Breast reduction, also called reduction mammoplasty is designed to make your breasts smaller and firmer, and to relieve the physical discomfort often associated with very large breasts.

If you are considering breast reduction, you need to be thoroughly informed about the procedure. Reading this is the first step. A confidential consultation with surgeon is the best way to obtain the additional information you will need.

Considering whether you are a good candidate for breast reduction
Following breast reduction your breasts will be more proportional to the rest of your body and clothes will fit better.

You may be a good candidate for this procedure if you have one of more of the following conditions:
  • Breasts that are too large in proportion to your body frame
  • Heavy, pendulous breasts with nipples that point downwards
  • One breast that is much larger than the other
  • Back, neck or shoulder pain caused by the weight of your breasts
  • Skin irritation beneath your breasts
  • Indentations in your shoulders from tight bra straps
  • Restrictions of physical activity due to the size and weight or your breasts
  • Self-conciousness about the size of your breasts

Your personal consultation

During the consultation you will be asked about the results you would like to achieve from breast reduction. This will help your surgeon to understand your expectations and determine whether they can realistically be achieved.

In evaluating your suitability for breast reduction your surgeon will assess the size and shape of your breasts, the quality or your skin and the placement of your nipples.breast reduction surgery,breast lift surgery,breast implant,augmentation surgery

How breast reduction is performed

Individual factors and personal preferences will determine the specific technique selected to reduce the size of your breasts. Dr.Chaudhari will discuss with you the particular method that he or she recommends for achieving the best result in your particular case. The most common method involves three incisions.

  • Around the areola
  • Vertically from the bottom edge of the areola to the crease underneath the breast
  • Horizontally beneath the breast and following the natural curve of the breast crease

After the surgeon has removed excess breast tissue, fat and skin, the nipple and areola are moved to a higher position. Skin that was formerly located above the nipple is brought down and together to reshape the breast. There are variations to the design of the incisions for breast reduction. The size and shape of your breasts, as well as the desired amount of reduction, are factors that will help your surgeon determine the best technique for you

Understanding the risks

Fortunately, significant complications from this procedure are infrequent. Every year many women undergo successful breast reduction surgery, experience no major problems and are delighted with the results. Anyone considering surgery, however, should be aware of both the benefits and the risks. Your surgeon will discuss these with you during your consultation.

What does the operation entail?

Breast reduction usually requires a general anaesthetic to be administered so that you will be asleep throughout the procedure. You should be prepared to spend one or two nights in hospital. You will be instructed to wear a support bra for a few weeks, until all swelling and bruising subsides. Straining, bending and lifting must be avoided until your stitches are removed, two weeks after your surgery.

When can I resume my normal activities?

Recovery time varies among individuals. Depending on the extent of your breast reduction and your general physical condition, you may be able to return to non-strenuous work anywhere from two to three weeks after surgery. In many instances, you can resume most of your normal activities, including some form of mild exercise, after four weeks.

Results of breast reduction

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 other physical activity. The incisions from the procedure will heal and fade over time. It is important to realise, however, that the incision lines will be clearly visible. Fortunately, the incisions are in locations easily concealed by clothing, even low-cut necklines. Breast reduction often makes a dramatic change in your appearance. For this reason, it may take some time to adjust to your new body image. Most women, however, feel more comfortable in their clothing and develop more confidence about their appearance.

*Disclaimer - Results may vary from person to person.