This is also known as reduction mammoplasty and involves the removal of excess breast tissue and skin to reshape and reduce the size of the breasts in proportion to the body.
This is one of the commonly performed breast surgeries and helps in boosting the confidence of a female.
Apart from females with aesthetically displeasing look due to large bulky breasts, women experiencing physical discomfort due to heavy breasts resulting in shoulder or neck pain or difficulty in performing any physical activity are good candidates for breast reduction surgery. Also, females experiencing rashes or stasis ulcers under breasts can go for reduction surgery. It will make a woman more attractive and help in the better fitting of the bra or swimwear or sportswear.
We would like to wait until breast development is complete which stabilizes for at least a year or a minimum of 18 years of age.
Now, this is an important question that decides the success of the surgery.
A qualified plastic surgeon having done super-specialty training is a must, also he must be experienced in doing breast surgeries. One should carefully assess pre and post-op pictures of past patients. That would help in interpreting past results and appreciating finer details.
The price and discounts should not be the choosing criteria as the safety and results are of much greater importance.
A detailed consultation with our plastic surgeon Dr. Ashish Khare is done where he understands the expectations of the patient and then discusses the benefits and how to achieve them.
One should feel free to discuss any issues related to this to the doctor.
Yes, liposuction can be used for breast reduction for candidates who need or desire a mild decrease in the size of the breast and have excessive fatty tissue with no sagging to correct and good skin elasticity.
If the breast size is too large or asymmetrical, breast tissue also needs to be removed and proper incisions are required.
Incision lines are usually placed around the areola or a small vertical line down from the center (lollipop incision) when moderate breast tissue reduction is required or an additional inframammary incision (inverted T or anchor) when a large amount of breast reduction is required. Once healing is complete, scar lines become light.
It takes from 4 weeks to 12 weeks for complete wound healing. One needs to restrict physical activity for this period.
There can be some minor complications like bleeding, infection, temporary loss of sensation of nipple or areola, bruising, or asymmetry.
Though studies do not exactly contradict breastfeeding, we would like to advise you to complete the family and then go for the surgery as natural sagging continues in the breast tissues.