What is the breast reduction operation?
The breast reduction operation is an operation that makes the breasts smaller, by removing fat, breast tissue and skin. The nipples are high, and the breasts are reshaped to form smaller breasts.
If you are dissatisfied with the shape, weight or leave of the breasts, reducing them can make them smaller and more lifted. If a breast is larger than the other, it can also be corrected. You may notice that after a breast reduction, you feel more comfortable from a social and personal perspective.
Who is a good candidate for the breast reduction surgery.
Women turn to this surgical intervention to make their breasts smaller and improve their shape. Some women have bigger breasts than they’d like.
The size of women’s breasts can be determined by several factors, such as inherited genes, body weight and hormonal influences. Therefore, they may be a problem for some women at the beginning of adolescence or do not feel comfortable at middle age after menopause. However, the problem of large breasts can cause similar problems in all ages and these are mainly back pain, sore throat, grooves at the shoulders caused by bra straps, rashes under the breast and feeling dissatisfied with oneself . Due to the sexual nature of the breasts, excessive protrusion can attract unwanted attention from the opposite sex, comments and sexual allusions. They can cause psychiatric disorders to many women. One of the most common complaints of women with big breasts is that it is very difficult to wear fashionable clothes and make active sports, especially in the summer months.
The costs of the breast reduction operation.
The operation costs of otoplasty depend on the operative technique used and concomitant procedures. The cost varies between 2000 EUR-4000 EUR. These costs include the surgeon’s fee, anesthesiologist and hospitalization as well as all the medications and materials necessary for the operation and during hospitalization.
What happens before the operation
You will meet with the surgeon to discuss the reason why you want surgery. The surgeon will note information about any illness you have or have had in the past. It will also note information about the medicines you use, including herbal remedies and medicines that are not prescribed by your doctor.
The surgeon will examine your breasts and can take pictures for the medical archives. He’ll ask you if you want to have someone with you. During the examination and will ask you to sign a consent form to retrieve, store and use photos. The surgeon will measure your height and weight. To make sure you are safe to perform an operation. If you are overweight, pregnant or planning to become pregnant, the surgeon may suggest that you delay your operation.
How can I help the operation to be a success?
How is the breast reduction operation done?
The operation involves first raising the nipple in a new position, keeping it attached and alive, by a “strain” of weaving (pedicul). The extracted skin and breast tissue are then cut off. The skin and tissue that is left is remodeled forming a smaller and taller breast, and the nipple is put back into position.
There are different types of discount. The best guy for you depends on the size of your breasts and how much you want them to be reduced. Different types leave different scars on the breasts. Regardless of the type of discount you have, the scars should not be noticeable when wearing normal clothing, bras and bikini.
A. Anchor or T-inverted reduction
This is the most common type of reduction. Cutting begins around the nipple, going straight down and then along the coast under the chest.
If your breasts are very large or leave, your nipple may need to be completely removed and then sewn back into a new position. Your nipple will no longer have the same sensation.
b. Vertical Pattern Reduction
The cut is done around the nipple and goes straight down, but without any cut under the chest. Although the scar is smaller with this type of reduction, the skin around it may seem wrinkled. Vertical model reduction is not suitable for very large breasts.
c. Circular-areolar reduction
Circular-areolar reduction, also known as pari-areolar reduction, leaves a single scar around the areola (darker skin around the nipple).
This type of discount only works when only a small amount of tissue should be eliminated. It can also be indicated when only one breast should be reduced to be symmetrical with the other.
- How long does the operation take, hospitalization is required?
The breast reduction operation is usually carried out under general anesthesia (you will be asleep) or under local anesthetic (if the whole area is priming with injections). The operation usually takes about 2 hours. You may be given antibiotics to keep the wound clean. You may also have drainage tubes in your breast to evacuate any liquid or blood. These tubes will be removed when the fluid or blood has usually stopped before you take home. You might go home on the same day or stay in the hospital overnight. If you return home on the same day, you should be accompanied by an adult person overnight. You’ll feel your chest tight, and your breasts and ribs under your breasts will be affected. General analgesics should be sufficient to keep you comfortable.
- What do I expect after the operation?
You will get out of bed on the same day as your surgical intervention and you will do mild activities after two weeks. You will be able to return to normal physical activity in CCA. Six weeks. Most patients take at least two weeks leave from work, depending on their workplace. You will feel sore and swollen breasts for several weeks after the operation. Do not lift heavy things for several weeks and avoid sex for at least two weeks. Whatever the activity, take it carefully.
At first, the breasts may seem lifted and the skin too tight. It may take several months for the swelling to improve, and many months for the final result to be evident. Most patients are satisfied with the final result, but some find the new form difficult to accommodate. This could happen to you, too. You may have more or less sensitivity to the nipple, and this can change over time.
- Risks and side effects associated with the operation.
Specific risks to the breast reduction operation.
Swelling, bruising and pain
Swelling and bruising of the breasts will occur following the operation, which may take weeks to improve. There may be long-term pain, but this is rarely encountered. Sometimes the back and neck pains that you had before the operation will not be relieved by breast reduction.
This is the place where the fluid is collected in the breast. That liquid may need to be drained by an act introduced through the skin or another operation. This may affect the end result of surgery.
In this case, the deep seams slip through the skin. They can be easily removed.
The edges of the wounds can be detached, especially at the edges of the scars. Typically, this problem can be corrected by the paning of wounds, but you may need more surgical interventions to remove the tissue that has not been cured. Smokers are more likely to have trouble healing.
Loss of blood supply to the skin, fat, breast tissue or nipple.
Some areas of the skin, fats, breasts, breast tissue or nipple may die (necrosis) if the blood supply has been lost following surgical intervention. This may mean that you need another operation, which can affect the end result of the surgical intervention. There may be a bulge or uneven surface in an area affected by necrosis. Occasionally, the fat can strengthen, which could interfere with the mambits performed in the future.
In these cases, breasts are not symmetrical. There may be irregularities at the edge of the scar. They can be improved with time or you may need an operation to correct them.
Increased or reduced sensitivity
After the operation, most patients will have a certain change in breast tenderness, most commonly being a numbness near the scar and an increased or reduced sensation in the nipples. In rare cases, the change in sensation can be permanent, especially if the nipple has been completely removed and then sewn back into place. Rarely, reduced sensation can cause problems with breastfeeding.
Damage to deep structures
Although cases are rare, the operation can affect deep structures, including nerves, blood vessels, muscles and lungs. These effects may be temporary or permanent.
Sometimes, patients are not satisfied with the result of breast reduction. This may be related to the appearance of the breasts or their expectations. It is very important that you talk to your surgeon before surgery, about the size and shape you want, and whether this can be safely achieved with good results.
Change over time
The appearance of breasts will change as a result of ageing, pregnancy or other situations that are not related to surgical intervention, such as taking or lowering weight. You may need surgery or other treatments to maintain breast reduction results.
Recovery and some tips for a good recovery.