ABOUT THE PROCEDURE
Breast reduction or reduction mammoplasty is done by removing some tissues and skin from the breast.Cuts will be made in the breast to remove the tissue and skin. Once it’s removed, the skin is then stitched up. The nipples and areola has to be removed at certain surgeries and repositioned to match the breast’s new size and shape.Liposuction may also be done together with the surgery. If most of the breast is covered with fats, then liposuction alone may be enough.
Will there be scarring?
Scarring would be inevitable for most surgical procedures, however it will fade over time.
Does the procedure involve pain?
The procedure is done under local anesthesia. There will be some discomfort and pain during the next few days of post-surgery. Medications will be provided to control the pain from being too unbearable.There might (for some) be bruising and swelling for a while depending on individuals.
What to expect from the procedure?
There may be some side effects from the procedure such as, scarring, unevenly positioned nipples, loss of feeling in nipples or breast and inability to breastfeed. However most of these side effects are not permanent. Breastfeeding however, may not be possible for some permanently depending on the severity of the surgery.