Also known as reduction mammoplasty, breast reduction is done to reduce the size of the breasts and improve its appearance.
The surgery involves making several incisions to achieve the desired shape and size. One such cut is made around the nipple area, accompanied by a vertical incision below the areola, then if needed, a horizontal one in the crease below the breast.
The procedure is performed under general anesthesia, and takes between two to four hours to complete, after which you can either go home to rest or stay overnight under professional supervision depending on the doctor’s decision.
Is this for me?
This is suitable for any of the following:
- Patients who have pendulous sagging breasts
- Patients who are thin
- Patients who have excessively large breasts
- Patients who have excessively dense breast tissue
- Patients who have not yet reached menopause
How long does it take?
The procedure lasts from 2 – 4 hours.
How long is the downtime?
2 to 4 weeks. The patient can return to work after a few days. Mild, temporary discomfort and or swelling, bruising and a change in nipple sensation may occur. Breasts may be sensitive to stimulation for a few weeks.