Did nature bless you with excessive cleavage, causing you physical issues? Would you like your breasts to be (several sizes) smaller? It can be achieved, with the wonders of plastic surgery. Unlike other types of plastic surgery, breast reduction or reduction mammoplasty is mainly done for medical reasons, namely to eliminate issues bothering the patient before the intervention. During surgery, either excess fat, or hypertrophied mammary gland is removed. Breast reduction is often accompanied by a breast lift to shape the breasts and make them firmer, or to reduce the size of areolae and relocate them.
Breast reduction scars are located around the areolae and in the direction of the inframammary fold (a so-called inverted T).
Surgery is performed under general anaesthesia and usually takes 2–3 hours. The patient must consult the physician and undergo a prior pre-operative examination.
After surgery, the patient must rest as prescribed by the surgeon, preferably for a week. Physical activity may be fully resumed after ca a month.