Breast Reduction Surgery Guide

Breast Reduction Guide by Eric Weiss MD Jacksonville FloridaTake a few minutes to familiarize yourself with the procedure and what you and do to help improve your results. Remember this presentation does not take the place of your consultation and you should make sure to jot down any question. You may want to ask as later many women seek breast reduction or reduction mammoplasty and they are having back and neck problems cause by the excessive weight of their breast.

A breast reduction can help relieve some of the pain or soreness in your back or some other pressure from bra straps that usually come with large breast. It is sometimes performed in conjunction with liposuction of the upper back area. Physically healthy women with ideal body weight and with realistic goals are good candidates for this surgery procedure how are your breast reduction be performed.

  • There are 2 main techniques that may be used depending on the amount of correction desired.
    If your breast are extremely larger the anchor key hole incision is often used. This technique uses incisions which roughly resemble an old fashion key hole circling around the areola down the breast and a long depressed crease.
  • The vertical incision technique is generally performed when a more moderate reduction or limited lift is necessary.

This involves an incision that takes the shape of a loly pop with the circle around the areola and a straight incision down the center of the breast indeed at the crease beneath the breath with each of these techniques. Once the incision have been made excess breast tissue skin and fat are removed. The nipple are moved to their new higher locations and the skin is tightened to give a new shape to your breast. The incisions are closed using very fine stitches and then taped to reduce scaring. You will also be fitted with a support bra to help you heal and make you feel more comfortable together. We will select the technique that will provide the better result for you when you meet with our patient. We will discuss fees and cost preparation.

Also read: Breast Lift Surgery Guide

Every woman has unique perspective on what may be the best shape for her breast and your goals will affect the way your breast reduction is performed. It is important to discuss your desires and listen closely during the consultation so that you can set realistic expectations. A great result can only be achieved when there is good communication between us. You also need to understand that the shape you have before surgery will partially determine the shape you have after surgery. Some suggestions to help you prepare for surgery, your safety matters to us. You should be very open provide all your medical history drug allergies list any previous surgeries or biopsies medications diet pills vitamins and herbs you are taking even if you don’t think they are important. Also don’t be afraid to be frank with us about your lifestyle, smoking, your exercise habits and the importance of getting back to work.

  1. Here are some tips that may help you reduce scaring shorten you recovery time and decrease your chances of complications:
    Discontinue using aspirin and vitamin E for one week before and a few days after your procedure. These act as blood thinner and could cause problems with blood clotting.
  2. Stop smoking and drinking alcohol in excess well in advance of your breast reduction.
  3. And for one week after your surgery, drink lots of water in the days leading up to your breast reduction hydration will help you recover more quickly to make your recovery easier and more comfortable.
  4. Be sure to arrange for someone to take you home and take care of you for at least the first 24 hours.
  5. Fill your prescriptions and priority surgery and place them within an easy reach of where you will be resting place.
  6. Plenty of pillows and a bed wedge nearby so that you can keep your back elevated.
  7. Have several loose fitting, button down blouses, ready to wear in your new breast size.
  8. You will also want to avoid raising your arms above shoulder level during first few days.
  9. After surgery recovery you should expect bruising swelling pain for the first week or two. Stitches will come out or be absorbed on their own between a week and ten days. Swelling may linger for as long as one to two months. Pain medication will be prescribed to control any discomfort. However, if you begin to have severe pain and contact us immediately to recovery process is different for every one but within a day of your breast reduction.
  10. You should be up and walking around for the first week or two.
  11. You should plan on being out of work and away from your usual activities over the two or three weeks. Your breast may be very sensitive and stannous physical activities should be limited in particular.
  12. You should avoid jogging and bouncing activities for up to six weeks. You will need to wear a support bra for about one to two months following. This period you may return to activities such as lifting and exercise and sex. This precautions will help you avoid stress to your scars and allow time for your breast tissues to heal and recover well.
  13. There will permanent scars. They should be well hidden when you are wearing clothing even you are wearing a swim suit. In most cases the scars are usually small and difficult to see as they feel over time. The appearance of your breast should improve during a period of several months.

What Are the Risks Of Breast Reduction Surgery

This information is not intended to frighten you but will help you make an informed decision. No question or concern is silly or insignificant. We will be happy to discuss the full range of potential complication and answer any questions. You might have regarding this procedure although reduction mammoplasty is a well-established surgical procedure. There are risks of complications just as any operation: bleeding infection and scar formation can occur. Other complications may include asymmetry in size, skin loss decreased or loss of nipple sensation and inability to breast feed breast.

Reduction surgery does not interfere with pregnancy but if you are planning to have a baby your breast skin may stretch and offset the result of the reduction. All women should start routine mammogram screening by the age of 40 or earlier. If there is a family history of cancer be sure to let your technician know that you have had breast reduction. You should also continue monthly breast self examinations and annual physician examinations.

Ask for the all medical procedures be sure to choose your surgeon wisely. It is important to choose an experienced surgeon that you can trust and develop a good report with so that you can openly discuss your concerns and particular needs throughout the process of consultation. Surgery and after care should you decide to move forward to you breast reduction. A surgery date will be scheduled prior to surgery. You will be given complete preparation and recovery instructions. Remember to keep your follow up visits as we are here to help make this a wonderful experience for you. Feel free to review any part of this presentation you like and be sure to take a look at our before and after gallery to get a better idea of the result you may achieve.