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Breast Reduction Scars

Not all women think great for their large breast size, in fact there are some women who feel embarrassed for their bodies. An overly large breast size becomes a reason for their anxiety and self-consciousness. Apart from their outlook, they also experience difficulty in breastfeeding their infants. In such cases, women like to have breast reduction to get rid of the extra tissues from their breasts. The surgery is performed using general anesthesia and usually there is no need for an overnight stay.

Incisions Needed for the Procedure:

Extra tissue and skin is removed through an incision site on the breast. The shape of the incision depends upon the particular technique used for the surgery breast reduction scars. It can be performed using any of the following patterns for the incision.

  • Circular incision around the areola
  • A racquet-shaped incision
  • An inverted T shaped incision

Some surgeons perform the surgery through small incisions. Such techniques are useful only when small amount of fat is to be removed. Large reductions which aim to give breasts a proper shape always need comparatively large scars.

Proper Care for Minimum Scarring:

As the treated site heals, scars start taking a proper shape and without care they may become quite noticeable. There are two types of factors which combine decide how prominent the incision scars would look after surgery.

Surgeon related factors include the technique used for the surgery, gentle tissue handling and the surgeon’s way of handling the incision. Some surgeons choose silicone sheet, while others think paper tapes are better. Supportive bra is also considered good as it prevents pressure and the incision heals somehow quickly. Surgeons also recommend massage of the incision site as it softens the hardening of collagen as the treated area starts to heal.

Patient related factors include a woman’s tendency towards scar formation after surgery. If she has noticeable scars from previous surgeries or if the tendency of keloid formation runs in the family then there are more chances that she will also have prominent scars after surgery. Proper care as recommended by the surgeon is also necessary to ensure quick healing process without any unusual scar formation.

Initially, scars are more noticeable but as the time passes they heal and become less prominent. Taking care of your incisions during the first six months after surgery, help the incisions to heal properly and fully without causing any trouble. Once the wounds are healed fully, you can also have laser skin resurfacing to flatten up the treated area. Some women also prefer scar revision surgery.

Benefits of Breast Reduction:

Women choose this surgery because they want to enjoy smaller breasts that look more in harmony with their overall body structure than the heavy breasts.  The benefits of the procedure are:

  • Sets you free from extra burden that large breasts put on your shoulders
  • Increases clothing choices
  • Allows you to take part in sports which need free body movements
  • Enhances self-confidence and self-esteem
  • Sets you free from self-consciousness
  • Can save you from depression and anxiety which is sometimes caused by overly large breasts

The treatment liberates women from psychological and physical burden that large breasts put on their minds and shoulders. It gives their upper torso more proportionate look and they feel better and improved.

The treatment is liked and favored by surgeons and patients alike. Women who undergo the surgery report improvement in their routine life. It gives them a normal body structure and enhances their image of self.

Write us if you want to know more about the surgery or the pleasing effects it brings to one’s life.