Breast reduction or reduction mammoplasty, is a process to eliminate additional breast fat, glandular muscle, and skin to get a breast size balanced with the body and to improve the uneasiness related to overly large breasts.
Women with large breasts have a number of physical complaints containing back pain,neck pain, and numbness in the fingers in hands. They have also complained of migraine headachez that are recognized to cause shortness of breath, and have prohibited women from doing everything from aerobic exercise to picking up their children and to sitting at a desk. Even though physical therapy, ergonomic changes, and even pain medication are often a woman's first line of defense, doctors decide that the only definite way to improve symptoms is with breast reduction surgery.
Who requires this procedure?
Breast reduction is a good option for those people who are
Those who do not smoke,
Worried by a feeling that their breasts are too big.
Have breasts that border their physical activity.
Experiencing pain in the back, shoulder, and neck as a result of the weight of the breasts.
Have skin annoyance below the breast crease.
Breast reduction surgery is performed on the basis of personal situations. It can be done in an outpatient facility or the patient will have to stay at least one night in the hospital. Breast reduction surgery takes about two to five hours, occasionally longer. The surgeon will make a cut around your nipple, then down on the breast in the form of a keyhole. The operating team will eliminate extra skin, tissue, and fat from the breasts and relocate the nipple. The surgeon might make use of drainage tubes and then stitch up the breasts and wrap them in a special gauze. It is necessary for the patient to wear a surgical bra.
The regular side effect of breast reduction surgery scars. These scars will disappear over a period of time, but will never completely disappear. Scars can become worse if the person lifts heavy objects too soon after surgery. In exceptional cases, some people have certain complications, like the insufficient healing of the nipple area, that might need a skin graft.
Post Operative Care
When the patient comes back from the breast augmentation procedure, she should take a power nap. After the nap is finished, the patient should continue to keep resting at home. It is important for the patient to begin taking the recommended antibiotic within two hours of coming home.
A small, thin tube may be momentarily placed under the skin to drain any additional blood or fluid that may be collected. The patient will be provided with detailed instructions for the breast reduction that will consist of, how to look after the breasts after the surgery, the medicines to apply or to be taken orally to help to heal and lessen the risk of infection. There are particular concerns to find at the surgical site and when to follow-up with the plastic surgeon.