While there is a large section of the population looking to enhance the size of their breasts, there are also those who wish to make their breasts smaller. For them, breast reduction or reduction mammoplasty is the recommended procedure.
A breast reduction surgery involves the removal of extra breast fat, skin and glandular tissue, which ultimately results in a more attractive and proportionate breast size vis-à-vis the remaining physique. Further, breast reduction also helps in relieving the discomfort which comes with having very large breasts.
After Surgery: What to Expect
After the breast reduction surgery is completed, your surgeon will place bandage/gauze to cover all the incisions. The breasts will either be wrapped in elasticated bandages or supported using a customized surgical bra. Your surgeon may also feel the need to insert a tiny tube in both breasts in order to drain out any remaining fluid or blood. These tubes are placed temporarily and will be removed within a few days. You would need to come back to your surgeon in one or two weeks to get the stitches removed too.
After the breast reduction surgery, most women experience minor pain in the breast in the first couple of days. This minimal discomfort usually subsides within a week. Dr. Galanis may prescribe certain pain relief medications to help during this period. You could expect the bruising and swelling to remain for some weeks as the healing progresses. It is a good idea to wear the surgical bra consistently as it helps minimize swelling and will also give good support to your breasts.
Patients all over the world vouch for the efficacy of the breast reduction procedure and the accompanying results. The transformation in your breasts is a long-lasting one, though it may over a period of time be slightly affected by factors such as aging, hormonal and weight fluctuations and gravity
The new size of your breasts will also alleviate the physical restrictions and pain experienced before surgery. In addition to this, a better-proportioned and more attractive physique will naturally boost your self-image and self-confidence.
Choosing a Surgeon
A very important decision in a breast reduction surgery is the selection of a cosmetic surgeon. Ensure that you pick someone who has a board certification and sufficient experience in executing breast reduction procedures.
Different cosmetic surgeon may use different surgical methods for performing the breast reduction surgery. Dr. Galanis usually selects a technique by examining each patient’s individual needs and goals. Other important factors assessed during the initial consultation include the current breast anatomy and the extent of excess tissue and skin.