Women with disproportionately large breasts often experience physical pain and discomfort. Having large and sagging breasts leads to emotional discomfort and low self-esteem. Breast reduction can be unilateral or bilateral. Suitable breast reduction patients are women of relatively normal, stable weight whose breasts are fully developed.
Reduction mammoplasty is a surgical procedure to reduce the size and improve the shape of the mammary glands. Typical symptoms that characterize the condition of women in need of this procedure are back and neck pain and psychological discomfort. The location and length of the incisions on the breasts vary according to the difference between the initial and their desired size. Most often they are positioned on the border of the pigmented skin around the nipple / areola /, vertically from the areola to the fold under the breast and in the fold.
Duration: Two to four hours
Anesthesia: General anesthesia
Stay: The operation is performed in a health facility with a stay of up to 2 days
Dressings: 8-14 days
After the operation, an elastic bandage or supportive bra will minimize swelling and tighten the breasts. To help drain excess blood and fluid, drainage may be provided.
Temporarily - discomfort, pain, swelling, bruising. Temporarily or permanently altered sensitivity of the skin of the breasts and nipples.
Development of rough scars and keloids. Partial or complete necrosis of the areola and nipple. Necrosis of skin areas. Asymmetry in the positioning of the nipples. Infection. Aspirin is prohibited 7 days before surgery because it increases the risk of bleeding during and after surgery.
The patient can return to work in a few days to a week. Exercise within 1 month should be avoided. The fading of the scars takes from 3 months to 1 year, sometimes more.