Having Breast Reduction Surgery in Chester
Many women who have large breasts often suffer neck, shoulder and back pain and in some cases bad posture. Very large breasts can make it difficult and very uncomfortable to perform physical activity.
Breast reduction may help with symptoms of back and neck pain and may reduce anxiety associated with body shape.
What is a Mammoplasty or Breast Reduction Surgery?
A Mammoplasty, often called a breast reduction surgery, may provide a degree of relief for women who have large and disproportionate breasts to their body physique.
The objectives of breast reduction surgery is to produce a smaller, improved breast shape, complementary and proportionate to the rest of an individual’s figure. While the resulting cup size can not be guaranteed, the breast is lifted and smaller.
Who Would Benefit From A Breast Reduction Surgery?
Particularly, women with large over-sized breasts will benefit from the surgery. The causes of large breasts may include genetic predisposition, obesity and most of the times it is idiopathic (no cause is found). However, they surely have some detrimental effects on the body in terms of chronic pain in neck and back due to the weight exerted by the breasts on the spine under the influence of gravity. They can also cause, in some cases, some women to have bad posture and can make it difficult and very uncomfortable to perform physical activity. Furthermore, it may also causes women to experience a social and psychological dilemma.
A breast reduction procedure involves the surgical reduction of breast tissue and the restoration of contour through a series of carefully planned and measured excisions. Breast reduction surgery is a commonly performed and straightforward operation which involves reducing the amount of breast and fatty tissues whilst uplifting the breast tissue.
This may reduce the problem of back pain that heavy breasts may cause. Reducing the size of the breasts may be very satisfying and can enhance confidence and self-esteem. Following breast reduction there may be some interference with breastfeeding.
The surgery is possible at any age but we encourage young females to discuss the outcomes regarding breastfeeding with our Mr Alvi if they wish to get pregnant and breastfeed after the procedure.
All procedures carry risks and a detailed consultation with your surgeon will allow to have a thorough understanding of the procedure and allow you to make an informed decision.
Breast reduction surgery is a procedure in which your excess breast adipose (fat) and some gland tissue is removed according to your requirements and your desired cup size.
Before the surgery you will be called at our facility to perform a pre-operative assessment which includes routine blood test and specific measurements to prepare you for surgery.
The procedure is performed under general anaesthesia that is putting you in controlled sleep so that you do not feel any pain or discomfort. The time of surgery varies from 2 to 3 hours. Mr Alvi will choose the best techniques to perform mammoplasty keeping in mind your targets and requirements. Excess breast tissue is removed and nipples are repositioned in symmetry to the new size of the breast.
All surgeries carry risks and you will be advised during your consultations about the limitations and potential complications of this procedure.
Post operation, you will need to stay at the hospital overnight as we provide you with best post-op care. Following you surgery you may feel some soreness and swelling in your breasts but that is totally normal after the procedure and it is a normal body response which will resolve quickly. The stitches will dissolve after 10-12 days. Furthermore, you will be educated about the dressing and the usage of undergarments during your post op stay at the hospital. Full recovery time is between 4-6 weeks. The scars are red to start with and may fade to white lines with time.
You will be able to see the results immediately after the surgery as soon as the dressings are removed and the final shape of the breast will be obvious after the full recovery.
- Procedure time – approximately 2-3 Hours
- Healing time – approximately 2 weeks
- Full recovery can take 6 weeks
During the 6 week period you should wear a well fitting sports bra and avoid lifting and heavy exercise.
Book An Appointment Today
Get in touch today and book your consultation with Mr Alvi on 01244 421 028 or use the contact details found here.