Breast Reduction

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Breast Reduction

Breast Reduction is also known as “Reduction Mammoplasty” is the procedure for reducing the breasts size of a woman. This surgery is most commonly done to bring back the bust that is proportionate to the woman’s body. It involves resizing of enlarged breasts and correction of breast ptosis by cutting and removing excess tissues, overstretched suspensory ligaments higher upon the breasts hemisphere.


Breast reduction is a surgical process to remove the excess fat, glandular tissue, and skin. The surgery is performed through incisions on the breasts. The patient must stay one night in the hospital prior to surgery. A general anesthesia will be given to the patient before the procedure. The procedure takes around 2 to 5 hours. The surgeon will make a cut around the nipple and downward on the breast in the form of a keyhole. The extra skin, tissue, and fat from your breasts will be removed and then reposition the nipple. The surgeon may use drainage tubes and then stitch up the breasts and wrap it.

Right Candidate

The good candidate for a breast reduction depends on:

  • The physical and mental health of the patient.
  • The patient should be free of any active diseases like diabetes, asthma, bleeding disorders or heart problems for a successful surgery.
  • The healing process requires a great deal of patience and mental stability as it takes time.
  • The patient should stop smoking.


The risks involved in this process are:

  • Anesthesia risks
  • Blood clots
  • Infection
  • Breast contour and shape irregularities
  • Bleeding
  • Scars


The results are long lasting. Proper medication should be taken as prescribed by the doctor.


  • Guidelines on eating and drinking.
  • Avoid smoking as it interferes with the healing process.
  • Avoid intake of certain medications as prescribed by the doctor.
  • The surgeon will examine the patient’s breasts prior to the surgery.
  • The surgeon will explain the procedure.

Aftercare and Recovery

The surgeon will give instructions on how to take care of the breasts post-surgery. The doctor will prescribe medicines to apply on the operated area and the intake of oral medicines to help to heal and reduce the risk of infection. The patient will also be informed about the follow ups with the plastic surgeon.

Choosing Doctor

The Doctor should be:

  • An expert in his field.
  • Highly talented and skilled.
  • He should have complete knowledge and must be aware of all the risk involved in the surgery.
  • Should have rendered successful surgeries.
  • Certified by board in cosmetic surgery.
  • The patient needs to feel comfortable with the doctor.