What is breast reduction?
It is a surgical method of reducing the size of the breasts. This is done by a qualified surgeon who removes the excess breasts’ skin and tissue. The areola also becomes smaller when this surgery is carried out.
Where should one start?
Start with your surgeon. First you will need to consult with your surgeon in order to identify whether you are fit to undergo the surgery or not. At this stage the surgeon will record your medical history. The major areas covered will be previous illnesses, allergies or other surgeries done. Other details the surgeon may want to clarify are your pregnancy and lactation history, family history on breast problems especially breast cancer, mammograms and breast lumps. After that the surgeon will take the photos and take you to the next level.
How to prepare for a breast reduction
The surgeon will order some lab tests so that he can clearly identify whether you have any medical problems. A pre-operative mammogram to detect any breast problems may be carried at this stage. If you are a smoker, you will be requested to stop smoking at least six weeks before the surgery. On the eve of the surgery, the surgeon will plan your eating and drinking schedule. In case you are taking any herbal supplements or painkillers, you will be required to stop two weeks before the surgery is done.
In case you are working or in school, you will be required to take some time off to aid your healing after surgery. This is important especially because of a follow-up that the surgeon will schedule thereafter.
What benefits does one get after undergoing breast reduction surgery?
Most women have problems when it comes to getting bras, shirts, blouses etc. Others experience discomfort when the bra strap digs up their shoulders. Emotional stress is also very common especially when people stare at you. So when you have a breast reduction surgery, you confidence is restored and you are able to get clothes that fit well.