Reasons to Choose Iran as Your Breast Surgery Destination
Whether to travel to another country for your breast surgery may be a tough decision to make. However; when it comes to undergoing the surgery with the same level of quality but affordable price, it would be reasonable if you travel to a country like Iran for your surgery.
Today, Iran advances in medical services together with the Iranian surgeons’ expertise offers reliable solutions to many people suffering from body deformities. The country stands out among the top countries performing plastic surgeries with the highest rate of nose surgery in the world. So, the country’s reaching front line of medical tourism in the world especially in the field of plastic surgeries, as it offers world-class quality medical/cosmetic services.
Another reason to pick up ‘Iran’ as your surgery destination lies behind the fact that plastic surgeries including breast reduction are done with a high percentage of success and safety. This is because Iran embraces a powerful society of board-certified and proficient plastic surgeons who not only have gained up-to-date knowledge of their field of specialization but also are equipped with many years of experience and proven records of successful surgeries.
Costs of Breast Reduction in Iran
Cost is one of the most important factors people may or may not decide to go with breast reduction surgery. The fact is that most people are not born with a silver spoon in their mouths. So, a country offering high-quality services with affordable prices would work for anyone considering a breast surgery.
With regard to the significant difference between a dollar and Iranian currency, the country now offers cost-effective medical treatment/services. Breast reduction surgery in Iran is one of the surgeries cheap at twice the price. You can have your surgery done in Iran for around $1500-$2200. This cost includes all the medical related fees such as the surgeon’s fee, hospital fee, anesthesia, post-op follow-ups and the like. However; the average cost of the same procedure would be around $8,000, $6,000, $7,000, $3,000, $4,000 and $8,000 in UK, USA, Canada, Thailand, Mexico, and Australia, respectively. The below chart compares the average costs of breast reduction in Iran and other countries.
How Is Breast Reduction Surgery Performed in Iran?
Breast reduction procedure usually starts with getting general anesthesia to put the patient in sleep during the surgery. The surgeon will then make a circular incision around the breast nipples. The incision will be continued downward to reach the breast crease. Subsequently, excessive fat, tissue, and skin will be removed from the breasts. If the patient’s breasts are extremely large, the nipples will be removed and reattached to the breast. Otherwise, the nipples will remain attached but re-positioned (and lifted). Finally, the incisions will be stitched and brought up together.
As can be inferred, breast reduction usually involves a breast lift as well. This is when the breasts are significantly heavy and pendulous and need to be lifted, as they lose a significant amount of fat and tissue during the operation.
A reduction mammoplasty typically takes about 2-3 hours depending on different factors including the operation techniques and the breasts anatomy. After the operation, the breasts will be covered with dressings, and two plastic tubes may be attached to your breasts to take out the extra fluid/blood. This may last for one or two days. Generally, the surgery itself is a walk in walk out procedure, meaning that patients are allowed to go home on the same day of the surgery. The recovery process takes around 2-6 weeks. During this period, you’d be recommended not to do serious physical activities.
Different stages of breast reduction surgery
Am I a Candidate for Breast Reduction?
You are a candidate for breast reduction surgery if:
- You suffer from chronic back, neck and shoulder pain as a result of your heavy breasts;
- Chronic rash and skin irritation under your breasts are hurting you;
- Your physical activities are restricted because of your too big bust;
- You have difficulty fitting into bras and clothes;
- You have lost your self-confidence and feel embarrassed as a result of your unreasonably large breasts.
You’ll need to consult a doctor before considering the surgery if:
- You are a smoker;
- You have certain conditions such as heart problems or diabetes or are very obese;
- Your breasts aren’t yet fully developed (you might need a second surgery later in life).
Furthermore; it is recommended that you postpone your surgery in the following conditions:
- Childbirth: If you are going to get pregnant, you should be aware that breastfeeding might be a challenge after a breast reduction surgery — although there are certain surgical techniques that help you preserve your ability to breastfeed.
- Weight loss: If you plan to lose weight by starting a diet and exercising, you might wait until you reach your ideal weight to see if your breasts are still too large. Weight loss often results in breast size reduction.
What to Expect After Breast Reduction Surgery?
Every surgery has a recovery period during which you have to follow certain instructions to properly recover from it. For breast surgery, the recovery process takes around 2-6 weeks.
First Few Weeks after Surgery
A breast reduction surgery patient should wear an elastic bandage or a special surgical bra (a bandeau) over gauze and dressings for two or three days after the surgery. The gauze and dressings will be removed after this period, while the patient will need to continue wearing the surgical bra for the next weeks. Generally, stitches are removed within 1-2 weeks after the operation. During the recovery period, the patient will have some swelling and bruising, but they will usually subside in a few weeks.
Most breast reduction patients will be able to return to work after 2-3 weeks, depending on their professions. However, they are not allowed to do physical activities like heavy lifting until full recovery. Moreover; patients are recommended to avoid sexual activity during the first few weeks, as it may cause inflammation around the incisions.
First Few Months after Surgery
During 4-6 weeks after the surgery, any contact with the breasts should be gentle. Plus, during the first menstrual period after the surgery patients’ breasts may swell and become tender. Patients may also experience some level of pain.
Moreover; there may be some temporary side effects during the first few months. They include altered sensations of the nipples and breast skin, numbness (in some women) and hypersensitivity of the breast area.
As the breast tissue is greatly involved in this procedure, the ensuing swelling will take up to one year to subside. So, you may need to wait until then to see the final results.
Where to expect breast reduction scars?
Is Breast Reduction Surgery Worth It?
‘I feel like a new person’: this is what Ariel Winter, American actress, tells about having a breast reduction surgery. She decided to go through this surgery as she was suffering from back pain. Breast reduction surgery relieves all the pains resulted from large breasts, bringing you back to a normal life with no more restrictions. This is the first and foremost gift of reduction mammoplasty.
Another factor encouraging people to go through this surgery is that it enhances self-confidence/satisfaction. According to a study published in the PubMed, breast reduction improves patients’ life in terms of physical and psychological health and well-being.
With all being said, potential complications are an inevitable part of any surgery. For reduction mammoplasty, there is bleeding, swelling, bruising, scarring, infection, adverse reaction to the anesthesia, loss of sensation in the nipples, and difficulty in breastfeeding. However; looking on the bright side, these side effects/complications are rare and often temporary. They also subside during the first year after the surgery.
In the end, although we believe the moon lives in the lining of your skin, deciding to get rid of physical and psychological distresses imposed by your body deformities would help you create a better ‘you’.
A new shape, a new quality of life!