Breast reduction:,is a procedure in which the size of the breasts is reduced through removal of excess tissue and skin.
Breast reduction surgery is a frequent choice for women who are uncomfortable with their large breasts and who suffer from problems such as the following:
. Back, shoulder, and neck pain
. Skin rashes and excess sweating under the breasts.
. Mastodynia (breast pain)
. Sagging breasts produced by their large size.
. Restriction of physical activity due to the size and weight of the breasts
. Discomfort from excess pressure of bra straps
. Self-consciousness about breast size
. Difficulty finding clothing that fits
In cases in which the breasts are so large that they cause medical problems, such as back pain. Large breasts can cause not only physical discomfort but emotional distress as well. Women who have breast reduction find that they are able to live more comfortable and healthy lives, in addition to enjoying a more proportional appearance.
In most breast reduction procedures, the surgeon removes excess tissue and skin, creating a smaller, firmer breast, and raises the nipple and areola higher on the breast to accommodate the new breast proportions, and create a smaller, natural looking breast. A breast lift is frequently included to create a more youthful appearance.
The final scar is designed to be as a circle surrounding the areola with a short vertical one under the areola, in the lower most pole of the breast , this scar location is the most likely to be concealed.
The breast reduction procedure is most commonly performed under general anesthesia.
As with most operations recovery requires 10-14 days of limited activity. Patients can usually return to work after this, and they may gradually increase their level of activity between 2-4 weeks.