Breast Reduction Frequently asked questions
What is the purpose of breast reduction?
Abel Mounir, MD, MSc, is very experienced in treating patients with Gigantomastia causing them back pain and posture problem. Gigantomastia means that the women are presenting an overly enlarged breast. Enlarged breasts could affect the self-confidence of the women and make her feel embarrassed. Dr Mounir is trained to perform breast reduction safely and to achieve a natural cosmetic outcome. Dr Mounir performs different techniques to treat surgically patients with overly enlarged breasts. The breast reduction technique will depend on the amount of the breast tissue to be removed.
Am suitable for breast reduction?
Dr. Mounir will discuss with you your needs and expectation. He will assess you and tell you if you are suitable for breast reduction surgery. Generally speaking patients suitable for breast reduction are:
Women with big breasts having an impact on them daily life.
Women with pain and discomfort due to size of them breasts.
Women with posture problem due to the size of them breasts.
Women experiencing skin irritation and indentation on the shoulder due the bra
Women that are self conscious because of the size of them breasts.
Healthy women with very realistic expectations.
Women who just had baby should wait at least 6 months before planning any cosmetic breast surgery.
In general, have a positive self-image, but are
Preparing For Breast Reduction Surgery
All breast reduction patients Manchester and Liverpool should seek consultation with a qualified plastic surgeon to determine if they are good candidates for this kind of surgery.
Therefore all patients are required to attend a personal consultation with Dr Mounir before surgery. This is your opportunity to ask questions and learn more about the Breast reduction. A treatment plan can be tailored to your needs, with risks and complications discussed with you prior to surgery. You should be in good overall physical condition and have a positive self-image even if understandably you are concerned about the size of your breasts. Most importantly you should a realistic expectations. Dr Mounir will stress to you that breast reduction will not produce a Baywatch look.
If you have just been breast-feeding Dr Mounir will ask you to wait at least 3 months before proceeding with any breast cosmetic surgery.
If you smoke, you will have to stop to have breast reduction surgery. This should be done around six weeks prior to the procedure. This includes stopping any aspirin and anti-inflammatory drugs.
Generally speaking the Manchester Plastic surgeon performs breast reduction surgery always under general anesthesia and as day case.
Depending on your needs and the amount of the breast tissue planned to be removed; prior to the surgery Dr Mounir will discuss with you the breast reduction technique he will performs and the amount of incisions he will need to make. Dr. Mounir will reduce the excess breast tissue volume including the skin, mainly from the lower location of the breast. If needed Dr Mounir cosmetic surgeon will reduce the size of your nipple/areola complex to be more in proportion with the new size of your breasts. Also if needed and if you are presenting asymmetry of volumes, Dr Mounir will reduce more from the bigger side to make sure that your breasts are more even at the end of the surgery. He usually finishes by using only dissolvable sutures that do not need to be removed.
It is normal to feel swollen and some discomfort after breast reduction surgery. You will be able to take analgesia for support through recovery. There can also be change in sensation and discharge. It will be necessary to wear a support bra for a number of weeks. This can be around four weeks depending on each patient. You can go home a day after surgery and it is important to keep all wounds dry for one week. After breast reduction surgery with the Plastic surgeon in Manchester this is what you should expect:
Generally speaking all Dr. Mounir’s breast reduction patients can enjoy light exercise after two to three weeks.
Dr Mounir’ breast reduction patients rarely needs painkillers.
Some patients may experience some swelling and bruising.
Some patients do experience some numbness and discomfort. This decrease in the nipple sensitivity can become permanent. Pain is very infrequent and only temporary.
Any strenuous activities should be avoided for couple of weeks.
Patients are strongly advised to sleep in a sports bra for six weeks.
Is Breast Reduction Surgery Successful?
Most Manchester and Liverpool patients are pleased with the results of breast reduction surgery. Of course, with every surgery, there are some risks and possible complications. Manchester breast reduction surgeon will make you aware of these risks and complications before surgery.
Risks And Complications
These risks can include:
- Swelling and Bruising
- Healing problems
- Nipple loss or skin loss (necrosis)
- Reduced sensitivity
- Unsatisfactory results
- Change overtime
Scars: Performing breast reduction unfortunately will usually produce scars. Dr Mounir plastic surgeon put his utmost to make your breast reduction scars as inconspicuous as possible. However the scars are beyond the Manchester Breast surgeon and every Breast patient heals differently.
Bleeding: does happen withing the first few days after the breast reduction. The Manchester Plastic surgeon will always ask you to stop aspirin or anti-inflammatory drugs at least 10 days before your breast reduction surgery. If you do suffer from high blood pressure you should keep taking your tablets and monitor your Blood pressure to reduce the risk of bleeding.
Infection: If you do experience redness, swelling and pain you should contact Dr Mounir Manchester plastic surgeon immediately because you may need antibiotics or another operation. This can affect the final result of even revision the surgery.
Swelling and bruising: Usually Manchester Breast reduction patients do experience some swelling and bruising of the breasts postoperatively. It does take weeks for the swelling to settle.
Healing problems Rarely the edges of the wounds can come apart, especially at the T- junction. Dr Mounir Plastic surgeon or the Manchester Nurse will need to see you regularly at least three times per week at the Pall Mall Manchester Hospital to offer you wound nursing and dressing. In some cases the Manchester Breast Surgeon may need to remove the tissue that had been infected.
Loss of blood supply to the nipple or skin: Some patients but very rarely the nipple/areola complex may lose the blood supply and turn blue and then black (necrosis). Dr Mounir Manchester breast surgeon normally will not discharge after the surgery until he makes sure that your nipples and breast are well healthy.
Asymmetry: “Breast are sisters not twins” and this will be the case after the surgery. The Manchester Breast reduction usually are very happy with them cosmetic outcome, however, there is always a risk that your breast reduction will leave you with a slightly uneven breasts.
Increased or reduced sensation: Most Manchester Breast reduction patients will experience some numbness and reduce sensation in the nipples. Dr Mounir Manchester plastic surgeon will warn you that sometimes this change in sensation may be permanent.
Unsatisfactory result: Prior to the surgery Dr Mounir Manchester and Liverpool Plastic surgeon will discuss with you your needs and expectations and he will explain to you how he will plan you breast reduction in Manchester. However he will stress to you that no Breast surgeon can or would guarantee you the final cup size and there is always a risk that you may be disappointed with the cosmetic out come and the final cup size. want, and whether this can be safely achieved with a good outcome.
Change over time: Dr Mounir will warn you that ageing, pregnancy and weight loss or weight gain after the surgery will affect your cosmetic outcome and you may need more surgery to maintain your breast reduction outcome.
Will My Breasts Grow Back After A Breast Reduction
During your initial consultation with Manchester Plastic surgeon, Dr Mounir will advise you strongly to postpone any form of breast cosmetic surgery until you completed your family. He will also advise you to achieve your weight target before Breast reduction surgery and not after. There is always a risk for the breast to grow again after Breast reduction although this is very rare.