Men or women with large breasts not only face difficulties with respect to their appearance but this condition also causes insufferable pain in their necks, backs and shoulders. Moreover, they can also experience soreness underneath their breasts, which becomes more than just a physical restriction in their movement. That is why breast reduction procedures amount to more than just physical appearance needs. While it boosts confidence and improves a person’s self-image, this procedure is also performed for medical reasons.
Reduction Mammoplasty, also known as breast reduction or boob reduction, is a surgical procedure that aims to bring about symmetrical and proportional changes to a person’s breasts. Simply put, this is a surgery for those who wish to have their breast size reduced or have symmetrical changes made to their breasts. Many women choose to undergo this procedure to help alleviate symptoms such as back, neck & shoulder pain, and discomfort whilst exercising & boost overall self-confidence as clothes will also look and feel better.
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Many people suffer from self-consciousness due to the size of their breasts. With the help of breast reduction surgery, they can feel more confident about their appearance. Furthermore, this surgery can fix numerous problems apart from providing aesthetic benefits. Take a look at them:
A breast reduction procedure reduces the size and weight of large & heavy breasts. So, a person with bigger breasts is the right candidate for this procedure. Furthermore, they must meet the following criterion if they want to get this surgery:
Liposuction is a popular body contouring procedure that can make breasts symmetrical and smaller. This treatment can reduce the size of female breasts by up to 50% or more. It removes weight and resultantly lifts the breast. The shape remains the same with this procedure, but the size becomes smaller, and the breasts attain a lifted appearance. It is a less invasive procedure, leaves undetectable scars, and offers lasting results. Liposuction is also good for those patients who require a slight to moderate reduction in size, with excellent skin elasticity and little to no ptosis (sagging).
This surgery technique is good for those patients who require a moderate reduction in size. The doctor makes an incision around the edge of the areola, and another vertical incision is made from the areola down to the bottom of the breast. The surgeon removes excess tissue and fat from the breasts during this surgery and then tightens the surrounding skin. It aims to both reshape and lift breasts.
Usually, patients with significant breast size and considerable sagging are ideal for this treatment. It involves three incision sites; hence, it is more invasive than its counterparts. The doctor removes the breast tissue during this surgery to reshape the targeted area. It leaves visible scars that fade away with time after proper care.
Before the breast reduction surgery takes place, the doctor conducts an initial consultation session with the patient. This session aims to understand the patient’s desired outcome from the treatment. Furthermore, their medical condition is also assessed during this session so that the doctor can determine if the patient is the ideal candidate for this treatment or not. They take pictures and measurements, and conduct relevant tests for this purpose. This session also gives the patients a chance to clear their concerns about the surgery with the doctor.
The surgery starts by administering anesthesia. Then, the surgeon marks the incisions, as per their selected technique. After that, they make the incisions and remove excess breast tissue, skin, and fat while raising the nipple and areola to lift the breast. If the patient’s desired outcome requires reshaping the breast, it is also taken care of during the surgery. Once the desired outcomes are achieved, the doctor closes the incisions with stitches. They cover the breasts with bandages or gauze dressing. Furthermore, the doctor may also place a tube under each arm. This is done to drain any excess fluid or blood.
Once the breast reduction surgery is performed, you can expect to feel considerable soreness in the breast area.
You will have to wear a surgical/sports bra to support the breasts post-surgery. As with any surgical procedure, it is recommended to avoid heavy exercise or any strenuous activities that may involve the breast muscle. It is important that you avoid strenuous activities and doing any task that causes pain.
Many patients feel ready to return to a desk job within a week once they are no longer reliant on pain medication.
You can expect your breast size to be reduced and have symmetrical changes to last for long, along with scarring that can last for a while. They will continue to refine; however, the healing time varies from patient to patient and the location of incisions as well. Generally, scars are refined to fine incision lines with the passage of time. After the pain has subsided and the swelling is gone, patients report feeling satisfied with the resulting contours.
Whether you’re an outpatient or an inpatient, you’ll be under an anesthetic that will numb you before the surgery, making reducing mammoplasty an effectively painless procedure. However, the first week of recovery from the procedure will be a little uncomfortable as your body rehabilitates itself with the new contours. Once you’re done with the breast or lollipop reduction process, you will be sent home with prescription meds for the pain.
Breast reduction is not an alternative to weight reduction and should not be considered a way to look thinner. If you gain weight after the surgery, your breasts will become fuller and saggy again. The same is the case for women who get pregnant. The surgery won’t stop the natural growth of the body. While the process will result in a thinner and aesthetically pleasing look, it will not involve contouring your abdomen, hips, thighs, belly fat or neck fat.
Firstly, discuss your medical history with every detail, regardless of how minute it may seem. After they have done their assessment, ask them about the type of procedure they’ll go for. You’ll be able to get an idea of the time it will take to get done with the procedure. Moreover, ascertain that your medical condition will not complicate the procedure.
Apart from allergic reactions, chest infections and blood clots resulting from risks associated with anesthesia, there are no new risks in breast reduction surgery. Like all others, this procedure also presents complications if there are undisclosed medical histories that the surgeon isn’t aware of, errors made by the surgeon, or bad quality of the equipment or procedure itself.
Having established that, some of the most common unwanted effects and risks of the surgery include scars, nipple sensitivity, and wound drain (For a maximum of two days, a drain is inserted in your breasts to clean out blood and fluids).
Reduction mammoplasty produces lasting results. However, it doesn’t mean that your breasts will stay this way forever. If you put on weight, your breasts might become fuller and saggy. For women, the situation can become different if they have a baby.
The cost of breast reduction surgery in Dubai is variable and determined by different factors, including the type of reduction surgery, the surgeon and their experience, and the selected clinic. While you can find cheaper variations of the procedure, it’s recommended to have the best surgeon at Aesthetics International conduct your surgery. The results can vary with the experience of the surgeon, and with a permanently invasive procedure such as reduction mammoplasty, you’d not want to take the chance.