The operation is done under general anaesthesia and involves an
overnight stay. A pressure garment must be worn for 3 weeks. The
operative scar is placed at the perimeter of the areola with the
normal skin and involves only the lower semicircle of the areola.
The entire breast gland is
removed from each side and both are sent for histological
examination to exclude the presence of malignancy which
however is very rare.The sutures are removed after 12 days or
so. Within months the scars become inconspicuous and continue to
improve thereafter for a couple of years.
In some instances where the enlargement is due solely to fat, then
liposuction may be employed making discrete holes through which a
canulla is inserted and excess fat is sucked out.
The results are permanent since there is no breast gland left for
subsequent enlargement or even fat deposition.