Breast reduction surgery or mammoplasty is a procedure to reduce the weight and volume of the breasts to alleviate the pain, discomfort and aesthetic concerns associated with heavy, drooping breasts. The benefits of a breast reduction surgery include improved ease of movement for physical activities, more clothing options with a better fit, relief from back and shoulder pain, and alleviation of skin irritation.
Oakville Plastic Surgery and Advanced Skincare is committed to providing the highest level of care and safety to its patients. Plastic surgeon Dr. Nancy de Kleer will thoroughly assess your condition and conduct a general health assessment to determine treatment candidacy. Surgical procedures are performed in a fully accredited surgical facility. The administration of a general anaesthetic will be discussed and explained prior to your procedure. Our team of highly skilled professionals takes every measure to ensure you’re fully informed and prepared for both pre- and post-surgical care.
How it works
Surgical markings will be placed on the breasts, usually a lollipop shape around the nipple and a vertical line below. Once the incisions are made, fat, glandular tissue and skin is removed and the remaining breast and nipple is repositioned. Liposuction is often performed in conjunction with this procedure. The overall effect is to reduce the size and weight of the breasts and restore them to a firm, taut and lifted state.
Immediately after surgery, you may experience pain, bruising and swelling around the breasts. You will be advised on pain-management options. Bandages and dressings will be in place along with stitches that may dissolve or be removed after two weeks of healing. Dr. de Kleer will explain how to care for your surgical incisions to ensure optimal recovery and comfort. Bruising usually subsides after the first two to three weeks, while swelling can last several months. It can take up to a year for the breasts to assume their final shape and position. The healing and maturation of the surgical scars influences this process. Patients can usually return to work after two to three weeks, with a return to normal activities possible after six weeks.