Q1 : Will I be asleep during surgery?
A1 : You will be asleep under general anesthesia.
Q2 : How long will I be in the hospital?
A2 : The operation will last 1-2 hours. Afterward, you will be monitored closely in the hospital for 2 nights.
Q3 : How long will I stay in the hospital?
A3 : You will be admitted for 2 nights, after which you may go back to your hotel. You may do some shopping and sightseeing while waiting for your follow-up schedule, but take care not to do any lifting, swimming and other strenuous activities.
Q4 : How many days after operation can I leave Bangkok?
A4 : You need to come for check-up 7-10 days after surgery, after which you can travel or return to work.
Q5 : How long is the recovery period?
A5 : Most patients can walk around slowly the day after surgery, and steadily improve over the next few days. There will be swelling and bruising, most of which will resolve in about 2 weeks. Limitation of physical activity and contact with breasts must be observed for about 4 weeks. Full wound maturation and final results will gradually occur over 6-12 months.
Q6 : How do I care for myself after the operation?
A6 : You need to wear a support bra for a few months. Avoid under-wire bras during this recovery time.
Q7 : Is the lifted result permanent?
A7 : The effects of aging will continue after you have had surgery, so over the years, the breasts could slowly sag again. It is important to note that pregnancy, lactation, and significant fluctuations in weight will cause the breasts to sag faster.
Q8 : Aside from the improved appearance of my breasts, will there be other changes?
A8 : Breast Reduction can interfere with results of a mammogram. Because of tissue removal, it may also be detrimental to breastfeeding.
Q9 : What could go wrong?
A9 : Some risks of surgery include bleeding, adverse response to anesthesia, infection, delayed healing, asymmetry, nerve injury, numb areolas and nipples, contractures or keloid at incision site and need for revision surgery.
Q10 : How do I prepare for surgery?
A10 : To avoid complications and reduce risk factors you need to stop smoking, drinking alcoholic beverages, taking hormonal pills, herbal supplements, and medicines (other than those that your doctor allows you continue), at least two weeks before your schedule. People with diseases need surgical clearance from their medical specialist.