What is Breast Reduction Surgery?
A Breast Reduction surgery often called as a Reduction Mammaplasty is a surgical procedure which involves removal of excess skin, fat and breast tissue from the patient’s breasts. This surgery can reduce the size of the breasts along with shaping and lifting the breasts.
Why Do Patients Opt For Reduction Mammaplasty?
There are many reasons why women choose to get a reduction mammaplasty. Some of them are:
Excessively large breasts – Having excessively large breasts falls under the medical condition of Macromastia. This condition causes a lot of physical discomfort and embarrassment for the woman. Physical discomfort includes shoulder pain, back pain and the alteration of nipple areoia sensation.
Disproportionate or asymmetrical breasts – Sometimes a woman’s breast size is not proportionate to the rest of her body or her breasts are asymmetrical in shape.
Mental stress –Many women face psychological issues due to their large breasts. This affects their self-confidence and self-esteem.
Who is the ideal candidate for Breast Reduction?
If you fit into the below-listed criteria, then you are definitely an ideal candidate for a Breast Reduction surgery:
1. A healthy woman who is facing physical or mental issues due to her large breasts.
2. A woman whose breasts have fully developed.
3. A woman who has realistic expectations about the result of the surgery.
4. A non-smoker. Non-diabetic and having no cardiac issues.
5. A woman who is not currently breastfeeding or pregnant.
What Is The Cost Of Breast Reduction Surgery In India?
The cost of this surgery depends on various factors such as:
Procedure done for breast reduction surgery.
Your unique case
Location of the clinic and experience of the doctor.
Therefore, one cannot write down a ballpark figure for this surgery. The actual cost estimate will be given to you by your surgeon after your consultation.
What To Expect During Recovery?
Post surgery, your doctor will keep you under observation for a day. You will be discharged on the same day or the next day.
Your cosmetic surgeon will give you specific instructions on how to take care of your breasts during the recovery time. He will also give you medication which will make you comfortable during recovery and prevent any infections.
Physical activity should be restricted for a few weeks after the surgery. Ask your doctor when you can resume routine activities. Your recovery time may vary from 2 weeks to 4 weeks.
The results of your surgery will slowly become clear as your body heals and revitalises after the surgery.
What To Expect Before The Surgery?
The doctor will ask you to take some routine blood tests in the week before the surgery. You may need to undergo a mammography to establish a baseline for future reference. He may also ask you to discontinue some of your regular medicines to avoid any conflicts with the surgery. If you are a smoker then you will have to give up smoking in the few weeks leading up to the procedure.