What is Breast Reduction?

Breast reduction surgery (ratiocarcinoplasty) eliminates some of your breast tissue and skin to reduce and reshape the size of your breasts. Sometimes only the areola and nipple need to be reduced and repositioned; sometimes, only the fatty tissue is involved. In some cases, fat tissue might not be a problem, and if this is the case, liposculpture alone might suffice. If most of your breast is fat tissue and your skin is not a problem, lipo alone might be enough.

Breast Reduction AdelaideIf you have had Breast Reduction Adelaide and feel like you might develop some or all of these physical symptoms, it is best to wait until the scars fade, and the breast reduction is no longer an issue. But if you are experiencing them right now, you can avoid further complications by avoiding strenuous activity and wearing an elastic bra tie, especially during sleep. Also, if you do feel like you might develop any of these symptoms, then see your doctor immediately. The sooner you can get treatment, the less of a chance you have of developing health problems.

One of the main complications that you can run into after having a breast reduction is scars. Scarring occurs in less than one-third of all cases. The area where the incisions were made will have some scarring, and usually, this will be most obvious on the lower part of your body. Scarring on the upper chest, around the nipples, or shoulders can cause depression, low self-esteem, and anxiety. Any swelling or puffiness that occurs can cause physical pain and a feeling of deformity.

One of the worst possible complications after a breast reduction is breast tissue atrophy or Leimystosis. Leimystosis is caused by excessive loss of breast tissue as a result of the reduction. It can occur even if you have had minimal reduction because the skin can contract too tightly after surgery, and the excess skin is not properly trimmed. Symptoms of Leimystosis include persistent redness, warmth, and itching around the area of the incision.

Other complications include infection and inflammation of the incision area, capsular contracture, nipple pain and sensitivity, and permanent contracture or hypopigmentation of the nipple area. You may also experience breast tenderness, unevenness, excessive dryness, and uneven breasts after the operation. If you are at risk for infection, you should expect to experience these symptoms after your breast reduction procedure. Some of these things will subside after a few months, but other complications could linger for a much longer period.

Another possible complication after the breast reduction is nipple numbness. Nipples are attached to the chest wall by a thin membrane called the eustachian tube, so when your body expels blood from your heart and lungs through this tube, the blood is also pushed into your breasts. The amount of blood pumped into your breasts will depend on how much of your body has been reduced. When your nipples become numb, you could feel some tingling sensation or pain, especially around the area where the incision was made. Sometimes numbness becomes so severe that it makes it difficult even to breastfeed.

One of the last complications to worry about after a Breast Reduction Adelaide is a hernia. Many women who have had large breasts before are prone to getting a hernia during or after the procedure. It can happen because the abdominal muscles can contract and push on the opening of your new stomach. If the muscles are not well-trained, they could easily contract again, causing another hernia. If you develop a hernia, you could end up with either internal or external hemorrhoids.

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