In some women the size of the breasts exceeds the aesthetic and harmonic proportions of their body. Except the aesthetic imperfection the size of the breast can cause problems with the physical activity, back pain and discomfort. If you have those complains you can consider undergoing breast reduction surgery.
Why should I do it?
Breast reduction surgery is an option when:
- You think that your breasts are too big
- You experience back pain because of their size
- The size of your breasts doesn’t allow you to exercise and physical activity becomes painful
- You want to improve your image
Whatever your reasons for considering breast reduction surgery you should talk about it with your surgeon. It is important to hear his opinion and if he tells you that you don’t need to undergo surgery you should take some time and think about his arguments.
What will I achieve with this surgery?
Undergoing breast reduction will give you a good aesthetic result with a natural look of your breast that will harmonize your image and grand you with better self-esteem. The reduction will make exercise easier and will give a great relief from back pain and discomfort.
Who are the perfect candidates for this procedure?
The perfect candidates for this procedure are motivated people, who are well informed and who have realistic aesthetics expectations. This procedure can improve your image but first you should be informed of all possible risks and complications and trust the opinion of your surgeon. If you are considering losing weight is it advisable not to undergo this intervention and wait until the desired weight is reached.
Will I have scars after surgery?
Yes, you will. The size of your scars will vary depending on the used method for breast reduction. After 6-12 months all scars should become hardly noticeable. There are some people who have a predisposition of making “bad”, unpleasant scars. This is very hard to be predicted before the operation and impossible if the patient hasn’t undergone other operations in the past to compare the old scars. If this happens to you there may be needed extra treatment for the scars.
What about breastfeeding after breast reduction?
In this operation there are risks about future breast feeding. If you are considering having children, you should think about making this procedure after that. All details about the risks will be explained to you during your consultation.
How should I prepare for the surgery?
During your appointment you would be given all necessary instructions for your preparation for the operation. All needed exams will be scheduled. The date for your surgery will be scheduled according the menstruation period. It is very important for you to strictly follow the given instructions and to inform your surgeon about all drugs and food supplements that you take. Although the usual recovery time is shorter you are advised to plan 14 days before going back to work.
How long is the operation?
Usually the operation can take up to three hours, according to the used method. This time should be only for orientation since it can vary according to the severity of the case and the used methods.
Are there risks?
Any surgical procedure hides risks. Those risk may be from general, found in all surgical manipulations to specific for your case and the type of your operation. During your consultation dr. Lafchis will explain you in detail all the risks. You will find a list of them in the inform consent you will be asked to sign before the operation.
How long does the recovery take?
The recovery usually takes 7-10 days and after that you can go back to your everyday life. You will need to wear a compression garment for some weeks and you should avoid activities directly after your surgery.
When is the best time for surgery?
Dr. Lafchis advices to undergo aesthetic surgery during the winter and avoid the hot weather.
Can I combine this operation with other procedures?
Breast reduction can be combined with many other procedures. You can discuss this option with Dr. Lafchis as he will explain in detail everything about the opportunity to combine procedures. After the discussion you will be informed about the type of anesthesia and all risks.