Breast Reduction

Breast Reduction Surgery is a procedure for surgically reshaping exceptionally large breasts to increase comfort and satisfaction. Large breasts can dominate a woman’s appearance and give an unbalanced physical profile. At Secret Surgery Ltd, we understand how overly large breasts frequently have a considerable impact on a woman’s self-confidence

For numerous women, it’s not just the aesthetic issues they want to address in considering a Surgical Breast Reduction, for many it is also about feeling physically better, as many women experience problems associated with overly large breasts such as back pain, neck pain, and skin irritations to even more serious issues like skeletal deformations and breathing problems. One of the most common problems comes from the bra straps. They’re pushed to the limit and that means often enough painful indents in your skin. All of these lead to being self conscious about your body.

The aim of surgery is to give you smaller, shapelier breasts that are in proportion to the rest of your body, which is the objective of most women seeking this procedure.

The medical term for this procedure is Reduction Mammoplasty. The parts of the body that can be removed are the skin, fat and glandular tissues which makes the breast smaller and lighter. You would be amazed at how little weight needs to come off to feel a big difference. Not only are the breasts smaller but the darker skin around the nipples is reduced as well in most cases.

Some Breast Reduction procedures are carried out in tandem with a breast lift procedure, a Breast Reduction and Lift is an ideal choice for women who wish to improve the shape and the position of their breasts. Some women also desire an increase in volume and size, Breast Implants may be inserted in conjunction with a Breast Lift.

Am I a candidate for breast reduction surgery

The best candidates for Breast Reduction Surgery are well-adjusted women who understand the purpose of the procedure. Patients with any combination of these conditions or symptoms may be good candidates for breast reduction surgery with our skilled cosmetic surgeons in Poland.

Women that have pendulous ‘sagging breasts’ (often signifies more glandular tissue than fat)

Women who are thin (thin women tend to have more glandular tissue than fat)

Women that have excessively large breasts

Women that have excessively dense breast tissue (often signifies more glandular tissue than fat)

Women before menopause (during menopause fat replaces glandular tissue)

In most cases, Breast Reduction Surgery cannot be done until the breasts are fully grown, usually by age 18.

A woman who intends to breast-feed a baby probably should not have the procedure. It’s preferable to delay the procedure until she has had all her children.

Women whose breasts are sagging but not too large might receive more benefit from a Breast Lift, also known as Mastopexy.

You are also at increased risk for complications if you have diabetes, poor circulation, heart, lung or liver disease, smoke, have a family history of blood clots, take certain medications, etc.

You should discuss your medical history thoroughly with your Doctor before you choose to undergo surgery, he/she will inform you if you are a suitable candidate for Breast Reduction Surgery or not.

Preparing for breast reduction surgery

At Secret Surgery Ltd, preparation is a fundamental part our patient pathway. We strive to ensure that your health and well being needs are met throughout your experience with our dedicated team of professionals.

Prior to surgery you may be asked by our qualified medical staff to:

Get a lab testing or medical evaluation if needed

Take certain medications or adjust you current medications

Get a baseline mammogram before surgery another and perhaps one after surgery to help detect any future changes in your breast tissue

Stop smoking well in advance of surgery

Avoid taking anti-inflammatory drugs, aspirin and herbal supplements as they may increase bleeding

In addition, you will be asked to sign consent forms to assure your cosmetic surgeon that you fully understand the procedure that you will undergo and any potential risks, complications and side effects associated with Breast Reduction Surgery.

You will also receive special instructions prior to surgery which include:

What to do on the day of your Breast Reduction Surgery

Post-operative care and follow-up instructions

  • Breast reduction surgery procedure steps

  • A Breast Reduction operation is a highly individualised procedure achieved through a variety of incision patterns and techniques. The appropriate technique for your individual case will be determined on your breast size and shape, the size and the position of your areola, and your skin quality and skin elasticity. These options will be discussed fully with you with your Cosmetic Surgeon in Poland.

Breast reduction recovery anf healing steps

Once your Breast Reduction Procedure is completed, the surgical areas will be covered in dressing or bandages and an elastic bandage or support bra will be given to you to be worn, the purpose of a support bra or bandage is to minimise swelling and support the breasts as they heal, you may have to wear a support bra for the first week or two.

During your stay in Poland, Your Medical team will advise you of the following;

How to care for the Breasts following surgery, and the importance to cleanse the incision sites and apply any ointment as directed, and it is important you follow that advice carefully, as this is essential to the success of your final outcome.

Medications to apply or to take orally to reduce the risk of infection

Specific changes at the surgical site or in overall health

You will be seen daily by medical staff during your stay in Poland, to ensure that your recovery and healing proceed in optimum standards.

A return to light and normal activity is possible as soon as you feel ready, which is normally a few days after surgery, however initial wound healing may take between 5 to 10 days at which time your sutures will be removed, your surgeon will advise you when your sutures will be removed.

You will be able to return to work and resume normal activity after this time. It is advisable not to engage in any vigorous exercise or activity or heavy lifting within 4 to 6 weeks after your procedure.

It is important to note that Breast Reduction recovery times vary from patient to patient.

Breast reduction side effects and surgery risks

The decision to have Breast Reduction Surgery is an exceptionally personal one and you will have to decide if the surgery will achieve your goals and expectations. Risks and potential complications are possible and it is advised that you discuss these in detail with you Breast Reduction Surgeon in Poland who is medically qualified to answer your questions.

Breast reduction surgery results

The results of Breast Reduction Surgery are immediately visible. Over time post-surgical swelling will subside and resolve, and incision lines will gradually refine in appearance. Patients experience an immediate satisfaction at their results, and experience fulfilment in self-confidence and personal body image in achieving their goal for an improved breast profile.

At Secret Surgery Ltd, we understand the importance of a woman’s self-image, and how oversized breasts may negatively impact a woman’s self-confidence. Our state of the art facilities in Poland and skilled medical team that specialize in Breast Surgery can help a woman regain her self-confidence and positive self-image. As a result, patients experience relief from many of the issues that accompany oversized breasts, have less pain and discomfort and can enjoy more freedom and a wider range of life’s great activities.

Angela