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How Much Is Breast Reduction Surgery In Ghana

If you are fed up with your ugly breast size, then this surgical procedure will help you in providing attractive looks. In this surgery, the excessive fat is removed in order to provide better contour and attractive looks. Cosmetic Getaway India is providing its surgical procedures in Delhi (India). At our hospital, this surgical procedure is provided under the supervision of expert doctors. The surgical procedure is provided as per the predefined clinical standard. Our representatives will make all arrangements from booking a hotel, fixing an appointment with doctor till post-surgical consultation. The complete surgical procedure is offered at cost effective price. The patients from ghana should visit hospital of Cosmetic Getaway Delhi (India) for treatment.

In this blog post, we’ll discuss best plastic surgeons in ghana and liposuction cost in ghana cedis.

Breast reduction procedure

Under anesthesia, a key hole shaped incision is made around the areola extending vertically down to the crease of the breasts. Extra fat, tissue and skin is removed while keeping the nipples tethered to the original blood and nerve supply. The underlying breast tissues are lifted, strengthened and reshaped. Finally the nipple is repositioned as per new size of breast and the incision is sutured in layers within the breast tissue to provide god support for new breast and the external incision is closed with sutures, surgical adhesives or tapes.

How Much Is Breast Reduction Surgery In Ghana

Let’s meet, Mrs. Jennifer Okoh is a 41-year-old lady from Lagos Nigeria. She had 2 boys and a girl. She helps her husband in his textile business. Jennifer and her husband are both happy with each other. They work together and love to party at night.

Mrs. Jennifer Okoh met us in 2019, She was very uncomfortable with her vaginal looseness, so she was thinking of Cosmetic Surgery in Nigeria

She also observed the loss of sensation during intercourse. She was also somewhat ashamed about the length and color of her labia. The fact that she was unable to satisfy her husband the way she used to depress her.

She was nervous to seek the treatment and was also unsure about getting the procedure. She wanted to get the Vaginoplasty but at the same time, she was scared of any potential complications. She was having quite a lot of doubts about the longevity of the benefits from the procedure. Moreover, She was also having the feeling that due to the loosening of her vagina, her husband was losing interest in her.

After feeling low self-confidence for years after childbirth, She wanted to get rid of her vaginal looseness. She wanted to regain her pre-pregnancy confidence and enhance her sexual sensations and satisfaction. She was young from her heart but she wanted to look, feel and behave young. She was keen to bring back her husband’s interest in bed. She was also missing all night-outs to clubs and parties and desperately wanted the golden and intimated moments back.

In her quest to look for the best treatment, Mrs. Jennifer Okoh started searching for options for the best cosmetic surgery in Nigeria. She met a few plastic surgeons in Lagos but couldn’t get the confidence. She decided to explore the options in India. That’s the time she got in touch with MedicoExperts. 

She was pleasantly surprised when the MedicoExperts team shared that MedicoExperts is conducting surgical camps in different locations in Nigeria including Lagos and she didn’t need to travel just for this procedure.

Jennifer discussed this with her husband and her husband was also happy that she is going for vaginal rejuvenation and supported her for the surgery and encouraged her to get in Nigeria itself.

She decided to wait for the next camp and get it done in Nigeria. Jennifer booked the surgery for the next surgical camp which was scheduled for next month. 

Best Plastic Surgeons In Ghana     

Many people travel to Ghana for Plastic surgery to take advantage of the country’s modern healthcare services, top-notch doctors, and cutting-edge technology.

Top 4 reasons people Choose Ghana for Plastic surgery are,

  1. Experienced Plastic surgeons
  2. Availability of modern technology
  3. Low cost
  4. Good post-operative care and Awesome results

Plastic Surgery cost in Ghana

Plastic Surgery in GhanaAverage Cost (USD)
Gynecomastia$1,389
Liposuction$2,500
Breast Fat Grafting$2,057
Breast Reduction$1,929
Breast Implant$2,800
Tummy Tuck$3,500
Rhinoplasty$1,671
Blepharoplasty$977
Dimple Creation$900
Hymenoplasty$771
Labiaplasty$1,029
Vaginal Tightening$1,029
Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation$720
Designer Vagina$1,157
Mons reduction$1,029
G Shot$411
O Shot$411
Consultation$18
Video Consultation$13
Burn surgery$1,106
Craniofacial surgery$900
Hand surgery$1,543
Microsurgery$1,080
Pediatric plastic surgery$1,080
Reconstructive surgery$849
Body Contouring$1,851
Breast Augmentation$2,186
Vaginal Rejuvenation$1,183
Facelift$1,440
Lips Reshaping$797
Brazilian Butt Lift – BBL$3,343
Buttocks Lifting$1,337
Thigh Reduction$1,389
Vaginoplasty$1,080
Liposuction 360$1,929
Vaser Liposuction$1,851
Coolsculpting$540
Otoplasty$1,157
Mommy Makeover$5,000
FUE Hair Transplant$977
FUT Hair Transplant$1,003

Liposuction Cost In Ghana Cedis

Liposuction is a type of cosmetic surgery to remove unwanted body fat and alter the shape of the body. Fats cells are broken up and sucked out of various body parts. The result can last so far you maintain a healthy body weight. 

There is a massive surge in the request for liposuction in Nigeria. Equally a lot of clinics have been set up to respond to the demand.

People choose liposuction for various reasons. May be because diet and exercise did not work for them, or they want quick results, have stubborn pockets of fat, want a particular shape and so on.

Liposuction Procedure:

The essence is that fat is broken up and then sucked out to give a desired shape. There are various ways to do this, some are safer than others and some give better results than others. I will not go into specifics as this is a vast topic, but I will give an overview. 

Liposuction is mostly done under general anaesthetics (i.e. you will be put to sleep) but it can also be done by numbing the area (local anaesthetics). It should be done in a sterile surgical environment. 

The fat break up can be done with vibration, laser, pressurised water jet, ultrasound and so on. Small cuts are then made in the skin to insert a suction tube and suck out the fat.

A drain tube may be left in place to drain out any excess fluid or blood. The cuts are stitched back, and the wound dressed. 

Antibiotics and pain killers are usually needed after. Special compression bandages or corsets are usually worn for weeks after to reduce swelling and bruising.

What Part Of The Body Can Be Suctioned?

Essentially any part that has fat. From the face, to chin, breasts, arms, tummy, back, butt, thighs, and so on. In Nigeriathe most common areas to have treatment on are abdomen, back, breasts, butt, and thighs. Liposuction can be done with fat transfer. I will briefly discuss some specifics about these common areas below.

1. Abdomen:

This is the most common site for liposuction surgery. This is unsurprising as tummy fat can be the bane of our lives. That’s right, the first place for fat to accumulate and the last place those naughty stubborn fat hold onto when we are losing weight. The best results are obtained if you have a healthy weight and the skin is tight, this will cause less skin sagging when the fat cells have been sucked out. 

2. Back:

Back liposuction is one area that produces good results and patient satisfaction, as the skin is generally tight here. Harvested fat from the back and tummy can be transferred to other areas of the body, where a plumper effect is needed. 

3. Breasts:

Let’s face it, breasts are amazing. They are one of nature’s finest gift. Functionally they provide the best cocktail of nourishment a new-born infant could ever wish for. And on the other hand, they are fun to behold, and hold. They can increase or reduce one’s body confidence. So, unsurprisingly they are a common site for plastic surgery, including liposuction. 

Breasts are mostly made up of fat and milk glands. They are held up by ligaments and sit on chest wall muscles called pectoralis or pecs for short. They come in various shapes and sizes which is affected by genetics, age, pregnancy, breast feeding, weight gain or weight loss. 

Breast liposuction can be performed on both male and female. The aim is to reduce the size either for aesthetics or to help symptoms associated with uncomfortably large breasts like back pain and reduced physical activities. Although the breasts will be smaller, they will not become lifted. To get this effect breast implants are usually required. 

Preservation of nipple sensitivity is an important goal in breast surgery. The nerves supplying the nipple and aereolamay become stretched, irritated, or damaged during liposuction. This could cause altered sensation (high or low), mostly in the short term, but may be permanent too.

Pneumothorax is a rare but serious complication that can occur if the liposuction needle punctures a hole in the chest wall into the lungs. This is a medical emergency; common symptoms are difficulty breathing and chest pain. 

4. Butt and hips:

Butts are shaped by a group of muscles called glutes and the fat that lay over them. One with a high amount of fat will be softer and bouncy. In the Nigerian culture there is a general desire for a big rounded bottom and wide “child bearing hips”. Thus, making the Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) the most requested plastic surgery and climbing.

Liposuction can be done on the bottom to give a particular shape. But, commonly in Nigeria the opposite is done. Instead of fat being sucked out, it is injected in after it has been sucked out of another body area like the tummy, back or thighs. This is called fat transfer. The aim is to give a fuller and curvier back side. 

Alright, this sounds all nice but am sorry to say that the BBL has the highest death rate of all cosmetic surgeries. Serious complications including deaths following the BBL have been reported in the media, but this is just the tip of the iceberg, as a lot of the sad cases are not reported publicly.

When the fats are injected back into the butt, a lot of them will die off (this is called fat necrosis). The fat cells are so vulnerable to dying that people are asked not to sit down after the procedure for 8 weeks or more!! If the fat necrosis is so much, the dead cells flood harmful toxins in the body, this can lead to severe infections.

As a side note, this fat necrosis means that the volume in the butt will reduce after the surgery (surgeons expect this and intentionally try to compensate by over filling with fat). Also,as the cell deaths are random and there could be scaring, this could lead to a lumpy bottom, which is just not attractive compared to a naturally voluptuous bottom. 

Another deadly complication associated with the BBL is something called fat embolisim. As fat is injected left, right and centre into the butt, if it happens to be injected into a blood vessel – hmmm wahala! Bear in mind that our blood is constantly circulating around our entire body, being pumped up and down from the tips of our toes, right up to our brain.Back and forth the efficient heart keeps this flow going. 

The fat blob now floating freely inside the blood vessel will be moved around too, if it happens to get stuck in a small vessel (just like a stone stuck in a water pipe) it will cause a blockage that can stop blood getting through. If the block happens to be in the heart or brain a heart attack or stroke will occur respectively. These can and have caused instant deaths and this is a fact!

So great is the risk that the American Society of Plastic Surgeons issued an urgent warning to its members about the alarming number of deaths from the BBL. The British Association of Aesthetics Plastic Surgeons took it one step further by asking its member not to carry out the BBL until more is known about safer techniques.

Cost Implications

I will start with a warning note that liposuction is expensive and cheap is not always the best. The cost is deterred by multiple factors, but mostly by the area of the body and the surgeon’s experience and expertise. A cheap service could end up costing a lot more if you need further surgery to correct mistakes and complications. 

If the cost to get a good service is out of your reach, then you should seriously rethink the whole procedure. See typical costs in the table below, the exact amount is usually given after consultation.

Liposuction Price In Lagos & Abuja, Nigeria

PROCEDUREAVERAGE COST
Abdominal/Back Liposuction₦1,600,000
Breast Reduction₦1,400,000
Abdominal liposuction + BBL₦1,900,000 to ₦2,300,000
Arms/Thighs Liposuction₦1,000,000 to ₦1,400,000

Note that these prices are quoted from an Abuja clinic. So these are just estimates of what each of these procedures can cost in Nigeria.

Poor Results And Complications

Minor complications like bruising and swelling are common and can last up to 6 months. There may be numbness and altered sensation, usually for 6 to 8 weeks. 

Common undesired outcomes of liposuction are unfinished liposuction with little evidence that liposuction was done, excessive liposuction producing an unnatural or damaged appearance. As well as irregular and lumpy results with unsightly gutters and scars in the skin.

Serious complications are as previously discussed and includes excessive bleeding, damage to internal organs, infections, blood clots, fat embolisms and reaction to anaesthetics.

Liposuction Vs. Natural Weight Loss

I never cease to be fascinated by the human body. Wouldn’t it be nice if we could just loose fat in one area of the body? Say just our tummy. Ahhhh, but it does not work like that.

When we lose weight, we lose it from our face, neck, breasts, tummy, butt, thighs and so on. But here is the thing, that is just what we can see. At the same time, we are losing internal fat too, like the types that suffocate our internal organs or clog up our blood vessels leading to strokes and heart attacks.

So, natural weight loss is life preserving as well as making us look good. Our bodies are clever like that, so what is not to love about that?!

Liposuction without sustainable good lifestyle modification for weight loss purposes is like sticking a pretty plaster on a rotting wound. It may look good on the outside, but the decay still carries on inside.

This is a ticking time bomb. For true and complete healing to take place, we must let the wound heal from the inside. I am sorry to be so blunt, but it is what it. 

Before Considering Liposuction, Read This!

Cosmetic surgery is a big decision, all procedures have risks, some can be life changing. Your mental health can be affected if you are unhappy with the results. Don’t be in a hurry, ask searching questions before you go ahead to know if it is truly right for you. 

Questions like:

What do I want to change about my body and why?

  • Am I expecting the procedure to change a situation in my life and will it really?
  • Why do I want it now? What is the trigger and is it something good?
  • Are there other ways I can get the changes that I want? That are perhaps less risky.
  • Am I doing this for me or to make someone else happy? If so, are they worth it? Or do they already like me just the way I am?
  • Am I doing it to further my career? If so, what if I had to change jobs?
  • Can I really afford it? Including maintenance cost and cost of any complications?
  • How experienced is the surgeon? Are they well certified? Have I seen their reviews?

    

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