Breast Reduction / Lift
"In a breast reduction, I reduce the volume of the breast and lift the position of the nipple areolar complex. In a breast lift I only do the latter. You are a candidate for breast reduction if you suffer from heaviness of the breast, skin irritation in the breast folds, and shulder/back or neck pain, or if you feel that the volume of the breast is too big inside the bra. If you are satisfied with the breast volume while in the bra but the breast is droopy, you are probably a candidate for the breast lift".
Where do you place the scars in breast reduction/ lift?
A breast reduction / lift can be done with either a short scar (lollipop) or inverted T scar (anchor). The anchor scar allows better contour of the breast but involves more scar length, compared to the lollipop scar.
What complications can occur after breast reduction / lift?
The most common complications to occur after breast reduction / lift are mild. These include local infection, wound disruption that is treated locally, and in people with genetic tendency we sometimes see higher incidence of hypertrophic scars (thickened and/or hyperpigmented).
Do you need to remove stitches after surgery?
No. All stitches used in breast augmentation are internal and dissolvable.
How fast can I get back to normal after surgery?
Pretty fast! You’ll be given a sports bra to wear at all times (excluding showers) for 4 weeks. For the first 2 weeks you should avoid rigorous exercise, sexual intercourse and sleeping on your tummy. Afterwards you are free of any limitations.
Does it hurt?
Mild pain at the incision sights is common in the first few days after the procedure. Pain is successfully managed with over the counter pain killers like Tylenol and Ibuprofen.