"Breast Reduction Surgery" is usually done to provide relief from symptoms like pain improper posture, rashes, breathing problems, skeletal deformities, and low self-esteem caused by large breasts.
Dr. Boss removes excess glandular tissue, fat, and skin, relocates the nipple and areola, and reshapes the breast.
Liposuction may be added to remove excess fat from the armpit area if needed or desired. In cases when only fat needs to be removed from the breasts, liposuction alone may used for breast reduction.
Am I a good candidate for a breast Reduction?
You may be a good candidate for breast Reduction surgery if you have one or more of the following conditions:
- Breasts that are Large and causes pain and breathing problems,
- Breasts that are in the improper posture,
- low self-esteem because of large breast,
- skeletal deformities caused by large breast.
Your Personal Consultation
During the consultation, you will be asked about your desired breast shape and size. Breast reduction surgery is not recommended for women who intend to breast-feed, since many of the milk ducts leading to the nipples are removed.
Dr. Boss will discuss with you how your nipples and areolas will be repositioned. You should mention anything else about your breasts that you would like to see improved. This will help him to understand your expectations and determine whether they can realistically be achieved.
You will return to Dr. Boss for follow-up care at prescribed intervals, at which time your progress will be evaluated. Once the immediate postoperative follow-up is complete, many surgeons encourage their patients to come back for periodic checkups to observe and discuss the long-term results of surgery.
Please remember that the relationship with Dr. Boss does not end when you leave the operating room.
If you have questions or concerns during your recovery, or need additional information at a later time, you should contact him.
How a Breast Reduction Is Performed?
A breast reduction can be Performed under general anesthesia, the two- to four-hour procedure removes fat and glandular tissue and tightens skin to produce smaller, lighter breasts that are in a healthier proportion to the rest of the body.
During the breast reduction procedure, an incision will be made to reposition the nipple and remove excess skin and tissue.
Dr. Boss removes excess glandular tissue, fat, and skin, relocates the nipple and areola, and reshapes the breast using skin from around the areola before closing the incisions with stitches. The scar may be anchor shaped or lollipop shaped.
Liposuction may be added to remove excess fat from the armpit area if needed or desired, and in cases when only fat needs to be removed from the breasts, liposuction alone may used for breast reduction.
How will I look and feel initially after surgery?
For a few days after surgery, a surgical bra holds dressings in place and you may be given surgical drainage tubes for fluid removal. The drainage tubes are removed in the hospital or the office, depending on the procedure. Your surgeon will indicate to you when a regular bra may be worn.
A little pain is normal after breast reduction, whether mild discomfort, swelling during menstruation, a measure of numbness or sensitivity, or random, shooting pains that may last for a few months. Swelling, bruising, crusting and slight changes in breast size are also common.
When can I resume my normal activities?
Most patients return to work in about two weeks, although you should avoid heavy lifting for four to six and only gentle contact with the breasts should occur for six weeks.
How long will the scars last?
Scars fade with time but will not disappear, although they can be hidden with a bra, bathing suit or low-cut top.
Risks are rare and usually minor but may include bleeding, infection, reaction to the anesthesia, small sores around the nipples, slightly mismatched breasts or unevenly positioned nipples, and permanent loss of feeling in the nipple or breast.
Anyone considering surgery, however, should be aware of both the benefits and risks of breast reduction surgery.
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