Breast reduction or reduction mammoplasty is performed to correct large and sagging breasts. In addition to compromising appearance, bulky breasts can bring physical discomfort, causing back and shoulder pain, postural problems, and rashes in the lower portion.
Breast surgery has several indications. Among them are the giant breasts that are overdeveloped breasts. For these cases the technique of breast reduction is indicated, which corrects the esthetic and functional problem, since the very large breasts damage the cervical lumbar spine.
How is it done?
The traditional technique for this procedure results in a scar that surrounds the areola and continues downwards in inverted T shape. Through the incisions are removed excess skin, glandular tissue and fat. Afterwards, breast remodeling and repositioning of the nipples are done, resulting in a firmer consistency and less flaccidity. The conical and rounded shape of the breasts should be sought. Liposuction can be associated to remove fat from the lateral chest wall to the breasts, aiming at a more harmonic final body contour.
New techniques with reduced incisions and smaller scars can be used in selected patients, and their adequacy is evaluated during the consultation. Proper planning and execution are critical to good patient outcome and satisfaction.
Surgery Time3 - 4 hours
AnesthesiaGeneral (in most cases)
Internment8 - 12 hours
Important Post-Operative Facts
AFTER 14 DAYSEnd of demanding rest. Avoid too much effort and do not raise your arms.
AFTER 30 DAYSGo back to driving and raise your arms.
AFTER 45 DAYSPossibility to take light walks.
45 to 60 DAYSEnd of the use of the post-surgical bra.