Reduction mammoplasty (breast reduction) is the procedure for reducing the size of large breasts and for men with a female breast form (gynaecomastia).
Physical, aesthetic and psychological
Restoration of the breast, the person’s self-image and their mental health should all be taken into consideration for reduction surgery. During breast reduction surgery, skin, fatty and glandular tissue are removed and the surgeon reshapes the breast with a natural contour. For a breast lifting procedure, the sagging breast is lifted and surplus skin removed. In both procedures, the surgeon moves the nipple upwards to give the breast a firm appearance.
Although larger than average breasts are often hereditary, they can also grow due to hormonal changes or weight gain.
Larger breasts can also cause physical symptoms such as pain in the chest, neck and back, eczema of the skin below the breast, postural problems with muscular tension and painful constriction from bra straps.
As with breast augmentation, an elastic dressing must be applied around the chest after breast reduction surgery and the stitches are removed about two weeks later. Wearing a special supportive bra that offers firm support day and night for about 4 – 6 weeks protects and stabilises the surgical outcome.
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