Breast Reduction surgery is often used in women with large, heavy breasts who experience significant discomfort including neck pain, back pain, and numbness or weakness due to the weight of the breasts. During this procedure, excess skin, fat, and breast tissue are removed.
After breast reduction, most women report relief from the symptoms caused by having oversized breasts and are very satisfied with the aesthetic shape of the breast after the procedure.
Plastic surgeons at Sharkawy Clinics have perfected breast reduction techniques to effectively remove excess tissue and skin to achieve a breast size and shape in proportion with your body and to alleviate the discomfort associated with overly large breasts. Most women who get breast reduction are very satisfied with the results. Men with conditions such as gynecomastia (in which male breasts are abnormally enlarged) may also get breast reduction.
Because it's major surgery, you should know the benefits, potential complications, and what's involved in recovery. Before breast reduction surgery, your consultation will include your medical history, including whether or not you've had a lump removed from your breast or have any other medical conditions that affect your breasts and family history of breast disease.
The surgeon may take photos of your breasts, measure them, and talk with you about how much breast tissue will need to be removed to achieve your goal. You will also learn about preparing for the surgery and planning for your recovery. You may get a mammogram and breast exam before the surgery.
During your consultation, you will be asked about your habits, including whether or not you smoke and what medications you take. You may have to quit smoking for a period before and after surgery to ensure proper healing. You also may have to stop taking certain medications, such as aspirin or other anti-inflammatory drugs. You will be given instructions about what you need to do.
The scars of the surgery are hidden in the areola, the dark circle around the nipple, and over the lower part and under surface of the breast. The scars heal well and are in a concealed area. Immediately after the surgery a drain may be put in place that is usually removed after 48 hrs and you will need to wear a supportive soft sports bra.