After enduring a rapid increase in her breasts, a 14-year-old girl from Luuka district underwent a successful breast reduction surgery at Kiruddu National Referral Hospital.
The girl had been suffering from severe backaches and pain in the neck for the past two years. Her breasts weighed 9 kilograms. Such a medical condition is called gigantomastia.
Gigantomastia is a rare condition characterized by excessive breast growth. It may occur spontaneously, during puberty or pregnancy, or while taking certain medications.
The team at the Plastic surgery unit led by Consultant Plastic Surgeon Dr. Kalanzi Edris Wamala and Dr. Alenyo Rose carried out the surgery for about three hours.
The surgeon revealed that the surgery was successful and that the post-surgery period was smooth. He further stated that the patient was discharged a few days after surgery.