About Breast Reduction
Techniques for breast reduction vary; however, the most common procedure involves an incision that circles the areola. From the areola, the incision goes down and follows the natural curve under the breast. The surgeon then removes excess glandular tissue, fat, and skin. Next, the nipple and areola are repositioned to a higher position and held in place by stitches. The most suitable procedure for you will be determined with Dr Goh during your initial consultation.
Generally, post-operative instructions call for plenty of rest and limited movement in order to speed up the healing process and reduce the recovery time. Bandages are applied immediately following surgery to aid the healing process and to minimize movement of the breasts. Once the bandages are removed, a supportive bra will need to be worn for several weeks. Patients sometimes report pain associated with surgery. This pain can usually be treated with oral medication. While complications are rare, you can minimize potential problems by carefully following the instructions given after surgery.
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.