You’d be hard pressed to find a more life changing surgery than breast reduction.
Women with large breasts not only suffer emotionally, but physically too – clothes that don’t fit, ogling and staring eyes, and neck and back pain thrown in for good measure. Don’t even get us started on good fit dress.
That’s why breast reduction surgery will have a profound impact not only on how you look, but how you feel.
Dr Praveen’s objective with all breast reduction surgery – reduction mammoplasty – is to help you achieve smaller, firmer, better-shaped breasts that are more proportionate to the rest of your body. Dr Praveen can also reduce the size of your areola, the darker skin surrounding your nipple.
What about scarring?
Dr Praveen understands that scarring is a key concern for any plastic surgery patient, but none more than breast reductions. He will try to reduce the scar to maximum, but some need to be accepted by the patient.
Occasionlly, when only fat needs to be removed,(young girls), or patients who are more concerned with pain due to weight and not shape, liposuction alone can be used to reduce size, a technique which results in very minimal scarring.
Is it for me?
If you feel your breasts are too large and are getting in the way – literally – then you are an ideal candidate for breast reduction surgery.
Your breast reduction surgery will be performed under general anesthesia.
The most common technique involves an incision circling the areola, then extending down and outwards along the natural curve underneath the breast, in the shape of an upside down letter T. This allows excess skin and tissue to be gently removed, before Dr Praveen moves the nipples into their ideal position. Liposuction may also be used to remove any excess fat from the armpit area.
In the majority of cases, the nipples remain attached to their blood vessels and nerves, minimizing any loss of sensation. but few cases there may be loss of nipple sensation.
After surgery, a drain will be inserted into each breast, and you will wear a surgical bra with gauze over your incisions. This serves as your dressing.
When can I go home?
You will stay in hospital for at least 2days following your surgery. This allows for close monitoring of your drains, optimal pain control and for you to have a good night’s rest. Once you are comfortable and able to get to and from the bathroom, you can go home. You’ll be given prescriptions for antibiotics and pain medication at this time.
You’ll need to stay around the house for two to three days once you get home, and also eat lightly and drink plenty of fluids during this time
About post surgery care?
You will see Dr Praveen a few days after your surgery. At this time he’ll check on your progress and how you’re feeling, remove the drains and if necessary, change your dressing.
You’ll then see Dr Praveen again at two weeks, three months and 12 months. Your health and satisfaction are his highest priority.
How long I need off the work/normal activities?
You should plan to take at two weeks off work,You can return to normal activities after two weeks, however must protect your breasts from stretching activities for at least six weeks to allow the incisions to heal.
Time for end result?
You will have a good sense of your final result after a few months, however the true end result can take up to one year.
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