Intervention to reduce chest. Breast reduction

Written by: Dra. Carmen Iglesias Urraca
Edited by: Top Doctors®

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

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.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dra. Carmen Iglesias Urraca
Plastic surgery

Dr. Iglesias Magpie is a leading specialist in Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery. Expert in microsurgical reconstruction of traumatic aftermath, burns or oncological. Lymphedema is one of its core areas of interest, devoted to surgical treatment of mismo.Además has extensive training in cosmetic surgery body contouring, breast and facial. He combines his care professional work with teaching and research. He has made about 70 presentations at national and international courses, more than 20 publications in refereed journals and several book chapters. It belongs to the research group of the Hospital La Paz, and collaborates with the Institute for Metallurgical Research (CENIM) of the CSIC as a collaborating researcher of some projects. It is Section Head of Plastic Surgery in the Plastic and Burns Hospital Universitario La Paz Surgery, and a member of various associations.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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