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Breast Reduction Description Reasons For Breast Reduction Breast Reduction Risk Factors Breast Reduction Procedure Description Breast Reduction Expected Outcome Breast Reduction Complications Breast Reduction Post Procedure Care Medication Activity Recommendations & Restrictions Diet & Nutrition Notify Your Health Care Provider
BREAST REDUCTION DESCRIPTION
Reduction mammoplasty, also known as breast reduction surgery, is the removal of excess tissue and overlying skin from the female breasts. Usually, this surgery also includes reconstruction of breast shape.
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REASONS FOR BREAST REDUCTION PROCEDURE
Reduction of overly large breasts to improve appearance. Relief of back pain from weight of overly large breasts. Reconstruction of a breast to match a surgical change made in the other breast.
BREAST REDUCTION RISK FACTORS
These risk factors may increase the chances of complications associated with a breast reduction procedure.
Obesity. Smoking. Excess alcohol consumption. Use of mind-altering drugs, including: narcotics; psychedelics; hallucinogens; marijuana; sedatives; hypnotics; or cocaine. Use of drugs such as: antihypertensives; muscle relaxants; tranquilizers; sleep inducers; insulin; sedatives; beta-adrenergic blockers; or cortisone.
DESCRIPTION OF BREAST REDUCTION PROCEDURE
The breast is marked where the skin will be removed and where the nipple will be after tissue is removed. The skin between the new nipple location and the natural nipple location is incised and removed. The nipple stays attached to underlying tissue. Another incision is made below the nipple. Excess tissue is removed through this incision. Drains are left in place to prevent fluid or blood from accumulating under the sutures. The skin is closed with fine sutures, which usually can be removed about 7 to 10 days after surgery.
BREAST REDUCTION EXPECTED OUTCOME
Expect complete healing without complications. Allow about 4 weeks for recovery from surgery. The breasts may take 3 to 12 weeks to assume their final shape. The ability to breast-feed in the future cannot be guaranteed.
BREAST REDUCTION POTENTIAL COMPLICATIONS
Excessive bleeding. Surgical wound infection. Discoloration of healing skin edges. Development of small, tumor-like cysts (seromas) or collections of blood and serum in the breast tissue as it heals.
BREAST BIOPSY POST PROCEDURE CARE
Your health care provider will provide you with instructions for post surgical care. Be sure to read these instructions carefully. The information given below is a general instruction and may be different than what your surgeon has given to you. Follow your surgeons instructions.
A small ridge may form along the incision. The ridge will heal and recede gradually without treatment. Use ice packs to reduce swelling and to relieve incisional pain. Bathe and shower as usual. You may wash the incision gently with mild unscented soap.
Prescription pain medication should generally be required only for 2 to 7 days following the procedure. Antibiotics to fight infection, if necessary. You may use non-prescription drugs, such as acetaminophen, for minor pain.
ACTIVITY RECOMMENDATIONS & RESTRICTIONS
To help recovery and aid your well-being, resume daily activities, including work, as soon as you are able. Avoid vigorous exercise for 6 weeks after surgery. Resume driving 1 month after returning home.
DIET & NUTRITION
No special diet. However, you should continue to follow a well-balanced, nutritious dietary plan for a strong immune system and fast recovery from surgery.
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NOTIFY YOUR HEALTH CARE PROVIDER
If pain, swelling, redness, drainage or bleeding increases in the surgical area. If you develop signs of infections: headache, muscle aches, dizziness, or a general ill feeling and Fever. If new, unexplained symptoms develop, such as nausea or vomiting.
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