Breast Reduction

Breast reduction mammoplasty, otherwise known as breast reduction surgery, is a procedure that decreases excess breast fat and skin. The procedure is targeted towards women who experience discomfort and pain because of their large breasts. Many who have undergone the procedure report several benefits including relief of pain, better posture, reduction of sagging, and better body proportion.

The procedure reduces breast size through the removal of excess fat, skin, and tissue. The surgery elevates the nipple and improves breast symmetry and overall bodily symmetry. Women who want to get this kind of surgery must be past their breast development stage and medically clear to undergo a surgical procedure. The operation usually takes around three hours depending on the patient’s medical condition.

If you’re medically clear to undergo breast reduction mammoplasty, our surgeons are ready to see you through the entire process from the first consultation to the final checkup.

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You are qualified for the breast reduction surgery if:

  • You do not smoke
  • You are mentally and physically stable
  • You have realistic expectations
  • You feel that your breasts are causing you pain and discomfort because of their size
  • Your breasts are not symmetrical in terms of size
  • Your skin is irritated, especially in the breast regions
  • Your breasts restrict you from performing some physical activities
  • You are not happy with the size of your breasts

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Where is the procedure carried out?

The procedure will be done in a private hospital.

How long does the operation take?

As mentioned earlier, the operation will take around three hours. The duration of the surgery is on a case-by-case basis depending on several factors including: the amount of tissue to be removed, the chosen method for the procedure, and the medical data of the client.

How long am I required to stay in the Hospital after the surgery?

Usually, our patients will be ready to return home in a few hours following the surgery.

What type of anesthesia will be used?

General anesthetics will be used for this procedure.

How long is the recovery period?

The recovery period usually varies depending on the patient, but we recommend that you take about two weeks off work and refrain from any strenuous activities at least six weeks after your surgery to speed up your the healing process.

Will I get scars?

Minor scars are expected, but the incisions will not be seen under regular clothing and will fade in about 12-18 months.

Will this procedure affect my ability to breastfeed in the future?

Patients having a reduction mammoplasty will still be able to breast feed. However, it is important to note that women with large breasts tend to have low milk output, which means they might have problems breastfeeding even prior to the surgery. We recommend that you discuss these issues with your surgeon during your consultation.

Are the changes permanent?

Yes, the reduction of breast volume is permanent. It is also important to realize that gaining or losing weight, especially during pregnancy, will cause your breast size and shape to change.