Breast hypertrophy is a condition characterized by an excessive volume of breasts can cause physical discomfort (backaches, sore shoulders bra or appearance of skin lesions in the submammary) and conditional changes clothing or physical activities. The breast is usually large, slightly elastic and hard.
To treat it , we have breast reduction surgery, a technique that can reduce the size of the breast, change its shape and reposition it in a suitable position, leaving a hidden scars.
Breast reduction is performed under general anesthesia and lasts 2 to 4 hours.
There are many techniques, and specialist in Plastic Surgery selects the most appropriate depending on the volume, the height of the breast and nipple, the width and shape of the breast.
Subsequent scars can be of three types:
- A scar around the areola.
- A periareolar scar and a vertical scar from the previous to the fold.
- The above two a scar on submammary, inverted T - shaped.
Postoperative breast reduction surgery
Breast reduction surgery requires an overnight hospital stay.
During the immediate postoperative period you will need to wear a special bra for a month or so. After the intervention, the sensitivity of the nipples will be reduced and will recover gradually.
The swelling will decrease over the next 3-6 weeks.
It is not a painful procedure, but for 3 weeks should not be any sudden exercises.
The scars remain normal maturing process. In the first 3-6 months will turn red to be gradually clearing in the next 12-18 months, when given for completion of the ripening process.