The breast reduction procedure removes fat, glandular tissue, and skin from the breasts, making the breast smaller, lighter and firmer. Breast reduction can also reduce the size of the areola- the darker skin surrounding the nipple. The goal of this procedure is to give the patient smaller breasts that are in proportion with the rest of her body. Breast reduction is usually performed for physical relief as also for cosmetic improvement.
AM I A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR BREAST REDUCTION?
In general, the best candidates for breast reduction are women:
1. 18 years of age or older
2. Mature enough to fully understand the procedure
3. Whose activities are limited due to large breasts
4. Experiencing physical discomfort due to large breasts
5. Not currently pregnant or breastfeeding
6. Not intending to breastfeed in the future
7. In good physical and psychological health
8. Wanting to improve their appearance and/or comfort
9. Realistic in their expectations
Although techniques vary, the most common breast reduction procedure involves an anchor-shaped incision that circles the areola, which extends downward, and follows the natural curve of the crease beneath the breast. Dr. Viral Desai will remove the excess glandular tissue, fat and skin, moving the nipple and areola to their new positions. He will then bring skin from both sides of the breast down and around the areola, shaping the new contour of the breast. The surgery lasts for about 2 to 4 hours. This procedure may be used in conjunction with liposuction to remove excess fat from the armpit area.
It may take buy generic xanax no prescription about 2-6 weeks for breasts to settle into their new shape; however, the swelling and bruising will disappear in the first few weeks. The operated area may ache for a couple of weeks
The patient should avoid lifting or pushing anything heavy for 3 to 4 weeks
The patient may return to work (if not too strenuous) and social activities in about 2 weeks
The latest advanced techniques preserve the glands in the breast tissue, and retain the nerves sensation to the nipple areola which enables the patient to breastfeed normally post surgery