Breast Reduction ( Reduction Mammaplasty )

Breast reduction surgery, also known as reduction mammaplasty, is a procedure used to remove excess fat, tissue and skin from the breasts.

For women with very large breasts, having a breast reduction can feel like having a weight lifted off of their chest.

Why do some women undergo Breast reduction ?

Many women resort to breast reduction for reasons, either to seek a suitable appearance, or having some problems, such as:

  • Chronic pains of back, neck and shoulder that requires analgesics.
  • Chronic rash or skin irritation under the breasts.
  • Nerve pain.
  • Bad self-image associated with the large breast.

However, there are some cases in which this process is not recommended for them, such as:

  • If the patient is a heavy smoker.
  • has certain health conditions like diabetes or heart problems.
  • Obese.
  • want to avoid having scars on her breasts.

How is breast reduction performed?

Breast reduction procedure depends on the removal of glandular tissue and fat from the breasts after a surgical incision, then the surgeon removes excess skin.

The size of the breast is determined by genes, hormones, body shape and weight.

After breast reduction

  • The surgeon may insert a drainage tube to drain fluids and blood
  • The patient can leave the hospital within a few hours after the operation, the drainage tube is removed on the next day.
  • Recovery time may range from 2 – 3 weeks but it depends on several factors such as age and physical fitness.

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