Breast reduction surgery is designed to reduce the size of a woman’s breasts to relieve the upper body from the physical strain that is caused by oversized, overweight, and pendulous breasts. Oversized breasts can cause a selection of problems as well, including consistent bra indentations that cause skin irritation and discomfort. The extra weight on the upper body can cause skeletal deformities and recurring back and neck pain. In some cases, oversized breasts can even cause breathing problems.
The purpose of this procedure is to relieve the upper body from carrying excessive weight, avoiding any medical problems that can occur as a result. During a breast reduction procedure, the surgeon will remove excess fat, glandular tissue, and skin from the breasts to reduce the overall size to a more proportionate size. The nipples are relocated as well. Therefore, you will not be able to breastfeed after the surgery.
Expect to wear a surgical bra for about 6 weeks to 3 months after a breast reduction surgery. The bra will keep your breasts in place to adapt to their new shape. You can also expect some swelling and bruising that will heal over time. Your surgeon will prescribe specific painkillers to manage pain and discomfort while your body recovers from surgery. You should only use the prescribed medication to avoid any complications with your recovery, as most over-the-counter painkillers can alter blood coagulation. If you are a smoker, prepare to quit smoking for 2 months before and after your surgery to optimise oxygen flow through your body.
I Am Considering a Breast Reduction. Where Do I Start?
If you are tired of consistent neck and back pain that upsets your day, or skin irritation and breathing problems that are caused by oversized breasts, a breast reduction surgery can be your solution to a healthier life. By booking a consultation with us, you can get a professional insight and opinion on how reduction mammoplasty can work for you and what you can expect from its results. We can also point you to a financial institution if you require any financial aid to pay for your surgery.
Centurion Cosmetic Clinic is your answer when it comes to cosmetic breast procedures in Gauteng. We can perform breast reduction, breast enlargement, or breast lift surgery. Feel free to book a consultation with one of our surgeons or browse our website for details on breast reduction surgery. Take control of your body with us on your side.