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Breast Reduction

For Whom Breast Reduction is Suitable?

Breast reduction surgery is a suitable option for women who experience discomfort or pain due to the size and weight of their breasts. Women with large breasts may also feel self-conscious about their appearance, experience skin irritation or rashes under the breasts, and find it challenging to participate in certain activities. Breast reduction can provide relief and improve the overall quality of life.

When Breast Reduction is Not Suitable?

Breast reduction surgery is not suitable for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding. It is also not recommended for women who have recently undergone radiation therapy or have a history of breast cancer. Women who smoke or have a medical condition that may increase the risk of complications during surgery may not be good candidates for breast reduction.

What Techniques are Used in Breast Reduction?

The techniques used in breast reduction may vary depending on the individual's unique needs and preferences. The most common techniques used in breast reduction surgery include the anchor, lollipop, and doughnut techniques. These techniques involve removing excess breast tissue, fat, and skin to reduce the size of the breasts. The surgery may also involve repositioning the nipple and areola to achieve a more natural look.

Preparation for Breast Reduction Surgery

To prepare for breast reduction surgery, patients will need to undergo a medical evaluation to ensure they are healthy enough for surgery. They may also need to stop taking certain medications, such as blood thinners, in the weeks leading up to the surgery. Patients will receive instructions on how to prepare for the surgery, including avoiding food and drink for a certain period before the surgery.

Risks of Breast Reduction Surgery

As with any surgery, breast reduction surgery carries some risks, including bleeding, infection, scarring, and anesthesia complications. Patients may also experience changes in nipple sensation, uneven breast size, or difficulty breastfeeding after the surgery. It is essential to discuss the potential risks and complications with a qualified plastic surgeon before undergoing breast reduction surgery.

Procedure for Breast Reduction Surgery

During the breast reduction surgery, the plastic surgeon will make incisions on the breasts and remove excess breast tissue, fat, and skin. They may also reposition the nipple and areola to achieve a more natural look. The incisions will be closed with sutures, and patients will be monitored in a recovery room after the surgery.

Healing Process Post-OP

After the breast reduction surgery, patients will need to wear a special surgical bra to support the breasts during the healing process. They may also need to take pain medication and antibiotics to prevent infection. Patients should avoid heavy lifting, strenuous exercise, and other activities that may put pressure on the breasts for several weeks after the surgery. The healing process may take several weeks to months, and patients will need to attend follow-up appointments with their plastic surgeon to ensure proper healing.

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