Breast Reduction is a procedure to reduce the weight of breasts and to improve their shape. Excess fat is removed, as well as glandular tissue and skin and the nipple together with the areola are lifted.
The surgery is carried out under general anaesthesia and takes approximately 3 hours. During the procedure the plastic surgeon will reduce the breasts by removing excess fat, glandular tissue and skin. The nipple/areola complex is lifted to its normal position. The scars will most often be around the areola, there will be a vertical scar from the areola down to the inframammary fold and sometimes a horizontal scar in the inframammary fold.
Post surgery, the patient will be instructed to wear a special bra for 2 months. There may be swelling and bruising which will resolve within a few weeks. Strenuous physical exercise should be avoided in the postoperative period.
The surgery is performed on patients who are in general good shape and have normal lab results.