Breast reduction surgery, also called as reduction mammoplasty, reshapes the breasts by removing excessive fat and skin from the affected area. The surgery can make appear the dark skin around the nipple [areola] smaller. Many women undergo the surgery procedure to bring their breasts back to youthful shape. There are several reasons for the breast going out of shape and the surgery can correct the disfigured breasts.
The surgeon removes the tissue and skin to firm up the breast. The surgery procedure requires making one or more cuts in the breast. Then, the surgeon removes the excessive fat and skin. After removal of fat, the surgeon closes the skin with stitches. In some cases, the surgeon removes the nipple to reposition it at the right place. Sometimes, the surgeon combines liposuction technique along with the surgery procedure to suck out the fatty tissue. If there is no excessive skin, only liposuction can be used for breast reduction.
Typically, the surgery is performed with general anesthesia and takes only 3 to 5 hours. The patient rarely stays overnight in the hospital or surgical center. If only minor surgery is the need, the surgeon can perform it under local anesthesia.
After the surgery, the breast is covered under a wrapped elastic bandage or a special surgical bra can cover the affected area. For the first couple of days, there may be small tube let remain inserted in each breast to drain out fluid and blood. The stitches are removed after one or two weeks. The patient may feel breast pain for couple of weeks after the surgery, which can be relieved by medication. To reduce swelling, the patient is asked to wear surgical bra 24 hours a day. Within couple of weeks, the patients start resuming normal activities and can exercise but not the vigorous ones.
When consulting your surgeon for breast reduction surgery, you must clearly tell your goals of surgery. You may opt for the surgery for changing the size, shape, firmness and weight of the breasts. Some women want to feel more comfortable and want to have smaller breasts. Larger breast can cause neck pain, posture problems and skin irritation. With the surgeon’s help, a woman can get rid of these issues easily and forever.
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