The first 5 days are generally uncomfortable and a decent pain medication is required. Most patients are able to return to their normal activities of daily living, including driving, after 2 weeks. Strenuous activities such as exercise should be delayed for up to 6 weeks.
Some change in nipple or breast sensation is fairly common immediately after surgery. It is also not uncommon to have increased sensation after the procedure, which may be uncomfortable. After several weeks to months, most patients have normal sensation. Permanent loss of nipple and skin sensation is very rare.
Breast reduction is major surgery, so anyone who wishes to undergo this surgery needs to be in good health. Any major medical conditions, especially if they are untreated, or if they are not being optimally managed, disqualifies such a patient for the surgery.
They may. This is because some tissue is removed during the procedure which may hinder your ability to produce breast milk. This is not to say that breast feeding is impossible after a reduction. There is still a chance that you may be able to breast feed after a breast reduction.
During recovery we suggest that you do not drive for at least 2 weeks after the operation. We also restrict my patients from exercise for at least the first 6 weeks. Most patients are relatively pain free and able to resume activities of daily living after 2 weeks.
Yes. Breast reduction surgery should be considered permanent. Although excessive weight gain may reverse your results. Likewise, in the event of a pregnancy, the tissues swell or take on fluid and store milk.
No, cosmetic surgeons are the general cosmetic doctors and plastic surgeons are specialists. The plastic surgeons have done extra post-graduate training above the cosmetic surgeons.
A doctor is a general doctor—the medical professional who removes your tonsils or sets your leg. A mister is a specialist surgeon who has done extra post-graduate work.
This depends on the kind of breast surgery you have. However for the best results—and your safety—it’s advisable to avoid certain types of breast surgery if you are planning to have children. If you are considering breast augmentation, we would recommend below the muscle implants and making incisions under the breast.
The best way to find out what your options are is to book a consultation with Mr Weymouth.
This is one of the few plastic surgery treatments frequently performed on children below the age of 10. In fact, some children undergo this procedure as young as 5 or 6 years of age. Typically before they start school. The most common ear plastic surgery for children is pinning the ears back to make them suit their head.
Depending on your situation, and your desired outcome, you may require one or both of these procedures. Liposuction is ideal for clients looking to remove those last stubborn pockets of fat. It is not a weight loss solution.
A tummy tuck is for those clients who would like to tighten the skin and muscles of the stomach.