Length of the Procedure:
|Type of Anesthesia:
||General or Local Anesthesia
||Back to work: 1 to 3 weeks (normal activities)
Strenuous Activities: 4 weeks
||Chest X-ray, Complete Blood Count, Bleeding time, Clotting time (Pro time)
||No Alcohol, Vitamin E, Aspirin (and other blood thinners), Herbal drugs & teas.
||Suture removal 7 to 14 days after
What is Breast Reduction?
- Breast Reduction is a procedure that removes excess breast tissue making the breasts smaller, lighter and firmer. It can also reduce the size of the areola.
Who are best candidates for Breast Reduction?
- Those with neck, back, shoulder pain, headaches, shoulder-grooving (bra straps dig in), postural problems, interference with activities and exercises, rashes under the breast, and inability to fine clothing that fits properly.
- Those with chronic pain, little energy
What to expect?
- Swelling up to 8 - 12 weeks
What are the risks?
- Any surgical procedure carries certain risks and possible complications. Your surgeon will discuss these risks with you during your consultation. Some of the potential complications are:
- Scars and Keloids
- Nipple or breast numbness or sensory change
- Nipple loss
- Skin Necrosis