This procedure involves decreasing the size of the breast while concomitantly lifting the nipple. It is best performed after the breast has completed its growth and this happens at approximately 20 years of age. There are however some circumstances where it may be performed earlier. It must be noted that breast feeding after this operation is unlikely. General anaesthesia is required.
This procedure will involve scarring on the breast around the nipple and below. It is well hidden and is seldom a cause for concern but it must be noted that it is permanent. Drains are sometimes used.
- Time: 2.5 – 3 hours
- Hospital stay: Overnight
- Back to work: 5-7 days depending on occupation.
- Driving a car: 7- 14 days depending on circumstances.
- Exercise: Light at 3 weeks. Full at 6 weeks.