Breast Reduction is a surgical procedure that removes breast fat, tissue and skin to ease discomfort or to achieve a breast size proportionate to the body.
What does it do?
- Better proportioned breasts
- Reduce chronic pain and discomfort
- Improve breast asymmetry
- Reduce sagging breasts
- Reposition or resize nipple/areola if required
- Improve self-confidence
How it works
How does Breast Reduction work?
Once the incision is made, the excess skin is removed. Next, appropriate amounts of underlying fat and glandular tissue are removed and sculpted to reduce size and lift the breast. The remaining glandular tissue is brought together and sutured internally to maintain breast shape and support the breast during healing.
The nipple and areola which remain attached to their original blood and nerve supply are raised to their new position. The skin beneath the areola is then brought together and closed with sutures to reshape the new smaller breast.
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About breast reduction
What condition it treats
For women who have large breasts, quality of life can sometimes be significantly decreased. Constant back or shoulder pain, irritating rashes, or just feeling uncomfortable in their own skin are common with oversized breasts. Breast reduction can help surgically remove extra fat, tissue, and skin from the breast to reduce breast size.
Breast lift or mastopexy is a cosmetic surgical procedure to lift saggy or droopy breasts without implants and return them to a more youthful and attractive position.
Breast enhancement or breast augmentation surgery involves using breast implants or fat grafting to increase the size of the breasts.
Nipple/Areola Reduction is a minor surgical procedure that aims to reduce the size and improve the shape of the nipple/areola.
Frequently Asked Questions
During the surgery, the patient will be under general anesthesia and not feel any pain. You may experience some pain or discomfort after the surgery, but pain relief and detailed post-surgery instructions and meticulous care will be given.
Yes. All surgical procedures have risks, but when performed by an experienced cosmetic surgeon it is considered a safe procedure. Here at GEM Clinic the surgery is done by a renowned cosmetic surgeon that was trained under one of the founding fathers of plastic surgery.
- Healthy individuals who do not have a life-threatening illness or medical conditions
- Individuals who are motivated and have realistic expectations
- Patients who are not planning to have children. Pregnancy and breast feeding would probably stretch the breasts, compromising the benefits and results.
Recovery will always vary between patients but a standard timeframe for full recovery is 6 weeks. Like any other surgeries, patients may have discomfort/pain and swelling for a few days after surgery. Normal day to day activities can be resumed after 7 to 10 days. A minimum of 3 to 4 weeks is needed before resuming exercise to help ensure the breast heals properly.
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