Breast reduction surgery

What is it?

Open surgery for reducing breast size and to lift heavy sagging breasts.

How is it done?

Excess breast tissue is excised and breast gland, nipple-areola and skin are rearranged.

Recovery time

Back to light work- 2 days.Complete recovery / strenuous work- 4-6 weeks.

 

Breast Reduction surgery in Kerala 

Breast reduction surgery is commonly sought after cosmetic surgery procedure in Kerala for reducing large breasts and lifting them to normal location on the chest.  മലയാളത്തിൽ വായിക്കുവാൻ ഇവിടെ ക്ലിക്ക് ചെയ്യുക
Problems with very big breasts-
1. Large breasts are aesthetically not appealing and can cause real embarrassment. This is the primary and most compelling reason for seeking breast reduction surgery. 
2. The heaviness of the breasts can cause upper back pain and bra strap injuries.
3. When large surface area of the breast remains in contact with the abdomen maintaining hygiene in the area becomes a problem resulting in frequent fungal infections.
4. It is quite difficult to get well fitting bra for women with very large breasts.
 
Breast reduction in KeralaBreast reduction surgery creates attractive, normal sized and uplifted breasts and relieves women of all the problems from heavy breasts.  Breast reduction surgery carries a very high satisfaction rate. Breast reduction is an open surgery whereby the excess breast tissue and skin is removed and the nipple and areola are placed back in a normal location. This results in much smaller and uplifted breasts.
There are multiple safe techniques used for reducing large sagging breasts, the choice of technique in a particular case depends on the quantum of reduction required. 
Because breast reduction surgery is an open procedure, creating dramatic changes to the breast architecture, there will be visible marks on the breast. The marks do fade over a period of time although they do not disappear completely. Fortunately, the marks are in the middle of the breast which is the least exposed area.
 

Cost of breast reduction surgery in Kerala, India

The total cost of female breast reduction can vary depending on the surgical plan. Total cost in Cochin, Kerala can vary from INR 120,000- 230,000.
 

Best hospital for breast reduction in Kerala 

Breast reduction is best performed by a cosmetic plastic surgeon. The surgery may be done in a hospital with adequate clean facilities.  Dr. Hari Menon performs breast reduction at Lakeshore hospital in Cochin, Ernakulam. More photos of Breast Reduction surgery in Kerala, India.Breasts reduction surgery in Cochin, India
 
Anesthesia- breast reduction is performed under general anesthesia with intra operative monitoring of vital parameters.
 

Recovery after breast reduction surgery

Even though breast reduction requires an open approach and rearrangement of the breast tissue, the post operative period is relatively pain free. There may be minor discomfort, which is well controlled with pain medicines. Drain tubes if placed during surgery will be removed after 1 day and the expected hospital stay will be for 1 day after the surgery. Normal routine can be resumed in 24 hours. Heavy work and lifting weights should be avoided for 4 weeks. A well supportive sports bra is to be worn for a month following the surgery. It is recommended to have frequent follow up visits with your surgeon for the initial 2-3 weeks following surgery.Reduction mammaplasty in Kerala, India
Breast feeding after breast reduction surgery
Most of the breast reductions are moderate reductions where the breast milk ducts and most of the glands are preserved. In massive reductions, a significant portion of glands are removed. Breast feeding can be possible after moderate breast reductions. There may be decrease in the amount of milk produced and top feeds may be required. Breast feeding may not be possible after massive reductions.Breast reduction and lift in Kerala
 
Breast reduction and breast cancer
Removal of breast tissue may reduce the chance of having breast cancer, though this is not concretely proved. Patients who have undergone breast reductions are advised to undergo cancer screening as general advised, which is a mammogram every year after age 40.
 
Compliactions after breast reduction surgery 
Breast reduction surgery has an overall complication rate of 5- 10%, most of which are minor healing problems. Uncommon problems could be-

Delayed healing

Fat necrosis

Change in sensation

Unfavorable scars

Necrosis of skin

Asymmetry

Anesthesia related problems.

Discuss with Dr. Hari Menon regarding the best method for you as well as risks and safety aspects of breast reduction surgery.
 
 
 
Synonym- Reduction mammaplasty