What happens during a breast reduction surgery?
The goal of breast reduction surgery is to lift and reshape the breast and nipples, while reducing the volume and weight of the breasts. During the surgery, breast tissue, fat and skin will be removed. Liposuction may be added into the surgery. Some of the areas around the breast may have excess fat. This could include the under-arm area that may have excess fatty tissue.
The areola and nipple are lifted to a much more youthful position through precisely and expertly placed incisions.
The surgery itself typically takes around three hours to complete. It can of course depend on factors unique to each patient, and of course the extent of the breast reduction that is needed.
What technique will be used?
The traditional T-Incision Technique can produce excellent, long-lasting results in breast reduction surgery. The size of the scar that it can result in makes it used much less often. Dr Laniewski uses a refined non-vertical scar technique that minimises scarring and aims to make the results of breast reduction more natural looking.
Results are discreet and aesthetically pleasing. As long as the patient retains a steady weight, the results of the surgery may be excellent for many years to come. Before the surgery begins, your surgeon will mark on your breasts where he plans to make incisions in order to get the best in results.
Does breast reduction hurt?
Generally, patients will not be in any discomfort during breast reduction surgery. Prior to the procedure, patients will go under a general anaesthetic. This will ensure the surgery is comfortable and there will be no pain during the incisions. It is important to note that there can be some after-effects to surgery that will require some rest and recovery.
Post operative LED Light Therapy is strongly recommended to decrease your downtime and speed healing immediately after your surgery. The treatment is convenient and can be combined with your post operative visits. Lasting only 13 minutes and completely painless, LED Light Therapy is clinically proven to dramatically reduce the swelling and bruising that can occur after your surgery. Please speak to Dr Laniewski or one of his consultants to book in your treatment.
Dr Laniewski will ensure that you feel little to no discomfort through the entire process. After several days of recovery, most patients don’t need any type of pain reliever medication. There may be some slight tenderness that is wholly bearable.
Am I a candidate for breast reduction surgery?
Women who have lived most of their adult lives with breasts that are too large will understand just how appealing it is to undergo the breast reduction procedure. There are some things to consider when evaluating your candidacy for this surgery.
Women should be in good overall health and not have any underlying medical concerns that can be impacted by a surgical procedure. It’s important that anyone who undergoes this type of cosmetic procedure is at a healthy weight. Any drastic change in weight, whether losing or gaining, can impact the results of this surgery.