The aim of the Breast Reduction (Reduction Mammoplasty) is achieving a smaller and firmer breast in proportion to the rest of the body. Apart from aesthetic considerations, breast reduction surgery may also relieve related physical problems, such as backache or neck ache. During breast reduction, excess skin and glandular tissue is removed, making the breasts smaller and firmer. At the same time, this surgery can correct breast asymmetry, and reduce the size of the areola. Please note that removing part of the breast can exclude future breast-feeding.
The results of breast reduction surgery are permanent. However, over time your breasts can change due to aging, weight fluctuations, hormonal factors and gravity.
During breast reduction recovery you can feel some pain, especially during the first days. The pain is usually easily managed with oral pain medications. Patients are expected to remain in the clinic for a few days after the surgery. Most bruising, swelling, should subside within three to six weeks.
Surgeons carrying out breast reductions tend to use classical stitches that will be removed about 14 days after the surgery. The special bra is to be worn 24 hours a day for up to 3 months after the operation.