Table of contents
- 1 Is breastfeeding possible after breast reduction?
- 2 Is breast reduction painful?
- 3 Will I have scars after breast reduction surgery?
- 4 Does breast reduction involve loss of weight?
- 5 Does breast reduction affect mammograms?
- 6 Does breast reduction cause cancer?
- 7 How is breast reduction done?
- 8 How much does reduction mammaplasty cost?
Is breastfeeding possible after breast reduction?
Of course, it is. Breast reduction is now performed using the most modern techniques possible. The surgeon always aims to preserve as much milk-producing tissue as possible. However, you should talk with your surgeon to make sure that it can be done in your case. If you are thinking of breastfeeding after breast reduction, then you should wait around a year to do so.
Is breast reduction painful?
This surgery is performed under general anesthesia, which means that you will be asleep during the procedure. After the surgery, the patients usually experience minor pain and discomfort. The surgeon will prescribe some painkillers for you and provide you with instructions how to handle your bandages. It is important to follow his guidance, to ensure the best healing possible.
Will I have scars after breast reduction surgery?
Unfortunately, scars are a possibility after breast reduction surgery. However, the surgeons make the incision in places that can hide the scars. The size of the scar depends on the extent of the procedure. If you take good care of your incision site and your scar, then it might be less visible.
Does breast reduction involve loss of weight?
Usually, after standard breast reduction, the patient does not see visible change in the weight. You may loose a little bit of weight, but it will be just a small change. If the patient has very extensive surgery and reduces breasts by 4 cup sizes, then she may experience loss of 2-4 kilograms. However, this kind of surgery is not a good choice when it comes to losing weight.
Does breast reduction affect mammograms?
Yes, breast reduction may cause some changes in your mammograms. It is important to notify your technician and doctor what you had such surgery in the past. If you get a call back after your mammogram, please follow up with the doctor. Post-op changes are easy to distinguish from cancer cells, so he will explain everything to you.
Does breast reduction cause cancer?
There is no reason to worry! All medical studies show that there is no correlation between breast reduction surgery and breast cancer. To be honest, there are some medical studies that claim that breast reduction surgery can lower the likelihood of breast cancer.
How is breast reduction done?
The procedure is done under general anesthesia and requires a one-night stay in the clinic. The surgery lasts about 2-5 hours, depending on the amount of work that needs to be done. First the surgeon will make an incision around your nipple and then downward. Extra skin, fat, and tissue will be removed to achieve desired effects. In the end, the surgeon will reposition your nipple and close all the incisions. The surgeon may use drainage tubes to get rid of excess fluid. Finally, you will be covered in special garment and bandages to cover incision sites and your new, smaller breasts.
How much does reduction mammaplasty cost?
The price for breast reduction surgery in Poland starts from 3200 GBP and depends on the extent of the surgery. To compare, price in the UK starts from 6000 GBP, which is 60% more than in Poland! If you wish to have the surgery done in the modern clinic, by an experienced surgeon, but for an affordable price – visit one of our clinics in Poland!