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Breast Reduction and Cost in India

Breast Reduction surgery, also known as reduction mammoplasty, is a cosmetic surgery  procedure to reduce the size of enlarged breasts and correct breast ptosis  by removing excess tissue from the breast. Generally performed to ease physical discomfort  cause by large breasts, achieve proportionate breast size thus helping improve self confidence.

The abnormal enlargement of the breast tissues can be caused either by the overdevelopment of the adipose tissue or milk glands or by both. Macromastia can be manifested either as a unilateral condition or as a bilateral condition that can occur in combination with sagging, breast ptosis.

Breast Reduction and Cost in India

 

Breast Reduction surgery, also known as reduction mammoplasty, is a cosmetic surgery  procedure to reduce the size of enlarged breasts and correct breast ptosis  by removing excess tissue from the breast. Generally performed to ease physical discomfort  cause by large breasts, achieve proportionate breast size thus helping improve self confidence.

The abnormal enlargement of the breast tissues can be caused either by the overdevelopment of the adipose tissue or milk glands or by both. Macromastia can be manifested either as a unilateral condition or as a bilateral condition that can occur in combination with sagging, breast ptosis.

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Breast Reduction Cost In India

For A Patient From United States

Breast Reduction Price USD 2,500 No. of Travellers 2 Days in Hospital 2 Days Outside Hospital 4 Total days in India 6

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Techniques used for Breast Reduction

There are various techniques used for Breast Reduction:

  • Vertical Scar technique (lollipop incision)- The vertical-scar reduction mammoplasty is best suited for removing small areas of the skin and small volumes of  tissues leaving short incision scars.
  • Horizontal Scar technique- This is  performed with  a horizontal incision along the inframammary fold and a nipple-areola complex, the potential disadvantages are box-shaped breasts with thick incision scars.
  • Free Nipple-Graft technique- The advantage is the greater volume of breast tissues can be resected. The disadvantage is a breast without a sensitive nipple-areola complex, and without lactation capability.
  • Liposuction-only technique (lipectomy)- The advantages are the small incision-scars required so, a shorter post-operative healing period for the incision scars; the disadvantage is limited breast-reduction.
  • Inverted-T incision- is performed with a incision to the nipple-areola complex, which extends downwards, following the natural curve of the breast hemisphere. This technique effectively reduces the very enlarged breasts of macromastia and gigantomastia.

 

Diagnosis

There is no absolute test for Breast Reduction, it is a personal decision of patient, usually performed to:

  •  Ease discomfort  like back and neck pain skin irritation, and posture problems, constant pull of heavy breasts  leave painful indentations of bra straps  
  • Achieve a breast size proportionate to  body.
  • Help improve  self-confidence as large inproportionate  breasts can be embarrassing

 

Tests for Breast Reduction Surgery

  • Examination of breasts  taking  photographs and measurements of their size and shape, skin quality and placement of your nipples and areola
  • Mammogram before surgery

 

Procedure

Before the Procedure

  • The surgeon will evaluate your medical history and overall health various lab tests to declare you fit or surgery.
  • Get a mammogram, Examine and measure your breasts, take photographs of your breasts.
  • Discuss your expectations for breast size and appearance after the surgery, will explain  detailed description of the procedure and its risks and benefits.
  • Avoid  smoking for a certain period of time before and after surgery.
  • Avoid taking aspirin to control bleeding during surgery.

During the Procedure

  • Breast reduction surgery is done under general anesthesia, the surgery usually takes 3 to 5 hours.
  • The  technique used  may vary.
  • Generally, the surgeon makes an incision around the areola and down the breast.
  • Excess breast tissue, fat and skin are then removed to reduce the size of each breast. Sometimes the nipple and areola have to be removed and repositioned.

After the procedure

  • Your breasts will be covered with a gauze dressing or bandages.
  • A tube might be placed  to drain any excess blood or fluid.
  • Your  breasts will probably feel tender and sensitive. They might also be swollen and bruised. Your surgeon will  prescribe medication for pain as well as antibiotics to decrease your risk of infection.  
  • Stitches will be removed in 1-2 weeks.
  • You may have to wear  compression or surgical bra initially as  it helps reduce the swelling and provides support to  the breasts.
  • You'll need to limit physical activity for two to four weeks while the breasts heal.
  • Scarring usually fades over time.

 

Complications of  Breast  Reduction Surgery

Breast reduction surgery has risks as any other  surgery 

  • Excessive bleeding during surgery
  • Infection
  • Scarring Breast reduction surgery leaves scars on the breasts; the incisions usually can be limited to areas of the breast that can be covered by a bra
  • Blood clots
  • Loss of sensation in the nipples and areola , which  is often temporary
  • Difficulty or inability to breast-feed
  • Asymmetry of the surgically altered left and right breasts

 

Factors Affecting the Cost of Breast Reduction Procedure

Following are the factors which will affect the treatment cost: 

  • The hospital patient is opting for
  • Operating room, recovery room charges
  • Fee for the team of doctors (Surgeons, Anesthetist, dietician etc)
  • Medicines and sterile dressings  
  • Standard test and diagnostic procedures
  • Depend on the treatment options : Type of  technique used

 

 

 

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