Breast reduction surgery is a procedure of removing the fat, skin and glandular tissue of the breasts, making them smaller and lighter. The breasts are often lifted by the procedure too and feel firmer.
Many women live with uncomfortably heavy or misshapen breasts. This can be both physically painful and psychologically difficult to manage. The excess weight that comes with large breasts can lead to both back and neck pain as well as damage to the spine and even breathing difficulties. Larger breasts can also make a woman self-conscious and this can lead to further health problems, both mental and physical.
Breast reduction surgery can be a relief on the body physically and it can also have considerable effects on mental wellbeing and self-confidence. As it is a relatively straightforward procedure and the recovery time is short, many women feel immeasurably better very quickly after their surgery.
Are you a suitable candidate for Breast Reduction surgery?
There are many considerations to keep in mind when looking at breast reduction surgery. You may be considered an ideal candidate for breast reduction if:
- Your breasts feel large and out of proportion with your body
- You have breasts of different sizes
- You have gained significant weight
- Your breasts have lost firmness
- You have difficulty getting clothes to fit in your size around your breasts
- The size of your breasts causes you physical back and neck pain or is affecting your spine
These are not all the indications, just some of the most common. When you discuss your circumstances with us we can work together to find out which procedure is best for you. Whatever your concerns or worries we can discuss them and help you decide whether breast reduction surgery is right option.
Preparing and Recovering from Breast Reduction Surgery
Breast reduction surgery is only performed after full consultation and when you have agreed and are happy to go ahead with the procedure. The surgery is performed under general anaesthetic. You will be provided with full guidance on what you can and cannot do. The first week can be painful but the pain will continue to settle over the coming weeks. You should make sure you wear a soft sports bra day and night for at least six weeks and you should avoid all strenuous physical activity and contact sports for this six week period too. Do not drive for two weeks and after 3-4 weeks you may be ready to start light exercise such as exercise bike sessions. These are general guidelines and your individual aftercare plan will set out the best course of action for your circumstances.
Please get in touch today to discuss your circumstances and arrange your initial consultation.
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