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Reduction in the size of the breasts, while at the same time reshaping the breasts.
WHO IS A CANDIDATE FOR THIS PROCEDURE:
- Macromastia (very enlarged breasts)
- Painful bra straps, backache, headaches, shoulder pain.
- Ptotic (droopy breasts), and enlarged breasts.
Breast reduction is the removal of excess breast tissue and at the same time rearranging the breast and lifting the nipple position to create a rounder, fuller breast with a more youthful appearance.
Depending on the amount of breast tissue to be removed and also the extent of droopiness, this procedure can be achieved via a short scar (lollipop scar) or wise pattern (anchor scar) technique.
Before a breast reduction procedure Dr Liakos will assess you and determine if pre-screening (ultrasound or mammogram) is necessary depending on your age and medical history.
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Dr Liakos is extensively involved in breast reconstruction and has extensive knowledge of the breast anatomy required to achieve consistent and excellent long-term results.
- Nipple sensation may be altered especially in very large reductions
- Breast feeding may be affected after breast reduction
- Scarring improves over time
- Breasts take final shape after 6 months, up to 1 year
2- 3 hours.
Overnight hospital stay.
- Liposuction of the axillary fat.
- As a matching procedure in breast reconstruction.
- Post op recovery is 2 weeks.
- No driving for 2 weeks.
- No exercise for 4 weeks (although brisk walking may be started after 2 weeks).
- Drains are removed after 1 day.
Contact us to arrange a consultation for a full assessment by Dr Liakos. We are happy to answer any questions or queries you may have.
Dr Dimitri Liakos is a member of the College of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons of South Africa and a member of the Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons of South Africa (APRASSA).
He is a member of the World Society of Reconstructive Microsurgeons (WSRM) and the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ISAPS).