Huge, sagging breasts can become a severe medical problem, which can cause neck and back pain, migraine and infections in the humid under-breast fold. The breasts and nipple-areola complex can be painful or numb. But huge breasts may also result in psychological distress and problems for some women. In these cases a breast reduction may be the solution. Excessive breast tissue, fat and skin is resected and for unequally sized breasts, the smaller is tailored into the desired position. Mostly a periareolar scar in combination with a vertical scar (“i” or “Lollypop”) is needed. Sometimes an additional scar in the under-breast fold might be necessary (inverted “T”).
Duration of the surgery:
approximately 2 hours
general anaesthetic, inpatient for 1 night
No sports, lifting and heavy workout for 6 weeks, compression bra and garments
Normally fit for flying after 1 week