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Breast have a very important role in female beauty. They help to give an attractive feminine look but at the same time if they grow out of proportion to rest of the body then they become the cause of embarrassment and frustration.
It is generally observed that females with very large breast suffer great deal of uneasiness. It is embarrassing for any female when the overly large breasts become a prominent noticeable thing. It limits the activities and clothing choices as well. In addition there are problems like chronic neck and shoulder pain, skin irritation and rash due to rubbing of skin.
Breast reduction technically called as “Reduction Mammoplasty” is a plastic surgical procedure which involves excision of excess fat, breast tissue and skin. This procedure makes the chest lighter and smaller and relieve the patients from the discomfort and problems associated with it.
Candidates include patients who are unhappy with the physical appearance or are self-conscious by their large breast size. Women opt for breast reduction surgery both for functional and cosmetic reasons which include:
Breast reduction surgery is usually done in general anesthesia and takes about 2.5 to 3 hours.
There are many techniques of breast reduction surgeries like vertical reduction, wise pattern, liposuction etc. All the aforesaid methods give excellent outcomes. Irrespective of the technique chosen all breast reduction surgeries involves pattern-based skin incision for accessing your breast tissue which is followed by excision of excess fat, breast tissue and skin. This will decrease the overall size of the breast thereby giving it new improved and proportionate shape. In this procedure the size of areola is also reduced, and repositioning of nipple and areola is also done.
The technique best suited to the patient is decided depending on their needs and the ideal outcomes.
Many patients feel immediate sense of relief from breast burden immediately after surgery. One may expect little pain which can be taken care of with oral medications. After a breast reduction, one may experience temporary numbness of the nipples and breasts which can last from 2 to 3 months but may last longer. Patient will have to wear sports bra for support for 2 to 3 weeks. Normal routine work can be resumed in 2 weeks’ time, but strenuous activity must be delayed for about 4 -6 weeks.
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