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Uplift / Reduction

Breast Reduction / Uplift

This is a surgical procedure which involves the reduction of breast size by excising fat, skin, and glandular tissue; it may also involve a procedure to counterract drooping of the breasts in the case of uplift. As with breast enlargement, this procedure is performed most often on women, but may also be performed on men afflicted by gynecomastia.

Breast reduction surgery is oriented toward women with large, pendulous breasts, since the weight of their breasts may cause neck, back, shoulder, circulation, or breathing problems. The weight may also cause discomfort as a result of bra straps irritating the skin.

Even if physical discomfort is not a problem, some women feel awkward with the enormity of their breasts in proportion to the rest of their bodies. Reduction mammoplasty gives the recipient smaller, lighter, and firmer breasts. The surgeon may also reduce the size of and change the shape of the areola or nipples.

This procedure is not recommended for women who desire to breastfeed, as it can impair the likelihood of success and the volume of breast milk produced due to disrupting the lactiferous duct system within the breast.

During the consulation process with your surgeon, you may decide on new (usually higher) positions for the areolas and nipples.The most common procedure involves an anchor-shaped incision which circles the areola. The incision extends downward, following the natural curve of the breast. Excess glandular tissue, fat, and skin is removed.Next, the nipple and areola are moved into their new position.



Patients may take a few weeks for initial recovery, however it may take from six months to a year for the body to completely adjust to the new breast size.

Some women may experience discomfort during their initial menstruation following the surgery due to the breasts swelling.

Recently there has been increasing interest in limited scar techniques which leave only a vertical or vertical with a shorter horizontal scar.

Scarring from this procedure gradually subside into their final smaller sizes as thin lines. Though permanent, the surgeon can generally make the scars inconspicuous to the point that even low-cut tops may be worn without visible scars.

Breast Uplift
The full breast lift involves an incision along the crease underneath the breast, incisions around the areola, and a vertical incision between the areola and the base of the breast. This incision is sometimes called an anchor incision" because of its shape. This approach allows maximal change to the breast, with elevation of the nipple, as well as a redesign of the conical shape of the breast.

Recovery
You will probably feel sore for a couple of days after the surgery. There will also be some bruises and swelling. But this will be controlled by medication your surgeon will prescribe for you.
The day after surgery, your bandages will be changed and you will be released from the clinic. After 5 to 7 days you will be checked again by your surgeon, at which point, if all is well, your bandages will be replaced by a soft support bra which you should wear as recommended by your surgeon.

It is recommended to avoid physical activity for a 1 week. The stitches are usually removed 10 days after surgery.

Depending on your job description you should be able to return to work within a 10 days. But don’t forget that healing takes time.

After a few months, your scars will begin tofade, although they will neverdisappearcompletely. You may resume routine activities after 7 to 10 days.

After 6 months have passed, regular check-ups at a mammary clinic are recommended.

 

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