Breast Reduction/-lift for Women
Headaches, shoulder and back pain and well as posture problems and the restriction of movement are only some of the health issues that can be caused by large breasts. As part of a breast reduction procedure or breast lift, first excessive tissue (skin, fat, glands) is removed. Subsequently the breast is shaped and the skin tissue is tightened. Certain circumstances may require an implant, for example, when the breast tissue is very extensive or particularly deflated.
The standard surgical procedures include the following:
- Inverted “T” -incision (incision in a circular pattern around the areola and a reverse „T“ shaped incision towards the breast crease)
- Lejour-incision (circular patterned incision around the border of the areola and then a vertical incision)
- Benelli-incision (circular incision around the nipple)
Any kind of breast operation is carried out under general anesthesia. Post-operative treatment includes the monitoring of the wound healing process and the wearing of a special bra. Mild physical activity is possible after 4 weeks though swimming and sunbathing should be discontinued for several months.
General risks of surgery
- temporary effects of surgery may include swelling, bruising, pain, loss of sensation and/or restriction of movement.
- bleeding, infection, wound healing disorders
- side effects from local or general anesthesia.
- thrombosis and embolism (especially among smokers and overweight individuals).