BREAST REDUCTION SURGERY
Are you looking for Breast Reduction procedure in Mumbai?
Breast reduction (formally referred to as reduction mammoplasty) is a plastic surgery procedure for women with excessively large, pendulous breasts, a condition known as breast hypertrophy.
Who should undergo breast reduction procedure?
Overly large breasts can cause both physical and psychological problems, including:
• Back and neck pain
• Inflammation beneath the breast folds
• Soreness from bra straps digging into the skin
• Limitations on physical activities
• Increased self-consciousness
• Emotional discomfort resulting from unwanted attention
• Decreased self-esteem
By removing excess skin, fat and breast tissue, and repositioning and reshaping the breasts, reduction mammoplasty can relieve the physical and psychological strains of overly large breasts and help women attain a more comfortable, proportionate and visibly appealing bustline.
What is done in the Initial Consultation?
During your consultation with the board-certified plastic surgeon D. Anil Nirale, who has experience with all types of breast surgery. He will measure your breasts in relation to your frame and will also discuss your potential candidacy, expectations, risks, breast reduction costs and benefits with you.
How Breast Reduction is done?
Breast reduction procedures are typically performed with the patient under general anesthesia. Three main incision types are available:
Around the areolas (the dark-colored skin encircling the nipples) – The surgeon makes incisions around the areoles and removes excess skin, fat and tissue before closing the incisions. This option is available only for women whose skin is highly elastic and will shrink to the breasts’ new shape.
Keyhole incision – The incisions encircle the areolas and extend down to the breast folds in a flared pattern, similar to an old-fashioned keyhole shape. The surgeon removes the extra skin, tissue and fat and sutures the incisions. These incisions will leave vertical scars from the areolas to the breast folds.
Anchor incision – As the name suggests, this incision is shaped like an anchor, encircling the areola, extending vertically to the breast fold and then continuing in both directions along the breast fold.
Regardless of incision type, the nipple is typically moved to a higher location on the breast, although it usually remains connected to the underlying blood vessels and nerves. In some cases, the nipples may need to be removed and grafted to their new position.
Recovery and the Risks of Breast Reduction?
Following breast reduction surgery, your incisions will be covered with dressings or bandages. Drainage tubes may be inserted into your incisions to help prevent the accumulation of fluids. You may be asked to wear a support bra or elastic bandage to help support the breasts as they heal.
As with all surgeries, complications may include infection, bleeding or reaction to anesthesia. Immediately after surgery, there may be some pain, which can be treated by a prescription from the plastic surgeon. If the pain is more severe, additional follow-up visits may be scheduled.
Loss of Breast and Nipple Sensation
Surgery may increase the possibility of nerve damage or reduced blood supply to the breast or the nipple. If this occurs, sensation can be lost temporarily or permanently in areas of the breast or nipple or both.
For very large breasts, it may not be possible to move the nipple and areola while leaving them attached to the nerves and blood vessels. In these cases, the nipple and areola may be removed and grafted into a new location on the breast, which may cause permanent loss of sensation.
There is also a risk that breast feeding will not be possible after surgery.
Another side effect of breast reduction surgery is that it leaves permanent scars on the breasts. The vertical and horizontal scars are most visible, and scars remain after the breast is completely healed. Smoking blocks oxygen received by the body during the healing process, so for smokers, breast surgery scars are typically larger and less smooth. Any internal bleeding or excessive bruising caused by breast reduction surgery may also lead to increased scar size.
Some women are able to have a surgical procedure that requires fewer incisions, or incisions that are not as long. If the breast skin is elastic and the breasts are not too large, then liposuction can be used to remove the fatty tissue and shorter incisions can be used.
Another possible side effect of reduction plastic surgery is that the breasts may not be symmetrical in size and shape after surgery. Also, the nipple may not be positioned properly, or the nipples may not be the same height.
Follow up support after procedure
At ‘Aakar Skin Scientific’, our support doesn’t end with your achieving your cosmetic goals. Lifelong follow up with our multidisciplinary team is encouraged, helping you to achieve and maintain optimal results.
For more information on our extensive aftercare program or to Book an appointment, call ‘Aakar Skin Scientific’ at +91 9820046112 / 9769435112