WHAT TO EXPECT
The size of women’s breasts maybe influenced by simply their genetic make-up, body size or by hormonal factors. Some women develop breasts that are larger and disproportionate to their body size and habitus. Some women learn to live with these but for others the clinical and psychological burdens maybe just too much to put up with.
The over-sized breasts may be too heavy and therefore produce unnecessary stress to these patients. In some patients the weight of the breasts maybe so much that it leaves marks on the shoulders under the bra straps. Patients may also complain of back, neck and shoulder pains.
The oversize breast may also lead to rashes under the breasts. Some patients may complain of the breasts getting in the way during their routine daily activities.
The over-size breasts may also cause psychological problems to patients. This may lead come women to lose self-confidence around their work place, at home and amongst friends. In addition to this, some women become over-conscious of their breasts and may develop a perception of other people staring at them in an inappropriate manner.
A common complaint from women is that they cannot get the fashionable clothing to fit or may refuse to participate in sporting events. Some women suffer in silence and never seek help. But this is treatable!Breast reduction is a surgical procedure which can be done to reduce the size, volume and shape of the breasts. This achieved by excising skin and breast tissues in a controlled manner so as to preserve the blood supply to the breasts. There are several techniques which have described and used to achieve this. No one technique is suitable for every patient. The choice of technique depends on the size, volume and shape of the breasts and individually considered factors. The technique which is likely to produce the best result for you will be chosen.
The breasts are reduced in proportion to the size of your chest. The final result will be a size that is proportional to your chest size with optimal breast projection. There is room to make them smaller or larger if you so desire.
Generally, you will be left with a scar which extends around the areolar (the colored skin around the nipple) with an inverted T-shaped scar below.
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MEET OUR SURGEONS
Our clinicians, doctor and surgeons see and counsel you on multiple occasions prior to your surgery or treatment. They will also check on your following your surgery or treatment in follow-up consultations to ensure we achieve optimum results.
Our clinicians, doctor and surgeons see and counsel you on multiple occasions prior to your surgery or treatment. They will also check on your following your surgery or treatment in follow-up consultations to ensure we achieve optimum results. We take photos throughout your journey with us as part of your medical records, with your consent, to ensure we are able to show you the satisfactory outcome and to show the difference in appearance. We provide the same high level of professional care o all of our patients.
We will go through your medical history and address any concerns and questions that you may have and discuss the risks and benefits of the treatment options with you.
Most patients take at least a week off work for their initial recovery, though it takes six to eight weeks to fully recover after a breast reduction procedure. At that point, the inflammation and swelling will have reduced to a point that your breasts feel soft, natural, and comfortable.
Expect some bruising and mild to moderate pain during the first week or so. You can manage pain through over-the-counter pain relievers or with prescription medication, if need be. You may feel sore and as if there’s pulling, stretching, or tightness in the area for two to three weeks.
Most surgeons recommend wearing your surgical bra for up to four weeks post-surgery, followed by a sports bra for an additional two to four weeks. Avoid wearing underwire bras during this time; they can rub the incisions.
Typically, plastic surgeons use dissolvable sutures that melt away by themselves and don’t need removal.
You can be back to normal activities within four to six weeks. It’s important to avoid strenuous activity or lifting heavy objects until that time.
BEFORE & AFTER
Our excellent reputation for patient safety and satisfaction, honest advice and outstanding care means your journey with The Private Clinic will be an exciting experience to a newfound shape. Take a look at some of the results below
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