Breast reduction is an operation that aims to reduce the total volume of the breast in cases of giant mastitis or significant breast volume which obstructs the patient’s daily life, with the main annoyances being pain in the upper limbs, neck and especially the spine.
With the reduction of the breast, the excess volume of the breasts, the fat and the skin is removed, with the result that in addition to the reduction, the total augmentation of the breast is achieved at the same time.
Patients acquire breasts in harmony with the other proportions of their body and mainly get rid of the unpleasant symptoms of the excessive breast volume they had before.
Breast reduction surgery is performed under general anesthesia and after a complete preoperative examination of the patient.
After proper design, depending on the volume, shape and size of the nipple drop, the most appropriate technique is selected to remove excess skin, gland and fat, while at the same time the nipple is moved to a higher position, where it should normally be, it is located approximately at the height of the middle of the arm.
Inverted or anchor-shaped incisions are located around the nipple-aloe complex, in a vertical incision between the inframammary nipple and the inframammary, and usually present excellent healing!
After the surgery, the patient has a drainage tube in the breast area which helps us to control any hematoma or fluid collection. They are usually removed before the patient leaves the hospital.
The breasts show sensitivity, which is treated by taking analgesics by mouth, while any ecchymosis and swelling gradually subside after 2-3 weeks.
The patient usually returns home the next day and wears a support bandage for a month.
Stitches do not need to be removed because they are usually absorbable.
Returning to work is possible after 15 days, while exercise is recommended after a month.
It is also worth mentioning that after breast reduction, there is a possibility that patients will not be able to breastfeed.
Any tissue removed during surgery is sent for a biopsy.
THE RESULTS ARE IMMEDIATELY VISIBLE AND DRASTICALLY CHANGE PATIENTS’ LIVES!!
- Hematoma (prevented by using drains)
- Bleeding (need to return to surgery)
- Inflammation (treated with antibiotics)
- Disorder in the aesthetics of the nipple.