This operation removes excess skin in and around the breast that has been stretched during pregnancy or weight fluctuations. Breast implants may also be used in conjunction with this procedure to achieve the desired result.
Approximately 1-2 hours.
General anesthesia is administrated and the patient is completely asleep, or an intravenous sedation is used, combined with local anesthesia. Hospital Stay Patient usually leaves hospital the same day.
Patient usually leaves hospital the same day.
Temporary bruising, swelling, some mild discomfort, numbness, and dry/tender breast skin. Risks Unfavorable scarring with keloid formations is possible. In addition skin loss, infection, unevenly positioned nipples (asymmetry), and the possibility of permanent loss of feeling in the nipples and/or the breasts.
The patient can return to work within one week or more and may resume strenuous activities after one month. The fading of scars may take several months to one year.