Breast reduction is the name given to surgical treatment to solve problems caused by having excessively big breasts. This condition can be psychologically disturbing for a woman as she has extremely small breasts, causing feelings of insecurity and embarrassment. In addition, there are physical problems associated with large breasts: discomfort in the breasts, pain in the shoulder and neck, back pain, etc...
The operation is designed to reduce, elevate, and firm the breasts. It involves reducing breast volume, removing breast tissue, and restoring a normal contour consistent with the patient's aesthetic proportions to give the patient a natural look. It also involves restoring the nipple to the new shape of the breast.
Technical Information for Breast Reduction
This technique has two objectives:
- To lift the areola.
- To reduce the size of the breast.
Depending on the size of the breast, the surgical procedure is different.
- When the breasts are very big the surgical procedure consists of the classic technique by means of which a scar is left in the form of reversed "T".
- However, when the volume of the breast is big but there is no excess flaccidity and the skin is in good condition, the scars are limited to the periareolar area with a vertical scar.
The outcome of the scars will depend largely on the recovery and scarring of the patient, we must always keep this in mind before making a decision about the surgical procedure.
What do I have to do before pre-operation?
- Complete blood test.
- ECG while resting.
- Chest x-rays.
- Bilateral mammography.
After the surgery
It will be necessary to purchase a sports or surgical bra. The patient should avoid excessive movements and efforts during the first 15 days until the stitches have been completely removed.
During the first few days, lymphatic massages are helpful in preventing edema and possible bruising. Once the stitches are removed, a process is carried out to treat and heal the scars, this process will determine the future aspect of the breasts.
Breast Reduction Treatment Information
- Anesthesia: general anesthesia.
- Place of the procedure: Hospital.
- Surgery time: between 3 and 5 hours.
- Length of hospital stay: 1 day.
Breast Reduction Frequently Asked Questions
Am I a candidate for breast reduction surgery?
The best candidates for breast reduction surgery are women whose breasts have fully developed and who experience physical discomfort due to the size of their breasts.
What are the benefits of breast reduction surgery?
Breast reduction surgery can remedy a number of problems associated with large breasts, including: back and neck pain, shoulder strain, poor posture, skin irritation and infection, shortness of breath, difficulty participating in sports or other recreational activities, difficulty dressing, and so on.
What are the risks involved with this type of surgery?
As with all surgical operations, breast reduction surgery carries some risks. Complications may include infection, blood clots, adverse reaction to anesthesia, nerve damage, loss of sensation, asymmetry, and scarring. In some cases, a woman may lose the ability to breastfeed.
What does this type of surgery involve?
Techniques for breast reduction vary. However, the procedure is almost always performed under general anesthesia. In general, the doctor will make an anchor-shaped incision that will extend around the nipple, down the middle of the breast, and under the breast. The surgeon then removes excess fat, skin, and tissue and repositions the skin and areola.
Is it possible to breastfeed after surgery?
In this type of surgery and in many cases, women may lose the ability to breastfeed.
Will I lose nipple sensitivity after surgery?
It usually does not affect nipple sensitivity.
Will the results last?
They will last, but not forever. The breast will continue its own aging process.
Will the scars be visible?
It depends on many reasons: your own healing process, your tendency to develop keloids, etc.
Is the post-surgical period painful?
No, it is not painful and soon you will return to your normal life, just like before surgery.
The next step is to make a private appointment with your surgeon. Thanks to our online form, you can contact us. We will be happy to talk to you on the phone and answer any questions you may have. We know how important this procedure is to you. Our goal is to provide you with unsurpassed service.