A Breast Reduction Can Help You Live Your Active Lifestyle in Greater Comfort
If overly large breasts are causing you discomfort, our Doctors can perform breast reduction surgery at our Bangkok offices. Breast reductions, technically known as reduction mammaplasties, are designed for women with large, pendulous breasts. The procedure involves the removal of fat, glandular tissue, and skin from the breasts, making them smaller, lighter, and firmer. The procedure can also reduce the size of the areola, the dark skin surrounding the nipple. With our Doctors’s expert care, you can achieve the silhouette you want and relieve painful side effects of large breasts.
Best Candidates for Breast Reduction Women with very large, pendulous breasts may experience a variety of medical problems caused by the excess weight, ranging from back and neck pain and skin irritation to skeletal deformities and breathing problems. Bra straps may leave indentations on the shoulders, and unusually large breasts can make a woman or teenage girl feel extremely self-conscious. Breast reductions are best for women who have:
Breasts out of proportion to the body
Pain due to breast size, which usually involves the neck, back, and shoulders
Shoulder grooving from the bra
Skin irritation beneath the breasts
Uneven breast size
The ability to breast-feed following this procedure is variable, and unpredictable. Patients should consider their future plans for childbearing before undergoing this surgery.
Your Breast Reduction Consultation Breast reduction surgery offers many benefits, and the overall goal is to help women achieve smaller breasts that are more proportional to their bodies. During your breast reduction consultation, our Doctors will review your anatomy and symptoms. He will explain in detail the options for breast reductions and the possible incisions that may be used. If your overly-large breasts are a result of excess body weight, it is important that your weight is stable and that a weight loss program has been attempted.
In most cases, breast reductions are performed after the breasts are fully developed. Our Doctors typically performs breast reductions at one of his surgical centers in about one to two hours, depending on the extent of the procedure. The basic steps to expect during your breast reduction will include: Anesthesia: Before beginning the procedure, we will administer general anesthesia so you are completely comfortable throughout the entire procedure. Incisions: Typically,
incisions are made in one to three locations: around the nipple, from the nipple to the chest wall, or under the breast and along the infra-mammary crease. The size and location of the incisions is dependent on the amount of tissue being removed and whether you are combining your procedure with a breast lift.
Breast Reduction: Once the incisions have been made, We will remove glandular tissue, fat, and excess skin. Liposuction is sometimes used during breast reductions to remove excessive fatty tissue near the axilla (armpit) area.
Breast Lift: For women desiring a breast lift in addition to reduction, Bangkok Plastic Surgery's Doctors will lift and reshape your breast tissue and reposition the nipple and areola to provide a perkier and more youthful bustline.
Nipple Placement: If a breast lift is not necessary, the nipple will be placed back in its normal position. During this step, We can reduce the size of the areola for a more proportionate appearance.
Sutures and Bandages: After completing the procedure, our Doctors will close the incisions and apply compression bandages. In some cases, drains may be placed to remove blood and excess fluid. These will need to be emptied as directed by our Doctors, and are generally removed after one to two days.