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Dr. Sunil Kumar B Alur

General Surgeon
26 years experience overall

Dr. Shabeer Ahmed

General Surgeon
38 years experience overall

Dr. Naveena Rao

Plastic Surgeon
26 years experience overall
850 Consultation fee at clinic

Dr. Madhusudan G

Plastic Surgeon
30 years experience overall
1100 Consultation fee at clinic

Dr. Ranganath v s

General Surgeon
22 years experience overall
750 Consultation fee at clinic

Dr. Kiran Prasad N V

General Surgeon
19 years experience overall
500 Consultation fee at clinic

Dr. Sahebgowda Shetty

Plastic Surgeon
23 years experience overall
800 Consultation fee at clinic

Dr. Dinesh Kumar G R

General Surgeon
24 years experience overall
950 Consultation fee at clinic

Dr. Maruthesh Gowda

General Surgeon
20 years experience overall
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Dr. M G Madhukumar

Plastic Surgeon
26 years experience overall
1000 Consultation fee at clinic

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Frequently asked questions

What is Breast Reduction? 

Breast Reduction surgery is a surgical procedure in which the size of the breast is reduced by removing excess tissue, fat, and skin from the breasts. This will help in achieving a proportionate body shape and reduce the discomfort.

How much does Breast Reduction cost?

The cost of  Breast Reduction surgery may vary according to the:

  1. Doctors fee
  2. Hospital charges
  3. Medical condition
  4. Type of Breast Reduction surgery
  5. Lab tests recommended, etc

The minimum price in Bangalore starts from Rs.85,000

The average cost in Bangalore is approximately Rs.1,49,000

The maximum amount to be paid in Bangalore rises up to Rs.2,30,000

Right specialists type for Breast Reduction? 

Breast Reduction can be performed by an experienced and skilled Plastic and Cosmetic surgeon who has performed several successful breast reduction surgeries before.

Is Breast Reduction safe?

Every surgical procedure has its own risks and benefits. Breast Reduction may be safe when performed by an experienced surgeon and under medical supervision.

Is Breast Reduction painful?

Every surgery comes with a certain level of pain and some discomfort. You won't be experiencing pain during this process because you will be under general anesthesia. There may be some pain after breast reduction surgery. You will be prescribed with some pain killers to reduce the pain. 

How long is Breast Reduction surgery?

Breast Reduction surgery may take around two to five hours, sometimes it may also take longer than this.

Does insurance cover Breast Reduction surgery? 

Mostly your insurance may not cover breast reduction and it depends on what plan you have taken and from which company you are insured in. 

How does Breast Reduction surgery work?

Breast Reduction surgery works by reducing the size of the breasts. For this, the excess fat tissues are removed from the breast. 

Does Breast Reduction surgery reduce cancer risk/Does breast reduction surgery cause cancer? 

Breast Reduction surgery may reduce the risk of cancer, mostly if the women are above 50 years. No, breast reduction surgery will not cause cancer.

How Breast Reduction surgery is done? 

Breast reduction surgery is done by making an incision around the nipple and removing excess fat, tissue, and skin. Sometimes drainage tubes are also used to drain excess fluid and the incision is closed with the sutures.

Does Breast Reduction surgery leave scars? 

With any surgery, scars are inevitable. Just like any other surgery breast reduction surgery also involves incisions that may leave scars. These scars can be reduced using many ways. 

Does Breast Reduction surgery include lift?

Breast reduction will always include a lift. Since the size of the breasts is reduced, the sagginess will be corrected and there will be an upliftment. 

Is Breast Reduction surgery outpatient?

Breast Reduction surgery can be done for outpatients. But sometimes you may be asked to stay overnight to monitor your condition. 

Why have Breast Reduction surgery? 

You can have breast reduction surgery to reduce the size of your breasts. Most of the middle-aged women or women after pregnancy suffer from heavy and sagging breasts. This may lead to:

  1. Nerve pain
  2. Severe back, neck, and shoulder pain
  3. Chronic rash or irritation of the skin under the breasts
  4. Restricted activity
  5. Difficulty due to large breasts

What is Breast Reduction surgery called? 

Breast Reduction surgery is also known as Mammoplasty.

Does Breast Reduction surgery affect breastfeeding? 

Most of the times breastfeeding is quite challenging after breast reduction surgery. But there are certain surgical procedures that will help to restore your ability to breastfeed. 

Can Breast Reduction surgery be done under local anesthesia?

Generally, local anesthesia is not recommended during breast reduction surgery. If the local anesthesia is given during breast reduction surgery, only the breast area will be numb without sensation. The patient will be awake during this process and will not be able to relax or there may be chances of panicking.

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Breast Reduction: Overview

Breast Reduction surgery is a surgical procedure in which the size of the breasts will be reduced. This can be achieved by removing the excess fat tissue and the skin from the breasts. If you feel uncomfortable to have a large breast, you can go for the Breast reduction surgery. This might help you to take part in any physical activities and gives you proportionate body shape. Large breasts will also lead to many complications like back, neck and shoulder pain, rashes or skin irritation under the breasts, etc. Breast reduction surgery is considered a very common surgery for most of the females with large breasts. The success rate of this surgery is very high and most of the women have reported that the symptoms are relieved after the surgery. The risks involved are very minimal and rare.

Breast Reduction Indications 

Breast Reduction surgery can be done due to the following reasons:

  1. Nerve pain
  2. Severe back, neck, and shoulder pain
  3. Chronic rash or irritation of the skin under the breasts
  4. Restricted activity
  5. Difficulty due to large breasts

Who is an eligible candidate for Breast Reduction 

Eligible criteria for Breast Reduction surgery are:

  1. Healthy women above 18 years of age.
  2. Women with large and sagging breasts.

 Who is an ineligible candidate for Breast Reduction 

The following candidates are considered ineligible for Beast Reduction surgery:

  1. If your breasts aren't fully developed
  2. If you have certain medical conditions like heart problems, diabetes, etc.
  3. If you have a chronic infection
  4. If you are a smoker
  5. If you suffer from obesity
  6. If you want to avoid scars on your breast

Right specialists type for Breast Reduction 

Breast Reduction can be performed by an experienced and skilled Plastic and Cosmetic surgeon who has performed several successful breast reduction surgeries before.

How to prepare for Breast Reduction 

  1. Before undergoing breast reduction surgery, your overall health should be evaluated.
  2. Inform your doctor if you have any past medical history or present medical conditions and the medications that you are using currently.
  3. Your expected breast size and appearance should be well discussed with your doctor before this surgery.
  4. Before undergoing this surgery, measure the size of your breasts and take some photographs for medical records and also to compare it after the surgery.
  5. You may be asked to undergo certain lab tests before the surgery. 
  6. Smoking will delay recovery. Hence you are advised to quit smoking until you are completely recovered and also prior to the surgery.
  7. You will be asked to remove the jewelry and contact lens that you are wearing.
  8. Discuss all the benefits, complications, and risks involved in the breast implants with your doctor.
  9. Before going to the operation theater, your surgeon will mark the areas on the breast just to confirm how much size and what shape do you need.

Steps of Breast Reduction 

The steps involved in Breast Reduction surgery are as follows:

  1. General anesthesia will be given to avoid pain during the surgery.
  2. An incision is made around the nipple which may look like a keyhole. 
  3. The excess breast tissue, fat and the skin are removed to reduce the size of the breasts.
  4. The breast will be reshaped and the nipple will be repositioned. Then there may be some difference in the symmetry of the breasts which is very common.
  5. The incision will be closed with the help of sutures.

Post-procedure care/ recovery after Breast Reduction 

  1. After your Breast Reduction surgery, your breasts may be dressed using bandages or gauze. 
  2. The excess fluid or blood will be drained with the help of a tube placed under each arm.
  3. You may suffer from pain, and swelling in the chest region. So, take the pain killers prescribed your doctor as directed.
  4. Keep the chest area clean all the time to prevent any infections. Antibiotics may be prescribed by your doctor to avoid any kind of infections.
  5. Follow all the instructions given by your doctor without fail.
  6. Physical activity should be limited for at least two to four weeks after your surgery.
  7. You may be advised to avoid using underwire bras at least for a few months after the surgery.
  8. You need to make follow up visits to your doctor to remove sutures, to know if the sutures are healed, etc.
  9. You are advised to sleep on your back for several weeks and not on the stomach or sideways. 

Risks/ complications associated with Breast Reduction 

Every surgery comes with its own benefits and risks. The risks involved in this  procedure are as follows: 

  1. Pain in the breast
  2. Chances of developing an infection
  3. Temporary bruising
  4. Loss of sensation in and around the nipples and sometimes even the skin

Advantages of Breast Reduction 

Following are the advantages of Breast Reduction surgery: 

  1. It relieves the pain and discomfort caused by heavy breasts.
  2. It helps in avoiding the skin irritation caused due to rupture of the breasts to the skin.
  3. This also helps in neck aches, back pain, poor posture, etc.
  4. This will make your breasts firmer and proportionate.
  5. It helps in promoting your mental health, overall self-esteem, and quality of life.

Long term outcome/results of Breast Reduction 

Long term outcomes of Breast Reduction surgery are:

  1. Very rarely some women experienced breast enlargement after a few years of the surgery.
  2. But mostly it relieves all the symptoms and discomfort caused by the heavy breasts.

The success rate of Breast Reduction 

The success rate of Breast Reduction is almost 90%. The success rate depends on the patient's health condition, the surgeon, etc.

Options if Breast Reduction is not successful 

If a Breast Reduction surgery is not successful then take your doctor's advice. 

Alternatives to Breast Reduction 

The alternative to Breast Reduction surgery are: 

  1. To lose weight with the help of diet, exercise, yoga, etc.
  2. Power-assisted liposuction (PAL)
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