Breast reduction is procedure designed to remove excess breast tissue and skin in order to relieve physical discomfort associated with very large breasts. The pigmented skin surrounding the nipple (areola) may be reduced and repositioned.
The procedure usually takes two-three hours to perform.
General anesthesia (patient is asleep during the procedure) is usually given.
Patient is usually discharged from the hospital the same day, but hospital stay can be prolonged if required.
As with other surgical procedures bleeding, infection or reaction to anesthesia can occur. Also, numbness of nipple or areola, impaired blood supply to the nipples with nipple loss, inability to breast feed, asymmetry in nipple and breast size, shape. Your body image will be altered and it may take some time to adapt to the new image.