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Breast Reduction in Iran: the fact You Need to Know

Some women with very heavy breasts experience health and emotional problems such as chronic back and neck pain, difficulty doing physical activity and loss of confidence. Breast augmentation, despite what comes to mind, is not just a cosmetic surgery, but a surgery for medical purposes .

What is breast reduction surgery?

Breast reduction, also known as reduction mammaplasty, is a procedure to remove excess breast fat, glandular tissue and skin to achieve a breast size more in proportion with your body and to alleviate the discomfort associated with excessively large breasts (macromastia).Disproportionately large breasts can cause both physical and emotional distress for patients. Patients with macromastia may experience physical discomfort resulting from the weight of their breasts. The resulting pain can make it challenging for some patients to perform common physical activities. Along with the physical ailments of macromastia, some patients may suffer from emotional distress or more significant mental health problems as a result of their large breasts.Although breast reduction is often performed to address medical issues, patients who do not have the symptoms of macromastia but are unhappy with the size of their breasts can still pursue breast reduction as an aesthetic procedure. Patients choosing to undergo breast reduction surgery for cosmetic reasons may cite any number of factors, including social stigmas and wardrobe concerns .

Who should have breast reduction surgery?

Breast reduction surgery is meant for women who have large breasts and want to resolve issues such as :

Who should not have breast reduction surgery?

Breast reduction surgery generally isn't recommended if you :

You can have breast reduction surgery at any age — sometimes even as a teenager. But if your breasts aren't yet fully developed, you might need a second surgery later in life .

You might postpone breast reduction surgery if you have certain future plans, such as :

Costs of breast reduction in Iran

Cost is one of the most important factors that people may or may not decide to have breast reduction surgery. Therefore, a country that offers high quality treatment at affordable prices will work for anyone seeking breast surgery.

Due to the high exchange rate of the dollar against the Iranian rial, this country now provides affordable medical services. You can have breast reduction surgery for about $ 2,500 to $ 4,000 in Iran. This includes all medical expenses such as surgeon expenses, hospital expenses, anesthesia, postoperative follow-up and the like

What are the steps of a breast reduction procedure?

Breast reduction surgery is usually performed through incisions on your breasts with surgical removal of the excess fat, glandular tissue and skin.In some cases, excess fat may be removed through liposuction in conjunction with the excision techniques described below. If breast size is largely due to fatty tissue and excess skin is not a factor, liposuction alone may be used in the procedure for breast reduction.The technique used to reduce the size of your breasts will be determined by your individual condition, breast composition, amount of reduction desired, your personal preferences and the surgeon's advice .

Step 1 – Anesthesia
Medications are administered for your comfort during breast reduction surgery. The choices include intravenous sedation and general anesthesia. Your doctor will recommend the best choice for you.

Step 2 – The incision
Incision options include:

The incision lines that remain are visible and permanent scars, although usually well concealed beneath a swimsuit or bra .

Step 3 – Removing tissue and repositioning
After the incision is made, the nipple (which remains tethered to its original blood and nerve supply) is then repositioned. The areola is reduced by excising skin at the perimeter, if necessary.Underlying breast tissue is reduced, lifted and shaped. Occasionally, for extremely large pendulous breasts, the nipple and areola may need to be removed and transplanted to a higher position on the breast (free nipple graft).

Step 4 – Closing the incisions
The incisions are brought together to reshape the now smaller breast. Sutures are layered deep within the breast tissue to create and support the newly shaped breasts; sutures, skin adhesives and/or surgical tape close the skin. Incision lines are permanent, but in most cases will fade and significantly improve over time.

Step 5 – See the results
The results of your breast reduction surgery are immediately visible.

The operation typically takes about 2-3 hours depending on different factors including the operation techniques and the breasts anatomy. Generally, the surgery itself is a walk in walk out procedure, meaning that patients are allowed to go home on the same day of the surgery After the operation, the breasts will be covered with dressings. Two plastic tubes may be attached to your breasts to take out the extra fluid/blood. This may last for one or two days

what is the risk after breast reduction procedure

Breast reduction surgery has the same risks as any other type of major surgery — bleeding, infection and an adverse reaction to the anesthesia. Other possible risks include :

How you prepare for breast reduction Surgery

Your plastic surgeon will likely

Before breast reduction surgery, you might also be asked to :

Ask your surgeon whether you'll be able to go home the day of the surgery or whether you'll need to spend a night in the hospital. Arrange for someone to drive you home after surgery or when you leave the hospital .

After the breast reduction surgery procedure

Immediate after Surgery:

For the first days or week after surgery:

After that:

The Result after Surgery

Successful breast reduction surgery can relieve pain in your upper back, neck and shoulders. It might also increase your ability to participate in physical activities and promote a more positive self-image. Although you'll see results immediately, remember that it can take months for the swelling to completely go down and the surgical scars to fade. The final result is generally permanent — although breast shape and size can change due to factors such as aging and weight gain or loss .

Incisions made for breast reduction surgery The typical anchor-shaped incision in breast reduction surgery allows the surgeon to remove excess breast tissue, fat and skin and raise the nipple and areola, as shown on top. After the excess tissue is removed, the surgeon brings the skin underneath the breast together with stitches, as shown at bottom .

Frequently Asked Questions about Breast Reduction Surgery

What happens one month after breast reduction?

In the month or so after the surgery, most women experience almost full recovery. Despite this, it's advised that patients continue to be careful with their breasts; it may still be possible to get breast infections. Between one and two months after surgery, the breasts will begin to feel natural and soft.

How do you shower after breast reduction?

Check the temperature of the water first with your back or hand because numbness may prevent you from feeling heat in the affected area. Wash with warm water and gentle, fragrance-free soap. Gently clean your upper incisions and drain sites, and rinse well. Don't aim the shower stream directly at your breast.

Is breast reduction painful?

Is the breast reduction procedure painful? Anesthesia will be given during the procedure, but you should expect to feel sore for two to three days after surgery. You will be prescribed pain medication, and your surgeon may advise placing wrapped ice packs gently over sore areas to help with pain and swelling.

How long does it take for nipples to heal after breast reduction?

Realistically, you will need between two and six weeks to make a full recovery, although you'll start to regain strength and energy within about seven days.

does reduction mammaplasty leave scars?

As with any surgical procedure, you will experience some scarring after breast reduction surgery. However, our patients often find that their postoperative scars are a minor side effect compared to the significant improvement they experience from achieving a lighter and more proportionate breast size.     

How do I prevent scarring after breast reduction?

Treatment Methods for Scars After Breast Reduction Procedures 

  • Surgical Tape.
  • Try Silicone Sheets to Help Reduce Scarring. 
  • Use Scar Gels. 
  • Use the Right Dressings.  
  • Steri-Strips.
  • Scar Massage.
  • Fractionated Lasers. 
  • Wear a Supportive Bra.
When can I go out after reduction?

Realistically, you will need between two and six weeks to make a full recovery, although you'll start to regain strength and energy within about seven days. You will likely need at least a week away from work, depending on the nature of your job, and during this time, you'll have to limit your activities.

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