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Breast Reduction Surgery

    About the Treatment

    Breast Reduction Surgery is advised to patients with abnormally large breasts (in proportion to the patient's body) which cause discomfort and body pains. The surgery aims at reducing the size of a woman's breast by removing skin, fat and tissues.

  • Complete and relevant blood tests to be conducted before the surgery, as prescribed by the treating doctor.
  • Blood thinning medications should be clearly identified and stopped as per the doctor's instructions.
  • Intake of nicotine should be completely stopped before the surgery.
  • The treating doctor will measure, photograph and study the patient's breasts, for understanding the desired results and recording the patient's medical history.
  • The patient may have to get a mammogram done.

  • The patient is likely to experience pain, swelling and discomfort post the surgery.
  • The patient should strictly adhere to the follow-up schedule provided by the doctor.
  • 1-2 weeks of complete rest is mandatory.
  • Strenuous exercise and lifting of heavy objects will be forbidden for 6-8 weeks.
  • The patient will need to wear surgical bras for a specified period, post the procedure.

A patient should be aware of all plausible risks and complications, before undergoing the procedure:

  • Adverse reaction to anaesthesia during the procedure.
  • Post procedure infections.
  • Distorted appearance post the surgery.
  • Continuous pain and poor healing.
  • Difficulty in breastfeeding.
  • Scars remain post-surgery.

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