Breast Reduction

Breast Reduction Related Terms:
Body Procedures, Boobs Reduction, Breast, Breast Procedures, Breast Reduction Free Nipple Incision, Breast Reduction T Incision, Breast Reduction Vertical Incision, Cosmetic Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Reduction Mammaplasty, Small Breast

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Women with very large breasts may suffer back pain, skin infections under the breast folds and breathing difficulties. During operation, extra fat, skin and breast tissue, are removed and the surgeon designs smaller breasts according to the woman`s proportions.

There are two ways to perform breast reduction: one which involves a longer scar or an "anchor" scar, which is the procedure of choice in cases of very large breasts. The surgeon cuts through the nipple down and behind the breast folds. Then the surgeon lifts the nipple upward and shapes the breast. The second one involves a smaller scar, which is suitable for a medium-sized breasts. The cut is made only through the nipple and through the fold. Sometimes the extra skin is not fully removed, which leaves some skin folds beneath the breasts. These usually disappear after 3-5 months (in case they still persist, you might need an additional surgery to remove them).

Every surgery has its risks. The one you are about to have has a risk of wound infections or difficulties in healing of the scars. There might be an asymmetry in the position of the nipple and in some cases you will not be able to nurse.

After the surgery, some surgeons would prefer an elastic bandage or a bra, where others would leave drainage tubes to draine extra blood or secretions. You may feel pain when you do sharp movements or you cough, and you`ll receive painkillers to relieve the pain. The bandages will be removed 1-2 days after the operation, and it is recommended that you wear sports bra for another 4-6 weeks, until the area has fully healed. During your first period after the surgery you may feel more pain than the usual. You may also feel tingle or currents for a few months, even a year.

You`ll be able to return to your daily activities within a few days, although you should restrain from strenuous activities for about a month. It is recommended that you do not smoke, since smoking interferes with the healing processes of your scars. You should slao avoid sexual activities for 1-2 weeks.

The scars and bruises usually disappear after a few weeks and the final results can be seen 6 months after the surgery. Afterward you breast appearance will be influenced by hormonal changes your weight and pregnancies.

You must also remember that, despite the fact that your breast became smaller, if you had back pain before the reduction you may continue to have it, although the surgery will prevent the exacerbation of those problems.

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