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Breast Reduction
Medical Term: Reduction Mammoplasty.
The breast reduction surgery aims at reducing overly large or sagging breasts to a more comfortable shape and size.
Women may seek breast reduction not only to alter their appearance But more commonly:
  • Due to pain in breasts, shoulders, lower neck or back ache
  • Discomfort during physical activity
  • Reduce the limitations placed on their activities caused by large breasts
  • Due the limitation/restriction in choice of clothing due to overly large breasts
Benefits of Breast Reduction include:
  • Minimising the problem of pain in the breasts, shoulders, lower neck & back
  • Enhances the posture,
  • Helps improve overall appearance and self- esteem
  • Anesthesia: The procedure is done under general anesthesia.
  • Duration of the procedure: It take about 3- 4 hours for the procedure.
  • Incision: Incision options include
    1. A circular pattern around the areola
    2. A keyhole or racquet-shaped pattern with an incision around the areola and vertically down to the breast crease (it is the most popular in our center)
    3. An inverted T or anchor-shaped incision pattern.
  • The desired shape and size as discussed with Dr. Sharma is achieved.
  • The nipple is relocated to the center of the breasts.

Of the different techniques, the one 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 Dr Sharma's advice.

Inpatient/Outpatient procedure:
Inpatient Procedure - Patient is hospitalised for 2- 4 days.
  • Often possible to return to work within just a couple of weeks, depending on the job.
  • Can resume most of the normal activities, including some form of mild exercise, after 3 weeks.
  • No heavy weight lifting for 3 – 4 weeks.
  • Routine including gym- 4 – 5 weeks.
  • Scar fades with time.
  • We use absorbable stitches .Hence, there is no need for removal of stitches.
Duration of Results:
  • The results of your breast reduction surgery are immediately visible.
  • Over time, post-surgical swelling will resolve and incision lines will fade.
  • Benefits are permanent.
Procedures commonly done concomitantly with breast surgery are :
  • Liposuction- side of the chest, flanks, hips & thighs.
  • Tummy tuck

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