Breast Reduction Surgery in the Philippines

Breast reduction, also known as reduction mammoplasty, is a transformative procedure for women experiencing physical discomfort or self-consciousness due to overly large breasts. This procedure reduces breast size, improving comfort and boosting self-confidence. Here we delve into a comprehensive overview of this procedure.

What is Breast Reduction?

Breast reduction is a surgical procedure that reduces the size of large breasts by removing excess breast tissue, fat, and skin. This results in smaller, lighter, and firmer breasts that are more proportional to the rest of the body. The nipple and areola can also be repositioned or reduced in size during this surgery.

Benefits of a Breast Reduction

A breast reduction can provide numerous benefits, including alleviation of physical discomfort, an improved ability to participate in physical activities, and enhanced self-image. It can also make clothing fit more comfortably and attractively.

Risks and Safety

While breast reduction is generally safe, as with any surgery, there are potential risks. These can include scarring, changes in breast or nipple sensation, uneven breasts or nipples, or rarely, partial or total loss of the nipples or areolas. It's important to discuss these risks thoroughly with your surgeon before the procedure. At our clinic, we prioritize patient safety and satisfaction. We take all necessary precautions and adhere to the most stringent safety protocols.

Candidates for the Procedure

Ideal candidates for breast reduction are healthy individuals who experience physical discomfort due to large breasts or are self-conscious about their breast size. It's also important that candidates have realistic expectations about the results of the procedure. If you plan to have more children, you might want to postpone this procedure, as pregnancy and breastfeeding can alter the results of the reduction.

The Procedure

The breast reduction procedure typically involves the following steps:

  1. Consultation: The first step is a detailed consultation where your surgeon will discuss your goals, evaluate your health, and explain the procedure details, including the technique that would be most suitable for you.
  2. Preparation: Prior to the surgery, your surgeon will provide specific instructions on preparing for the procedure. This may include guidelines on diet, smoking, and medications.
  3. Anesthesia: Anesthesia is administered for your comfort during the surgical procedure. The choices include intravenous sedation and general anesthesia. Your doctor will recommend the best choice for you.
  4. The Incision: Incision patterns for breast reduction vary based on the individual's breast size and shape, the amount of reduction desired, and personal and surgeon preferences. Common incision patterns include around the areola, vertically down from the areola to the breast crease, and horizontally along the breast crease.
  5. Removing tissue and repositioning: After making the incision, the surgeon removes excess breast tissue, fat, and skin. The nipple and areola are then repositioned, and if necessary, the size of the areola is reduced.
  6. Closing the incisions: After the breasts are reshaped and reduced in size, the incisions are closed. Some incision lines resulting from a breast reduction are concealed in the natural breast contours; however, others are visible on the breast surface. Incision lines are permanent but in most cases will fade and significantly improve over time.
  7. Post-Treatment: After your procedure is completed, you will be taken into a recovery area and will be closely monitored. You may be permitted to go home after a few hours.

The procedure typically takes about 2-5 hours. After the surgery, you will notice immediate results, with final results appearing over the next few months as swelling decreases and the breast shape settles.

Post-Treatment Care and Expected Results

After a breast reduction procedure, you will need to wear an elastic bandage or support bra to minimize swelling and support your breasts as they heal. A small tube may also be placed under the skin to drain any excess blood or fluid. Post-procedure instructions include resting for at least 48 hours, avoiding heavy lifting for 4 to 6 weeks, and wearing a sports or support bra 24/7 for several weeks. It's also important to avoid smoking, which can delay the healing process. Results from a breast reduction are immediately visible and continue to improve as swelling subsides and scars fade. Your new, smaller breasts will not only alleviate any physical discomfort but also boost your self-confidence. However, it's important to maintain a stable weight to ensure the longevity of your results.

Why Choose Us for Your Breast Reduction?

Our clinic is committed to providing exceptional patient care and high-quality cosmetic procedures. Our team of highly skilled and experienced surgeons is dedicated to helping you achieve your aesthetic goals while ensuring your safety and satisfaction.

Cost of a Breast Reduction

The cost of a breast reduction can vary greatly depending on individual needs and the complexity of the procedure. We encourage prospective patients to book a consultation to discuss the potential costs and to explore financing options.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does the breast reduction procedure take?

A breast reduction procedure usually takes about 2-5 hours, depending on the complexity of the procedure.

Will there be scarring after the procedure?

Yes, scarring is inevitable in any surgical procedure. However, our skilled surgeons place incisions strategically to minimize visible scarring. Over time, these scars will fade and become less noticeable.

Will I still be able to breastfeed after a breast reduction?

Most women are able to breastfeed after a breast reduction, but there can be exceptions depending on the specifics of your surgery. This is a topic you should discuss in detail with your surgeon during the consultation.

How long is the recovery time after a breast reduction?

The recovery process varies for each individual, but most patients are able to return to work and light activities after about a week. Strenuous physical activity should be avoided for at least a month after surgery.