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Also known as reduction mammaplasty

Overly large and sometimes disproportionate breasts cause a lot of physical discomfort and emotional burden to women. In such instances this surgery helps to reduce the size of breasts and alter their shape to a better proportion. This procedure is very commonly requested by women.

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RELATED PROCEDURES

Many women who opt for breast reduction surgery also consider liposuction , breast lift and mommy makeover.

WHERE IS IT DONE
Operation Theatre
DURATION
3-4 Hours

ANAESTHESIA

General Anaesthesia.

INCISIONS, STITCHES & SCARS

Various incisions are used and Dr.Venkat suggests the best one for you based on your current contour of your breasts. Though the ones made over the breast are visible the ones made in the breast creases are concealed. The surgeon strategically plans and places the incisions and stitches for the surgery in terms of number, size, material, location and technique aiming to keep the resulting scar minimal, hidden and not easily visible eye. Special tissue handling and suture techniques further minimize scars.

  1. Anchor incision: This commonly used incision is made along the natural contours of the breast and delineates the new location for the nipple.
  2. After the breast tissue, fat and skin are removed, the skin is repositioned appropriately to bring it down and together to reshape the breast.
  3. Large breasts that sag often lead to back pain and other physical and emotional discomfort.
  4. After surgery, breasts will become in proportion to your body and scars will fade over time.
STAY AT CLINIC
2-3 Days

HOW IS IT PERFORMED?

The surgery typically involves three incisions. After removing the excess breast tissue, fat and skin, the areola and nipple are shifted to a higher position. The size of the areolas may be reduced. The skin above the is brought down and approximated together to reshape the breast. Liposuction may advised as an additional procedure to improve the body contour under the arm.

Liposuction for breast reduction

For women fatty breasts who need a minor reduction, and do not need to correct sagging liposuction may be right for them.

REST AT HOME before resuming office work
2-3 Weeks

AFTERCARE AND RECOVERY

Removal of drains within: 7 days. Till then you and your care taker will be instructed on how to measure and keep track of the amount of fluid collected and how to empty them.

Sutures will be removed after 10 days.

Don’t lift your hands above your head or lift any weights with your hands for 2 weeks after the surgery. If you have to take a head bath seek help from your care taker or you may use a hand shower.

Keep your suture sites, dry and hygienic.

Swelling is a natural phenomenon seen with all surgeries. Most of the swelling would subside within 10 days and a residual swelling (which can only be noticeable to you) may persist for 3-4 months. This should gradually subside. You can further augment for the decrease of swelling by increasing your fluid intake and restricting your salt intake.

Sleeping

For at least 3-4 weeks after the surgery, sleep on your back, this helps avoid any undue stress on your breasts. You can make yourself comfortable, by placing 3-4 pillows around you and one below your knees to avoid rolling over during sleep.

Healing is a gradual process and you should gradually slide into your daily routine, rather than suddenly increasing your work activity. You should regain your full range of motion in six to 10 weeks, depending on your healing.

Don’t do any strenuous physical activity until the surgeon clears you for it.

Within 6 months you should be able to do all those activities, which you were facing difficulty with when you had large breasts.

Refrain from sexual activity for a minimum of one or two weeks, the plastic surgeon may advise you to wait longer depending on your case. After that, take care and be extremely gentle with your breasts for at least 1 month after the surgery.

FOLLOW UP VISITS
1 Week After the Surgery

HOW LONG WILL MY RESULTS LAST?

The results of a breast reduction usually last for decades, provided that you don’t undergo significant fluctuations in weight or do not go through pregnancy.

Even if some droop occur, the newly crafted position of the nipple should remain intact.

The surgeons usually contour the entire breast tissue, and not just a skin lift for a longer-lasting result.

Additionally, the following factors influence the size and shape of your breast

  • Weight gain or loss
  • Aging
  • Hormonal factors
  • Childbirth
  • Gravity

Maintain good communication with the aesthetic plastic surgeon

Keeping safety in mind as well as for the most beautiful outcome of the procedure, we advise that you visit the clinic for post procedure review and evaluation at prescribed times. Also do not hesitate to contact the doctor if you notice any changes in the treatment areas or when you have any concerns and queries.

ASSOCIATED COSTS

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LIMITATIONS & RISKS

Significant complications from Breast reduction, fortunately, are infrequent. Every year, thousands of women undergo this procedure successfully and are glad with the results. The risks specific to your health will be discussed during your consultation.

Some degree of risk will be present with every surgery. Some of the potential complications involved in all surgeries are:

  • Allergies
  • Infection and bleeding
  • Adverse response to the specific medications
  • Damage to the underlying structures during the procedure
  • Scarring
  • Hematoma or seroma (an aggregation of blood or liquid under the skin that might require removal)
  • Changes in sensation
  • Unsatisfactory results that might necessitate additional procedures

For optimal results and to minimize certain risks and it is crucial that you follow the instructions given by the doctor both before and after the surgery.

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