Macromastia or excessively large breasts can be the reason for multiple health issues. Not only it limits the physical activity, but it also causes neck, shoulder and back pain. With this condition, women can develop a chronic rash under their breasts, and deep grooves under their bra straps. Breast reduction surgery removes excess fat and skin from the breasts to reduce their size. This surgery is sometimes performed purely for cosmetic reasons – to reduce the size of the breasts to be more in proportion to the rest of the body.
No woman should have to live her life in constant pain from the size of her breasts or go through any conditions caused by large breasts.
In this article, we will be covering everything on breast reduction surgery in Korea.
Overly large breasts can cause much discomfort. Deep grooves may form in the shoulders from the pressure of over-burdened bra straps. Rashes and skin irritation can occur in the crease under the breasts. Some women have difficulty sleeping, and many cannot engage in healthful exercise. Many of these women also suffer from chronic back pain.
The back is designed to hold precise alignment referred to as “good posture.” Sitting, standing, and moving with poor posture shifts the back out of its optimal alignment and can lead to pain from strained muscles and ligaments. Over time, it can also lead to damaged discs and arthritic changes in the vertebrae themselves. Extremely large breasts are heavy, and the effort of holding them up stresses the back, shoulders, and neck. Large breasts alter the curvature of the upper spine, emphasizing the vertebrae and discs as well as the surrounding muscles.
Headache and Neck Pain
Because of the weight on the chest, neck pain, headaches, and upper back pain are common complaints also. Many patients who suffer from this condition use over-the-counter medications, sometimes for years, to ease their symptoms, they soon discover that there is no topical solution and that their pain only gets worse with time.
Am I a Good Candidate for Breast Reduction?
It’s very important for an ideal candidate who is seeking this surgery to:
• be in good overall health
• have realistic expectations for the outcome of the surgery
• not smoke or abuse drugs
• not be pregnant or nursing
If you meet these criteria, your second step should be to consult a surgeon and ask all the questions you may have before the surgery.
How Is It Done
Breast Reduction Surgery is typically done under general anaesthesia. The total recovery time depends on your overall health and the extensiveness of the surgery. Most patients in Korea feel back to normal within 2-3weeks.
An incision is made around the nipple and down the underside of the breast, and excess tissue is removed. Immediately after the procedure, the breasts will be bandaged, and there may be a drain placed to remove excess fluid. The breasts may be sore, swollen, and bruised. Physical activity will need to be limited for up to 4 weeks, and a special compression bra may need to be worn during this time.
Breast reduction surgery can be performed on patients at about any age, including teenagers.
Risks & Complications
In general, breast reduction surgery is quite safe. It is a surgical procedure, and there is, therefore, a low but not zero risk of complications due to anaesthesia, blood loss, or infection.
The most common adverse events are scars, loss of sensation in the nipples, and difficulty in breastfeeding. However, over 80 per cent of women who have undergone the procedure report being very satisfied with the results of the surgery, both in terms of relief of symptoms and in terms of the appearance of their breasts.
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