Most women observe that their breasts either go oversize or become droopy after a certain age. Also, child bearing makes many women insecure about their breast contour as in most cases, breasts lose firmness. Since breasts are an essential bodily feature for women, the shape and size of it really matters and also the elasticity. With extremely large breasts, which are usually an outcome of pregnancy or obesity sometimes, tend to cause back-pain, neck pain, etc. Also, since they make the body look disproportionate, finding an optimum solution becomes highly necessary.
If you truly concerned about one or more of the conditions mentioned above, then the breast reduction surgery can help you get the breasts of the right shape. Also known as Mammoplasty, this procedure is usually performed for physical relief rather than for cosmetic reasons and involves removal of excess breast tissue to reshape and lift the breasts.
During the procedure, a general anaesthetic is given to keep you asleep throughout the procedure. Incisions will be made either around the areola (area around the nipple), vertically from the bottom edge of the areola to the crease underneath the breast or horizontally beneath the breast, following the natural curve of the breast crease. The excessive breast tissue only is removed without damaging any other muscles or glands. After your surgeon has removed excess breast tissue, fat and skin, the nipple and areola are moved to a higher position.
Ideally, you should be prepared to spend one night in hospital. Depending on your healing ability and post-op care, you’ll feel absolutely normal and lighter within some time ranging from a few weeks to a couple of months.
Post-op recovery and care: Things to keep in mind!
- Recovery after the breast reduction surgery depends on how the operation is performed by the surgeon. However, there are some common conditions which could be experienced.
- Breast pain, discomfort and soreness are experienced on a common ground, while bleeding and severe discomfort may occur as well. In that case, you will have to visit your plastic surgeon to check why your body is unable to cope up with the surgery.
- Rest and sleeping position are two important factors. It is necessary for you to take enough rest and let the body adjust to the change.
- You will also need to sleep straight and up-right to ensure faster recovery.
- Your surgeon may also advise you to wear surgical bra to help give support to your operated breasts.
- Also, post-surgery scars may be visible but your surgeon will look after such issues and suggest medication.