Breast Reduction Surgery Information
Female Breast Reduction Surgery – What a Mammoplasty Involves
The Breast Reduction operation involves removal of excess breast and skin tissue to reduce the overall size of the breast and also reshaping of the breast itself and repositioning of the nipple to create a higher bustline.
This diagram shows the position of the scar after the operation. The breasts are smaller and the nipples are higher.
Am I being vain wanting a breast reduction?
Looking after our appearance is not a vanity. You should feel proud of yourself for having the courage to want to change something that you feel unhappy with, especially if large breasts are causing back or shoulder pain, issues with confidence or even problems in selecting clothes.
How much smaller can my breasts be reduced?
Each individual breast reduction case is different, your surgeon will examine you and discuss the achievable reduction in size.
Who is a good candidate for breast reduction surgery?
A breast reduction is usually performed for physical relief helping the patient reduce the discomfort and embarrassment caused by very large or saggy breasts rather than for purely cosmetic reasons.
What will I look like after this form of cosmetic surgery?
All cosmetic surgery is associated with bruising, so you should expect this for 7-10 days after your breast reduction. Some patients remain bruised for longer and in rare cases for up to a month or more. You may start to see the results quickly but you will not see the final benefits of your surgery for many months.
Can you treat ‘man boobs’?
Yes, but there is a separate procedure for male breast reduction, or gynaecomastia. This can produce a sleek, trim physique by removing the excess fat and skin from the chest area, relieving the distress and embarrassment that this condition can cause.
Breast reduction surgery is a procedure that will reduce the size and weight of a woman’s breasts.
Far from being a blessing, an over-large bust can cause real discomfort with back and shoulder pain being very prevalent. Large breasts can cause embarrassment and distress, giving a person confidence issues. It can also make clothing choices very difficult.
A skilled surgeon will pay attention not just to the physical apsects of a breast reduction, reducing the size and weight of the breasts. It is vitally important to recognise that a good aesthetic result will be required to produce well-proportioned, perfectly shaped, breasts.
Your free consultation is a good opportunity to discuss breast reduction with a surgeon. They understand the physical limitations of having larger breasts and the associated problems they cause.
Your surgeon will look at your medical history, listen very carefully to your requirements and give you honest, expert advice on whether breast reduction surgery is right for you and how much smaller you could expect to go.
They will advise on the benefits as well as the risks of undertaking breast reduction surgery and will outline what to expect at the hospital, explaining the procedure in detail and the recovery/healing process as well as aftercare.
We take the consultation stage very seriously at Enhance Medical and provide this service free and without any further obligation, so that you can be fully informed about your cosmetic surgery options.