Are you feeling embarrassed with your large and heavy pendulous breasts?
Breast reduction surgery is the best solution for you to overcome this discomfort.
Breast reduction surgery is a surgical procedure to reduce the size and/or shape of the breasts.
This surgery is also known as reduction mammoplasty. The breast reduction surgery is not only performed to improve the appearance of the enlarged breasts but also to alleviate the physical discomfort that is associated with the large sagging breasts.
Normally, the breast reduction surgery is preferred only for the women who are with macromastia (enlarged breast), Poor appearance of the breast due to excessive weight, Pain in the breast, back, neck or shoulder, Breast infections (polycystic mastitis), Numbness in the breasts, arms or fingers due to large breasts, and Sleeping disorders caused by large heavy breasts.
The main purpose of the breast reduction surgery is to improve the shape as well as the size of the breasts proportionate to the body. In other words, the surgery makes the breasts smaller and in well-balanced shape.
The candidate for the breast reduction surgery should be a matured one to understand the procedure, end results, benefits and its complications.
The surgery techniques for breast reduction vary depending upon the condition. However, the most common procedure of breast reduction surgery involves an incision around the areola that passes down and moves along the natural curve of the finish at the base of the breast.
As the incision for surgery is made like an anchor, the incision shape is referred as an anchor-shape incision. The surgeon then removes the excess fat, glandular tissue, and skin from large sagging breasts to make the breasts smaller, lighter, and stiff (firm).
On the other hand, the nipple and the areola (the dark circle around the nipple) are removed and placed into the new position. Even, the skin around the nipple on both sides of the breast is brought down and placed in the region of the areola to give the breasts a better shape and contour.
In most cases of breast reduction surgery, the nipples and areolas are left attached to their blood vessels and nerves.
However, in cases where the breasts sag very low and the skin as well as the tissue that holds them is stretched, the surgeon may cut the nipples and areolas totally to remove so much tissue.
After this, the nipple and areola are implanted back onto the breast in a top position. In this case, the patient may lose sensation in them.
Once the procedure is completed, the incision is closed with sutures and is covered with a gauze dressing. It is then wrapped in a bandage or surgical bra to hold the sutures in place. A small drainage tube may be left in the lesion depending on the bleeding.
With breast reduction surgery, you may experience some pain and discomfort for about one week. So, the surgeon prescribes you medications to relieve from the pain and discomfort associated with the surgery.