Breast enlargement can occur at a young age and typically worsens with pregnancy or weight gain. As the breast enlarges, it stretches the skin and can push the nipple lower, causing a saggy appearance. The heavy weight of the enlarged breasts can also cause neck, shoulder, and back pain along with grooving from the bra straps. Amman plastic surgeon Dr Mohammed Alghoul offers breast reduction surgery to provide relief from enlarged breasts and the problems that can accompany the issue.
Breast Reduction Surgery
During consultation, a thorough breast evaluation is performed to determine the shape, volume and measurements of your breasts. The surgical procedure and proposed scars needed to accomplish the goal will be discussed in detail. Breast reduction may be covered by insurance, depending on your breast size, symptoms and insurance policy. Our staff will help you in this process and will submit a letter to your insurance company on your behalf. The approval process may take several weeks to a few months.
Breast reduction is a very similar procedure to breast lift with the only difference being is that breast reduction involves removal of more breast tissue compared to a breast lift, which tends to preserve the breast volume.
What to Expect Following Breast Reduction
Breast reduction is performed as an outpatient procedure under general anesthesia. You may engage in light activity on the day following surgery. Return to normal activity, including work, usually takes a week. It is normal to have swelling in your breast after surgery, which resolves gradually over a few weeks. Your breasts will feel immediately lighter in weight. Results are long lasting; however, your breasts may enlarge again if you become pregnant or gain weight.
What happens to the breast and nipple sensation after breast reduction?
Sensation is usually not affected by breast reduction as the surgery incisions are designed to avoid the sensory nerves to the nipple and surrounding skin. Patients may complain of hypersensitivity in their nipples that is temporary and resolves with time.
How do the scars heal after breast reduction?
One of the main concerns of patients undergoing breast reduction is the scars associated with the procedure. Dr. Alghoul uses meticulous closure techniques to ensure the best scar quality, however, some patients are more prone than others to develop thick scar. This is why scar management is a critical component of post-operative care and follow up visit are important as the scars mature to make sure they heal in the best shape possible. Several scar interventions are available for Dr. Alghoul patients including scar creams, gels, silicone strips, and various injections.
If you would like to learn more about breast reduction surgery in Amman, schedule a consultation with Dr. Mohammed Aghoul. If you would like to see results from Dr. Alghoul’s previous patients, visit our breast reduction before and after photo gallery.