Way-too-large breasts are not a problem just in terms of aesthetics, but also in terms of health. Body parts such as the neck and shoulders are especially affected. There are many techniques to reduce to get breats size reduced, being that one that fits the anatomy and the individual expectations of the patient the first option.
As a general rule, the larger the breasts, the larger the scars. These can show up around the areola or form an inverted T in the lower area of breasts. In addition to the incisor, the laser can also be an excellent option to get breasts reduced, if surgeon says so. In any case, before undergoing this procedure, the medical team will ask you for a mammogram prior to surgery to rule out malignant tumors and another one three months after the surgery to use it as a reference for future mammograms.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE OPERATION:
- This intervention usually takes about 2 hours.
- Normally, general anesthesia is used.
- The hospital stay lasts a day.
- You will carry drains to extract the blood accumulated during the intervention for two to four days after the same.
- Patient stays in the country between 6 and 7 days.
- After the operation, a special bra must be used for 3 weeks.
- The final result will be visible in 2 months.
WHAT IS AN AESTHETIC CHEST REDUCTION SURGERY? WHO ARE SUITABLE FOR THIS SURGERY?
Breasts that have excessive mass are usually the cause of back and neck pain, as well as kyphosis. Often these also trigger numbness in the arms as a result of the pressure to which the nerve is subjected when resorting to the bra. In extreme cases, some respiratory difficulty is also detected.
It is common that, for those having a large breast, the continuous friction between the skin of the chest and the bra fabric causes rashes and even wounds. In addition, these get daily physical activity limited.
Moreover, out-of-proportion breasts makes the person have a very hard time when it comes to selecting clothes, which in some cases generates psychological and social disorders. That is why, by going through breast reduction surgery, not only breasts, get a natural appearance, but also all these problems mentioned above are avoided and people can enjoy a better life.
It is important to note that the transformation of the chest may be due to different factors such as genetic, hormonal changes or to certain diseases that come up over time. Similarly, it is not unusual in young women that weight changes or problems during breastfeeding get breast tissue increased and nipples enlarged.
In the very first consultation, you should tell the surgeon your expectations by answering two questions: Why do you think you need this operation? And what are your expectations for this surgery? Once he/she heard you, knows your history, your discomfort, family history and asks you for a mammogram, will proceed to an examination to analyse the size of your chest, the shape, your skin’s condition, your age, what can be done to improve your breasts and tell you all sorts of details about the specific procedure to be followed and the results.
In this phase, it is key not to leave any question unasked, since the surgeon will be pleased to share with you all the details about the intervention, the duration, the discomfort you may go through, the scar, the sensitivity of nipples, the risks or the anesthesia.
GETTING READY FOR THE SURGERY
If you have high blood pressure, you are a smoker, you consume certain substances or anything else the doctor should be aware of, you should let him know.
After breast reduction surgery you will sleep in the hospital and, depending on how it went, you’ll be discharged the next day or a couple of days later.
In breast reduction aesthetic surgery, breast tissue is remodeled according to the person’s body size. In this one, both the tissue and the skin of breasts are intervened. In addition, the nipple is repositioned in the area that looks best. All this is carried out under general anesthesia and surgery lasts about 4 hours.
Whichever method is used, the scar will be virtually invisible around the nipple or inverted T-shaped in the breast fold. Both are imperceptible.
The postoperative period of a breast reduction intervention rarely causes pain or discomfort. Discomfort when moving the arms after the operation is extremely rare. As soon as the operation is over, bandages are applied to the chest and maintained with drainage tubes that are removed 24 to 72 hours later.
The nipple’s bandage is removed two days later; ageneral bandage is removed seven days later. Normally, stitches are removed after 7 to 10 days.
The patient should use a sports bra and have massage sessions for about 6 weeks to ease inflammation and prevent a possible numbness of nipples during those first days of postoperative.
WHEN CAN WE GET BACK TO NORMAL LIFE?
Patients can get back to work a week later and are advised to avoid sports activities for 3 months. It should be noted that breast reduction aesthetic surgery delivers permanent results, improving physical and psychological aspects of those who go through to it.