If the breasts are large but there is not a significant amount of excess skin, removal of breast tissue and surrounding fat usually suffices. The plastic surgeon achieves this by sharp dissection or liposuction. If there is also a significant amount of excess skin, the plastic surgeon also removes some skin in the form of a donut or some other configuration. Most cases require local anesthetic plus IV sedation. Large cases require general anesthesia.
The O.R. team applies light dressings and either an elastic garment or ace bandages. Initial discomfort subsides daily and can be controlled with oral medication. Most patients are able to return to work after approximately one to two weeks. Scars will usually fade in 6-12 months.
An additional procedure that would enhance the result is Liposuction of love handles.
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