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Breast Reduction

Breast Reduction

Female breasts become larger depending on their genetics. Some factors, such as pregnancy, breastfeeding, and weight gain, may result in larger and sagging breasts. Large breasts might cause chronic back, neck, and shoulder pain with trouble taking part in some physical activities, additionally, trouble fitting into clothing, and shoulder grooves and deformities from the straps of the bra. Breast reduction surgery aims to make the breasts the same size, improve appearance, and eliminate physical problems.

How to Choose the Right Breast Type for Each Person

Height, weight, and body measurements determine the extent of breast reduction. These choices are made as evaluations before the procedure to plan the shape of the breasts after surgery. If both breasts are the same size, breast reduction surgery is basic. Both breasts are compared, and the size is determined; if there is a difference between the two in their sizes, the smaller breast is taken as normal, and a breast reduction is made in this manner.

Pregnancy After Breast Reduction

People can get pregnant and give birth after a breast reduction. Also, any difficulty or inability to breastfeed after birth is not expected due to breast reduction.

Recovery After Breast Reduction

Breast reduction surgery usually takes 2 to 3 hours and is done under general anesthesia. Patients should stay in the hospital for one night. After surgery, tubes that are placed to drain extra blood or fluid are removed. While the bruises on the chest heal completely in 7 to 10 days, the swelling in the breasts goes down in 6 to 8 weeks. It takes six weeks for breasts to regain their natural appearance.

Frequently Asked Questions

As a preparation, the surgeon will decide which technique will be used, how much the breast will be reduced, and how the breasts will be reshaped after surgery. Breast reduction surgery is done under general anesthesia. Depending on the examination, the surgeon makes incisions through which excess breast tissue is removed. The breasts are reshaped, and the nipple is positioned properly. The incisions are stitched to complete the procedure.

It is essential that the breasts are fully grown, reaching their final size, before the breast reduction, which makes the procedure inconvenient for people who have not finished puberty yet. It can be said that breast reduction is usually done after the age of 20. 

Breast reduction procedures are performed for not only physical but also aesthetic purposes. It is common to have some chronic pains, such as back, neck, and shoulder pain, for people whose breasts are larger than their bodies can support.

Because removed breast tissues cannot regenerate or grow back, the results of breast reduction surgery are long-lasting.

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