Breast reduction is thought of a cosmetic procedure done to correct the appearance of a woman’s breasts, however it is a reconstructive operation that is not aesthetic.
Women undergoing this procedure will communicate their desired results with their doctors to explore the possibilities. The aim of breast reduction is to create natural looking breasts.
Weight gain, breastfeeding, genetic factors, hormonal changes, and/or certain diseases cause large and sagging breasts. This may cause back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, and a humpback. In addition, women will also opt for breast reduction due to difficulty breathing, breast teat and skin sores caused by friction. Large breasts may cause a woman to feel self-conscious about her physique and may influence her choice of clothing.
The final result of the surgery will depend on age, skin elasticity, lifestyle, and hereditary factors. Pregnancy and excessive weight gain during the post-surgery period will certainly cause some changes in your breasts. But since there is a decrease in breast tissue, these changes will not be as drastic.
It is important that you express your expectations clearly with your surgeon. An examination will be conducted, taking into consideration the following factors: the size of your breasts, the condition of your skin, your age, and whether you have children or not.
The following physical examinations will be carried out: a pathology test, chest film removal, mammography, and even breast ultrasound, if necessary.
Smoking should be avoided 2-weeks prior to your surgery and 10-15 days after your surgery.
Breast Reduction Operation
Breast reduction is performed under general anaesthesia and usually lasts 2.5 to 4 hours. During breast reduction surgery, an incision is created around the nipple where excess breast tissue and skin are removed. The nipple is then modified to suit the breasts.
After surgery, hospitalisation of about 2-3 days is required. The patient may resume work after 1 week. Strenuous physical activity should be avoided for 2 months.
Expect swelling and slight bruises. This will disappear after awhile. The final results will be visible after 6-months to 1-year. During this period, weight gain and hormonal changes will influence the shape of the breasts.
Expect some scarring from the surgical incision. This will usually fade over time.
The Risks of Breast Reduction Surgery
As with every surgery, breast reduction surgery has some risks. Rarely, haemorrhaging may occur. There is an increased risk of Infection, which rarely occurs. To reduce the risk of infection, the surgeon uses protective antibiotics prior to surgery. Allergic reactions may occur. There may be a delay in the healing of the wound.
There may be a temporary decrease in nipple and skin sensitivity. You may not be satisfied with the size and shape of the breasts immediately after surgery as they are not the final results. Stiffness in the breasts may occur in rare cases. Neck, back and shoulder pain may continue after the surgery due to strain placed on these areas prior to surgery.
BREAST AUGMENTATION SURGERY
Breast augmentation is a cosmetic procedure performed to enhance the breasts of a woman. Breast augmentation is a very popular procedure women undergo after the appearance of their breasts have changed due to pregnancy, ageing, breastfeeding, and genetic asymmetry. The breasts are enhanced by placing implants into the breasts.
The procedure is performed under local or general anaesthesia. It usually takes 1-2 hours to perform. An incision of 4-5 cm is created to insert the implant. The implant is placed either behind the breast tissue or behind the chest muscle, depending on the breast structure of the patient. Hospitalisation of 2-3 days is usually required.
The various types of breast implants consist of the following:
Silicone implants. These implants consist of an outer silicone layer, which has been filled with a sterile water (saline) solution. They are manufactured for use in various sizes. They are approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration).
Silicon implants that are gel-filled. These implants consist of an outer silicone layer. This inside is empty. It is filled with a saline solution during surgery.
PVP: The inside of the silicone implant is filled with chemical called PVP (Polyvinyl Pyrrolidone Povidone). This implant, which is in ready-to-use and gel-like form, has been withdrawn from the market by the manufacturer.
Soybean Oil: The silicone-outer-layer implant is filled with soya oil. The ready-to-use implant is a new innovation.
Avoid the use of aspirin and other blood thinning medication 2-weeks prior to your surgery.
Avoid the consumption of alcohol and smoking 2-weeks prior to your surgery.
A mammography and an ultrasound should be performed prior to the surgery if the patient is over 40-years-old.
If the patient is using cigarettes, she should leave it 2 weeks before the operation and not at least 15-20 days after the operation.
When undergoing breast augmentation there is a risk of developing a hardened or constricted capsule. A thin capsule does not cause any problems, but if the capsule is of medium thickness, there may be a slight stiffness in the breasts. Very rarely the body may reject foreign substance. In such a case it is necessary to remove the implants.
Many patients are usually concerned about the resilience of implants against punctures. Silicone prostheses are resistant to external bumps. Of course, the effect on the prosthesis used is great. Another concern is whether there is a risk of breast cancer developing after inserting breast implants. Studies suggest there is no link between breast implants and developing cancer. If breast cancer develops, surgery and treatments for cancers are required.
Haemorrhage and infection are rare after surgery. Some patients complain of increased and decreased sensitivity of the breasts, as well as numbness around the incision. This is usually temporary.
There is usually minimal discomfort after the procedure. If the implant is placed behind the chest muscle, there may be limitations in arm movement for a few days. After the procedure, the breast is wrapped. If there are unheated stitches, it is taken in 10-12 days. The patient can return to work within 3-4 days. However, vigorous physical activity should be avoided for 2-months. Within 3 weeks, the breast resorbs the prosthesis and acquires normal function.
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