Breast Reduction


 

 

Breast Reduction

Reduction mammoplasty (breast reduction) can solve problems large breasts and beyond, which can range from pain in the neck, ears, back and skin irritation to skeletal deformities and breathing problems. Other problems, but minor present, are difficult to purchase a bra and clothing choice. These phenomena reflect negatively on the woman's psyche, the same as small breasts.

 

What patients may benefit from reduction mammoplasty?

Breast reduction is addressed to women with sagging and big breasts . At the initial consultation is important to discuss with the surgeon about the desired expectations, because each has a different view of size, breast shape and appearance of scars. You should discuss where the nipple and areola will be positioned and to know the scars will result.

 

Surgery risks

  There is no surgery without risks. Being a big surgery, risks should be discussed in detail with the surgeon and the anesthesiologist before surgery. Besides the risks involved in any general anesthesia, infection or hematoma can occur which can lead to scarring.

 

 Postoperative Indications

  Before surgery,  it is necessary to make a mammogram or breast ultrasound, do not eat or drink anything after midnight before the operation, is prohibited aspirin and drugs, 2 weeks before surgery, usually to women they are to be made outside the menstrual period, must notify the surgeon and anesthetist if you have medical problems (hypertension, vascular problems, heart failure, diabetes, lung problems, bleeding problems, epilepsy, neurological problems, allergies to certain drugs) should tell your doctor if you wear dentures or contact lenses; Avoid extra exposure to the sun before surgery, do not follow a strict diet before surgery may delay healing because, if you catch a cold or an infection of any kind, surgery should be postponed.

 

SURGERY

Breast reduction is performed under general anesthesia. It takes between 2-3 hours. There are many techniques, the most common procedure involves an anchor-shaped incision, following the natural contour of the breast. Excess skin is excised, the nipple and areola are moved upwards after a predetermined design. It can be associated liposuction to remove fat from the armpit.

 

Postoperative Recovery

After discharging the strings are removed 12 days after surgery. You must wear a surgical bra for 2-3 months, preferably Maren series. Resumption of work can be done up to one week after surgery and demanding sports should be avoided for 1 month. Operation will not stop breastfeeding during a new pregnancy but adversely affect the scars and breast position. On scars up to 6 months they swell and blush and after 9 months - 1 year, flatten and lighter color. It is recommended to avoid sun exposure for 1 year after surgery.

CONCLUSIONS

You should note that the new position of the breasts will not be permanent - the tasks, aging and weight fluctuations. Doing this will get rid of the physical discomfort of large breasts, your body will be better proportioned and clothes will fit you better and, most importantly, you will pass over  the complex.

 

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