What is Breast Reduction in Bangkok?

Breast Reduction Thailand involves the removal of excess fat, skin, and tissue, which usually results in the nipple and areola being shifted to a higher position. The areola might also be reduced if it had been stretched out due to the size of the breast. Not only does this surgery result in a smaller, perkier bust, it can also help eliminate back, shoulder, and neck pain that’s often caused by large breasts.

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How to prepare your Breast Reduction procedure?

It is important to avoid taking any Aspirin or products containing Aspirin for 2 weeks either side of the operation since Aspirin has an adverse effect on bruising. The same is true for non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. If you are a smoker it is absolutely imperative that you to stop for 4 weeks before surgery and for 2 weeks afterwards so as not to restrict the circulation to the skin.

What result can I expect?

We know from our satisfied patients your reduction mammoplasty can have a positive impact on the way you feel about yourself. Your breast reduction surgery will leave you with smaller breasts and scarring will usually fade significantly over 12 to 18 months.

We are here to solve your problem. Most our patients who get breast reduction are very satisfied with the results. Men with conditions such as gynecomastia (in which male breasts are abnormally enlarged) may also get breast reduction.

How does Breast Reduction perform in Bangkok, Thailand?

There are a number of techniques (describe below) your surgeon may use, depending on the size of your breasts and your desired outcome. Breast reduction surgery is carried out under general anesthetic. It takes about 3.5 to 5 hours long depending on individual circumstances and how extensive the procedure is.

• Anchor type or inverted T reduction – is the most common type of breast reduction, resulting in an anchor-shaped scar starting around the areola, going down vertically and then horizontally across your natural breast crease.

• Vertical pattern breast reduction – results in a circular scar around the areola, and a vertical scar directed downwards. This technique has the advantage of leaving no scarring under the breast and a lower chance of wound complications. However, this technique may leave a small fold of skin, initially, at the lower end of the vertical scar.

• Circumareolar reduction – only results in a circular scar around the areola. This technique is only suitable when removing a small amount of tissue.

Your surgeon will make the incisions at the agreed sites on your breasts. Once the skin is removed, the nipples are re-positioned. The size of the areola may be reduced to suit the new shape of your breasts.

Once Breast Reduction in Thailand is complete, the incisions are closed with stitches and your breasts are wrapped in a special supportive bandage. Fine plastic tubes may be left in each breast for up to 48 hours – these allow blood and fluids to drain into a bag. You will need to stay in hospital for a night or two for monitoring,

How does Breast Reduction recovery?

After Breast Reduction Thailand, you will be wrapped in elastic bandage or a gauze dressings and surgical bra. A small tube may be placed in each breast to drain blood and fluids for the first day or two. The extent of the post-operative swelling and bruising is dependent on whether you tend to bruise or swell easily. The amount you can expect varies for each individual but past surgeries or injuries should be a good indication. Applying cold compresses, or ice packs will reduce swelling and relieve discomfort. Many patients use a water-tight plastic sandwich bag filled with frozen berries or peas. Regular icing is the key to relieving swelling.

The bandages will be removed a day or two after surgery, though you will continue wearing the surgical bra around the clock for several weeks, until the swelling and bruising subsides. In most cases, stitches will be removed in one to three weeks. Sometimes the surgeon will use only dissolvable sutures. If breast skin is very dry following surgery, moisturizer can be applied several times a day, but the suture area must be kept dry at all times.

What are risks and complications?

You may experience temporary soreness, swelling, change in nipple sensation, and bruising. Breasts may be sensitive to stimulation for several weeks. Your surgeon will talk to you about how much time to take off work and the need to wear a well-fitting, non-wired support bra to begin with. You may ask to avoid strenuous exercise and heavy lifting for six weeks, by which time you should have fully recovered from your breast reduction surgery.