Features of Breast Reduction Operation

Written by: Dr. Antonio Porcuna
Published: | Updated: 18/11/2018
Edited by: Anna Raventós Rodríguez

Patients who use a breast reduction intervention are those who have excessive breast volume, either because their development has continued this way or because after breastfeeding the volume has not been reduced or overweight. All these patients seek with the reduction mammary to end the discomfort that implies the volume of their breasts: pains of back, of neck, impossibility of practicing physical exercise and even, psychological disorders and level of communication.


Duration of breast reduction surgery

Mastopexy Breast reduction is an intervention that is always performed under general anesthesia and usually lasts between two and a half hours and three hours (depending on the type of breast that we are going to operate). From that the patient enters until she is discharged usually spend 24 hours.


Postoperative Breast Reduction Surgery

The postoperative is not painful, nor is it necessary to bandage, we just put dressings on the scars and a bra appropriate for the intervention.


It requires treatment of antibiotics, anti-inflammatories and analgesics (although the great majority of the patients does not get to take them, since they do not show pain). However, the postoperative can be a bit uncomfortable since the patient feels limited in her movements (despite not wearing a bandage).


If the patient develops office tasks or does not require physical exercise can rejoin the 3-4 days.


Things to keep in mind about breast reduction surgery

Like all these types of interventions, the patient has to take into account the result of the scars that, although they can be disguised, are for life.


You should also consider that the breast may change after the procedure, for example, if breast enlargement or if pregnant. In the latter case, you may not be able to have breastfeeding because you have cut a lot of canaliculi that are the ones that carry the milk to the nipple.


For more information consult a plastic surgeon .

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. Antonio Porcuna
Plastic surgery

Renowned specialist in Plastic Surgery at the national and international levels. Dr. Porcuna has been President of the Spanish Society of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery. He is also professor of the specialty in different universities. In his 30 year career he has been Head of the Plastic Surgery Central Hospital of Defense of Madrid. He currently heads Clinical & Porcuna Benito in Madrid.


*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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