Breast reduction, or mammoplasty , is a breast reduction surgery designed to help women with large sagging breasts. This operation is aimed to remove excess fat and glandular tissue so that the breast decreases in volume, becomes denser and lighter.
It is also possible to reduce the size of the nipple.
Who May Need Breast Reduction Surgery
Patients with fully formed mammary glands, with good health, non-smokers, maintaining a stable body weight and having a real idea of the results of breast augmentation with implants.
Breast reduction surgery is recommended for women with the following problems:
- Mismatched breast size
- Pain due to large breasts
- Breast skin irritation
- Limitation of physical activity
- Breast asymmetry
Possible Side Effects
- Blood clots
- Increased nipple sensitivity
- Breast asymmetry
Stop taking medications such as aspirin and some vitamins and quit smoking 1 month before the operation.
During the consultation with the doctor of our clinic you will receive detailed advice and instructions on how to prepare for the operation for the best result.
Do not drink or eat after the time set by your doctor 1 day before the operation.
In the morning the day of surgery, take a shower or bath as usual. Prepare comfortable shoes and casual clothing before going to the clinic.
How Mammoplasty Goes
Usually breast reduction surgery in the clinic is performed on an outpatient basis, sometimes the patient needs to stay in the clinic for at least one day. The operation lasts about two hours. The plastic surgeon makes an incision along the areola line of the nipple and down to the base of the breast. With the help of assistants, the surgeon removes excess skin and adipose tissue and returns the nipple to its place.
After Breast Reduction
A special supporting bandage is applied to the chest for one or two days after the operation. During this time, the swelling will subside and the bruises will disappear.
Some bruises can last up to three weeks. The stitches will dissolve in time. Take a shower every day and wear a special supporting bra. Gradually increase physical activity, but avoid exercising or driving.
A few weeks after breast reduction surgery, you can return to your normal lifestyle. However, it is strongly recommended not to lift heavy loads and to refrain from serious loads for 3-4 weeks or more.