During Breast Reduction Procedure
There may be a couple of processes during breast reduction. There will be incisions made while the patient is under general anesthesia. Depending on the size and reason for the breasts being large, there may be liposuction used as a secondary means of removing excess fat deposits. Skin and glandular tissues will be removed by other means at the hands of Dr. Zuriarrain.
The techniques used will be based on the initial consultation, and what the desired results should be. Once all the tissues are removed to reach the desired size, the reduction will end with the nipple and areola being sighted in a natural position.
Breast reduction is a very personal issue, and patients do need to be aware of the risks involved. However, most are willing to undergo this procedure to gain their self-confidence and to end the suffering many of them face.
Dr. Zuriarrain will discuss all these in detail, but patients are in the best hands for this procedure. Some of the risks and complications can include
- Undesirable scarring
- Bleeding or infection
- Deprived sensations in breasts or nipples
- Asymmetry of the breasts
- Accumulation of fluids
- Possible inability for breastfeeding
- Deep vein thrombosis
- Chances of revision surgery required
After Breast Reduction Surgery
Once the surgery is over, patients are likely to feel tired, and sore. Depending on the degree of surgery, this discomfort can last a few days, and can be managed with subscribed painkillers.
Dr. Zuriarrain will explain how to recover, and patients should not undertake any strenuous activities. There will be dressings and bandages and an elastic support bra can be used to ease pressure. On occasions, thin tubes may be inserted to drain excess fluid.
Many patients can return to routine activities after one week as long as they take things steady.
With a more welcome breast size, many women find their self-confidence returns, and they can now wear as they wish and take part in the activities they were unable to before without any aches and pains.