Women with significant large breasts may suffer from symptoms like neck, shoulders and back pain. Beside that most of them find difficulties when exercising, and to find a perfect dresses for themselves, which can affect their life quality and may even lower their self confidence. Therefor, breast reduction surgery became one of the most common surgeries in the world. The procedure involves removing excess breast tissues (fat and skin) to reduce the breast size.

How is breast reduction surgery performed ?

During breast reduction surgery, the patient will receive general anesthesia. The surgeon will make incisions around the nipples and extend them downward to the breast crease in a keyhole shape. If the breasts are very large, the surgeon may use an anchor-shaped incision to allow for the removal of a larger amount of tissue.

The surgeon will then remove excess fat, tissue, and skin and reposition the nipples to a more appropriate position for the new size and shape of the breasts. The incisions will be closed with stitches and the breasts will be wrapped in gauze. It is important to follow the surgeon’s postoperative instructions carefully to ensure proper healing and optimal results.

Recovery after breast reduction surgery

After breast reduction surgery, the patient will need to wear a support bra or special bandage to reduce swelling and support the breast tissues during the healing process. The surgeon will prescribe pain medication to be taken as needed. The breasts may feel tight in the first few weeks after surgery.

It is important for patients to take at least one to two weeks off work or school to allow for proper recovery. During this time, they should avoid any activities that may strain the chest muscles or cause the sutures to tear. Light daily activities can usually be resumed after a few days, but more strenuous physical activity should be avoided for about a month.

The scars from breast reduction surgery may be noticeable at first, but they will typically fade over time and become less noticeable. It is important to follow the surgeon’s instructions for scar care to help minimize the appearance of scars.

Breast reduction surgery results

The results are immediately visible after the surgery. However the final results of breast reduction will appear better after all the swelling and bruising disappear. A big part of patients who have undergone breast reduction surgery claim that they feel immediate relief from neck and shoulders pain. It is one of the highest satisfaction rates surgeries.

Who are the candidates for breast reduction surgery ?

You may be a candidate for breast reduction if you :

  • Are healthy individual, you do not have any chronic disease.
  • Are bothered of the large size of your breasts.
  • Think that your breast size limit your activities.
  • Suffer from neck, shoulders or back pain caused by the weight of your breasts.
  • Suffer from skin irritation beneath your breast crease.
  • Have realistic expectations.
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