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Breast Revision Surgery
Breast revision surgery (or breast implant revision surgery) is performed to either remove or replace the breast implants. Usually the purpose of this surgery is to change the size or type breast implants and to correct the complications which might have occurred due to the primary breast augmentation.
In case of any complication like bleeding from the surgical wound, severe pain, etc. it’s important to visit your surgeon immediately.
Breast implants are of various types and depending upon case to case, they are susceptible to getting complicated or giving undesired shape to the breast, however the good news is that they can easily be fixed through the breast revision surgery.
Breast Reduction Surgery
Breast reduction surgery, also called reduction mammography, is a plastic surgery procedure, performed to reduce the volume and weight of large breasts. The main aim of the surgery is usually for cosmetic reasons, in which the volume of the breasts is reduced to make it proportionate to the women’s body.
Breast reduction surgery procedure
Breast reduction is performed under general anesthesia, that means the patient is put to sleep or temporary unconscious mode during the procedure. That’s why most patients are required to get admitted to the hospital one day prior to the procedure so that their pre-operational and anesthesia fitness related investigations can be carried out.
The breast reduction procedure takes around two to five hours, or more, depending upon individual cases, followed by recovery from anesthesia.
During the procedure, the plastic surgeon makes an incision around the nipple, followed by going towards the breast in the form of a keyhole. The excess skin, fat and breast tissue is carefully removed. Once the breast volume is reduced as per required, the nipple is repositioned. Drains might be placed to let any fluid or blood being accumulated post-surgery can drain. The skin is closed and the wound is dressed, followed by recovery from the anesthesia. Patients might also be advised to wear surgical bra after surgery until full recovery.
The recovery period after the surgery lasts from one to two weeks usually, but this can vary per patient too. You might be required to reduce physical activity for up to one most after surgery. Follow up checkup s are really important and be done as per scheduled by your surgeon, so that your wound can be monitored for any complications, stitches removed and drain pulled out on time.
Your local plastic surgeon will advice you pain killers and antibiotics if required. In case of infection, fever, unusual discharge from surgical site, or any issues with stitches, you should immediately contact your doctor.