Reduction mammoplasty, sometimes known as augmentation mammoplasty, is an invasive procedure to remove excess glandular fat, skin and muscle to achieve a more proportionate breast size. Breast reduction Adelaide will relieve neck, shoulder and back pain associated with huge pendulous breasts (Macromastia). Surgery is most often done on women who are considered overweight or obese. Women who have excess subcutaneous fat can benefit from the procedure too, as can men who are suffering from gynecomastia. The procedure can be performed on both men and women, and it can also be used to change the appearance of breasts that are too small.
The surgical breast reduction procedure is often done on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia, though some patients may require hospitalization. In general, you will be given general anesthesia and given instructions on how to care for yourself in the days and weeks following surgery.
After surgery, you will be able to begin a regimen of pain medications to control your post-operative pain. Depending on the size of your breasts, you may also be prescribed some medication to help you deal with the swelling and bruising that occurs after the procedure. You will also be given instructions on how to care for yourself in the days following the surgery. Some patients may need to stay in the hospital overnight. You will be monitored closely during this time so that you will be able to get back to normal activities within a short amount of time.
Recovery after a reduction mammoplasty procedure is the same as it is after any other surgery. It will take time for your chest muscles to heal and grow back into shape. Your surgeon will advise you on when you should begin exercising again. This depends largely on how you are feeling physically and emotionally. Still, you can start with light exercise routines at home on a few days before the surgery, and you may be advised to wear compression stockings to help support your breasts while you recover. The doctor will likely give you a series of physical exams and a chest x-ray to ensure that your breasts are healing properly and are ready for any further action.
After your breast reduction Adelaide is completed, you should have a scar that lasts a couple of months to years. You will probably experience a little pain during this time, but over time it will fade. This is also the time when you will start to notice a reduction in the amount of your bra cup size, which may decrease up to three cups in a thirty-day period. Many people find that they are unable to return to normal activity until six to eight months after the procedure, but they can continue with their normal activities but may experience minor pain.
The recovery process for breast reduction Adelaide does not usually last as long as many other surgeries, but it is normal for you to experience mild aches and pains during the first couple of days. However, after the first few days, your breasts will adjust and you will feel better in no time.