Breast Reduction


Some women might consider their breasts too large which often create a social problem. Others might have symptoms emanating from breast enlargement like neck and back pain and injury to the shoulders by a tight bra from the weight of the breasts. Additionally, infections can occur as a result of maceration of skin over the undersurface of the breasts. All these women are candidates for breast reduction surgery in which the skin of the breasts, normal fat and glandular tissue are excised. Please note that there is no age limit to breast reduction although patients who go in for this surgery during their teenage years might require a subsequent surgery later on. Dr. Adhikari employs the vertical scar technique where a linear scar occurs mostly over the undersurface of the breast which fades with time. Additionally, an unsightly areola is reduced in size to produce an aesthetic looking nipple-areolar complex. Liposuction is also employed sometimes to make the contour of the breasts more appealing.

This operation is performed under general anesthesia which means that you would be put to sleep during the procedure. Depending on your recovery, you might be discharged on the same day of the surgery if drains are inserted they would be removed later during your first postoperative visit. If you are likely to get pregnant in future, your surgeon would take extra caution so that you would be able to breastfeed in future. If you go in for this surgery because of functional reasons then the cost might be covered by insurance (usually in India, this is not covered with insurance).

Complications that can occur include loss of the nipple-areolar complex in case of huge breasts, infection, loss of nipple sensation, fat necrosis, hypertrophic scarring, asymmetry of breasts and so on.

The cost of breast reduction in Kolkata varies widely and can be quite expensive in corporate hospitals. Dr. Adhikari is able to make his service extremely affordable with wonderful postoperative results therefore you can call him up for a quote on breast reduction surgery.

Breast Reduction - Before
breast-reduction 1-after
Breast reduction - After