Breast reduction surgery (Reduction Mammoplasty)
Breast reduction, also known as reduction mammoplasty, is a popular plastic surgery procedure to reduce the breast size giving women smaller and firmer breasts. The procedure not only results in aesthetically and appealing breasts, but also gives relief from the physical pain such as backache, neck ache that many women have because of heavy breasts.
The procedure also gives psychological and emotional benefits when women feel lack of confidence because of large breasts. You would also gain a new sense of freedom in performing exercises and other physical activities and wear great variety of clothes without being conscious of your heavy breasts.
It is advantageous for you to travel abroad to India as the cost of breast reduction surgery in India is much less as compared to any western country like UK, US, Australia, New Zealand etc for the same quality of services and equally skilled surgeons. It is thus very lucrative for foreigners to travel overseas for breast reduction as they get cheap breast reduction plastic surgery overseas.
You would stay at the hospital/ clinic for 3 nights for breast reduction surgery which is part of the surgical cost. Another week in India is required before you can fly back to your country. Thus, a total of ten days are required for breast reduction overseas in India.
If you have sagging, heavy to very heavy breasts with low nipples/ have back, neck or shoulder pain because of your breasts/ feel irritation beneath your breasts/ get indentations on your shoulders due to bra straps/ feel restriction in doing physical activities due to your breasts shape and size/ are conscious about your breasts size and shape or if your one breast is larger in size than other, you are a candidate for breast reduction surgery.
The best candidates are those who are above 18, physically healthy and emotionally stable and have realistic expectations from the surgery.
The breast reduction surgery is performed under general anesthesia in a hospital setting and takes about 3-4 hours. The surgeon makes an incision around the areola vertically extending to the crease underneath the breast. He then removes the excess breast tissue, fat and skin and shifts the nipple and areola to a higher position. If the areola is larger than ideal size, it is reduced in size. If required, liposuction is also done to remove excess fat and contour your breasts.
The surgeon generally tries not to detach the nipple and areola from the underlying breast tissue unless the breast size is too large.
After the procedure is done, the surgeon gives a dressing over your breasts after inserting small tubes under the skin to prevent fluid accumulation.
Recovery & Results
The recovery varies from person to person. You would feel mild to moderate pain which shall be controlled with medications. You would be advised to walk around from the next day itself to promote blood circulation. The dressing shall be removed after 3-4 days of the surgery and you would be advised to wear a supportive bra. Stitches are generally removed on the 7th or 8th day of the procedure. Normal activities can be resumed after a week while the heavy work and exercises should wait for 6-8 weeks.
You would be able to appreciate the new shape and size of your breasts as soon as the swelling begins to subside. The sensation around nipple, if affected, shall improve after a few weeks. You shall be advised to wear a sports bra or pressure garment by the surgeon, which shall be worn for 4-6 weeks after the surgery.
You would be able to perform physical activities better after shedding off the excess weight of your breasts. Your body shall look more proportionate and you would enjoy a great freedom in wearing clothes. Your breasts shall look more firm and youthful, which shall give you confidence. The results of the breast reduction surgery are permanent, unless there is excessive weight gain. The scars from breast reduction are though permanent, but shall gradually fade away with time.
Cost Breast Reduction Surgery
The cost of breast reduction surgery in India varies between 1750 pounds to 2490 pounds. The cost of breast reduction surgery in India depends upon the skill and experience of the surgeon, facility and city where you are undergoing the procedure.
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