Cosmetic breast surgery | Breast Reduction
Women who have breasts which are proportionately too large for their bodies may face medical problems as well as aesthetic concerns.
Breast reduction intervention or reductive mammoplasty performed within Atlas Esthetic hospital is one of the most appropriate solutions to this problem.
The result of this procedure is proportional breasts of desired size, shape and appearance.
People with large breasts often suffer from neck and back pain, it is difficult for them to move, can not practice sports, and have inflammation of the skin under the breast.
The reduction of large breasts is very effective cosmetic procedure that helps get a nicer figure and harmonious body for women with oversized breasts, and it provides physical relief, as well.
Who is a good candidate for breast reduction?
As with any other plastic surgery procedure, such as breast augmentation, breast reduction requires careful consideration of your medical and aesthetic goals before surgery.
If you experience any of the following symptoms, you may benefit from breast reduction surgery:
- Persistent back or neck pain
- Frequent headaches
- Indentations in your shoulders caused by bra straps
- Redness and chafing caused by tight bra straps
- Reluctance to participate in athletics due to discomfort or embarrassment
- Difficulty finding clothes that fit well
- Trouble breathing at night or sleeping on your stomach
The resulults of numerous studies confirmed the therapeutic role of breast reduction surgery in alleviation of symptoms associated with disproportionately large breasts and in restoration of normal physical and emotional functioning.
The two main types of incisions used can look like either a lollipop or an anchor. The lollipop incision, also known as “vertical breast reduction,” goes around the areola and down the front of the breast. In most patients, this method is the ideal approach. Alternatively, an anchor-like incision may be used in breasts with greater drooping. This incision goes around the areola, down the lower front of the breast, and along the crease beneath the breast. These incisions typically are easily covered by your undergarments or bathing suit top.
Absolutely! A breast reduction can be combined with almost any other procedure. Some patients prefer to have other procedures done at the same time to optimize the healing and recovery time. Many patients will frequently combine their breast reduction with an abdominoplasty or liposuction.
The breast reduction procedure
Since the goal of reduction mammaplasty is to remove excess skin and tissue, more incisions are needed than for other breast surgeries, such as augmentation.
Incision goes around the areola, down the lower front of the breast, and in cases of very large breasts, along with the crease beneath the breast. After removing the desired amount of tissue, Atlas Esthetic experts will tighten up and remove any excess skin, reposition the nipple to its new location, lift the breasts, and close the incisions.
As with any surgery, the scars from breast reduction will never go away completely; however, since they are located on the lower areas of the breasts you will be able to wear a variety of lingerie, swimsuits, or low-cut gowns typically with no scars showing at all.
After the breast reduction
Immediately after surgery, you will be asked to spend at least one to two weeks to recover in the comfort of your home.
During this time, it is important that you rest and minimize your arm movements as much as possible. You will be given post-operative instructions prior to surgery, and it is crucial that you follow these instructions.
Most patients can return to normal, non-strenuous daily activities after one to two weeks. For more strenuous activities, such as exercise, it is important to wait at least 6 weeks or until given clearance by your surgeon.
This procedure is an opportunity to relieve long standing pain and discomfort as well as pursue new activities and clothing styles.