Breast Reduction

Breast Reduction by Dr. Jamil Al Jamali

Breast reduction is a cosmetic procedure designed to remove excess fat and skin from the breasts, resulting in smaller, better shaped, and more uplifted breasts.

What is a Breast Reduction?

A breast reduction can relieve physical symptoms such as:

  • Breast discomfort
  • Neck ache
  • Backache
  • Shoulder pain
  • Skin irritations under the breast fold
  • Painful pressure from bra straps
  • Difficulties and discomfort during exercise

The Breast Reduction Surgery Process

Breast reduction surgery, performed under a general anaesthetic, takes between one-and-a-half to three hours. During this procedure, excess skin and fat are removed, the breasts are reshaped, and the nipples are repositioned. This procedure can also correct asymmetry (imbalance) of your breasts.

Post-Surgery and Recovery

Patients often return home the same day as their procedure. Most patients are mobile from day one and return to normal activities within six weeks. The results of breast reduction improve gradually over time. Your breasts should become softer and more natural as the healing continues.

Potential Complications

Every surgical procedure has a risk of complications. Specific complications following breast reduction can include:

  • Developing a lump or swelling inside the breast
  • Numbness or persistent pain on the outer part of the breast
  • Loss of skin, including the areola and nipple
  • Change of breast and nipple sensation
  • Uneven shape: Your breasts may change shape after reduction surgery. There is a chance that they may end up slightly lopsided, lumpy or with uneven nipples
  • Reduced ability to breastfeed

Considering a breast reduction? Contact us to discuss your options with Dr. Jamil Al Jamali today.

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