Breast Reduction Procedure
Having disproportionately large breasts, besides being a cause of self-confidence issues, can cause a plethora of physical ailments. A breast reduction can help cure a woman of the issues her large breasts may cause, as well as restore her self-esteem and confidence in her appearance. A woman may have disproportionately large breasts as a result of her genetic makeup, hormones, or her frame. As such, if you have large breasts, which aren’t a result of weight gain, then a breast reduction could give you the results you seek.
A breast reduction procedure is recommended to women who are unhappy with the weight, shape, and size or droop of their breasts, and as such women who feel that their breast size is out of proportion to the rest of their body, as well as for women who experience pain and discomfort as a result of their large bust size. The procedure will make her breasts smaller and more lifted, as well as change the firmness, weight and shape of her breasts. It is important to remember that a woman’s breast size will alter with her overall body weight. As such, should she gain weight or fall pregnant after surgery her breast size may increase.
What Does a Breast Reduction Procedure Entail?
A female breast reduction, also known as a reduction mammoplasty, is an operation that reduces the volume and weight of a woman’s breasts. A breast reduction can be performed as either an outpatient or an inpatient procedure, but in both cases the procedure is performed under general anesthetic. Importantly, for women who have their breast reduction performed as an outpatient procedure, they will need to organize for someone to fetch them from the hospital and spend at least the first night with them.
A breast reduction can take anything from three to five hours to perform. After your consultation, your surgeon will discuss the best surgical technique for your body and aesthetic goals. Usually, the procedure is performed by making an incision around the areola and down the breast. Next, your surgeon will remove skin, fat and glandular tissue from the breasts. Lastly, your surgeon will reshape the breasts and reposition the nipples for aesthetic purposes.
As with any surgical procedure, it is normal to experience some pain and discomfort after your surgery. For several days after your breast reduction procedure, your breasts will probably feel tender and sensitive and appear swollen and bruised. Your doctor will prescribe medication to manage any pain you may experience. For at least one month after your surgery, it is important that you limit your physical activity. Moreover, you will need to take at least one week off from school or work to recover from the procedure. During this recovery time, it is very important that you follow your doctor’s instructions on how to care for yourself for the best results. You will be instructed on follow-up visits for the removal of your bandages and stitches and to make sure that you are healing optimally. Lastly, make sure that you ask your surgeon about any concerns you may have so that you maintain realistic expectations for the outcome of your surgery.