There are a lot of benefits to having a breast reduction carried out, and we generally tend to think of these as physical and psychological.
In terms of physical, the most obvious benefit is to have the size of the breast reduced. We generally tend to agree with the client before having the surgery in terms of which size they like to be after the procedure.
In terms of psychological benefit, the social stigma is often removed, and people find this much more comfortable when they tend to interact socially.
The procedure itself is carried out under general anesthetic. It takes around two and a half to three hours, and most of the clients tend to go home the same day.
There are very few don’ts after this procedure. Doctors recommend not to do any heavy lifting or exercise for two weeks after surgery. Most of the customers worried about severe pain after surgery. In fact, the procedure is very well tolerated.
In terms of do’s, we generally tend to advise clients immediately after the surgery to take some relatively light painkiller and to wear a sports bra for six weeks after the surgery.
From the simplest end of the spectrum, the operation can involve liposuction. We tend to use these in women who don’t need the breast position changing and who need small decreases in the breast volume.
This surgery is also functional in women who have a tendency to form bad scars. Most clients require a formal breast reduction, which involves an anchor-shaped scar.
The real advantage of this technique is that as well as actually reducing the size of the breast, can also combine that with an uplift. The position of the nipple can be decided between the doctor and the customer.
Most of the operations require a general anesthetic, and most of the clients have the procedure carried out as a day case, and so they can leave the hospital the same day.
In terms of recovery from a breast reduction, most clients would be able to shower the day after the surgery. The dressings are removed in two weeks, and at that point, the wounds are completely healed. The clients are then required to wear sport-bras for a further four weeks. After that, they go and get measured for a new bra.