Breast reduction or reduction mammoplasty is a surgical procedure to reduce the size of the breasts by removing fat, breast tissue, and skin, making them smaller, lighter, and firmer.
It can also reduce the size of the areola. However, women with large breasts may have some problems due to this excess weight, such as back and neck pain, skin irritations under the breast, and breathing problems.
The purpose of reduction mammoplasty is to provide women with smaller breasts and with a more symmetrical shape to the rest of their body. In addition, it seeks to reduce and reshape the breasts, placing the nipple-areola in its correct position.
In most cases, we wait until the breast is fully developed. However, it can be performed earlier if the physical problems are fundamental.
We use general anesthesia
The operation is performed under general anesthesia. The surgeon removes the skin, gland, and excess fat, places the nipple in its correct location, and then reshapes the remaining breast.After the operation, a bra bandage is placed and changed after 24-48 hours.
During the first consultation, the plastic surgeon will evaluate the size and shape of the breasts, the skin’s firmness, and your general state of health. A breast exploration will also be performed. In some cases, a mammographic study will be requested according to the patient’s age.
Be sincere in your consultation
ou should sincerely state your expectations so that the plastic surgeon shows you the alternatives available for your problem, with the risks and limitations of each of them.
The surgery is performed under general anesthesia, with the patient remaining asleep during the operation.
After a breast reduction, can return to work in 2 or 3 weeks. Although you can make almost everyday life in a few days, you should limit strenuous physical activity for a few weeks until you recover from the operation. For 1 or 2 weeks, it is advisable to avoid sexual intercourse so that the incisions do not swell; for 3 or 4 weeks, avoid intense physical contact with the breasts. It is usual for trim crusts or a little fluid to appear through the incisions. Your plastic surgeon will see you during the months following surgery to see the evolution. If you have any discomfort between visits or any doubts about what you should or should not do, do not hesitate to call them.