Breast Reduction Surgery
Women with uncomfortably large breasts often put up with years of problems. Typically patients struggle with clothes that don’t fit well, requiring disproportionately large tops compared to bottoms, and bras that are very expensive. And then there is the description of the embarrassment that many women feel, which can hinder going to the gym or wearing swimwear. On top of this is the physical discomfort from the muscles that need to support the shoulder girdle and spine, typically causing neck and upper back pain. The grooving from bra straps digging into the shoulders, and the discomfort that can occur from a recurrent sweat rash in the under the breast area are also reported. On top of this is the totally unreasonable reaction and harassment that women often get from total strangers who think it is ok to leer or comment on women’s breasts.
Breast reduction surgery is the solution to these issues and we recommend that this is always performed by a specialist breast surgeon. This is therefore my specialty area and an operation I have performed hundreds of times. It is one of the most satisfying operations that I perform as patients typically feel the benefit immediately on coming around from the anaesthetic- a weight has literally been lifted off their shoulders, and suddenly they have the breast shape they have always dreamed of.
My routine is to see patients for a formal consultation and as well as a standard assessment I go on to take 3D images. This enables me to create a 3D dynamic simulation of what we will aim for in terms of reduction size and breast shape. My patients find this incredibly useful. Once surgery is booked, patients are admitted on the day of surgery and discharged home the next day. Although they are mobile and able to care for themselves during the recovery, I advise 2-weeks off work during which we change the dressings at the end of the first and second week. Usually patients are driving again by this time, and they return to beginning exercise routines by 6-weeks.
Scars mature slowly as internal sutures are reabsorbed by the body over 6-months and during this time we advise specific scar creams to use to help the scar soften and fade which takes 12-18-months.
Patient satisfaction is very important and when it is good it is obviously a fantastic guide to reassure other patients seeking a specialist, and I am therefore very proud to have such good feedback from those ladies that I operate on, as in the example here. To review more, see: https://www.iwantgreatcare.org/doctors/mr-philip-turton
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