Breast reduction may be desired if:
·You have breasts that are too large in proportion to your body frame
·You have heavy, pendulous breasts with nipples pointing downward
·one breast is much larger than the other
·you experience back, neck or shoulder pain caused by the weight of your breasts
·you suffer from skin irritation beneath your breasts
·you have indentations in your shoulders from tight bra straps
·you must restrict your physical activity due to the size and weight of your breasts
·you have dissatisfaction or self-consciousness about the largeness of your breasts
When is the best time to have one?
Any age, but it’s best to wait until…
Breast development has stopped
Childbirth and breast-feeding are completed;
Nevertheless, many women decide to have breast reduction before having children and feel that they can address any subsequent changes later.
What are the risks?
·Typical surgery risks, such as bleeding, infection and reactions to anesthesia
·Following reduction, sometimes the breasts may not be perfectly symmetrical or the nipple height may vary slightly. If desired, minor adjustments can be made later.
·Permanent loss of sensation in the nipples or breasts may occur rarely;
·Occasionally incisions heal poorly; you can increase chances of successful recovery by refraining from smoking before your surgery as well as afterwards.
What can I expect?
·Straining, bending and lifting following surgery must be avoided, however, since these activities might cause increased swelling or even bleeding.
·You may be instructed to sleep on your back to avoid pressure on your breasts.
·You will be instructed to wear a support bra for a few weeks
·Breast reduction surgery will make your breasts smaller and firmer. Without the excessive weight of large breasts, you may find greater enjoyment in playing sports and engaging in physical activity.
·The incisions will heal and fade over time but will be permanently visible, more so in some individuals than others. Fortunately, the incisions are easily concealed by clothing, even low-cut necklines.
Breast reduction often makes a dramatic change in your appearance--it may take some time to adjust to your new body image.