Large breasts can decrease quality of life and interfere with daily activities. In severe cases, they can even cause neck, shoulder, and back pain. In these instances, some women seek surgery to reduce the size and weight of their breasts.
It involves the removal of breast tissue, fat, and excess skin. After breast reduction surgery, many patients report:
Breast reduction works by correcting the following issues:
Breast reduction allows you to get the breasts size proportionate to your body by removing the excess fat, tissue, and skin. In the same procedure, other problems like breast asymmetries, saggy breasts and large areolae (darker skin which surrounds the nipple) can be addressed. It is a procedure that can dramatically improve the shape, size, and contour of your breasts.
There are three methods of breast reduction surgery, there are:
Routinely, breast tissues that are removed are also submitted for histopathology examination to exclude any occult abnormalities.
During your first consultation, you and your surgeon will discuss why you want a breast reduction, what are your concerns with regards to your breasts, and how you want your breasts to look after the procedure. Additionally, you will discuss on the following things:
It is important to give honest answers with regards to your medical history. This allows your surgeon to make accurate and safe decisions with regards to the procedure. Inform your surgeon about any medications, surgeries, or allergies you have/had. You must also inform your surgeon if you have diabetes, circulatory problems, thyroid problems, and other health issues if any. You must disclose if you or any of your family members have or had breast cancer.
Your surgeon will conduct a physical examination of your breasts and help to identify any problem areas that can be treated with breast reduction surgery. Your breasts will also be measured, and pictures will be taken to guide your surgeon before and during the procedure.
After this, you and your surgeon will discuss the procedure and expected results. Once the treatment plan has been decided for you, your procedure will be booked. Before the procedure, you must:
Breast lifts or mastopexy are out-patient procedures and you will not be required to stay overnight at the hospital if all goes well. The procedure lasts three to four hours and involves the following steps:
It culminates in a safe and effective procedure with low complication rates in his hands. As each patient is unique, Dr Tay will ensure a bespoke procedure is performed for you to meet your desires and needs.
All surgical procedures have some degree of risk. The procedure should be carried in a safe environment and in an accredited clinic. Minor complications that do not affect the outcome could occur occasionally. Major complications are rare.
who is a candidate
for Breast Reduction
Individuals with the following issues are suitable for breast reduction surgery:
What to expect?
for Breast Reduction