Breasts can be enlarged, reduced and lifted. Both physical and aesthetical aspects must be taken into account upon changing breast shape and size. Breasts are usually not of equal size and shape. Breasts may lose their shape and slacken after breast-feeding, aging or in case of big weight fluctuations. To enlarge breasts, an implant will be placed. To reduce breasts, excess tissue will be removed and the breast will be shaped by raising the nipple to its correct height and position.
How is the surgery performed?
Upon arriving at the hospital, the patient will be directed to a ward. Before the surgery the surgeon will tell about the forthcoming operation and its final result. The surgeon will also draw incision lines on the patient’s skin. At breast surgery incisions are made into several places under the breast so that the scar will be as inconspicuous as possible. An incision may be made also around the nipple. The upside-down T-shape incision is used for both breast lift and breast reduction surgery. The incision goes around the nipple and straight down to the breast fold. The incision will be sutured in three layers, the stitches will be removed later. After the surgery the breasts will be wrapped in strong bandages. The surgery is performed under the control of an anesthesiologist. The whole procedure takes one to two hours. After the surgery the patient will wake up under the control of an anesthesiologist and a nurse. The patient will be given painkillers, if necessary. The patient will spend the first night after the surgery in hospital, where there is a nurse on duty 24 hours a day. Postoperative pains are normal. They may occur in the incision area, are usually short-term and can be relieved easily by common painkillers. The surgeon will examine the patient on the day after the operation and give recommendations for further care of the breasts and the incision. Stitches will be removed in 7-10 days after the operation. This procedure is quick and painless. The patient has to wear a supporting bra day and night approximately for a month.
After surgery you will have to take a one- to two-week sick leave, depending on the nature of your work. Sick-leave form will be issued by your General Practitioner (Family Doctor). Bodybuilding, aerobics and other sports, which may have an adverse effect on the recovery of the breasts, must be avoided for about a month. Lifting heavy things and strenuous physical work, also visiting a sauna or a solarium must be avoided. Swelling and bruising may occur after the surgery, but this will disappear within about three weeks. It will take up to six months for the incisions to heal.