Overdevelopment of the mammary glands can occur, resulting in breasts that are too large.
This can lead to backaches, discomfort or embarrassment. The goal of breast reduction surgery is to reduce the volume of the breasts in order to improve their shape and size, thus making them consistent with the body’s proportions (as a rule, the breasts are reduced to a C cup size).
To benefit from breast reduction surgery, certain criteria must be met:
- Have at least 250 g of glandular tissue per breast
- Have a healthy body weight
- Be a non-smoker
- Not plan to be pregnant in the year following the surgery.
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During the surgery, which takes 2 to 2½ hours, an anchor-shaped incision is made. The surplus gland tissue, fat and skin will be removed. Also, the nipple will be repositioned. Absorbable sutures will be used to meticulously close the incisions to make the scars as unnoticeable as possible.
- The bandages will be removed during the postoperative visit, 5 to 10 days following the surgery. There will be swelling and bruising on the breasts for about 2 weeks. Although healing occurs during the 3 months following the surgery, the results will be final only after a year has passed. As for the appearance of the scars, they will be red for two months, then will gradually turn white over the next 12 months. To improve their appearance, it will be suggested to apply vitamin E three times a day starting the fourth week.
- You can usually return to work 1 to 2 weeks after the procedure if you have a desk job, but if you do physical work, you will have to wait longer (up to 4 weeks).
- Wait 3 weeks before engaging in cardiovascular activities, 4 weeks for sports activities and 6 weeks for contact sports.