Breast reduction surgery or reduction mammoplasty is a procedure often sought after by women looking to have their breasts reduced to a more manageable size. A large bust size has sometimes been associated with health complications, especially in cases where the breasts are so big that they appear disproportionate to the body.
Mind you, the effects of a large bust are usually both physical and psychological. For example, patients seeking breast reduction surgery UK services at our clinic have reported physical discomfort from neck and back pains and even bra straps digging into their shoulders from the weight of the breasts, causing groves and scarring. Patients may even suffer from loss of nipple sensitivity and a change in posture, which may end up affecting the spine. Another factor is that they have a difficult time finding proper-fitting clothes and often attract unwelcome attention from strangers, causing them to feel ashamed about their bodies.
While we are aware that some breasts can be as big as more than 1Kg each, there is no defined size where a reduction mammoplasty may be recommended as the cases differ from patient to patient. In addition, there are occasions when the effects of the condition can be minimized without having to undergo surgery. These include getting a professional bra fitting and purchasing the correct size bra, physiotherapy, and weight loss. The main benefits of having a breast reduction procedure include:
- finally achieving the desired body and breast shape
- averting social stigma
- improving mental health through boosting self-esteem
- being able to perform tasks that were strenuous before, such as working out at the gym
Causes and Diagnosis of Breast Hypertrophy
Breast hypertrophy (which may be in the form of macromastia or gigantomastia) may be caused by extreme obesity, hormonal changes during pregnancy and/or nursing, puberty, or some treatments like penicillamine therapy. Regardless of the cause, the breast reduction technique used by our surgeon will depend on the severity of the condition.
So, when you visit our clinic, the surgeon will carry out some assessments before proceeding with the breast reduction procedure. Some of the checks include looking at the patient’s medical history, among other factors, and eventually determining what approach will produce the best results after the procedure. The patient and the surgeon will then agree on the position of the nipple based on the aesthetic goals.
How we Perform the Breast Reduction Surgery
The surgery is done by first drawing incision guides around the areola and breast and then administering general anaesthesia. Incisions will be made accordingly, and depending on how low the breast is, the nipple may be removed and reattached later, after part of the tissue and skin have been removed.
Techniques used in breast reduction are similar to those in breast lift surgery, the main difference being that reduction will involve the removal of some breast tissue. The entire surgery takes about 2 to 3 hours, and patients may be discharged the same day or stay overnight at our clinic.
After leaving our plastic surgery clinic in London, patients will have dressings on their breasts and will be required to wear a fitting non-wired bra for about six weeks. Some drains may be attached to capture all fluids coming from the incision areas. There will also be a slight swelling which may stay for up to 3 months, and the final result can be seen after it has fully subsided. Scars will fade over time, and some creams and serums will be prescribed to hasten the process. So, if you’ve been asking yourself, where is the best place to get breast reduction near me? We are your most reliable clinic for the most attractive breast reduction results.