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Breast reduction Tunisia

Patients who opt for breast reduction are usually women with physical problems such as back and neck pain and/or emotional complications caused by the excessive weight of their breasts which is known as breast hypertrophy.

This intervention consists in a reduction of excess fatty tissue, glandular tissue and skin to improve breast size and shape. The surgery results in a nipple lift and a reduction of the areolas (the darker colored skin around the nipple). It involves a breast lift for the purpose of providing not only breast reduction but also a better breast shape.

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How much does cost breast reduction Tunisia ?

The price breast reduction Tunisia is affordable, so, ask for a free online quote to obtain its cost and information about your medical stay Tunisia.

You can also contact us on the phone numbers you will find on our website for more details.

What is meant by breast hypertrophy ?

Breast size is genetically determined, but is influenced by body weight and hormonal fluctuations. Breast hypertrophy consists of excessive breast size that can cause various physical symptoms and aesthetic concerns. Macromastia is the medical term for a symptomatic large breast. Gigantomastia is a rare condition that results in abnormal growth of one or both breasts to extreme proportions.

Breast reduction : who is eligible for this intervention ?

The conditions that are indicated for breast reduction and reshaping surgery are as follows :

  • breasts that are too large for one's body structure
  • Heavy, droopy breasts that have taut skin and downward-facing nipples
  • frequent rashes and irritation under the breasts
  • chronic back pain, neck pain, shoulder furrows
  • asymmetry of the breasts with one breast much larger than the other
  • difficulty fitting the breasts into clothing and bra
  • voluminous breasts that limit normal physical activities
  • social discomfort
  • emotional and sexual problems caused by dissatisfaction with one's image

Breast reduction surgery can be performed when the breasts have fully developed.

Pregnancy can change the shape and size of the breasts and affect the surgical outcome. Therefore, it is preferable to plan breast reduction surgery only when it has been determined to be pregnancy-free.

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Before the surgery

It is important to discuss any prospects of weight loss with the plastic surgeon before your breast reduction Tunisia. It is advisable that before breast reduction surgery, body weight has stabilized. A weight loss or gain after surgery could alter the shape and size of the breasts.

Smoking can seriously impair the healing of breast-inflicted scars. Before undergoing surgery, it is recommended to stop smoking well in advance.

Moreover, the surgeon will perform an examination during which he/she will measure the size, shape and position of the breasts, areola and nipple and examine the quality and characteristics of the breast tissue in order to identify the degree of breast hypertrophy and choose the surgical technique that will give your breasts adequate volume and a harmonious shape with a reduced scarring outcome. During the visit, the surgeon will need to assess your current and past health status so as to rule out the presence of complications such as high blood pressure, clotting or scarring problems which could compromise the final outcome of the surgery.

He or she will also provide you with information about the type of diet you should follow before and after surgery and whether you should take any medications, alcohol or cigarettes.

It is important to note that you must stop smoking and taking aspirin before your breast reduction Tunisia.

You must do blood analysis and a mammography before undergoing this intervention.

The surgical techniques

The surgical techniques that are used for breast reduction are similar to those used in other cosmetic breast surgeries, but with some differences : for example, because reduction does not involve the insertion of implants, the incisions will have a different shape and orientation than those provided for breast augmentation, and are usually :

  • vertical
  • periareolar
  • horizontal

Depending on the case, these incision techniques may be associated. More rare is the case involving removal and relocation of the areola. Incisions vary in extent depending on the amount of breast tissue to be removed.

Once the excess skin and tissue has been removed, the breast is lifted and the incisions made are sutured.

The procedure

Breast reduction is performed under general anaesthesia and lasts from 2 to 4 hours, it depends on the case of each patient.

During the surgery, after anaesthesia, the surgeon proceeds to make the incisions, then to remove excess breast tissue and finally stitches the area with mostly resorbable sutures.

Finally, the operated area is bandaged and the breasts dressed in a supportive bra that must be worn continuously for 4 weeks.

Breast reduction Tunisia : the recovery

Immediately after breast reduction Tunisia, the patient may experience swelling and notice the presence of bruising which is normal as they will disappear with time.

Pain will be very subjective and in any case resolvable with a painkiller which is not always necessary but is still prescribed by the surgeon in the postoperative phase along with antibiotic and anti-inflammatory treatment.

Loss of sensation usually resolves spontaneously within a few days.

To ensure optimal success of the surgery, it is important that the patient strictly adheres to the surgeon's instructions. Here are some tips :

  • avoid exertion in the first few days after surgery
  • remain at rest
  • do not lift weights including children
  • avoid showering
  • wear a supportive bra for about a month which holds the breasts in place and improves the adhesion of the skin to the underlying tissues

You can usually return to your professional activities about a week after surgery.

The results

The patient can appreciate the volume of her breasts immediately after her breast reduction Tunisia, but, the final result will be visible after about 3 months and improves progressively.

The patient will thus feel more comfortable and gets rid of all physical pains related to her breast hypertrophy.

How long does it take to recover after a breast reduction ?

You're probably wondering how long it takes to recover after a breast reduction, right? Most women are back to their usual routine within two to three weeks. Whether it's taking care of household chores, getting a little exercise or returning to work, the transition back to normalcy is already well underway. If you have an office job, you may even be able to return to work as soon as the week following treatment. Keep in mind that each patient's recovery path is unique, although common milestones can be anticipated.

When do the results of a breast reduction become visible ?

Wondering when the results of your breast reduction will become noticeable? In general, women begin to notice the first changes four to six weeks after surgery. Over time, these results continue to refine, and optimal results are often visible two to three months after surgery, especially for those who carefully follow post-operative instructions.

How do I sleep after a breast reduction ?

The ideal position for a restful night's sleep is on your back, especially in the first few weeks after surgery. It's crucial to avoid sleeping on your stomach or on your side to avoid any additional pressure on the chest and incision sites.

Full healing, marked by complete healing of the incision sites, is expected in around six weeks. Patients can return to their preferred sleeping position, but adjustments may be necessary due to their new breast size. Remember to practice sleeping on your back in the weeks leading up to the operation.

How long do I wear a support bra after a breast reduction ?

You're probably wondering how long you'll need to wear compression garments, right? Your surgeon will provide specific advice, but as a general rule, wearing a compression bra for the first two weeks after surgery is the norm. After that, it's advisable to switch to a compression sports bra, without underwire, for a further two weeks, day and night. The key is to ensure that the garments fit well, without being too restrictive or bulky.

How long do drains stay in place after a breast reduction ?

Are you wondering how long drains stay in place after a breast reduction? In general, drains remain in place for 24 hours. It is important to note that some patients recover more slowly with drains in place, even if they are removed the day after surgery. Recovery also has a psychological aspect, with the mind perceiving drains as an additional challenge to overcome.

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