Breast reduction, also called reduction mammaplasty, enhances your overall appearance by making your breasts more proportional to the rest of your body.
Large, heavy breasts often interfere with normal physical activities. They can cause back pain, postural problems, deformities of the back and shoulders, skin rashes and breast pain. In addition to alleviating physical problems, breast reduction improves the sagging shape of your breasts and nipple areas.
The operation is performed under general anesthesia. A commonly performed breast reduction technique uses incisions that encircle the areola and then extend vertically down the breast and horizontally along the crease underneath the breast. After surgery, your breasts will be more proportional to the rest of your body. The resulting scars are permanent but will fade to some extent over time.
If you are considering breast reduction surgery, you may be wondering if the procedure is right for you. There are many reasons for you to want to reduce the size of your breasts. In some cases, the procedure is essential to improve your health by relieving strain on your back, neck, and shoulders.
If you feel as though you are being held back by large breasts and your self-image is suffering, consider a reduction mammoplasty. This procedure will produce minor discomfort but offers long term benefits that can improve your quality of life.
During breast reduction surgery, the specialist plastic surgeon, Dr Peter Randle, will remove excess breast tissue. This can help you feel more comfortable in your body after excessive weight loss and fat reduction.
With a low risk of complications, you can improve your confidence while reducing any pain or strain.
Often, women with large breasts suffer from neck and back pain due to the weight of their breasts. So, by getting a breast reduction, you can lessen the weight and reduce strain on your neck and shoulders, which will relieve chronic pain.
Many women undergo this surgery to achieve a breast size more suited to their bodies. Feeling more comfortable with your body will help improve confidence and self-esteem. You will feel better in your body, which can change your quality of life for the better.
Reducing the size of your breasts will reduce the weight pressing on your nerves and therefore lessen chronic pain from this condition.
The procedure requires a tightening of the muscles around the breast which will provide an automatic breast lift, giving you perkier breasts.
Recovery time can be anywhere from two to six weeks as everyone recovers differently. You should take it easy during this time and avoid strenuous activities and heavy lifting.
As a specialist plastic surgeon, Dr Peter Randle sets up a patient consultation after surgery to evaluate your unique situation. During this check-up with the surgeon, he will evaluate how the surgery went and what you can expect during your recovery.
It is common to feel some discomfort and numbness around the breasts after the surgery. This is completely normal.
There is a very low chance of complications, such as bleeding or infection, arising from the surgery.
After the surgery, Dr Randle will give you recovery recommendations to help lessen the risk of any complications and ensure a smooth recovery.
Plastic surgery usually causes scarring on the patient. However, we use techniques that aim to minimise scarring as much as possible.
Dr Randle will make precise incisions around the areola and along the creases below the breasts to hide the scars as much as possible.
Moreover, the scars should fade over time so that they are not too noticeable.
If you have large breasts that are negatively affecting your health and happiness, contact us today to set up an appointment. We will help advise you on your best course of action to lead a better life.