Explore more about Breast Reduction Surgery – Specialists Hospital

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And, today in this read we’ll help you explore more about the topic –

What Is Breast reduction or what is meant by breast reduction surgery?

Breast reduction or breast reduction surgery is an operation to reduce the size of your breast and lift it (correct the sagging)
i.e If a person has large breasts or has a breast that is out of proportion to the rest of your body and causing neck pain, back pain, or any other symptoms, one must consider breast reduction surgery.
Because it’s a major surgery, one should know the benefits, potential complications, and what’s involved in recovery.

How to approach breast reduction & surgery?

Get breast reduction surgery consultation from the best –

Yes, once you decide to get breast surgery always meet your surgeon to discuss your medical history.

It includes whether you’ve had a lump removed from your breast or have any other medical conditions that affect your breasts.
A good surgeon will also ask about your family’s medical history.
And keep one thing in mind is to be completely open about your medical history & conditions with the surgeon. And, also inform him or her the reasoning why you want a breast reduction.
Also, prepare yourself to discuss any emotional issues you’ve dealt with regarding your breasts, like how your breasts have physically felt to you, & any physical conditions you’ve had because of it.
The surgeon may then 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.

During your consultation, your surgeon will ask about your habits that include whether –

    You smoke
  • Medications you’re currently on.

You will have to quit smoking for a period before and after surgery to ensure proper healing.
You also may have to stop taking certain medications, including aspirin or other anti-inflammatory drugs such as Motrin or Aleve.
Your surgeon will give you all the instructions about the Dos and don’ts.

Breast reduction surgery procedure-

Depending on the case, one may have to stay at least one night in the hospital or a few days.
The surgery will be done under general anaesthesia. i.e you will “sleep” during the procedure.

  • It takes 2 to 5 hours for the complete procedure to get over, sometimes longer.

The surgeon could use one of a few surgery methods depending –

  • On the shape and size of your breasts
  • On how much tissue they need to remove, and how you want to look after surgery:


  • This option is best for small reductions and for people whose skin will “snap back” into place.
  • The surgeon will make small cuts in your skin and insert a thin tube connected to a vacuum that suctions fat and fluids from your breast.

Vertical or “lollipop.” –

  • This method is suitable for most breast reductions. The surgeon will make cuts around your areola and down to the crease beneath your breast, remove extra tissue and fat, reshape the breast, and lift it.

Inverted-T or “anchor.”-

  • The surgeon will make cuts around the edge of the areola, from the areola to the breast crease, and along the crease underneath the breast. This type of surgery is best for large reductions and for people who have a lot of sagging or unevenness.

The surgeon may use drainage tubes & then stitch up your breasts and wrap them in a special gauze. One may also need to wear a surgical bra.

Large breasts are often cause of embarrassment to the individual. This often causes lack of confidence.
Breasts are become abnormally large during teenage or breasts that got enlarged during lactation would not have reduced. .

Breast reduction addresses 3 issues

  • Reduces the size of the breasts
  • Lifts the sagging breast (all large breasts sag early)
  • Reduces the size of the areola.