before and after.
before and after.
What is Breast Reduction
Breast reduction is a surgical procedure intended to reduce the size of overly large breasts. The process usually involves removing fatty tissue, skin, and glandular tissue to decrease breasts' overall mass and size. This is an effective option for women who experience physical discomfort, reduced mobility, and self-consciousness due to overly large breasts. There are other reasons for breast reduction such as back pain, too much ptosis making a breast that is not shapely, without firmness, and unattractive. Additionally, it helps to reduce the risk of breast cancer because having large breasts makes it more difficult to do self-examination, which we know is the best way to prevent breast cancer.
Why Have a Breast Reduction?
There are several reasons a person may opt for breast reduction.
Some of the most common reasons include the following:
- Femininity. Women often feel more feminine and attractive when their breasts are in proportion to the rest of their bodies.
- Sensuality. A breast reduction can help to enhance a woman's sense of sensuality and sexuality, as it helps to provide the desired shape.
- Self-esteem. A mastectomy procedure can help to improve a woman's self-confidence, as it eliminates the physical and emotional strain associated with having abnormally large breasts.
- Shame. Many women feel embarrassed or ashamed of their overly large breasts, and a breast reduction can help to alleviate this feeling.
5 Things to Consider Before You Proceed With Breast ReductionBefore you proceed with a breast reduction, it is important to consider the following five factors:
- Mammary Tissue Composition. The major question is, will the tissue respond favorably to the surgery? The composition of mammary tissue is important as it helps predict the procedure's effectiveness. The doctor will examine and analyze the patient's breast structure to determine if there are any risks or complications that may arise during the surgery.
- The Patient's Body Type. Different body types require different approaches and techniques for breast reduction surgery, so it is important to discuss with the doctor what approach is best suited for you.
- The Results You Expect. Another important factor to consider before proceeding with a breast reduction is the results you expect from the procedure. It is important to discuss this with your doctor beforehand so that they can work towards achieving the desired outcome.
- Physical Activity Level It is also important to consider your physical activity level before undergoing breast reduction surgery. A higher level of physical activity means more stress on the breasts, and therefore, it is essential to understand how much strain you can put on your body before undergoing surgery.
- Recovery Time .The recovery time after a breast reduction procedure can vary from person to person. It is important to discuss this with your doctor and determine how long it will take to heal completely so that you can plan accordingly.
Type of Breast Reduction
& Methods of Treatment.
The excision of the excess of skin
Adjustment of the diameter of the areola.
The immediate post-operative pain is treated with appropriated medication. Swelling (oedema) and bruises (blue) are normally observed and resolve spontaneously. The first dressing is changed 24 or 48 hours after the surgery. The second dressing is lighter and easy to handle. The patient is discharged from the clinic 24 to 48 hours after the surgery, and is re-examined in consultation two to three days later. An elastic sports bra ensuring a good application (which’s size will have been evaluated before being discharged from the clinic) is advised to be used night and day during approximately a month. Mostly in all cases we use absorbable sutures, however, if non-absorbable sutures were employed, they will be removed 10 days after the surgery. It is advisable to consider convalescence and a sick leave from 8 to 15 days. A period of two months is recommended before resuming sports
Normal physical activity, sports and sexual life can be shortly resumed after the surgery.
The goal is to reduce the volume and reshape the breast in order to obtain firm and symmetrical breasts and in turn, improve the patient’s quality of life.
Type of Anaesthesia and Hospitalisation
Normal physical activity, sports and sexual life can be shortly resumed after the surgery. The maturation of the scars can be different from person to person, that is the reason why they are the subject of an attentive monitoring: it is frequent that the scars get a pink tint during the second and third post-operative months; they gradually flattens and get pale during one year time. They can however remain widened, or remain active for longer than a year. Scars do not disappear completely, but their aspect improves over time. Asymmetries of volume, height, size or orientation can be seen. In all the cases, a secondary surgical correction can be made, after at least a year or two. Complications related to the anaesthesia, will be discussed during the consultation with the anaesthetist. Regarding the surgical procedure: choosing a qualified Plastic Surgeon decreases to the minimum these risks, without however removing them completely. Fortunately, the true complications following a breast reduction are rare. In practise, the vast majority of the cases evolved without any problem and the patients are fully satisfied with their result. Rare but possible complications: Infection requiring an antibiotic treatment and sometimes a surgical drainage. Haematoma formation requiring a drainage (evacuation). Decrease of the sensitivity, in particular in the nipple area, however the normal sensitivity generally reappears within 6 to 18 months. Troubles of the wound healing process seen in heavy smokers and diabetic patients. Hypertrophic scars and even keloides, in patients with unfavourable wound healing process. Conclusion of a breast reduction surgery To resume, there is no need to overestimate the risks, but it is important to become aware that any surgical operation, even apparently simple, always comprises a small share of risks. Having a qualified Surgeon ensures you that these complications can be identified and treated effectively. I advise to preserve this document, to read again it after the consultation. Perhaps this reading will bring out new questions, that our team will be ready to answer effectively.
Breast Reduction in Geneva at the Aesthetics ClinicThe Aesthetics Clinic in Geneva is the most reliable option for those who seek a long-lasting and natural breast reduction. The clinic's commitment to providing personalized and tailored tips for each patient, along with their exceptional customer care, ensure that clients feel comfortable and confident throughout the entire process. Breast reduction can really improve each patients' sense of body confidence, enhances their physical appearance but also positively impacts their overall wellbeing. If you are looking to enhance your body and boost your self-esteem, the Aesthetics Clinic in Geneva is certainly worth considering.
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