Breast Reduction ​
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Breast Reduction

It is a surgery under complete anesthesia that takes at least two hours. The aim of this surgery is to reduce the size of the breast, slim the chest or reduce the excess size of the chest.
Breast reduction surgery is classified primarily as a medical need. The big chest is heavier which induces pain in the areas of neck, back and joint. In addition to permanent cramps suffering. Not to mention the psychological damage that women suffer because of the inconsistency of the chest with the rest of the body. Also, the difficulty of providing appropriate sizes in clothes. Hence, breast reduction is the optimal solution. Women often resort to plastic surgeons to obtain an integrated body, a healthy and aesthetic appearance, which makes breast reduction surgery among the cosmetic operations.

How is breast reduction surgery performed ?

First, breast size reduction is done by taking pictures. Then the doctor draws the planned breast on the patient’s chest. This surgery not nly insures breast size reduction, it also treats the breast sagging caused by the extra tissues. Hence, the breast is in its most appropriate size for the patient/woman. Breast reduction surgery is performed under general anesthesia and lasts for 2-4 hours depending on the size of the breast. The patient, however, needs to stay in the hospital for one or two days after the breast reduction surgery. The dull pain in the breast caused by the tube that empties blood pools inside disappears on the first or second day after the operation. After breast reduction surgery, about 5-6 pads are placed as they help in reducing swelling. Bruises generally disappear within 7-10 days, and the breast shape will obtain its natural figure within 5-6 months. After 5 days of the operation, the patient can take a shower and may return to normal life within 10 days.

Breast Reduction Complications

Complications after breast reduction surgery may appear, but they are extremely rare, in two forms: Early problems: such as bleeding, infection, and wound healing. Late problems: scars, redness and itching and are common in some dark-skinned people. As for problems related to size, the desired breast size must be clearly defined before breast reduction surgery.
Breast reduction surgery is usually performed using a technique called (the central aggressive technique), which does not interfere with the relationship of the mammary gland to the nipple. This technique does not irritate the milk ducts, and with the exception of other reasons, the patient will be able to breastfeed. However, taking into consideration other aspects of the body, if the young patient is considering breastfeeding at a later time after breast reduction surgery, the patient should clearly inform the doctor by that.