What To Expect After Breast Reduction Surgery? Most people tend to think that women always want bigger breasts. In movies and TV shows women always complain about not having big enough breasts. Not to mention all the marketing made towards the issue. However, interestingly, some women have the opposite issue. They want smaller breasts. If you are one of those, breast reduction surgery might be what you are looking for. It can help you with constant back and shoulder pain from big breasts. It can also increase your wardrobe choices with more outfits that finally fit. And you may participate in sports more often! Most importantly you will feel a confidence that you have not felt in years. So, let’s talk about what this surgery is. How long it lasts? How does the surgery happen? And most importantly, what can you expect after it?
What is breast reduction surgery?
Breast reduction surgery is a cosmetic surgery to reduce your breast size. As we mentioned above, there might be many reasons why you might want the surgery. Women with a large breast often suffer from neck, shoulder, and back pain. They may also notice a chronic skin rash under their breasts. Restriction of physical activities is also a big disadvantage. And that is why this surgery is recommended! You can easily get the surgery done at any age. There is no need to wait until you are an adult. However, breast size changes during puberty. So, if you had surgery before puberty you might need a second one in the future. Apart from that, unless you have heart conditions or are obese, you can get the surgery easily. Nowadays, it is also easy for women who want to breastfeed in the future.
So, how is this surgery done? Breast reduction surgery is definitely an easy one. Every person’s surgery differs according to their breast size and the amount they wish to reduce. However, it mostly takes around two hours and you can leave the hospital in about five hours. After putting you to sleep, the surgeon simply cuts through the incisions. They then use liposuction to remove the excess fat and tissues around your breasts. They also remove some of the skin to give your breast a firmer look. In some operations, doctors may also need to move your areola a bit. After the surgeon stitches the cuts, your surgery is done! Both of your breasts will look symmetrical and the way you wanted.
What to do before and after breast reduction surgery?
When talking about the surgery, it is also important to mention how to prepare for it. In the period before your breast reduction surgery, you will need to do certain changes. First and most importantly, you will need to do your research and talk with your doctor in detail. Your doctor will tell you how to prepare as certain preparations may change from person to person. Most likely, the doctor will tell you not to use certain medications. Especially, those like aspirin which causes blood thinning. You will also need to quit smoking for a long time. And not only before surgery but also for some weeks after. You will need to rearrange your life as the first month after surgery will be painful and limiting. Thinking beforehand may help a lot in the process.
As you can tell, after getting your breast reduction surgery, the recovery will not be easy. Right after the surgery, you will be in a lot of pain. You will also be at high risk of infections and doctors will tell you how to avoid that. Some body fluids or blood may come out and you may need tubes for a while. In a few weeks, it gets easier but there are still issues. You might still feel pain and your breasts may be sensitive. Your breasts might get swollen or bruised as well. But do not be upset about how you look. In most cases, those bruises disappear after a while. As every other post-surgery symptom disappears, you will still need to be careful. For a few months, you might need to avoid tiring activities and underwired bras. However, after that, you can enjoy your life!
What to expect after breast reduction surgery?
You may have many expectations about breast reduction surgery that need to get debunked. So let’s dive into that. Firstly, let’s talk about the negative ones. You need to expect pain and that is, a lot of pain. Of course, that is only for the first two weeks or so but still, you need to be prepared. Also, you may get an infection so keep that in mind. Without proper aftercare, infections can occur. And they may cause a lot of extra pain as well as extra hospital trips. You might also need to expect having scars after the surgery. Most likely, they will disappear with time, but perhaps a bit of mark may become permanent. However, there is more to expect post-surgery that is positive. So let’s now, take a look at that.
After getting breast reduction surgery you can mostly expect positive things. You will no longer suffer from any sort of breast-related pain. No more shoulder, back, or neck pain. That alone can boost your morale! And there is more. You can finally participate in newer sports, even extreme sports if you want. While even running used to be an issue, after surgery it is no more! Your posture will also get better and not just because of confidence. Speaking of it, most importantly, you will get a boost of confidence and self-love. You will also get a boost in your quality of life. More physical activists, more clothes that fit you, and much less chronic pain. In short, you can expect both negative and positive after your surgery. So consider which side has more to offer for you. To get more information about breast reduction surgery, please contact us.