Mammoplasty or better known as breast reduction surgery removes excess breast fat, glandular tissue and skin to achieve a breast size in proportion with your body. Overly large breasts frequently cause back and neck pain associated with rashes and the likelihood of infection in the folds underneath the breasts. Very often sleep and ones ability to participate in certain activities may be affected. Some women have emotional problems with feelings of self consciousness due to self image issues and unable to lead an active life.
This procedure is sometimes considered a necessary reconstructive process and may be covered by health insurance plans when a minimum amount of tissue is removed. A reduction removes extra breast tissue to achieve a healthier, more comfortable size, reshaping the breasts, making them firmer and lifting them to a more youthful position. Breast reduction surgery is one of the five most common reconstructive procedures carried out by plastic surgeons each year.
Breast Reduction Surgery is a plastic surgery procedure that reduces larger breasts as well as makes them more symmetrical and proportional to the rest of the body.
It is an outpatient procedure.
Breast reduction surgery can usually take one to three hours per breast.
Like all surgery, the procedure does come with some risks. Some of the complications may include adverse reaction to anesthesia, nerve damage, loss of sensation, infection, asymmetry, infection and scarring. Some woman may lose the ability to breast feed.
The recovery time could take up to two weeks depending on the individual.
Depending on the individual, patients can usually resume work one to two weeks after the surgery.
It usually takes between 6 to 8 weeks following the operation before one can return to his or her normal activities.
Usually a week or two following the surgery but it is at the doctors discretion when you can take a shower.
These are answers to the most common asked questions. We feel the more informed our patients are the better we feel. This information was not meant to be exhaustive or complete. Dr. Fustok will give you additional information during the consultation and will answer to the best of his knowledge any inquiry. Surgery is an art not an exact science.