Things To Keep In Mind Before Undergoing Breast Reduction

Written by: Dra. Isabel de Benito
Published: | Updated: 17/02/2018
Edited by: Anna Raventós Rodríguez

Breast reduction surgery encompasses all surgical techniques aimed at reducing the size of the breast. All of them have implicit a remodeling of the breast, that is to say, in addition to reducing a more harmonious breast, more in line with the physical characteristics of the patient.


Breast Reduction Techniques

There are many techniques to reduce the volume of breasts. The first thing we have to do is to anatomically assess the chest that we are going to operate. It is necessary to know if the proportions are correct, if there is any deformity (apart from the excess volume), and to what distance isola-nipple complex.


Depending on the volume to be reduced, one technique or another will be applied. Some options are relatively simple and with them, a moderate volume can be extracted without using an aggressive technique; And there are others in which are used wider approaches that involve scars with a horizontal component, which is used when you have to extract an excessive volume or when you have to raise the breast a lot.


Mastopexy result


It is the surgeon who has to evaluate how the breast is and what maneuvers will be needed to perform the remodeling of the same, because it is very important to choose the technique indicated for each patient.


In general, breast reduction interventions are highly valued by patients; They themselves say, "they take a load off."


The aesthetic result is very good, and is perceived immediately after the surgery.



Review and follow-up after a breast reduction

In reduction mammoplasties we follow a monitoring system to ensure that healing is good. The patient usually returns to the week, to the month, to the three months, to the six and then annually. We like to follow patients over time.


We also believe that it is very important to follow postoperative physiotherapy, that is, methods to reduce inflammation and shorten the postoperative period. It is performed by physiotherapists specialized in this type of therapy; Drain the inflammation of the area so that postoperative discomfort is reduced and better results are obtained in the long term.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dra. Isabel de Benito
Plastic surgery

Dr. Benito has been president of the Scientific Committee of the European Association of Societies of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (EASAPS). It is a reference doctor specializing in Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery. He has over 10 years of experience and his tenure as surgeon combines with teaching at the Military School of Health in Madrid from October 2007

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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