Reduction mammoplasty – Breast reduction


What is reduction mammoplasty or breast reduction?


Breast reduction, or REDUCTION MAMMOPLASTY consists of a volumetric reduction of breast size and weight, leading to renewed breast firmness.


This is a procedure aimed at women with overly large or drooping breasts, a condition which may at times lead to health problems, such as back pain, respiratory problems, or skeletal deformities. During the procedure, the size of the areola is also reduced, if necessary, so that the result is in line with breast size. In this case, women who plan to breastfeed should bear in mind that it is better to have the procedure after nursing has ended.


In case of overweight patients, it is advisable for them to lose weight prior to surgery to obtain better results.


How is reduction mammoplasty performed?


The most commonly used method for this type of surgery is to make an incision to remove excess tissue, fat and remaining skin, and adjust the position of the areola so it is consistent with the reshaped breast. The technique can vary depending on each patient, and itis the surgeon who decides how to proceed.


Areduction mammoplasty requires general anesthesia, and can last between two and three hours, although it varies case by case. In-patient recovery after the procedure lasts usually about a day.


Recommendations after breast reduction.


Following surgery, it is advisable to wear a sports bra, which after a few days can be replaced by a softer surgical bra. It is normal to experience discomfort during the first postoperative days, as well as notice a loss of sensitivity in the nipple and areola, which is recovered after a brief period.


The scars require strict care, since this will determine which marks will remain visible or not after surgery.


A defined mandibular arch, a chin that is in proportion with the rest of your face and a well-defined facial oval are aspects that determine whether a face is attractive or not, hence the importance of treating this lower third of your face whenever necessary.

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