Many women who have oversized breasts feel uncomfortable with this. Finding outerwear is often quite a challenge and makes this a tedious activity. In addition, breasts that are too large can also cause annoying symptoms in the neck, shoulders and back. When your breasts are out of proportion to the rest of your body, it can be accompanied by feelings of insecurity and discomfort. If you suffer from the above problems, then breast reduction surgery may be the solution. Shrinking your breasts may also be medically necessary. This is the case when your overweight or oversized breasts cause pain that interferes with your daily life and while playing various sports.
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The treatment process
What is the treatment process for breast reduction?
120 – 180 minutes
2 -3 weeks
During a preliminary consultation with the attending plastic surgeon, you can discuss your complaints, questions and wishes about a breast reduction. The plastic surgeon will ask you about your expectations of the result and treatment. Based on your expectations, your plastic surgeon will give you insight into your options and consider whether the procedure can meet your expectations.
In addition, the plastic surgeon will provide comprehensive information about the preparations, procedure, aftercare and the pros and cons. At Blooming Plastic Surgery, you will always receive honest and professional advice so you know what to expect. In addition, during the preliminary interview, we will determine if you are a suitable candidate for the procedure and for surgery. Your medical history, medication use and current health, among other things, will be discussed.
A 100 euro consultation fee is charged for a consultation. These will be deducted from the final price of the treatment.
All our procedures are performed by BIG-registered plastic surgeons. The procedure takes place under general anesthesia and takes an average of an hour and a half.
- The plastic surgeon makes an anchor-shaped incision around the areola and to the inframammary fold.
- The plastic surgeon moves the nipple to the correct height.
- If necessary, a areola is reduced for a natural and balanced result.
- After breast reduction surgery, your breasts will be firmly bandaged with pressure dressing or you will be given a sports bra for support.
- Finally, we insert two thin drains (tubes) that drain the wound fluid. We remove these the next morning.
After the breast reduction, you will wake up immediately from anesthesia. You may feel tired and lifeless when you recover. Your plastic surgeon will determine what follow-up care you need after treatment. You will stay in the clinic overnight for observation so that we can closely monitor your recovery. Immediately after the procedure, your breasts may be swollen and sore. This will gradually subside from the third day after surgery. For proper breast support, we recommend wearing a sports bra for the first six weeks after surgery. You will be given these to take home after the treatment.
For optimal recovery, you should rest for the first week and not do any heavy physical work. After this week, your plastic surgeon will remove the stitches. After six weeks, physical activity is allowed again and you can do heavier work or sports. For an optimal result we advise you to take good care of your scar with our scar cream and to expose the breasts to the sun as little as possible during the first year.
After surgery, it is immediately visible that the breasts are smaller in size. However, the final result cannot be assessed until a year after surgery. The result of the breast reduction is smaller and firmer breasts. The shape of the breasts will also change to match the new size. The majority of women are very satisfied with the result: complaints in the back, neck and shoulders often disappear completely and their insecurity decreases significantly.
It is important to be aware that small scars will always remain visible with breast reduction. Over time the scars do diminish, but they do not become completely invisible. In the beginning the feeling in your nipple may be a little less, but this will almost always return. During the final checkup at our clinic, we take pictures to add to your medical record.
Surgery always carries risks. A breast reduction is no exception, however, the risk of complications is small. Rare complications that can occur are:
- Post-bleeding or a hematoma in your chest;
- Swelling or infection around the surgical area;
- Asymmetry of the breasts;
- Allergic reaction;
- Unsatisfactory aesthetic result;
- A less than attractive scar.
When considering breast reduction surgery, it is important to consider whether you want to breastfeed in the future. By relocating the nipples and removing glandular tissue, there is a chance where you may be able to breastfeed less, if at all. As with most surgical procedures, there is also a risk of allergic reaction, infection, post-bleeding and poor healing. Through years of experience, proper preparation and professional care, we minimize these risks at Blooming Plastic Surgery.
What does breast reduction cost?
|Breast reduction||€ 6.790,-||General anesthesia||Yes|