Breast reduction or breast reduction

Written by: Dra. Ainhoa Barriola Azaldegi
Published: | Updated: 11/11/2018
Edited by: Top Doctors®

Breast reduction or reduction mammoplasty is a surgical procedure that reduces the size by removing fat, skin and breast tissue smaller, lighter and stronger making. In addition, you can reduce the size of the areola and place the nipple-areola complex in a more youthful position. For women with large breasts may present some problems due to excess weight, such as back pain and neck pain, skin irritations under the breast and respiratory problems.


Ideal candidate for a breast

Breast reduction Many women who undergo breast augmentation are concerned about the excessive volume of your chest that interferes with many activities and cause them physical discomfort. In most cases you wait until the chest fully developed, although it may take place earlier if the physical problems are severe. This procedure is not recommended for women who intend to breastfeed after pregnancy.


Planning a breast reduction

During the first appointment, the specialist in Aesthetic Medicine assessed the size and shape of the breast, skin firmness and overall health. He also will scan your breasts and, in some cases, be asked mammography. In addition, various existing techniques will be explained, the size and shape you have your breasts and the options or combination of procedures that are best for you will be discussed. You should state your expectations sincere and straightforward manner, so that the surgeon is also sincere and show you the alternatives available to your problem, with corresponding risks and limitations.

You will also explain what type of anesthesia to be used, whether or not to enter the clinic where the surgery and the costs of the intervention takes place. Breast reduction is only included in the Social Security benefits in extreme cases, a process known as gigantomastia. Do not forget to tell if a smoker or are taking medication or vitamin, number of previous pregnancies and if you think back to become pregnant or breastfeeding.

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By Dra. Ainhoa Barriola Azaldegi
Aesthetic Medicine

Aesthetic Medicine Specialist, Dr.. Barriola is an expert in aesthetic head and neck and body, breast, intimate surgery and aesthetic medicine. Medical equipment belonging to different hospitals and clinics in Spain as reputable as Clinica Planas in Barcelona, ​​currently has his own private practice called Aesthetic Medical Center Ainhoa ​​Barriola Azaldegi and performs surgeries at the Polyclinic in Guipuzcoa Donostia. He has participated in numerous conferences, courses and communications on their specialty, also belongs to several Spanish companies and the European College of Aesthetic Medicine.

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