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Breast Reduction Surgery Explained – Should you Consider the Procedure?

Some women have exceptionally large and pendulous breasts that are uncomfortable and heavy, making them self-conscious. Large breasts can also have medical implications for women. Therefore, a breast reduction surgery is a feasible option to reduce the volume and size of the breasts. This type of surgery can also be a solution for teenage girls with abnormally large breasts. Our bodies grow and develop through our teenage years, which means that any unbalance or overweight will have a direct impact on this development process.

Why Should I Consider Breast Reduction?

If you have exceptionally large breasts, your upper body is constantly under increased stress to deal with the increased weight and shape of your breasts. Apart from bra indentations and other uncomfortable elements, the excess weight has an influence on your neck, shoulders, and back as well. It can also lead to skeletal deformities for teenage girls who are still growing, as well as breathing problems in some cases. Therefore, a breast reduction surgery can be a medical solution as well.

What can I Expect from This Surgery? 

A breast reduction surgery removes excess fat and skin from the breasts. The nipple is also relocated, which can reduce the size of large areolas. Unfortunately, it also means that you will not be able to breast feed anymore. Therefore, we suggest that you only consider this type of surgery after having children. The surgery takes place under general anaesthesia, which requires some dietary adjustments on your behalf. We also ask that you stop smoking 2 months prior to your surgery. This will promote the healing and recovery processes on a cellular level after your surgery.

What Happens After My Surgery?

After your surgery, you will wear a surgical bra for about 6 weeks to 3 months to ensure that your breasts are kept in place during recovery. The stitches are removed 1 to 3 weeks after surgery. You can expect some level of pain and discomfort for a couple of days afterwards. However, it is manageable in most cases. We also ask that you do not smoke for 2 weeks after the surgery to optimise your recovery. Oxygen is necessary when cells go through healing and recovery. Therefore, by not smoking, your lungs will have an abundance of oxygen to deliver to your cells throughout this process.

Centurion Cosmetic Clinic is your first choice in cosmetic surgical procedures in Gauteng. If you have large breasts and are considering a breast reduction surgery, we can be of assistance. Please browse our website for more info on our cosmetic surgeries and what to expect from the possible results.