Large breasts can cause pain, improper posture, rashes, breathing problems, skeletal deformities, and self-consciousness.
Our surgeons perform reduction mammaplasty, often called breast reduction surgery, to provide their Calgary patients with relief from these symptoms and enhance their quality of life.
Begin your personal transformation by requesting a consultation online to meet privately with one of our plastic surgeons, or call our office at (403) 452-7953 to schedule an appointment.
Is Breast Reduction for You?
About the Procedure
Patients often go home on the day of surgery, but may stay overnight in hospital in some cases. Surgical drainage tubes may be used for fluid removal. A surgical bra is placed at the time of surgery and should worn for 4-6 weeks post-op. Patients may shower the day after surgery.
Mild to moderate pain is normal after breast reduction, as is changes to nipple sensitivity. This typically dissipates in days to weeks, but may last for a few months. Swelling, bruising, crusting and slight changes in breast size are also common. Most patients return to normal activity including work in about two weeks, although you should avoid heavy lifting for three to four and only gentle contact with the breasts should occur for six weeks.
Scars fade with time but will not disappear completely; although, they can usually be hidden with a bra, bathing suit, or low-cut top.