Choosing Dr. Ammara Rabbani for Breast Reduction in Lahore
Aesthetic and reconstructive surgery of the breast comprise (Breast Reduction Surgery) a large part of Dr. Ammara Rabbani surgical practice as a female plastic surgeon in town and her special field of interest.
In addition to breast reduction surgery, Dr. Ammara Rabbani offers patients a full range of breast implants, fat grafting, and body contouring surgeries.
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Introduction to Breast Reduction Surgery
An appropriate size, shape and proportion of a woman’s breasts defines her self-perception, femininity, and self-esteem. In the case of women with large and heavy breasts, the physical weight of the breasts can cause neck, back and shoulder pain.
Further, Breast reduction surgery, also called asmammoplasty, It’s a process that removes the excess fat, skin and breast glandular tissue to make a breast size that goes accurately with your body build and relieves the unease associated with large breasts.
So the art of breast reduction surgery involves not only removing the tissue from the breasts but also improves a woman’s physical beauty, reduces associated physical pain, and enhances her self-image.
Indications for Breast Reduction Surgery Lahore
- Very large breasts causing health and emotional issues
- Feeling low self-conscious due their breast size,
- Complaint of back, neck, and shoulder pain,
- Rashes of the inframammary folds of breasts, and
- Shoulder Indentations from brassiere straps.
- Unable to wear fitted clothes
Going Through Breast Reduction Surgery
The Breast Reduction Surgery Lahore takes between three to four hours and is performed in general anesthesia so that you will completely comfortable during the surgery.
You should not eat or drink anything 6 hours before surgery. This ensures that you have an empty stomach prior to surgery, which is very important for the safety of anesthesia.
Your surgeon will make markings on your breasts for use as a guide to remove skin and breast tissue during the surgery. Pre-operative pictures shall taken in standing position.
However, once you are under anesthesia, the incisions made according to the makings drawn on breast. The location of the incisions is determined by your breast anatomy and the amount of tissue to be removed.
Once the incisions are completed, the size of the areola is reduced and excess breast tissue is removed, then the nipple is repositioned on the remaining breast tissue which is lifted and reshaped. Incisions are brought together using sutures to reshape breasts contours and symmetry.
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Surgical technique of Breast Reduction Surgery
Techniques used for breast reduction are
- Inverted T or anchor incision (the incision is made around the areola, extends downward, and follows the inferior breast crease) or
- The vertical scar incision (incision is made around the areola and extends vertical line downwards only).
Choice of technique selected depends upon the amount of breast tissue and the skin to be removed. With both surgical methods, excess glandular tissue, fat, and skin are removed and the nipple-areolar complex is moved into its new upward position. The skin from both sides of the breast is then brought close together and draped over the lifted and reshaped breast.
Before (Pre-Operate) Photos – Breast Reduction Surgery Lahore
After Operate Photos – Breast Reduction Surgery Lahore
Breast Reduction Recovery
You will wake up from surgery with dressings on the incisions and a light support bra on your breasts.
After recovery from general anesthesia, you shall allowed to go home the same day. You must be accompanied by someone to escort you home and stay with you for the first 24 hours.
Antibiotics and pain management drugs prescribed on discharge, as well instructions about taking care of your incisions. Stitches removed within two weeks.
Some swelling may persist for up to three weeks following your reduction. It is important that you follow your post-surgical instructions carefully. Patients are generally advised to take one week off from work.
An underwire bra may be worn four weeks after surgery.
Activity Following Breast Reduction Surgery
Light activity is encouraged following surgery, but heavy lifting exercise should be avoided for three to four weeks until stitch line is healed.
Complications of Breast Reduction Surgery
As with other surgeries, the risks of breast reduction are
- Fat necrosis
- Loss of sensation in nipples, although this usually resolves with time.
Cost of Breast Reduction Surgery
Our highly trained and experienced plastic surgeon will exam and discuss with you to decide which method is best suited to you and the cost of the procedure.
She will also educate you on the selected method of breast reduction and answer your queries so that you feel comfortable with it.
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Frequently Asked Questions (Breast Reduction Surgery) By Clients:
Will I be getting a lift as part of a breast reduction?
Yes breast lift is a part of breast reduction surgery. In breast reduction surgery breast tissue and the skin are removed and the nipple and areola complex are raised to a higher location.
Will I have scars?
Any technique of breast reduction procedure require some sort of incision which mean scars. There are techniques available which leave shorter scars but not all woman qualify for that technique. The size of the breasts and amount of reduction required will determine the type procedure that is best suits you.
Will I still be able to breastfeed?
In most cases some breast tissue is preserved with nipple and areola complex to preserve the lactating functions of the breast but this cannot be guaranteed.
Will I keep my nipple sensation?
Nipple sensation slightly reduced for the first 2 – 3 weeks after surgery. But will return to normal in few weeks.
When can I wear my Bra?
You can wear your underwire Bra after 4 weeks of surgery once all the stitch line has healed
Does breast reduction interfere with the mammography?
Breast reduction surgery doesn’t interfere with your ability to have a mammogram and with interpretation of the mammography
Are the results from breast reduction surgery permanent?
Yes, the results of breast reduction surgery permanent unless you go through a major weight gain or become pregnant.
Can breast reduction correct breast asymmetry?
In some cases a breast reduction can correct asymmetry, but this depends upon individual anatomy.
How long do I need off work?
You may need to take off for 1-2 weeks after surgery. Avoid heavy strenuous exercise and weight lifting 6 weeks after surgery.