Breast Reduction

Double-Mastectomy-Information-ImageIn previous Articles we’ve discussed Breast Augmentation but what about Breast reduction surgery?
The what, and the why of breast reduction surgery.

Breast Reduction is also known as Mammaplasty.

Thinking of having a breast reduction?

Who is a good candidate for this operation?

If you’re a woman with a small frame and have larger breasts you may experience a variety of troublesome physical and psychological effects.
What types of issues can this cause? Well to name a few:

  • Back pains
  • Posture issues
  • Difficulty or even inability in exercising or taking part in sports
  • Self-consciousness (for example, clothes don’t fit properly)
  • Depression (Associated with Self-consciousness)
  • Unwanted attention or harassment
  • Neck aches
  • Painful rashes due to sweating.

Many of the women who have reduction mammoplasty surgery suffer the experience some or all of these negative effects.

How can a Plastic Surgeon help to alleviate these symptoms? What does the surgical procedure consist of?

Breast reduction surgery is where a Plastic Surgeon will remove glandular tissues, skin and fat in order to properly proportion the patient’s breast with their body. This practice is very common in women who are looking to alleviate the above mentioned discomforts or suffering.

The result of Reduction mammoplasty

Your breast reduction surgery will leave you with smaller breasts and scarring will usually fade almost entirely over the ensuing 10 to 18 months.
You will not only feel better about yourself and your look, but you will be relieved of these discomforts we have been discussing!

What is the recovery time?

Full recovery is usually about six weeks, however during the first six weeks it is highly recommended that you avoid strenuous or vigorous movement such as exercise or heavy lifting. You will also be informed of the type of undergarments you should avoid – such as wired bras

It is also important to note that your breasts will be swollen and sore for the first few days, this is quite normal! Your Doctor will of course inform you off all the best practices for a speedy and healthy recovery as well as all possible side effects.

What about the cost?

We have seen prices ranging for $4200.00 US to upwards of $10,000 however the cost takes into effect of whether or not it is inclusive or exclusive of other associated charges.

Not all estimations Include charges for the operating room, anesthesia, supplies, and implants, overnight stay etc. Most operating room fees are very reasonable. Costs are different around the world, and each surgeon’s fees may differ. This is something you will have to discuss with your clinic of choice.

When it comes to cost relief of the symptoms associated, many women who have had this surgery agree it is well worth the money.

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