Breast reduction - mastopexy - breast lift
The breasts are considered the ultimate symbol of feminine sensuality, influencing the social, professional and lifestyle of women. The change in the size of the breasts or even the fall and flaccidity, end up causing a great discomfort and a drop in self confidence and even leaving them more inhibited and insecure in sexual practice. Breasts that are too large can cause spinal problems, shoulder pain and even skin sores caused by the bra strap that supports the weight of the breasts. - Frequently Asked Questions
What is reduction mammaplasty?
Reduction mammaplasty is the plastic surgery used to decrease the volume of the breasts, removing excess glandular tissue and skin providing a more adequate and harmonious size to the body. The surgery reshapes and elevates the breasts, leaving them more beautiful, outlined and firm and consequently with a more youthful appearance.
What are the main indications for mammoplasty?
Patients who present their breasts with excessive size are indicated, in cases of flaccidity and falling of the breasts, with excess skin, very frequent with age or after breastfeeding.
How is the before and after the mammoplasty?
The breasts undergo changes in volume, which become smaller and more appropriate with the patient's body, becoming more harmonious as a whole. Regarding consistency, they will be less flabby, more rigid and elevated. The areolas and nipples will also be corrected in that same surgical time.
How is the post-operative breast reduction surgery?
The postoperative period is usually painless or the patient may experience some discomfort in the breast region. Home rest should be done in the first week. There are restrictions on the movement of the arms until the end of the second week, when the stitches are removed. The return to work and social activities should be around 30 days, from the practice of physical exercises with the arms for about 2 months and exposure to the sun for 3 months. The definitive surgical result is between 6 and 12 months. A surgical bra should be worn for 24 hours for the first 30 days and then for 12 hours for an additional 30 days.
How are the scars of reduction mammaplasty?
The scars are in the shape of an inverted "T" and in most cases it is almost imperceptible if treated in a targeted manner with creams and silicone tapes.
What anesthesia is used and what is the duration of the reduction mammaplasty surgery?
The anesthesia used is general anesthesia that is very safe and offers comfort for both the patient and the surgeon and his team. The surgery lasts an average of 4 hours and the hospital stay is 24 hours.
Can a pregnancy spoil the result of breast reduction?
The answer is yes! However, as there was a breast reduction, the amount of gland is smaller, so the increase would be smaller causing a small loss in most cases. If necessary, it can be solved with a small intervention.