Breast Reduction surgery is the plastic surgery procedure for reducing the size of large beasts and re-establishing a functional breast which is in proportion to a woman’s body.
The procedure changes the physical appearance of the breast which gives the breasts a more pleasing aesthetic appearance and this positively affects the patients psyche since the patient has a renewed appreciation for her breasts.
For many patients having large breasts creates physical restraints and back ache, they are also limited in their choice of clothing. This has a negative impact on their body image. In the first consultation Dr van der Poel will be able to get a good idea of the size the patient envisages following the procedure. Dr van der Poel likes to see the patient for a second consultation in the week prior to the procedure to discuss any last-minute questions.
The size of the breasts is reduced and the breasts are also lifted. This is performed under general anaesthetic as an in-patient. The scars are around the nipple and down into the infra-mammary fold, and in the fold. Where the nipples are large, they are reduced to be in proportion with the new breast size. You would recover overnight in hospital; the following morning the drains are removed, the breasts taped up in a special bra, and you will return home with a dressing over the incision. You will be given pain medication to take home before leaving the hospital.
You will see Dr van der Poel weekly for six weeks following the procedure for the scar to be taped. This is done to prevent the scar from stretching; you will wear the bra day and night during this period. This helps to keep the breasts feeling supported, and reduce swelling. You will commence application of an anti-stretch cream six weeks post-surgery, we recommend RegimA Scar repair cream.
When you make your booking, you will be given pre-operative instructions which will include medications and supplements to avoid prior to surgery since they can increase bleeding. Should you have any concerns or questions you are welcome to call the rooms or send an email and we will be happy to assist.