Benefits of Breast reduction surgery
Breast reduction surgery removes part of the breast tissue to reduce the weight and size of the breasts. As a result, patients experience relief from many of the issues that accompany oversized breasts, have less pain and discomfort and can enjoy more freedom and a wider range of activities. Many patients enjoy the improved appearance of their breasts after the surgery.
Long and short-term risks
As with any surgery, there are risks. Bleeding, infection, and reaction to anesthesia are rare occurrences. Another small risk of Breast Reduction surgery is that the breasts may be asymmetrical in size and shape after surgery. During the procedure, a considerable portion of tissue is removed and the nipple must be moved, all while the patient is in a lying position. Consequently, the nipple may not be positioned properly, or the nipples may not be the same height. It can be very difficult to estimate the exact nipple location and size-and-shape change that will occur when the patient returns to an upright position.
The most common side effect of Breast Reduction is that it leaves permanent scars on the breasts. The scars remain even after the breast is completely healed. Smoking blocks oxygen intake during the healing process, so smokers can expect their breast surgery scars to be even larger and less smooth. Also, patients who fail to heed restrictions on exercise and strenuous activity run the risk of causing scars to heal improperly.