The breast reduction is a cosmetic surgical procedure. It reduces the weight and size of large and heavy breasts. Also, it helps to create an aesthetic breast contour. Here is a clinical guide on breast reduction surgery.

What is Breast Reduction Surgery?
The procedure removes excess breast tissue. It uplifts sagging breasts. During the procedure, the breast surgeon removes the fat and sagging skin in the breasts. He makes the breasts smaller, firmer and tighter. Also, he improves breasts’ symmetry.

Why should I get a breast reduction surgery?
The breasts look firmer and lifted. This gives a youthful look. The bras will fit correctly giving an attractive look. The breasts get proportioned equally. This makes the silhouette of the person balanced and attractive. The breast reduction surgery reduces the size of large nipples. This helps to look better in any outfit. The form – fitting clothes, sports bras and swim suits will look better. Ultimately, it boosts the confidence level of the person.

What are the different breast reduction techniques?
Liposuction: It removes excess fat under the skin by suction. It is the most common and popular breast reduction Edinburgh. It is best suited for patients:
• looking for slight to moderate reduction
• with good skin elasticity
• with large breasts due to fat
• correcting asymmetrical breasts

Vertical breast reduction: It is also called “Lollipop” breast reduction. It is best suited for patients with moderate breast size. During the procedure, two incisions are made. One is made around the edge of the areola (or nipple). And the other runs from the bottom of the areola to the crease beneath the breast. Through the incision, the breast surgeon removes the excess fat. The procedure leaves little scaring. However, it is limited to the region beneath the breasts. And therefore, it is easily hidden with a bikini top or bra.

Inverted – T Breast Reduction: This technique is also called “Anchor” breast reduction. During the procedure, three incisions are made. One, around the areola. Second, from the areola to the crease. And third, along the crease beneath the breast. This technique removes maximum removal of tissue. Therefore, is best suited for large breasts. It leaves scar similar to that of the vertical breast reduction technique. With proper care, one can easily get rid of the scar within a year or two.

Surgery and Recovery
The surgery is usually performed as an outpatient procedure. It involves intravenous sedation with local anesthesia or general anesthesia. The surgeon uses one of the above techniques to remove the excess fat in the breasts, reshape them and move the nipples (or areola) to a forward or higher position. The sagging and stretched skin are removed. The remaining skin is reshaped and closed. Dissolvable sutures are used. The patient can go home the same day. Their chests are bandaged and covered in surgical bras.

After the procedure, the patients might experience soreness. This goes away in couple of days. Use ice packs over the bandages to reduce the discomfort. The recovery time depends on the natural healing rate of the individual. However, it shouldn’t take more than a week for any person. Resume exercising after three to four weeks.

Breast reduction is the most rewarding cosmetic surgical procedure as it alleviates emotional and physical discomfort.

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The breasts look firmer and lifted. This gives a youthful look. The bras will fit correctly giving an attractive look.