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Aesthetic Breast Reduction Surgery

Aesthetic Breast Reduction Surgeries

Aesthetic breast reduction surgeries, also known as reduction mammoplasty, are surgical operations designed to reduce the size, reshape, and firm and lift the breasts for both aesthetic and functional purposes. While breast reduction surgery is often associated with relieving physical discomfort caused by overly large breasts, it also aims to achieve a more proportionate and aesthetically pleasing appearance.

Who is a good candidate for breast reduction surgery?

Good candidates for breast reduction surgery generally include people who experience physical discomfort or limitations due to overly large breasts, as well as people who desire a more proportionate and balanced breast appearance. Candidates often experience chronic pain or discomfort in the neck, shoulders, back, or breasts caused by the weight of large breasts. In addition, problems due to friction on the skin of the shoulders due to bra straps, irritation of the skin under the breasts, fungal infections (intertrigo), numbness of the little finger in the hand (ulnar paresthesias) may occur. These women may have problems such as not being able to engage in physical activities comfortably or difficulty in finding clothes that fit comfortably. Large breasts can also affect emotional health and self-esteem, leading to feelings of self-consciousness, shame, or dissatisfaction with body image. Candidates must be in good general health and have realistic expectations about the results of the surgery. It is important that they disclose to their plastic surgeon any medical conditions, previous surgeries, or medications they are taking during the consultation. Smoking can impair wound healing and worsen scars, increasing the risk of complications during and after surgery. To prevent these, candidates may be advised to quit smoking a few weeks before and after surgery. It is preferable for candidates to maintain a stable weight, as significant fluctuations in weight can affect the long-term results of the surgery. Although breast reduction surgery is possible before or after birth, candidates must consider how pregnancy and breastfeeding may affect the results. Pregnancy and breastfeeding can change breast size and shape, potentially requiring additional surgery or affecting the longevity of results.

How is Aesthetic Breast Reduction Surgery Performed?

Aesthetic breast reduction surgery, also known as reduction mammoplasty, is performed using various techniques that aim to reduce the size of the breasts and achieve a more proportionate and aesthetic appearance. The surgery is usually performed under general anesthesia to ensure the comfort and safety of the patient during the surgery. The surgeon determines the most appropriate incision type based on factors such as the amount of breast tissue to be removed, the degree of sagging (sagging), and the patient’s preferences.

Anchor or Inverted T Incision: This involves making an incision around the areola, vertically down from the areola to the breast crease, and horizontally across the crease. This model allows for significant tissue removal and reshaping while also allowing for the removal of excess depth and repositioning the nipple-areola complex.

Vertical or Lollipop Incision: This technique involves making an incision around the areola and vertically downwards to the breast crease, no horizontal incision is made across the crease. It is generally used for moderate reductions and results in less scarring compared to the anchor technique.

Periareolar incision (around the colored part of the nipple): In this approach, the incision is made from the edge of the areola. It is suitable for patients who require minor reduction or have little excess skin.

Once the incisions are made, the surgeon carefully removes excess breast tissue, fat, and skin. The remaining breast tissue is then reshaped and repositioned to create a more youthful and proportionate breast contour. The size of the areola can also be reduced if desired. After the desired shaping and repositioning is achieved, the incisions are meticulously closed with stitches.

How Does Recovery Happen After Aesthetic Breast Reduction Surgery?

Recovery after aesthetic breast reduction surgery involves several stages and may vary depending on individual factors such as the surgical technique used, the size of the tissue removed, and the patient’s general health condition.

Immediately after surgery, patients are usually monitored in a recovery area until they are stable and alert. Pain and discomfort may be present initially and pain medication is prescribed. Drains may be placed in patients. These are usually removed within a few days. It is important to rest and avoid strenuous activities during this time. Patients should have someone to help them with their daily tasks and take care of their post-operative needs. Swelling, bruising and discomfort are expected in the first week. Swelling may be more noticeable in the lower part of the breasts. Patients are advised to wear a surgical bra or compression garment to provide support and minimize swelling. Light activities such as walking are encouraged to promote circulation and prevent blood clots, but heavy lifting and vigorous exercise should be avoided. Follow-up appointments with the surgeon may be scheduled to monitor the healing process and remove any stitches or dressings. The swelling subsides in the first few weeks, but it may take several months for the swelling to completely subside and final results to appear. Patients can slowly resume light activities and return to work, depending on the nature of their work. However, strenuous exercises and heavy lifting should still be avoided. Scars will continue to fade and flatten over time, but it may take a year or more for scars to fully mature.

Patients can expect continued improvement in breast shape and contour as swelling decreases and the breasts settle into their new positions. To maintain long-term results, it is important for patients to maintain a stable weight and follow a healthy lifestyle.

With proper care and a little patience, patients can achieve satisfactory results from aesthetic breast reduction surgery and enjoy long-lasting improvements in both physical comfort and appearance.

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