What Is Breast Reduction Surgery?

Breast reduction (also called mammaplasty reduction) is a procedure that removes additional fat, tissue, and skin from the breast. Breast reduction surgery may be used to ease the pain to achieve a breast size that is proportionate to your anatomy if you have big breasts.

Breast reduction can also make you feel better about yourself and increase your ability to engage in physical activities. It’s important to know what kind of results a breast reduction surgery will have — including potential risks and problems — and to have realistic standards.

At Clinicera, our cosmetic surgeons are experts in various breast surgery methods, so we make sure that you get the best results possible.

Are You A Suitable Candidate for Breast Reduction Surgery?

Breast reduction surgery is for women with big breasts who want to get rid of concerns such as chronic backache, and shoulder pain that won’t go away unless using pain relievers, irritation or rash on the breasts that lasts a long time, pain in the nerves, trouble fitting into bras and clothes, and low self-esteem because of having big breasts.

Operation Process of Breast Reduction Surgery

Depending on the case, you may need to stay in the hospital for a night or more. In this case, you will be given general anaesthesia, which means you will be put to sleep during the procedure.

Breast reduction surgery can take anywhere from 2 to 5 hours, and in some cases much longer. Your surgeon can use one of many surgical procedures, depending on the shape and size of your breasts and the amount of tissue that needs to be removed.

Liposuction is a frequently used procedure for breast reduction (removal of the fat from the body.) The surgeon makes small cuts in the skin and sticks a thin tube into your breast that is connected to a vacuum that sucks fat and fluids in. This method is used for relatively smaller reduction operations.

For mild breast reductions and apparent sagging, the “lollipop” method is used. In this process, the surgeon makes incisions under the breast, across the areola, and down to the crease, removing extra tissue and fat, reshaping, and raising the breast.

Inverted-T or “anchor” method is best for large cuts and patients who have a lot of sagging or unevenness. In this method, the surgeon makes cuts along the crease below the breast, around the bottom of the areola, and from the areola to the crease of the breast.

The surgeon then places drainage tubes in the breasts and then cover them with a special gauze pad. The patients may wear a surgical bra after the operation.

Breast Reduction Surgery Post Operation Process

We recommend you to take at least one week off from work or school. After the surgery, the surgeon will inform you about the date of removal of the stitches and bandages. As you heal from surgery, you will need to postpone exercising for at least a month.

In the first few days after surgery, the surgeon will prescribe you an oral pain reliever since your breasts may stay sore and hurt for a while. You should also avoid moving heavy items.