Reduction Mammoplasty, wider known as Breast Reduction Surgery, is a surgery which revolves around reducing the size of overly large breasts. It is recommended for patients who wish to achieve a more proportionate size of breasts (in relation to their silhouette).
Breast Reduction Surgery is performed by removing excess glandular tissue, skin and breast fat. The aim of Breast Reduction Surgery is to allow women with overly large breasts to overcome the restrictions associated with movement, physical pain or social discomfort, caused by excess breast tissue.
Reduction Mammoplasty is a way to:
- Improve the proportions, allowing for an attractive silhouette
- Resize or reposition nipples to be more in line with the overall breast shape
- Even up breast symmetry
- Relieve women from the pain associated with overly heavy breasts
Who is a candidate for Breast Reduction Surgery?
- Women with excessively large breasts who would like to reduce their weight and volume.
- Women who would like to reduce or reshape their nipples to be more in line with the size of their breasts.
- Women who want to alleviate the pain associated with heavy breasts.
- Women with realistic expectations regarding Reduction mammoplasty Surgery.
About the Breast Reduction Surgery
How long is the breast reduction surgical procedure?
- It takes between 2 to 4 hours and is performed under general anaesthesia
How is the anaesthesia administered?
- Through Medications and General Anaesthesia
Breast Reduction Techniques
The breast reduction surgery involves a number of choices when it comes to incisions:
Also known as Le Jour and Vertical Incision method, it is the newer of the two techniques used in Breast Reduction Surgery. It involves two incisions:
- The first incision is an incision made around the border of the areola in order to reposition the areola and nipple.
- The second incision is made from the bottom of the areola to the breast fold.
Also known as “Inverted-T method”, the Anchor Incision Breast Reduction method means the incision is made around the areola, down the middle of the breast and across the breast fold.
In the case of this procedure, the lower and central breast tissue around the areola is preserved. Outer, inner and upper breast tissues are removed.
Repositioning the Nipple & Removing Excess Breast Tissue
Breast Reduction Surgery allows you not only to reduce the size and weight of your breasts but also to reposition the nipples to be more in line with the overall shape of your breasts. How is this achieved?
- The surgery starts with incisions, through which excess breast tissue and fat will be removed (which allows for lifting and re-shaping of your breasts).
- Then, if needed, liposuction will be used to reduce chest area around breasts.
- At this point, your nipples remain attached but are repositioned. Furthermore, as the size of your breasts is now smaller, the areola is reduced.
Recovery & Healing
First results are visible immediately, but your body ha to recover for the final shape to be acquired. This usually takes up to 4-6 weeks.
Price includes the surgeon fee, anaesthetist’s fee, hospital costs, and all post operative visits.