Lifting or reshaping of breasts to make them less saggy, often after weight loss (after a pregnancy, for example). It involves removal of breast skin as opposed to glandular tissue . The surgery usually takes from two to three hours but can take longer. It is done under general anesthesia, so you will be asleep through the operation.
After having breast reduction, you may lose feeling in your nipple or breast for at least six weeks. This loss of feeling usually subsides gradually as the swelling goes down after surgery. If the breast is especially large and hangs very low, the nipple and areola may have to be completely removed and re sewn onto the breast higher up, in which case the nipple and areola will permanently lose all feeling.
Breast reduction leaves permanent scars. These can be lumpy and red for months following surgery, fading bit by bit until they are less noticeable. In a few cases, if only fat needs to be removed, Liposuction can be used, which leaves small scars. The scars can, however, be hidden under a bathing suit.