Excessively large and heavy breasts may cause discomfort as well as dissatisfaction with physical appearance. Neck, back, shoulder pains, shoulder indentations from bra straps, postural deformity, rashes under the breasts are the main complaints related to large breasts. In addition, some people may suffer from psychological distress and may be shy and withdrawn in social interactions. Therefore, breast reduction surgery repairs cosmetic appearance, discomfort and psychology.
The idea in breast reduction is to remove the excess skin and breast tissue and to reshape and reposition the remaining breast tissue in a way that the breasts look firm and fuller. Areolas around the nipple can also be reduced during this surgery.
Since the nipple and milk ducts that end up at the nipples are spared during reduction surgery, breast-feeding problems are quite rare. Temporary loss of sensation of the nipple and breast skin may develop following surgery and this condition may be permanent, though very seldom.
Breast reduction surgery is performed under general anesthesia and lasts for 2.5-3.5 hours. One day of hospital stay is generally enough. It is important that you wear a medical bra for 4-6 weeks following surgery. It is possible to resume daily activities in a week and start exercising within 4-6 weeks.