Extremely large breasts in women not only bring along aesthetic problems but also health problems. Reducing overly large breasts in size with a surgical intervention is called breast reduction.
With breast reduction surgery, the breasts that negatively affect the patient’s health and aesthetic appearance, the breasts are brought to a normal size in proportion to the body.
Sagging breasts due to large size can cause neck and back pain in women. Overly large breasts in young women can be due to genetic reasons but also due to hormonal causes such as polycystic ovary syndrome. Large breasts may cause problems such as skin irritation under the breast, cervical disc hernia and numbness in the arms due to nerve compression. Not only are these problems solved with breast reduction surgery but an aesthetically appealing appearance is also achieved, which forms the base for the patient to recover from possible health problems.
Important Facts about Breast Reduction Surgery
The most important fact about breast reduction surgery is that the milk secretion function can be lost in very large breasts. While the milk secretion function is lost in very large breasts, it may be preserved in smaller breasts that undergo a breast reduction surgery. But this is not certain. It is also important to know that a breast reduction surgery leaves scars. These scars will fade in time but they will not disappear completely.
Breast Reduction Surgery
In breast reduction surgery, the large breast tissue is reshaped according to the body proportions of the patient. Excessive breast tissue and skin is removed during the surgery and the nipple is placed on the right spot. After that the breast is stitched together and the surgery concluded. The procedure is carried out under general anesthesia and takes about 2.5-4 hours.
After Breast Reduction Surgery
One week after the breast reduction surgery the patient can resume work. It is necessary to avoid heavy work or sports for 8 weeks.
Swelling and bruises disappear within a few weeks after breast reduction surgery but it takes approximately 6 months to 1 year until the breasts gain their real shape. The shaped breast will protect its shape for a long time. But pregnancy, breastfeeding and gaining and losing weight may cause the breasts to sag again. For this reason, it is important to pay attention to one’s health.