What to Know If You’re Considering Breast Reduction Surgery
Plastic Surgery Dubai | 12 February 2020
For women with very large breasts, having a reduction can feel like having a weight lifted off of their chest. It can relieve them from years of back, shoulder and neck pain; difficulty exercising; and rashes on their chest, not to mention limited clothing options and permanent shoulder grooves from weighted down bra straps. But, like any other medical procedure, breast reduction surgery does have risks. It’s a personal decision that requires careful consideration of the potential pros and cons.
You’ll (eventually) feel great.
A number of studies have found that women who have breast reduction surgery commonly feel a boost in their self-esteem, body image and physical health afterward.
But you’ll be sidelined for a few weeks
The surgery itself is an outpatient procedure that only takes about three hours. Women typically go home on the same day or the next morning. But you’ll likely feel tired and sore afterward, so plan to take a few days off from work or school to recover. You’ll be encouraged to get up and move around regularly, but you’ll have to put off any kind of rigorous exercise for about a month.
You might not be able to get the exact cup size you want
How much your breasts can be reduced depends on your size, breast composition and goals. During your consultation, Dr. Vigo will help you determine the best plan. Most breast reduction patients go down one to two cup sizes.
You’ll get a breast lift, too
The procedure is actually a twofer. Dr. Vigo will remove excess tissue and skin to make your breasts smaller, and then move the nipples up in position to give them a lift.
You’ll have scars
The incision wounds (they usually look like lollipops that circle around the nipples and go straight down to the bottom of the breast) will be swollen for a while. In most people, the scars improve significantly within a year after surgery, but they’re always there.
It could affect your ability to breastfeed later
There’s about a 50/50 chance that a woman might find it difficult – but not necessarily impossible – to breastfeed if she has a breast reduction.