Technically known as Reduction Mammoplasty. It is surgery that seeks to reduce the glandular tissue, fat and skin of the breasts, making it more proportional to the rest of the body and frequently giving relief to discomfort due to excessive weight and consequently facilitating the way of dressing. The shape and size of the scars vary depending on the needs of the patient. It can be performed under general or local anesthesia and the hospitalization time may be 24 hours or as agreed with your doctor.
Breast reduction surgery
Currently, there are several mammoplasty techniques capable of achieving excellent levels of satisfaction and results. The current trend is to try to employ, as much as possible, techniques that use reduced incisions, in an attempt to provide the patient with nice-shaped breasts with smaller scars. Normally, these techniques are most advised for patients with good quality skin and a discreet increase in breast size. When there is insufficient tissue in the breast itself, the volume may be increased using a breast implant, and skin flaccidity adjusted, when necessary, through a periareolar, vertical, inverted “T” incision, or a combination of these . In general, the size and type of scar are proportional to the degree of sagging present. As with any surgical procedure, mammoplasty involves incisions somewhere in the breast. To maximize the aesthetic result, and your well-being, we try to make these incisions in strategic places to try to make the scars less noticeable.
Local, epidural or associated anaesthesia, at the discretion of the surgeon. Surgery time: Depending on each type of breast, from two and a half hours to four hours, it can be extended a little more, in some cases. Meanwhile, the time of the surgical act should not be confused with the time of permanence of the patient in the surgical center environment. This permanence also involves the period of anaesthetic preparation and postoperative recovery.
Recovery from Breast Reduction Surgery
Patients undergoing mammoplasty should remain at rest for about 3-5 days, avoiding raising their arms above shoulder level for 2 weeks. The use of a suitable support for 1-2 months is advised to allow the healing of the tissues in the ideal position and to accelerate the reabsorption of the swelling. The final result can only be appreciated with total accommodation of tissues and total swelling resorption which typically occur after 3-6 months. Points are removed after approximately 14-21 days and the return to physical activities is usually allowed after 1 month. Any sport that uses the arms intensely should be avoided for 2 months. Finally we advise the treatment of the scars during the first 6 months, aiming to avoid darkened, hypertrophic and keloid scars.