Mr Olivier Amar says: “Large, heavy breasts can be physically uncomfortable and, with age, can make women appear heavier than they really are. My breast reduction patients say their smaller breasts feel lighter and are more in proportion with their silhouette, which increases their confidence.”
WHAT IS BREAST REDUCTION SURGERY?
Breast reduction surgery is an operation to reduce the size of large, heavy breasts or to make uneven breasts more symmetrical. The result is smaller breasts, often with a more youthful, uplifted position and a well-shaped, harmonious appearance. This surgery has a very high satisfaction rate.
WHY CONSIDER BREAST REDUCTION SURGERY?
Large or uneven breasts can be a lifelong problem due to genetics or may develop later in life. Reasons for choosing breast reduction include:
- Discomfort due to backache and neck pain.
- Grooves in the shoulder from bra straps.
- Skin problems under the breasts.
- Feeling self-conscious due to comments or unwanted attention.
- Difficulty finding clothes that fit well.
- Problems with playing sport or taking part in exercise.
- Feeling that your body is not in proportion.
- You have asymmetrical breasts, with one larger than the other.
Breast reduction surgery can affect your ability to breastfeed. If you are hoping to breastfeed in the future, you should take this into consideration. If you are considering breast surgery and you have recently breastfed, we recommend that you wait 6 months allow the breast to settle down before opting for surgery.
WHAT HAPPENS DURING THE PROCEDURE?
For your safety, Mr Olivier Amar personally examines every patient and takes a medical history before considering the correct course of treatment.
Prior to breast reduction surgery, an ultrasound or mammogram will be required in order to check the breast tissue.
During breast reduction surgery, excess breast tissue, fat and skin are removed. The nipple and areola area will be lifted and resized if needed, and the breasts reshaped and moved into their new, higher position. The skin is stitched together, usually with dissolvable stitches. The resulting scars are usually in the shape of an anchor with a circle around the areola, a vertical scar down to the fold under the breast, which links to a curved, horizontal scar along the fold under the breast. Mr Olivier Amar is dedicated to the management, prevention and improvement of scars.
All breast procedures with Mr Olivier Amar are performed as day surgery. They are usually performed under total intravenous anaesthesia (TIVA), a technique of anaesthesia which uses a combination of agents given exclusively via the intravenous route without the use of gas anaesthesia.
This means you will sleep comfortably throughout the procedure and wake immediately afterwards with a significantly reduced likelihood of feeling groggy or nauseous. The anaesthesia will be explained to you by your anaesthetist during the preoperative consultation. Having surgery with TIVA anaesthetic allows you to go home the same day to rest and recuperate in comfort. Mr Olivier Amar’s practice is happy to arrange the procedure at a hospital with an overnight stay facility if you wish or assist with a nurse to stay with you overnight, as well as helping you find local accommodation after your surgery if necessary.