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I had such a wonderful experience there with Dr Thomas, I had a skin drafting done it was such a smooth process I am healing very well and had a great stay there, Thank you so much
Dr Dawid Potgieter, located in Syfred Douglas St, Cape Town, South Africa offers patients Breast Reduction procedures among its total of 99 available procedures, across 1 different specialties. Currently, there's no pricing information for Breast Reduction procedures at Dr Dawid Potgieter, as all prices are available on request only, whilst the national average price is approximately R94,705. All procedures and treatments are undertaken by the lead specialist at the Hospital, and they have multiple recognized accreditations, including: HPCSA - Health Professions Council of South AfricaDepartment of Health, Western CapeFCS(SA) - Fellowship of the College of Surgeons of South Africa
Dr Susan F Johnson, located in Syfred Douglas St, Cape Town, South Africa offers patients Breast Reduction procedures among its total of 20 available procedures, across 1 different specialties. Currently, there's no pricing information for Breast Reduction procedures at Dr Susan F Johnson, as all prices are available on request only, whilst the national average price is approximately R94,705. All procedures and treatments are undertaken by just a small team of specialists, with 2 in total at the Hospital, and they are accredited by HPCSA - Health Professions Council of South Africa
Dr. Gideon Maresky is amazing. I underwent otoplasty and rhinoplasty procedures and couldn't have asked for a better experience. Everything ran very smoothly.
Dr. Petrus van Deventer, located in Syfred Douglas St, Cape Town, South Africa offers patients Breast Reduction procedures among its total of 6 available procedures, across 1 different specialties. Currently, there's no pricing information for Breast Reduction procedures at Dr. Petrus van Deventer, as all prices are available on request only, whilst the national average price is approximately R94,705. All procedures and treatments are undertaken by the lead specialist at the Hospital, and they have multiple recognized accreditations, including: HPCSA - Health Professions Council of South AfricaAPRSSA - Association of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons of Southern Africa
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Female Breast reduction (reduction mammoplasty), also known as Reduction Mammoplasty, is a surgical operation to reduce the weight and volume of the breasts. During the procedure, fat, glandular tissue and skin are removed from the breasts, which are then reshaped, and the nipples repositioned. The nipple-areola complex (NAC) is preserved to ensure that lactational ability is not affected. The mammoplasty is performed for three reasons, aesthetic, physical and psychological.
Breast size is determined by genes, hormones, body frame, and weight. For most women, breast size is proportionate to the body, but for some, the breasts are particularly large. Large breasts can cause physical symptoms such as discomfort, backache, neck pain, and skin irritations. Oversized breasts can also cause psychological distress. Common complaints from women with large breasts include not being able to wear fashionable clothes and finding it difficult to take part in active sports. In these cases, breast reduction surgery can be an option.
Breast augmentation might also be performed on women who suffer from a condition called macromastia. It can be due to various reasons such as hypertrophy of adipose tissue in the breast, after menopause, postpartum, genetics, etc. In this condition, your breasts are sagging, and their size is bigger in proportion to your body, causing a number of problems. A woman affected by macromastia suffers from pain in the head, neck, shoulders, and back. Blood circulation and respiration are also disturbed. Men who experience gynecomastia can also opt for breast reduction surgery.
Another case where breast reduction can be an option is when breasts grow particularly large because of the use of hormone replacement therapy (HRT).
The procedure begins with making you lay in the supine position. Anesthesia is given to avoid pain during surgery. The area is sterilized and an incision is given around the areola and down your breasts. The flap of skin containing areola and nipple is displaced and excessive fat, breast tissue, and skin are removed to lessen the size of your mammary gland. In the next step, breasts are reshaped, areola and nipples are again placed over the reduced breasts and stitches are given. In some cases, when a large amount of tissue and fat is removed, skin flap with areola and nipples is detached and repositioned at a higher level according to the new size. Drainage tubes are inserted into the breasts to drain away blood and fluid. Bandages are applied over the stitched incisions. You are asked to wear a surgical bra. It is tried to make both breasts look alike; however, small variations in the size of breasts and areola can be there.
Surgery can last between 2 to 5 hours and sometimes even longer depending upon the size of your breasts and amount of fat and tissue that is to be removed - an overnight stay as an inpatient is required. After your condition is monitored, you are discharged from the hospital. You have to stay for at least 14 days in South Africa for follow up procedures. Regular check-ups are advised in the first few days after surgery. Oral pain killers are given to deal with pain and swelling. Stitches are removed in 2 weeks after which you are allowed to go home. In case you notice any redness, secretion, abnormal pain or inflammation, consult your doctor.
It takes several months for recovery from a breast reduction surgery. You cannot go to work for 1 to 2 weeks after the surgery. There will be pain and swelling in the initial days for which you are given some medicines. Avoid intensive physical activity for at least 1 month. You are asked not to wear underwire bras for a few months. You are allowed to wear a normal bra after 4 weeks. It takes 6 to 8 weeks for the swelling and tenderness to go away. Even after complete recovery, scars do not disappear. However, they are faded and become less visible. Changes continue to take place for a year after going through this surgery.
You should consider the following points to take care of yourself after surgery:
Breast reduction mammoplasty is found to be successful in most of the cases. According to a survey, 80% of women are satisfied with the results of the surgery. This effectively reduces neck pain, back pain, headache, and shoulder pain, with your breasts no longer sagging and causing these problems. Respiratory and circulatory problems are also resolved. In case this surgery is not successful, it leaves prominent scars which can be subjected to hypertrophy. There might be less than the required amount of tissue and fat removal. Sometimes, more breast tissue is removed leaving your chest flat. A secondary breast reduction surgery is performed to cope with this.
For an in-depth and personal review of the pros and cons of Breast Reduction, including before and after shots, watch this video blog.
Following are some alternatives to reduce your breast size without going through a surgery:
Whilst the information presented here has been accurately sourced and verified by a medical professional for its accuracy, it is still advised to consult with your doctor before pursuing a medical treatment at one of the listed medical providers. This content was last updated on 23/02/2022.