The breasts you’ve always wanted
Breast Surgery, whether that be enlargement (a ‘boob job’) or reduction is one of the most common cosmetic surgeries there is. It’s important that your breasts are the way you want them to be. At Baddow Hopsital, we aim to walk you through surgery step by step, from an initial consultation, to deciding n your surgery, explaining the procedure, right through to you making a full recovery and enjoying the breasts you’ve always wanted.
Breast Reduction Surgery can help if you are unhappy with the shape, weight or ‘droop’ of your breasts by making them smaller and more lifted or to rectify noticeable asymmetry. However, breast size alters with body weight so, after surgery, your breasts may increase in size if you put on weight or become pregnant.
Large breasts, may cause similar problems at all ages: backache, neck pain, grooves in the shoulders from bra straps, rashes under the breasts and feeling self-conscious.
Step 1: Consultation and Planning
Your consultant will explain the whole procedure with you, and answer any questions you may have. You will also be guided through recovery and follow-up consultations.
Before & After
BREAST REDUCTION30yr old women with 32HH bust underwent breast reduction of 998g on left, 1004g on the right. Post op pictures taken at 4months.
Breast Reduction: patient 8
19yr old women who underwent a breast reduction, changing bra size from a H to a DD -E cup. Pictures taken at 4months.
Step 2: Preparation and Procedure
Apart from the change of shape and reduction in size, the most obvious consequences following surgery are the scars. These are designed to be invisible whilst wearing normal clothing and, as far as possible, are designed to lie under the average bra or bikini top. Over the months following surgery, your scars will fade from being red, possibly thick and uncomfortable, to becoming pale and less obvious.
However, they will always be present and visible when clothing is not worn and the scars will vary from one woman to another.
Do not take aspirin for at least one week prior to surgery, unless advised by your surgeon.
You will also need to avoid pushing, pulling or lifting objects. If you have small children, you may require childcare support during your recovery period.
Ensure things you need on a daily basis are within easy reach, as you must not raise your arms past your shoulders for the first two weeks. This also means you will need someone to wash your hair during this time.
We will supply you with a post-operative bra as part of your package but you may want to consider purchasing an additional bra through Baddow Hospital – and you should also purchase a couple of well-fitting, front-fastening sports bras.
Step 3: Recovery & Follow-Up
A well-fitting bra will be supplied after the surgery and should be worn as instructed.
The nipples are likely to be very much less sensitive following surgery due to the nature of the cuts and the nerve supply and it is quite possible numbness will extend over parts of the breast as well.
Sutures will normally be removed between 10-14 days post-surgically.