Breast reduction surgery (also known as reduction mammoplasty) is a surgical procedure designed to remove skin, fat and glandular tissue to achieve smaller breasts. Besides, this procedure will also help to reshape breasts by raising the nipples for a perkier appearance.
Do you experience these issues?
✅ Your large breasts are causing constant back, shoulder and neck pain. ✅ Discomfort due to skin irritation and rashes under the breasts. ✅ Your breasts are saggy due to the weight of the breasts and aging.
At H-II Clinic, Breast Reduction procedure is performed under general anesthesia and will usually take around 4-5 hours. Depending on your physical health condition, personal goals and unique life circumstances, there are two main surgical techniques to suit these factors;
Vertical Breast Reduction: Suitable for a moderate reduction and sagging breasts. One incision is made around the areola, and a second incision runs vertically from the bottom of the areola to the crease beneath the breast.
Inverted-T Breast Reduction: Suitable for a significant reduction or on considerable sagging breasts. One incision is made around the areola, one vertically down from the bottom of the areola to the crease beneath the breast, and one along the crease.
In all cases, for the reduction of the breast size and more appealing appearance of the breasts, our surgeon will remove excess tissue, skin and fat. This procedure is commonly combined with liposuction when the patient has more fatty tissue than dense breast tissue. This allows blood vessels and nerves to be spared for a more optimal healing and to retain nipple sensation.
Swelling, discomfort, numbness, bruising and discoloration are common following the procedure. Our surgeon will prescribe some medications to help ease the discomfort. The swelling and bruising usually take up to 3 weeks to heal. Intense physical activities should be avoided during the first 2 weeks post-operative. These are the steps that will contribute to an optimal recovery;
- Cold compression with an ice pack the first day after surgery.
- Wear sports bra (no underwire bra) for 4-6 weeks after surgery.
- Bed rest with arms elevated to reduce swelling the first few days.
- Apply prescribed antibiotic ointment on the surgical wounds regularly.
As breast tissue is significantly manipulated during surgery, it may take 6 months to a year before all swelling subsides and the final results are apparent. Although breast reduction is permanent, it doesn’t make you immune to the body's natural processes, all of which cause breasts to grow and sag over the years. In other words, your breast will continue to age and change over time.