BREAST REDUCTION

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Breast reduction, technically known as Reduction Mammaplasty, is a surgical procedure designed to reduce the size and shape of a woman’s breast.

Breast Reduction

Who Needs Breast Reduction?

Patients with very large, pendulous breasts may experience a variety of medical problems, such as:

• Back and neck pain which can become chronic

• Skin irritation
• Skeletal deformities
• Breathing problems
• Indentations in shoulders from bra straps
• Over-enlargement of breasts can also occur during pregnancy.

When to Avoid the Surgery?

Breast reduction surgery generally isn’t recommended if you:

  • Smoke
  • Have certain conditions such as diabetes or heart problems
  • Are very obese
  • Want to avoid scars on your breasts

You can have breast reduction surgery at any age — sometimes even as a teenager. But if your breasts aren’t yet fully developed, you might need a second surgery later in your life. Many doctors that are experts in the field of cosmetic surgery suggest to young women who suffer from any of the previous medical conditions that in certain cases when the symptoms are not extensive and do not impact the quality of life, to wait with the reduction surgery in two cases:

The first case is related to women who are not yet mothers and that plan to have kids or to those mothers that want to have more kids in the future. This is because breastfeeding might be challenging after breast reduction surgery. If you choose to proceed with this surgery despite the potential implications on breastfeeding you can also consult your doctor and discuss certain surgical techniques that can help preserve your ability to breastfeed.

The second case when breast reduction might be postponed is the weight loss journey. If you desire to change your way of life which can impact your weight, it is advisable to wait and reach your target before getting breast reduction since weight loss can impact the firmness of the breasts as well as their size.

How is the Procedure Conducted?

The procedure removes fat, glandular tissue, and excess skin from the breasts, making them smaller, lighter, firmer, and perkier. It can also reduce the size of the areola, the darker skin surrounding the nipple. Here at Boris Cosmetic, our goal is to achieve smaller, better-shaped breasts that are in proportion with the rest of the patient’s body.

Boris Cosmetic will evaluate in determining if you are a good candidate for breast reduction. Among other points, the best candidates for breast reduction surgery are happy, normal women whose oversized breasts cause health and medical problems as listed above and interfere with daily routine activities cause low self-esteem, or even disrupt sleep. Over enlargement of breasts can also occur during pregnancy.

How you prepare

As it is normal in any other process of getting the surgery, cosmetic surgery and therefore breast reduction requires certain preparation before reaching the point of the actual procedure. Therefore as a base of the process, your doctor will have to receive detailed medical history and check your overall health which will be the main factor in deciding to proceed with surgery. Additionally, this is a stage to discuss your expectations for breast size and appearance after the surgery as well as explain the procedure and its risks and benefits in detail including possible sideefects. 

These examination can also include preparatory activities such as:

  • Examine and measure your breasts
  • Take photographs of your breasts for your medical record
  • Explain the type of anesthesia used during surgery
  • Complete various lab tests
  • Get a baseline mammography