Breast Reduction

Overview of the surgery:
Breast reduction, or reduction mammaplasty, is a type of plastic
surgery procedure for a woman experiencing health problems and/or
extreme self-consciousness associated with very large, heavy breasts.
Medical problems associated with large breasts include back and neck pain
caused by the excessive weight, skin irritation, bra strap indentations, poor
posture, and interference with normal daily activities such as exercise. The
surgery removes fat, glandular tissue, and skin from the breasts, making
them smaller, lighter, and firmer. It can also reduce the size of the areola,
the darker skin surrounding the nipple. This can alleviate the health
problems associated with large breasts and improve a woman’s confidence
in her appearance.
The scars go around the areola, straight down as a vertical line to the crease
under the breasts and may extend horizontally in the crease under the
breasts if large reduction is anticipated. Through these incisions, excess
skin and tissue are removed and the nipple areolar complex is repositioned
higher.

Operation Time:
Usually takes 2-3 hours
Type of Anesthesia use:
Breast reduction surgery is performed under general anesthesia
Hospital/clinic stay:
1-2 nights
Days to stay in Thailand:
1-2 weeks
Risks and Complications:
Scar and Scarring
Recovery Period:
Patients will need to limit strenuous upper body activity and wear a sports
bra for several weeks after surgery.
Preparation Prior To Surgery:

 Medical history assessment (any allergies, serious medical condition and all
medications taken both prescribed and non-prescribed), physical
examination, and laboratory tests will be performed during consultation.
 Avoid smoking   for about 3-4 weeks prior to surgery, as nicotine interferes
with circulation and will greatly affect healing process.
 Stop drinking alcohol, a week before the surgery and throughout your
recovery period.
 Taking any medications should be avoided such as hormones, anticoagulants,
anabolic steroids and supplements at least 4-6 weeks to prevent complicating
medical factors prior to surgery, and also avoid taking aspirin, anti-
inflammatory drugs and herbal supplements as they can increase bleeding.