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Breast Reduction - All you need to know

Updated July 17, 2019

Beautiful breasts do not always equal to big breasts. Many women feel unattractive and, more importantly, they struggle with health problems due to too large breasts. Reduction mammoplasty is a plastic surgery aiming at reducing the size of breasts. As a result, breasts gain not only better size, but also shape, contour and look.

Breast reduction definition:

Breast reduction, called also reduction mammoplasty is an aesthetic procedure which reduces the size, and as a consequence the weight, of breasts. The surgeon removes the excess breast tissue, stretched skin, fat, or sagging. Thanks to it breasts have better contour, are lighter, more proportional with the body, and are more symmetric and firm.

Benefits of breast reduction surgery:

Breast reduction in Poland helps to get rid of health problems, such as neck, shoulder or back pain caused by too heavy breasts. Thanks to it, women can do physical activities which were burdensome before, e.g. jogging. What is more, reduction mammoplasty gives psychological comfort, confidence, and self-esteem because the breasts are more proportional, attractive and have better shape. There are no problems with fitting bras or wearing swimsuits. In addition, you stop stopping because your breasts are much lighter and you feel more confident.

Breast reduction candidates

The best candidates for breast reduction abroad are those with good health condition (who do not suffer from any active disease) and are realistic with regard to the effects of the surgery. Your skin needs to be elastic so that it can come to its tightness after the surgery. Nonetheless, if you feel your breasts are the cause of health problems or their size prevents you from doing regular activities, you can be qualified for breast reduction surgery.

Breast reduction prices

Breast reduction prices differ from country to country. Poland offers cheap breast reduction prices, which start from 3200 GBP.  In European countries this surgery is costly, hence it is a great idea to have affordable breast reduction abroad. The price for breast reduction in Poland contains the surgery, consultation, anaesthesia, medical tests, stay in the clinic for a night, special garment, and post-surgical visit at the doctor’s.

Breast reduction procedure:

The reduction mammoplasty lasts from 1 to 3 hours. Firstly, surgeon marks the breasts in places where the incisions will be made. As soon as the anaesthesia starts working, the surgeon makes the incisions and removes excess skin, breast tissue and fat. If need be, the nipple is also relocated so that breasts look natural.

Before the breast reduction surgery:

About 3 weeks before surgery you should cease smoking and taking medications containing aspirin or Ibuprofen. Also, you should refrain from taking Vitamin E. Your diet should be balanced and contain many vegetables. 2 weeks before the surgery you start taking Vitamin C and stop drinking alcohol. Before the surgery, you need to do medical tests and for at least 6 hours before the surgery, you should be on an empty stomach.

Required medical tests:

Before the surgery you need to do the following medical tests: blood group, blood morphology, SR (sedimentation rate), coagulogram (APTT, INR), serum glucose, electrolytes levels, urine analysis, Ekg (only for patients older than 55 y.o.), HBs, and HCV. The price for breast reduction surgery in Poland includes these tests, so patients do them on the day of their arrival.

Length of breast reduction procedure:

Reduction mammoplasty procedure lasts between 1 and 3 hours. The time of the surgery always depends on the scale and complexity of the surgery. Also, if breast reduction is combined with other plastic surgery, e.g. liposuction or breast implants, the time is longer.

Type of anesthesia:

Usually, breast reduction procedure in Poland is done under general anaesthesia. Nonetheless, there are cases where local anaesthesia with sedation is enough.

Stay in the clinic:

Due to the fact that breast reduction requires using general anaesthesia, you will stay 1 night in the clinic afterwards. You will spend 2 nights in the clinic. During this time you are under special personnel’s and your doctor’s care, who make sure there are no complications or infections after the surgery.

Minimal stay for breast reduction in Poland:

In order to have your breast reduction abroad, you come to Poland for at least 6 days. On the day of your arrival, you will have medical tests. On the second day, you will have a consultation and surgery and stay in the clinic for 2 more nights. On the 5th or 6th day, you will come for a control visit to the clinic. He will give you all instructions for further recovery process and assess whether it is safe for your health to go back home.

Back to work:

You should be able to go back to your work as well as other regular activities between 1 and 2 weeks after the surgery. The exact time you need for recovery depends on your health condition.

Breast reduction results:

Breast reduction surgery allows you to have our dream breasts. Their size should not change after the surgery unless you lose or put on weight, or become pregnant. However the effects of the surgery are visible immediately, all results and positive effects of the reduction mammoplasty are achieved after 2-3 months. The effects are astonishingly long-lasting, but you should remember that breast reduction does not prevent aging process and your breasts may change over time, which is completely natural.

After the breast reduction surgery:

After the surgery, the doctor bandages your chest and you need to wear surgical bra. In the first few days after breast reduction in Poland, you may feel slight soreness, swelling, little pain, but you will be prescribed pain medications by your surgeon. It is suggested you place ice on the bandages on your chest in order to reduce the unpleasurable feeling. You will be able to walk even on the same day as your surgery will take place, but you must stay in the clinic for the next 2 days. You can return to work even a week after the surgery, but you should avoid strenuous exercises for 3-4 weeks.

Breast reduction risks and complications:

Breast reduction is a very safe procedure, but it is still a surgery and hence involves some risks and complications. The minor complications involve slight bleeding, blood clots, infections. More serious risks are the loss of feeling in nipple or breasts area, uneven breasts, change of nipple position. Some women planning to have babies in the future may have problems with breastfeeding.

Breast reduction abroad

If you want to perform the breast reduction surgery abroad, your stay in Poland should last 6 days. During this time we and the clinic’s personnel will be taking care of you. Beauty Poland offers not only one of the cheapest prices for breast reduction abroad, but also all inclusive packages that cover accommodation and all transfers. It is the pleasure for us to help you!

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