Do you get regular back pain, or have trouble exercising due to the inconvenience of larger breasts? Do you have problems finding a bra that fits properly? Has breast feeding or weight loss caused a loss of volume to your breasts and resulted in skin ptosis?
The procedure that can help with all these issues is called a ‘Reduction Mammoplasty’.
Many women have large pendulous breasts, and with time and change in weight, the surrounding skin stretches and results in Breast Ptosis. Often, this can not be corrected without a Surgical Breast Lift procedure.
The principle of the Breast Reduction and Mastopexy is to reduce the excess skin and tissue of the breast while maintaining a healthy blood supply to the nipple and achieving a lifted and shapely outcome.
It allows the breasts to look rejuvenated and more youthful.
The ideal candidate for such procedure is someone who has had a steady weight for at least 6 months, and does not plan to have more children in the upcoming few years. It is someone who is looking to fit into clothing better and improve ease of exercise and does not smoke or has quit smoking for at least 6 weeks.
What to expect?
The procedure takes about 2-3 hours and is done at a fully accredited hospital, under a general anaesthetic with a specialist anaesthetic consultant. It is also done in combination with regional anaesthesia to achieve maximum comfort post surgery. Drains are not usually used and it is either a day surgery procedure or 1 night stay.
Post surgery, you will wear your post surgical support bra for 6 weeks (which is provided to you at the time of your surgery). Regular follow ups will be done with Dr Kwei to monitor the progress and help achieve the optimal outcome with the scars.
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. The information provided here is for general educational purposes only. Please contact Dr Johnny Kwei to discuss the best options for your individual situation.