Reduction mammaplasty, or breast reduction, is a surgical operation where the doctor extracts unnecessary or unwanted tissue fat and skin. Generally, people with larger than usual breasts prefer this type of operation to relieve pain. Sometimes people choose to get this operation to get a better balance between their body parts too.
Getting a breast reduction operation may increase the patient’s self-confidence and/or improve your ability to take part in daily physical activities.
Before getting an appointment date for a breast reduction surgery, you may consider having a consultation with our doctors. Our doctors will enlighten you about the procedure, what the procedure can and cannot do.
After our doctors observe your case, we can inform you about the process with more details. This way, we can give you a realistic picture of your long term results after reduction mammaplasty.
Why People Undergo Breast Reduction
The first thing about people who undergo breast reduction surgery is that they have large breasts. This may lead to several different health complications.
The most common problem having large breasts cause is the chronic shoulder, back and/or neck pain. Many people with large breasts regularly resort to painkillers to ease their pain, but this is not a sustainable treatment option. Too much breast tissue may lead to nerve compression and cause pain. Usually, we observe nerve pain between scapulae (shoulder blades).
Also, when a person has large breasts, her breast and torso often stay in contact for long periods of time. This may create a skin rash or irritation in some cases.
On another note, large breasts may restrict physical movements a person can do too. This is a large source of frustration for some. In addition, it is harder to find suitable clothing, especially bras, when you have large breasts. Furthermore, some people with large breasts experience low self-esteem due to how their body looks.
Who Should Not Undergo This Operation?
If you are a smoker, you should consider giving up the habit. To have a healthy recovery process without health complications, you need to give up smoking for a long while. Well, at least a long while. What’s more, if you have heart disease or diabetes, you may not be a suitable candidate for breast reduction surgery. Obese people are unsuitable for breast reduction (and most types of other surgical interventions) as well.
Who Can Undergo Breast Reduction?
There is no age limit for getting a breast reduction surgery. Though if you are planning on having a child in the future, you may want to postpone surgery. Breast reduction may make it harder to breastfeed your children, although there are surgical methods that help you keep your ability to breastfeed.
If you’re planning on losing weight by means of dietary changes and regular exercise, you can postpone the surgery. Because when people lose weight, usually their breast size changes too. Also, you will not be able to do heavy exercise for a while after breast reduction surgery.
How To Prepare For Breast Reduction
When you get in touch with our health services for consultation, our doctor will assess your overall health and medical history. Then our doctor will take measurements of your breasts and do an examination. You will have a chance to discuss how you want your breasts to look. We will give a comprehensive explanation of the benefits and the process surrounding this operation.
Depending on your health status, our doctor may request you to get various laboratory tests, and maybe a mammogram. Depending on the medication you use, we might need you to cease or downregulate certain medications. Because of some medication, for example, aspirin since it increases bleeding, pose a risk for the surgery. Also having someone to accompany you back to where you accommodate and stay with you for the night is highly recommended.
Provided that you follow the instructions of our medical staff, you will not have significant hardships going through the surgery. The recovery process after the surgery is not very uncomfortable thanks to advanced medical techniques we utilise. esteGrande Instagram