Breast reduction • Atlas General Hospital

Breast reduction

Breast reduction surgery includes:

-removal and lifting of excess skin

-reduction of glandural and fatty breast tissue -areola and nipples transposition. Different surgical techniques are used depending on breast size and shape and patient’s wish.

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Breast reduction

How is this procedure performed

This intervention is carried out under general anaesthesia and may last between two and five hours.

After the intervention breasts are bandaged special elastic bandage or covered with surgical bra over gause.

Tiny drains remain in the body,most often for one or two days.

Patients may experience pain in the first couple of days especially if they are not lying still or if they have a cough.


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