Disproportionately large breasts can be a source of considerable discomfort in women. In addition to being aesthetically unappealing, they can cause physical symptoms like shoulder and neck pain.
Breast reduction surgery involves placing incisions, one along the nipple areola complex, another extending from the areola to the inframammary crease and a incision along the crease. Excess breast tissue is excised taking care to preserve blood supply and nipple sensations. Requires general anaesthesia but it’s a short duration procedure and no admission is required.
Post op care involves the use of supportive garments and avoidance of exertion for initial few weeks post op. Pain medications are advised, avoidance of alcohol and smoking are recommended to ensure a smooth healing phase.