Breast Reduction

A Breast Reduction surgery often called as a Reduction Mammaplasty is a surgical procedure which involves removal of excess skin, fat and breast tissue from the patient’s breasts.

Good sized breasts are a certain compliment to a woman’s physic. However, when disproportionately large they can cause serious social disturbance and at times major embarrassment. So much so that their social life or even day to day activities become discomforting and cause mental trauma. An altered posture to hide large breasts may cause neck pain and shoulder pain. It also can cause repeated fungal infections if the inframammary fold is set very deep.

About Breast Reduction​

Good sized breasts are a certain compliment to a woman’s physic. However, when disproportionately large they can cause serious social disturbance and at times major embarrassment. So much so that their social life or even day to day activities become discomforting and cause mental trauma. An altered posture to hide large breasts may cause neck pain and shoulder pain. It also can cause repeated fungal infections if the inframammary fold is set very deep.

What is Breast Reduction Surgery?

A Breast Reduction surgery often called as a Reduction Mammaplasty is a surgical procedure which involves removal of excess skin, fat and breast tissue from the patient’s breasts. This surgery can reduce the size of the breasts along with shaping and lifting the breasts.

Why Do Patients Opt For Reduction Mammaplasty?

There are many reasons why women choose to get a reduction mammaplasty. Some of them are: 

Excessively large breasts – Having excessively large breasts falls under the medical condition of Macromastia. This condition causes a lot of physical discomfort and embarrassment for the patient. Physical discomfort includes shoulder pain, back pain and the sensation of the nipple and areola gets altered.

Disproportionate or asymmetrical breasts – Sometimes a woman’s breast size is not proportionate to the rest of her body or her breasts are asymmetrical in shape. 

Mental stress – Many women face mental health issues due to their large breasts. This affects their self-confidence and self-esteem. 

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Answer some simple questions to help us understand your concerns,  or breast related issues.

This will help us identify the conditions that need to be corrected at the time of consultation.

Questions to ask your Breast Reduction Surgeon?

  • Am I a good candidate for Breast Reduction?
  • What surgical technique is recommended for me?
  • What is the recovery period after the Reduction Mammaplasty?
  • What are the risks and complications associated with this procedure?
  • Will this surgery affect my ability to breastfeed in the future?
  • What steps will I need to take to maintain my breasts after the surgery?
  • Do you have before-and-after photos of other patients?
  • Do you have hospital privileges to perform this procedure?

What is Breast Reduction Surgery?

A Breast Reduction surgery often called as a Reduction Mammaplasty is a surgical procedure which involves removal of excess skin, fat and breast tissue from the patient’s breasts. This surgery can reduce the size of the breasts along with shaping and lifting the breasts.

Why Do Patients Opt For Reduction Mammaplasty?

There are many reasons why women choose to get a reduction mammaplasty. Some of them are: 

Excessively large breasts – Having excessively large breasts falls under the medical condition of Macromastia. This condition causes a lot of physical discomfort and embarrassment for the patient. Physical discomfort includes shoulder pain, back pain and the sensation of the nipple and areola gets altered.

Disproportionate or asymmetrical breasts – Sometimes a woman’s breast size is not proportionate to the rest of her body or her breasts are asymmetrical in shape. 

Mental stress – Many women face mental health issues due to their large breasts. This affects their self-confidence and self-esteem. 

Questions to ask your Breast Reduction Surgeon?

  • Am I a good candidate for Breast Reduction?
  • Am I a good candidate for Breast Reduction?
  • What surgical technique is recommended for me?
  • What is the recovery period after the Reduction Mammaplasty?
  • What are the risks and complications associated with this procedure?
  • Will this surgery affect my ability to breastfeed in the future?
  • What steps will I need to take to maintain my breasts after the surgery?
  • Do you have before-and-after photos of other patients?
  • Do you have hospital privileges to perform this procedure?

Breast Reduction Results

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breast reduction

Who is the ideal candidate for Breast Reduction?

If you fit into the below-listed criteria, then you are definitely an ideal candidate for a Breast Reduction surgery:

  • A healthy woman who is facing physical or mental concerns due to her large breasts. 
  • A woman whose breasts have fully developed.
  • A non-smoker. Non-diabetic and having no cardiac issues.
  • A woman who is not currently breastfeeding or pregnant.

What To Expect Before The Surgery?

The doctor will ask you to take some routine blood tests in the week before the surgery. You may need to undergo a mammography to establish a baseline for future reference. He may also ask you to discontinue some of your regular medicines to avoid any conflicts with the surgery. If you are a smoker then you will have to give up smoking in the few weeks leading up to the procedure. 

Who is the ideal candidate for Breast Reduction?

If you fit into the below-listed criteria, then you are definitely an ideal candidate for a Breast Reduction surgery:

  1. A healthy woman who is facing physical or mental concerns due to her large breasts. 
  2. A woman whose breasts have fully developed.
  3. A non-smoker. Non-diabetic and having no cardiac issues.
  4. A woman who is not currently breastfeeding or pregnant.

What To Expect Before The Surgery?

The doctor will ask you to take some routine blood tests in the week before the surgery. You may need to undergo a mammography to establish a baseline for future reference. He may also ask you to discontinue some of your regular medicines to avoid any conflicts with the surgery. If you are a smoker then you will have to give up smoking in the few weeks leading up to the procedure. 

What happends during the surgery?

Breast tissue is composed of glandular component and fatty tissue. The nipple and areola, the dark brown part around the nipple are important cosmetically and breast reduction surgery may also involve modifying the dimensions of these structures.

Breast reduction involves reducing the size of the breast, removing fat and glandular tissue from the breast. In women and young girls who have not breast fed children it is essential to make an attempt to protect the gland to avoid loss of lactation function. Breast reduction needs to have surgical scars and it is crucial to discuss this well and clearly to avoid disappointment. These scars often take several weeks to mature.

The procedure is done under general anaesthesia and may take three to four hours. Liposuction may be used to contour breast tissue and remove select fatty tissue to enhance the shape of the breast.

We at Pandit Clinic, specialize in breast reduction with minimum scars. We use VASER technology to sculpt the breast and have fewer scars. This way there is minimum disturbance of glandular function and good aesthetic results are possible. Breasts with large glandular component and breasts with tumor like enlargement it may be necessary to accept some scars. You may have vacuum drains put in the breast to keep them from gathering blood or other discharges. They will be removed when the discharge goes down or by three days of time. You may be asked to spend the night at the clinic depending on the extent of the procedure. Sutures are removed after ten to twelve days.

What To Expect During Recovery?

Post surgery, your doctor will keep you under observation for a day. You will be discharged on the same day or the next day. 

Your Cosmetic Surgeon will give you specific instructions on how to take care of your breasts during the recovery time. He will also give you medication which will make you comfortable during recovery and prevent any infections. 

Physical activity should be restricted for a few weeks after the surgery. Ask your doctor when you can resume routine activities. Your recovery time may vary from 2 weeks to 4 weeks. 

The results of your surgery will slowly become clear as your body heals and revitalises after the surgery. 

What happens during the surgery?

Breast tissue is composed of glandular component and fatty tissue. The nipple and areola, the dark brown part around the nipple are important cosmetically and breast reduction surgery may also involve modifying the dimensions of these structures.

Breast reduction involves reducing the size of the breast, removing fat and glandular tissue from the breast. In women and young girls who have not breast fed children it is essential to make an attempt to protect the gland to avoid loss of lactation function. Breast reduction needs to have surgical scars and it is crucial to discuss this well and clearly to avoid disappointment. These scars often take several weeks to mature.

The procedure is done under general anaesthesia and may take three to four hours. Liposuction may be used to contour breast tissue and remove select fatty tissue to enhance the shape of the breast.

We at Pandit Clinic, specialize in breast reduction with minimum scars. We use VASER technology to sculpt the breast and have fewer scars. This way there is minimum disturbance of glandular function and good aesthetic results are possible. Breasts with large glandular component and breasts with tumor like enlargement it may be necessary to accept some scars. You may have vacuum drains put in the breast to keep them from gathering blood or other discharges. They will be removed when the discharge goes down or by three days of time. You may be asked to spend the night at the clinic depending on the extent of the procedure. Sutures are removed after ten to twelve days.

What To Expect During Recovery?

Post surgery, your doctor will keep you under observation for a day. You will be discharged on the same day or the next day. 

Your Cosmetic Surgeon will give you specific instructions on how to take care of your breasts during the recovery time. He will also give you medication which will make you comfortable during recovery and prevent any infections. 

Physical activity should be restricted for a few weeks after the surgery. Ask your doctor when you can resume routine activities. Your recovery time may vary from 2 weeks to 4 weeks. 

The results of your surgery will slowly become clear as your body heals and revitalises after the surgery. 

Dr Shrirang Pandit Cosmetic, Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Shrirang Pandit

MBBS, MS, Mch (Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon)

Meet Dr. Shrirang Pandit

Dr. Shrirang Pandit is the founder of the Pandit Clinic. He has an experience of 30+ years in plastic surgery. He is a renowned name in the industry and pioneer of aesthetic lasers in India. Dr. Shrirang Pandit has performed numerous surgeries on children with facial clefts, managed patients with burn injuries and also has a large experience with lasers on Asian Indian skin. He has attended various laser workshops and courses as faculty and is keen on educating the next generations. He is a life member of all the top plastic surgery associations like Association of Plastic Surgeons in India, Association of Surgeons of India, Indian Association of Cosmetic Laser Surgeons, to name a few. He also acts as a key opinion leader for Ultrashape Inc., Lumenis Inc, VASER Sound Surgical Technologies, USA

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