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Breast Reduction, also known as Mammoplasty is a Cosmetic Surgery procedure to reduce the size of your breasts.
The size of women’s breasts are determined by factors such as genetics, body weight and hormonal influences.
Many women with overly large breasts not only experience great physical discomfort caused by neck, shoulder and back pain but also a lack of confidence due to unwanted attention, the inability to participate in sporting activities and restrictions in the choice of fitted, fashionable clothes.
Breast Reduction Surgery can give you smaller, firmer breasts proportional to your body and restore your self-confidence to lead a more carefree life.
The operation is performed under general anesthetic and normally takes around 3 to 4 hours to complete depending on the extent of the procedure. You will need to stay in the clinic for over night.
The Procedure may vary depending on the extent of the reduction required. At the consultation Mr Ferrando will explain the type of surgery most suited to you. You will need to discuss the size of breasts you wish to achieve at your consultation beforehand as a very radical reduction could compromise the aesthetic outcome of the surgery.
At the consultation, Mr Ferrando will take your medical history, thoroughly assess you, find out about your expectations of the surgery and will explain each stage of your Breast Reduction procedure to you. He will carefully discuss all options suitable to you and answer any questions you may have.
Clear communication about your aesthetic goals is vital at this stage.
Mr Ferrando will also explain the risks of smoking, the contraceptive pill and other medications to you as they can interfere with the general anesthetic procedure as well as the healing process.
You will need to bring a specific sports bra to the clinic. Mr Ferrando will tell you about the type and size of the bra at your final consultation.
Mr Ferrando strongly believes that “good communication and feedback” between himself and his patients assures a maximum satisfactory outcome of Cosmetic Surgery.
Breast Reduction Surgery usually requires two incisions, these will enable Mr Ferrando to remove the excess skin and tissue of the breast to achieve smaller and firmer breasts.
The first incision is made around the areola, another incision runs from the bottom edge of the areola to the crease under the breast, and the third incision is positioned horizontally along the crease underneath the breast. The areola will be moved to a higher position to be in balance with the new smaller and firmer breasts.
The Procedure may vary slightly, depending on the extent of the reduction required. At the consultation Mr Ferrando will explain the type of surgery most suited to you.
After Surgery – Recovery
You may feel tired and tender for the first couple of days after surgery with swelling and bruising in the breast area. Mr Ferrando will prescribe you pain relief medication to ease your discomfort.
Drainage tubes may be attached to your breasts and will be removed before you leave the clinic. Your breasts will be bandaged for support followed by a surgical bra. Some type of stitches are dissolvable and will disappear over time where as others will need to be removed 10 to 14 days after surgery.
You will be required to wear the recommended surgical bra, day and night, for the first 6 – 12 weeks to ensure the necessary support your breasts will need at this stage.
Patients are recommended to have at least two weeks off work (depending on the type of occupation) to allow time to rest and recover comfortably at home. Any strenuous exercise or heavy lifting should be avoided for at least six weeks.
You will need to attend follow up appointments after your surgery but if you have any questions or you feel unsure about anything in-between, please contact Mr Ferrando and he will gladly talk to you. The well being of his patients is of utmost importance to him.
Risks and Side Effects
All surgeries carry certain risks and even though they are rare you should be aware of them before making your decision. Mr Ferrando will talk you through any possible risks and side effects at his consultations as they will vary depending on the patient’s body shape, age, condition and lifestyle.