Breast Reduction in Kenya – 14 Important Facts You Need to Consider Before Surgery
Are you looking for high quality breast reduction in Kenya ? it’s vital to understand what goes into it. Regardless of your age, boob size, or goal, it’s likely worth it to discuss with our doctors at Davinci Medical Group. Like all medical procedures, there are risks. But there’s also the possibility of coming out of the procedure with a renewed energy and perspective. Stay informed, and allow yourself to try to feel better.
1. Breast Reduction Has One Of The Highest Patient Satisfaction Rates
Breast reduction procedures tend to have some of the highest patient satisfaction rates, as most patients feel very happy and relieved that they underwent surgery. Most likely, this is because the physical discomfort from heavy breasts is gone immediately after surgery, as a weight is literally lifted off of a woman’s shoulders. In addition, most women feel less self-conscious about their chest after surgery, and combined with the lighter load they are able to stand up straighter with a better posture. Often, this makes a [patient] look more self-confident, and many [patients] describe feeling more self-confident too.
2. It’s An Outpatient Procedure
Breast Reduction is an outpatient procedure so patients go home the same day. After that recovery is not that bad either, due to the nature of the procedure. The procedure typically takes approximately three hours, and [is] done under general anesthesia. No external sutures are used. Everything is done under the skin, and all sutures are dissolvable. This means that recovery is expedited. Patients usually return to normal activity in a week, and unrestricted activity in six.
3. Breast Reduction Is Possible For All Ages
The breast reduction procedure isn’t just for mothers or older people. Even young people, and minors who are experiencing issues, can get the procedure. In terms of age, all patients are good candidates. At Davinci Medical Group, we do breast reductions in young teens all the way up to older mature women who are developing symptoms. What’s important is that the patient is healthy and can tolerate the surgery. So if you’re experiencing symptoms, no matter your age, it’s within your right to bring it up to a professional.
4. Every Breast Reduction Also Includes A Lift
Breast reduction, despite its name, is not only about removing tissue. It also involves lifting the breast. A breast lift is always included with a breast reduction. It’s a secondary aspect, but it’s a way to tailor the skin to fit the reduced tissue. This means that your new breasts will look more natural, avoiding the problem of loose skin.
5. Your Ability To Breast Feed Might Be Changed
While it’s a myth that breast reduction will stop you from being able to breast feed in the future, it is worth considering that breastfeeding might become an issue down the line. Most people can breast feed after this surgery but a few may not be able to because of internal scar tissue resulting from the surgery.
Luckily, almost 80 percent of patients are able to breastfeed after a reduction. But if you’re concerned that you’re in need of a major reduction, breast feeding is worth bringing up with our doctors. In extreme cases, the nipple must be relocated during surgery during the lift. “For this reason, we recommend breast reduction surgery for women who are no longer expecting to bare children,” Kenya Society of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons, Prof. Khainga says. This, however, is rare.
6. You Can’t Choose A New Cup Size
It may seem appealing to imagine a new cup size for yourself, but that’s actually not how the surgery works. “While it is very helpful to know what a person’s goal breast size might be, it is not possible to choose a postoperative cup size before surgery,” says Prof. Stanley Khainga, who also practices at Davinci Medical Group. Every bra company sizes their cups differently, and the cups also vary based on a person’s overall body size. The best approach is to provide the surgeon with a photo of your ideal breasts on someone who has a body similar to your own. So focus on shape, not size, and be open with your doctor about what you’re looking for
7. You Will Have Scarring — But Not As Badly As You May Think
A big impediment to a lot of people considering breast reduction is the scarring. Surgeons want to assure you that these scars are often less overwhelming than they may seem, but that they’re a necessity. Breast reduction procedures will involve permanent scars on the breast skin that may fade over time but will always be there. When a person undergoes breast reduction, [they are] trading scars for an improved breast shape and size. The scarring depends on the procedure, and your skin’s natural ability to heal. During consultation, tell us about your incision type, and what kind of post-op look works best for you.
8. Breast Reduction Is Actually Possible For Any Size
There is no cup size threshold for needing (or wanting) a breast reduction. They’re right for anybody who can benefit from the procedure. Breast reductions are right for individuals with breasts that hang low, those that have back pain, and those that see interference with physical activities. So if you’ve got medium-sized boobs that still hurt when you run, it’s totally valid to bring up the possibility of a reduction with your doctor.
9. It’s Not Only For People Who’ve Always Had Large Breasts
Another surprising fact about breast reduction is that it’s not only for people who have had large boobs since puberty. Bodies change over time, and your need for a reduction can increase as well. Breast reduction is for people with large boobs that have grown as a result of pregnancy or other body changes as well. So if you’ve experienced these changes, but are hesitant to ask for help because you don’t think you fit the bill — think again.
10. The Surgery Does Not Guarantee Symmetry
Having asymmetrical boobs is one of many reasons people choose to get a breast reduction. Nevertheless, although surgery is a science, it’s impossible to guarantee complete symmetry after the procedure.
“Breasts are sisters not twins,” says Dr. Nandi, a leading practitioner and Surgeon at Davinci Medical Group. “Breasts come as a pair, so the surgeon should try to create breasts that are as symmetrical as possible. Even nature does not always have perfect symmetry, however, so subtle asymmetries may be possible after surgery — especially if they were present before surgery.” he added. You’re improving on your natural look, so know that what comes after will be beautiful (but natural) too.
11. Breast Reduction Cannot Be Done With Liposuction Alone
Some surgeons have found that many people believe breast reduction to be liposuction only. That’s not the case. “Breast reductions usually cannot be performed with liposuction alone, because it would leave excess skin that would make the breasts look deflated,” explains Dr. Stanley Khainga.
Liposuction is one of a variety of tools used to perform a breast reduction. Our surgeons are committed to using a combination of techniques that will create the best results for your needs.
12. The Procedure Might Reduce Cancer Risk
It may seem like the facts of surgery are all daunting — with a risk of one thing or another — but there are certain unknown parts of a breast reduction procedure that are actually quite positive. One of them is the reduced breast cancer risk. Breast reduction reduces your risk for breast cancer because it decreases the amount of breast tissue that you have. Also, post-op, your doctors will analyze your breast tissue as well to make sure the tissue is normal and non-cancerous. So, if you’re considering your risk of breast cancer, breast reduction is an valid procedure to bring up with our doctors.
13. Your Breasts Will Require A Different Kind Of Care For A Bit
You may feel like you can finally rock a bralette, but wearing bras is still important after a breast reduction. Regardless of how lifted they are, your breasts will continue to change over time, as all breasts do.
Gravity keeps tugging on the breasts both before and after surgery. Wearing a bra may help combat that. After surgery, your breasts will have changed, and their needs will have changed too.
14. You May Or May Not Lose Sensation In Your Nipples
Though it’s not always the case, some people report losing sensation in their nipples after a breast reduction. Nipple sensation may be affected making them less sensitive. The sensation will recover after a few months but there could be some persistent numbness. Most patients are fine with this because they are willing to exchange this for lighter more comfortable breast size. But this ought not to be a major concern. “We rarely take off the nipples and put them back on, you should expect to maintain your nipple sensation and it often increases.” Prof. Khainga says. “The scars usually end up looking really good.” He added. So don’t fret too much about the fact that you may lose sensation, just be open with your doctor about concerns, and know that scar tissue may bring the possibility.
With all these facts at your disposal, you couldn’t be more assured of a breast reduction in Kenya. Reach out to us today and we shall ensure you get the best services and at the highest quality. we are also open for further consultation.
Read about Breast Cancer Diagnosis HERE and the different Types of Breast Reduction procedures you can choose from. Davinci Medical Group are the experts in Reconstructive and Plastic Surgery in Kenya, with highly qualified doctors, with breast reduction being one of the services we provide. Get in touch with us today for more information.