Breast Reduction Risks and Safety

Breast Reduction Risks and Safety

Reduction surgery for breasts, also known as reduced mammaplasty, removes breast fat, tissue, and skin. Breast reduction surgery can relieve discomfort and restore in women who have large breasts. Breast reduction surgery may also improve self esteem and ability to participate in physical activities. Speak with a panel plastic surgeon if you’re considering breast reduction surgery. It is critical to understand the risks and complications associated with breast reduction surgery. It’s also critical to understand what the surgical procedure can and cannot do.

Breast reduction surgery is a highly personal decision. You must decide whether the benefits will meet your objectives and whether the risks of breast reduction surgery and serious risks are acceptable.

Your doctor and/or plastic surgery staff will thoroughly explain the risks of surgery. You will be required to fill out consent forms to help insure that you fully comprehend the entire process and any risks or complications that may arise. The main risks that come with surgical reduction of breasts are as follows:

  • Tape, suture materials, and glue allergies, blood products, topical preparations, or injectable agents
  • Anaesthesia dangers
  • Bleeding (hematoma) (hematoma)
  • Clots in the blood
  • Asymmetry of the breasts
  • Inconsistencies in breast contour and shape
  • Temporary or permanent changes in lip or breast sensation
  • Deeper structures such as nerves, blood vessels, muscles, and lungs can be damaged, which can be temporary or permanent.
  • Venous pulmonary embolism, heart and lung problems
  • Breast firmness that is excessive
  • Deep within the skin, fatty tissue may perish (fat necrosis)
  • A buildup of fluid
  • Infection
  • Pain that may last a long time.
  • Inadequate wound healing
  • Revisional surgery is a possibility.
  • Possibility of inability to breastfeed.
  • Potential loss of breast skin/tissue where incisions meet partial, potential or complete loss of nipple and areola.
  • Skin discoloration, changes in permanent pigmentation, swelling, and bruising.
  • Scarring that is not advantageous.

A Few Things you Should Know

  • Certain diagnostic procedures may be hampered by breast reduction surgery.
  • Breast and cleavage piercing can both lead to infection.
  • Breastfeeding may be difficult after reduction mammaplasty; consult your doctor if you intend to nurse a child.
  • Breast reduction surgery can be performed at any age, but it is most effective when your breasts are fully developed.
  • Changes in the breasts during pregnancy, as well as significant weight fluctuations, can affect the outcomes of past breast reduction surgery.
  • Medical and surgical practice is not a science. Although positive outcomes are anticipated, there is no guarantee. In some cases, a single breast reduction process may not be enough to achieve optimal results, and another surgery may be required.

When Will You Return Home?

Seek medical attention right away if you have breathlessness, chest pains, or irregular heartbeats. If any of these breast reduction problems occur, you may need to be hospitalised and receive additional treatment.

Medical and surgical practice is not an individual thing. Although positive outcomes are anticipated, there’s no absolute guarantee. A single surgical procedure could prove insufficient in some cases to achieve optimal results, but another methodology may be required.

About Safety of Breast Reduction

The procedure, also known as a reduction of mammaplasty, involves the removal of excess fat, breast tissue, and skin in order to create a breast that is more proportionate to the rest of the body. With tens of thousands of successful outcomes each year, it is generally regarded as safe for the majority of patients. As with any surgery, there are potential risks. If you are anxious, you can ask your surgeon how they are prepared to handle complications if they occur. While no guarantees can be made, an experienced surgeon will ensure that everything is carried out without difficulty.

Candan Mezilli

I graduated from Ankara University Medical School in 2005. The same year, i began to attend to six-year Plastic Surgery specialty training in İzmir at Ege University Medical School, Department of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery. In 2011, I completed my specialty training. After that, i worked as a Consultant Plastic Surgeon for many hospitals such as Kars Government Hospital (2011-2013), Kocaeli Darıca Farabi Government Hospital (2014). I’ve done a lot of surgeries, which helped to improve myself. Afterwards in accordance with my personal characteristics and willing to finding a wider workspace, i began to work in Special Hospitals (Ankara Kudret International Special Hospital and Ankara Keçiören Special Hospital (2014-2015). Between 2015-2018 I worked as a Consultant Plastic Surgeon in Bodrum Acıbadem Special Hospital, which is biggest hospital group of Turkey. While working in Bodrum Acıbadem Special Hospital I had the opportunity operated both national and international patients. Dr. Candan Mezili is now working in private practice in his own office.

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