Excessively large, pendulous breasts not only affect the selfconfidence of women but can also lead to great physical discomfort.
Heavy, sagging breasts can sometimes cause chronic pain in breast, back and shoulder areas.
A breast reduction offers the opportunity of attaining a firmer and younger looking bosom which appears more in proportion with the rest of the body.
Prior to surgery the contours of the new breast and points of incision are marked upon the skin. Then, under general anaesthetic, superfluous skin and glandular tissue is removed.
With large, pendulous breasts the position of the nipples is often too low, thus they are raised into a new position during breast reduction surgery.
The ultimate goal is to maintain the unity between the nipple and the glands to avoid impairing the breastfeeding function. With this method of surgery breast sensations remain unaffected.
The incision techniques are the same with breast augmentation surgery.
With this surgery not only superfluous skin is removed but also, fat and glandular tissue is removed. Usually the nipple remains on the same surface but is raised into a higher position on the reduced breast.
After surgery, a clinic stay between two and five days is necessary. The stitches are removed after approximately fourteen days.