoid the horizontal scar altogether.

Duration 1.5 - 3 hours, general anesthesia

After Breast Reduction Surgery

The incisions and tissue movement will cause your breasts to be sore, swollen, and bruised. Pain can be treated by a prescription from your plastic surgeon. You can expect to wear bandages for about two days after surgery. Activity should be kept to a minimum for a week or two. There should be no heavy lifting or pushing for three or four weeks. Caring for young children immediately after surgery is not recommended. For extra support, a special soft surgical bra or athletic bra may be recommended by your doctor. Stitches are removed in two to three weeks.

 


Breast reduction
Breast reduction
Breast reduction

 

 

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