Breast reduction surgery is a procedure for reducing the size of the breast by removing fat tissue, glandular tissue and skin.
Having the desired and appropriate breast size can enhance a woman’s confidence and self-esteem. Many women choose to undergo breast augmentation surgery to make their breasts larger. This is most frequently a cosmetic consideration. Breast reduction, on the other hand, is more frequently undertaken to relieve physical problems associated with disproportionately large breasts. Problems arising from having musculature not strong enough or a frame too small to support the weight of very large breasts may include:
The breast reduction procedure is typically performed using one of three incisions.
Liposuction may also be used to remove fatty tissue, along with one of the surgical procedures. In some instances, liposuction can be performed as a single procedure. This would be the case when removal of fatty tissue is what is primarily required, and the skin has excellent elasticity to spring back. Liposuction alone is not recommended for women with pendulous breasts.
The types of incisions are:
You should have someone drive you home and stay with you for 24 - 48 hours.
Patients can usually resume light exercise within three to four weeks after surgery.
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