Breast Reduction in the Philippines

What is breast reduction?

Breast reduction surgery is typically done to achieve a breast size measurement that is in proportion with the rest of your body.

The breast reduction procedure, which is also known as reduction mammaplasty, involves the surgical removal of excess breast fat, glandular tissue and skin.
Why breast reduction surgery is done?

  • To achieve a breast size measurement that is proportionate to the rest of your body
  • To eliminate anxiety and pain (neck pain and back pain) associated with having overly large or heavy breasts
  • To alleviate stress and embarrassment due to an abnormal enlargement of breast tissue in men (gynecomastia).

breast reduction in the Philippines

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Are there any precaution and other procedures to be done before the surgery itself?

You’d be asked about your medical history, including any other operation done on your breast or if you have a history of any disease related to breast.

Your doctor here in the Philippines will also order a baseline mammogram test and a breast exam. You’d be asked to stop smoking before and after the procedure to ensure proper healing, and advise you to stop taking aspirin and other anti-inflammatory drugs or herbal supplements that can increase bleeding.

What to expect and how long is the breast reduction procedure?

Breast reduction surgery, which is done under general anesthesia, can be done on an outpatient basis, or you may opt to spend overnight at the hospital.

The length of the breast reduction procedure itself vary, but typically lasts between 2 hours and 6 hours.

What are restrictions after the breast reduction procedure?

Some of the restrictions or precautionary measures include:

  • Have someone drive you from the hospital
  • No smoking
  • Refrain or stop from doing any rigorous physical activity and exercise for at least a month

Contact your doctor at the first sign of any of the below:

  • Fever – which could be a sign of infection
  • Any unusual discharge, including pus, on the incision site
  • Loosening of any stitch before it’s due for removal

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