Women with overly large breasts often feel that their lives are restricted both physically and emotionally. Overly large breasts can be a source of physical discomfort, such as back/neck and breast pain, and can often lead to bad posture, sweat rashes under the breast may be a nuisance Not only that, many women feel that their breasts attract unwanted attention, making them self conscious about their appearance. Breast reduction can restore proportion to your body and give you more self- confidence and the freedom to lead the life you want to live.
BREAST REDUCTION EXPLAINED
A breast reduction operation involves reducing the amount of breast tissue while uplifting the remaining tissue at the same time. The surgeon will also need to move the nipple and areola to give the breasts a natural appearance. The resulting scars will be permanently visible-in the early months they will be pink but will gradually fade to faint white lines of scar tissue. Your surgeon will discuss the actual shape of the scar with you. Patients who have undergone breast reduction often say that they are so happy with the results that the scarring is of little significance.
Following breast reduction you should be aware that it is unlikely that you will be able to breast feed, as during the procedure the nipples will have been separated from most if not all, of the underlying breast tissue.
Normally a breast reduction can take a surgeon about 3 hours to complete. However this is dependent on your size. The operation will always be carried out under general anesthetic.
You will need to take one or two weeks off work, avoiding any heavy exercise for several weeks. Following breast reduction surgery you will need to wear a sports bra for up to 3 months, day and night to keep the breasts supported whilst healing takes place and ultimately to give the best possible results. The stitches will be removed after 7-14 days.
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