What is a breast reduction?
Breast reduction surgery, also known as reduction mammaplasty, removes fat, breast tissue and skin from the breasts. For those with large breasts, they can be a source of discomfort, pain, and even emotional pain and distress. The way you dress and your ability to take part in sports and other athletic activity can be severely limited by very large breasts. In this case, breast reduction surgery can be life changing.
Breast Reduction Techniques
Incisions always leave a scar of some kind when they are made. Most women feel that this is worth it when considering the benefits of breast reduction procedures. The positives outweigh the negatives when it comes to having a surgery like a breast reduction. Dr. Rammos understands the concerns of his patients when it comes to scars on their body. His extensive training assists in delivering results that have the least scaring possible. A post-surgical therapy program for scars also helps to lessen the scars. Breast reduction procedures are performed the same day and are done under general anesthesia. Dr. Rammos will remove skin and excess tissue during the procedure to alter the shape of shape and size of the breast. Dissolving sutures will be used to close incisions made during the procedure, and a surgical bra will be placed on you to increase comfort after your procedure is done.
Recovering from Breast Reduction Surgery
Common symptoms after having a breast reduction include:
The majority of patients will have temporary drains after their breast reduction surgery. Bandages will remain for up to two days after surgery, you will also have paper tape on your incisions for a week after your procedure. They will be removed during a post-op visit in our office.
Refrain from all rigorous activity after your surgery for at least two weeks, and avoid lifting more than ten pounds. You can start to resume light activity and exercise after two weeks but should still be avoiding exercises that target the chest like push-ups. You can begin intense activity levels again after a month or so and be fully active again after six weeks.