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Breast Reduction

PROCEDURE:
Breast Reduction
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.

DESCRIPTION:

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.


SOME FAQs:

  • 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

DURATION:

2- 3 hours.
Overnight hospital stay.

ASSOCIATED PROCEDURES:

  • Liposuction of the axillary fat.
  • Abdomninoplasty.
  • As a matching procedure in breast reconstruction.

POST-OPERATIVE RECOVERY:

  • 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.

Contact us for a consultation

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).

Contact us

+27 81 234 3178 | +27 11 356 6578
reception@drliakos.co.za
www.drliakos.co.za | www.dgmc.co.za
WITS Donald Gordon Medical Centre
18 Eton Road, Parktown, South Africa