Women with exceptionally large breasts can suffer from a variety of health problems including back problems, neck pain, skin irritations, skeletal deformities, and breathing problems. The aesthetic point of view too regards larger breasts as displeasing. Moreover, in some cases large breast also make it difficult to detect certain diagnosis, e.g. cancer. Because of these medical problems, in many cases, medical insurance may cover some of the cost of breast reduction.
In breast reduction surgery the goal is to reduce, recontour and reshape the breasts. A preoperative plan is made which allows both the surgeon and the patient to share in the decision as to the proposed size of the breast after surgery. The surgeon will attempt to make the breasts as identical as possible, but some asymmetry may remain.
For moderately large breasts, Liposuction with breast lift is performed. It is a scar less surgery, thus stitches remain only on areola. During this surgery, the excess fatty breast tissues are extracted through the use of a cannula or medical tube, in order to decrease the size and weight of female breast with minimal risk of complications.
Liposuction procedures being physically less traumatic, they are now preferred more to the traditional methods for treating breast reduction. Importantly, the preservation of breast and nipple sensation and the subsequent ability to breastfeed are more likely with breast reduction through liposuction because the nipple is not affected by this surgical procedure.
Right candidate for breast reduction
Breast reduction is usually performed for physical relief rather than simply cosmetic improvement. Most women who have the surgery are troubled by very large, sagging breasts that restrict their activities and cause them physical discomfort.
The best candidates are those who are mature enough to fully understand the procedure and have realistic expectations about the results. Breast reduction is not recommended for women who intend to breast-feed.
Getting back to normal
Although you may be up and about in a day or two, your breasts may still ache occasionally for a couple of weeks. You should avoid lifting or pushing anything heavy for three or four weeks.
Your surgeon will give you detailed instructions for resuming your normal activities. Most women can return to work (if it's not too strenuous) and social activities in about two weeks. But you'll have much less stamina for several weeks, and should limit your exercises to stretching, bending, and swimming until your energy level returns. You'll also need a good athletic bra for support.
Breast reduction recovery results can be made quick and more effective in a number of ways. I advise you to stay in contact with your surgeon and follow all medical instructions throughout the recovery period, to reap faster results.
Plastic surgery is a surgical specialty involving the restoration, reconstruction, or alteration of the human body. It can be divided into two main categories: reconstructive surgery and cosmetic surgery.