Breast contouring for large breast ( Breast reduction)
Breast reduction is mostly performed for heavy breasts that can cause some physical problems rather than to enhance the breasts for cosmetic purposes. Breast reduction process involves removal of excess of skin and breast tissue and often involves repositioning of the nipples to a higher position.
The breast reduction procedure is usually performed under general anesthetics. Different techniques are used depending upon the size of the breasts and the amount of tissue that needs to be excised. In women with bigger breasts, an incision usually goes underneath the breast from the midline to the sides. Drains are normally used in the breast reduction procedure. Weight loss can help to make the breasts small but will not reposition the nipple to give a more youthful look. Weight loss can often make breasts saggier.
It is necessary to avoid any aspirin or aspirin-containing drugs for at least two weeks before the surgery. It is mandatory to stop smoking before embarking this procedure. Your fitness will be assessed for the procedure and a blood test may be carried out before your operation.
This procedure takes approximately two to three hours and is performed under general anesthetics. All sutures are dissolving which does not require removal. You may be kept in the hospital overnight.
You will be advised to use a sports bra for a period of 4 weeks following the procedure for your comfort and support to your breasts. Some amount of pain and discomfort is quite common after the procedure but can be well controlled by painkillers. The drains are removed within 24 hours. It is necessary to avoid any strenuous activity for at least two weeks after the procedure.
Speak to us about breast reduction. Call us at Medical Arts for Cosmetic Surgery on 020 7078 4378 or 07792 648726 if you are interested booking a consultation or learning more about the procedure. You will find some commonly asked questions about breast reduction surgery below.
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Yes, breast reduction surgery is usually considered permanent, although the remaining fat cells will swell and enlarge if there is weight gain. In case of pregnancy, the tissues swell or take on fluid and store milk. Natural or synthetic hormones may cause the breast tissue to swell.
This surgery will help to relieve back and neck pain. It can help to bring back confidence and boost self-esteem.
Very rarely, some loss of breast tissue may occur as a result of inadequate blood flow to the remaining breast tissue. This occurs more frequently in women who smoke. Occasionally, the reduced breasts are slightly uneven in size. Occasionally, surgical scars remain dark and raised after complete healing has occurred.
There can be mild to moderate pain which can be easily controlled by painkillers.
The recovery period ranges from several days to a week or two.