Many young women have huge breasts which not only cause social embarrassment but also physical problems like backache & dragging sensation because of weight of the breasts & recurrent infection on the under surface of breast. These Patients are the candidates for breast reduction.
The goal of breast reduction surgery is to reduce the size of your breasts and reshape them so that they are proportionate to the rest of your body and are no longer a source of physical discomfort. This commonly requested, predictable procedure has the dual benefits of improving your appearance while relieving the physical and emotional burden of overly large breasts.
When to Consider Breast Reduction
- If your breasts are too large for your body frame and create neck, back, or shoulder pain
- If you have heavy breasts with nipples and areolas (pigmented skin surrounding the nipples) that point downward
- If one breast is much larger than the other
- If you are unhappy and self-conscious about the large appearance of your breasts
- Your surgeon will use a surgical marker on your skin to indicate where the incisions will be. These markings are especially important, because your breasts change shape once you are lying on your back on the operating table.
- Most surgeons prefer general anesthesia for this procedure. A few may perform breast reduction with intravenous sedation, also known as "twilight sedation."
- Your incision pattern will depend on the size of your breasts, how much your breasts sag and where your nipple-areola complex is positioned. With each technique, the areolas can be made smaller if they're too large. An areolatome, more commonly known as a "cookie cutter," is used as a circular template to make the new areola size. The cookie cutter diameter ranges from thirty-eight to forty-five millimeters.
- Education, training and certification
- Experience with breast reduction surgery
- Your comfort level with him or her
She will also provide detailed instructions about the normal symptoms you will experience and any potential signs of complications. It is important to realize that the amount of time it takes for recovery varies greatly among individuals.
- Adverse reaction to anesthesia
- Hematoma or seroma (an accumulation of blood or fluid under the skin that may require removal)
- Infection and bleeding
- Changes in sensation
- Allergic reactions
- Damage to underlying structures
- Unsatisfactory results that may necessitate additional procedures
- Blood clots in the legs or lungs