Breast reduction surgery is quite popular among women of several age groups. Women who have naturally large breasts and mothers after pregnancy find breast reduction surgery to be very effective and helpful.
Women opt for breast reduction surgery for a variety of reasons:
• Physical Discomfort During Activities: Be it during exercises or even while sleeping, larger breasts are often uncomfortable to live with. Some women even require sufficient support to avoid interruptions in sleep.
• Backaches, Neck Aches, and Shoulder Pain: Many women with large breasts suffer from chronic pain in their lower back, neck, and shoulders. Without proper support, the pain may increase. Breast reduction surgery can have a profound effect in such cases.
• Physical Appearance: Altering one’s looks is one of the main reasons for breast reduction. Some women have breasts that are not in proper proportion to the rest of their body, and reducing the breasts can do a lot of good in these situations. This also makes it easier to wear more outfits without discomfort.
No matter the reason, getting a breast reduction done can leave patients feeling a lot better and more comfortable in their daily lives.
Preparing for Breast Reduction
Before your breast reduction procedure, it will be necessary to meet up with a surgeon for a consultation. Check with the doctor to find out if any medication should be avoided before and after the surgery in order to prevent any complications. This also ensures a speedier recovery.
You will discuss your medical history and your aesthetic needs and goals with your surgeon during this consultation. You will also be able to look at before-and-after photos of breast reduction patients.
What Happens During a Breast Reduction Procedure?
Breast reduction, or reduction mammoplasty, is a surgery where the size of the breasts is reduced using appropriate techniques. This helps to achieve better proportions.
As with most surgical procedures, breast reduction requires anesthesia to ease the pain. It is an intense procedure, and so general anesthesia is preferred in most cases.
Incisions are then created. The size, shape, and position of the incisions vary based on the current breast size and the desired size. They also depend on the amount of fat deposit and skin to be removed and other factors. Circular incisions, lollipop incisions, and anchor incisions are the most commonly chosen incision shapes.
Excess skin and fatty tissues are then extracted. Repositioning of the nipple-areolar complex is done, and in some cases, the areola is resized to fit the new dimensions of the breast. Finally, the incisions are sewn closed using medical sutures.
Painkillers might be prescribed after the surgery in order to make recovery a more comfortable process. Making sure to follow your doctor’s post-operative care instructions can result in a smoother and faster recovery.
Find Out More Regarding Breast Reduction
Board-certified plastic surgeon Doctor Bivik Shah has years of experience in a variety of surgical procedures. Contact our office to arrange a helpful breast reduction consultation so that you can decide whether the procedure is right for you.