Considering Breast Reduction Surgery?
On Wednesday 7th November 2018 our leading Consultant Plastic
Surgeon Mr Marcus Davis will be holding a free Mini Cosmetic Consultation Evening
from 18:30 – 20:00 at One Hatfield Hospital.
Mr Davis has vast experience
in all areas of facial, breast and body cosmetic surgery. He prides himself in
working with patients to achieve the very best natural looking results.
We caught up with Mr
Davis to find out the answers to the questions you need to know if considering
a Breast Reduction.
Who is suitable for this kind of surgery?
Ladies who have breasts they feel are too large and want smaller.
Those whose breasts are causing back and neck pain, their bra straps are
cutting in to their shoulders, who get infections of the skin under the breast
and on the abdomen, and those in whom they feel the breast size interferes with
the ability to exercise and who have trouble getting bras and clothes to fit.
What results can they expect to achieve?
Smaller, lighter and more pert breasts, although they are likely to
have scars around their nipples, straight down from the nipples to the breast
crease and in the breast crease – these nearly all fade well with time.
How long will they stay in Hospital?
Breast reduction can most often be done as a day case procedure
(home the same day), however occasionally people stay one night, especially if
surgery is late in the day or they are travelling far to get home.
How long is the recovery?
Expect to be off work for up to two weeks and to not be performing
any vigorous exercise for at least four weeks. It can take three months,
sometimes more, for all the swelling to go down, and up to 12-18 months for the
scars to completely fade.
What is the consultation process?
You would come for a consultation with me lasting roughly 40
minutes during which time we will discuss your medical history in depth, your
goals/aims for your breasts, after which I will examine your breasts and
discuss the options available and the results I think we can achieve We will
discuss the operation, what it involves, the risks and recovery process in more
depth. Photos will be taken for your medical records (with your permission). If
you wish to see me for a second time, then that can be arranged. You will then
go away and think about things and decide if you wish to proceed. I encourage
patients to seek a second opinion and, providing that they are suitable for an
operation and in agreement with the surgeon about this, to book with the
surgeon that they ‘click’ with and trust/feel comfortable with and feel can
achieve the results sought for them.
Is there anything they need to do before
Before surgery I would urge patients to read through information
leaflets about their chosen surgery and come back to see me if they have any
questions/uncertainties that need answering/addressing. I also ask that smoking
is stopped at least one month before surgery, that alcohol is avoided for a
week before surgery. Patients are asked to shower the morning of surgery and to
bring/wear comfortable, loose fitting and easily put-on clothes so as to be
comfortable after surgery.
Is there anything else that would help get
Follow advice regarding showering, wound care, exercise etc. after
surgery. Avoid smoking and alcohol for a period of time after surgery.
Mr Davis' full profile can be found at https://www.onehealthcare.co.uk/hatfield/consultantdetails/332/mr-marcus-davis
To find out more or book an appointment call 01707 44 33 33.
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