About breast reduction operations
Although women prefer larger breasts, those who have larger breasts complain about their weight, which causes difficulties during sports, and cannot wear the clothing they would prefer to. The back and shoulder pains caused by larger breasts in addition to sagging breasts are main reasons why a breast reduction is requested.
Does breast reduction increase the risk of breast cancer? Studies show that there are no risks, but the patient must be aware of lumps and inform her doctor. During the operation, the doctors must remove any questionable tissue.
Can I breast feed?
Yes, patients who under go a breast reduction can breast feed, as new techniques does not damage the lactose glands. Insensitivity may be observed for a few months, which is temporary.
If you have one or more of the symptoms listed below, you are a suitable candidate
* Large breasts compared to your structural frame
* Sagging breasts
* Uneven sized breasts
* Back, neck and shoulder aches caused by breast size
* Frequent infections under the breasts
* limitation of physical activity due to breast size
* Discomfort caused by large breast size
* Unhappiness due to large breasts
Breast reduction can be made to all patients who have completed growth. Pregnancy and breast feeding does affect breast size.
Stages in breast reduction
The operation is done with general anesthesia in hospitals only. There are several methods that can be chosen, and the selection should be done during your consultation, based on the patients life style and physical aspects.
The aim of breast reduction operations is to reduce volume, reshape and correct the breasts, and the operation usually lasts up to 3 hours.
Patients who under go breast reduction can return home after a few hours of recovery in the hospital. Bandages are removed 15 days and a supporting bra should be used for 3 to 6 months. Excessive arm movements, sexual activity is not permitted up to 4 weeks to allow wounds to heal accurately. Smoking is not allowed, and the patient should sleep on her back. Intensively may occur and will heal within a year.