Breast hypertrophy, enlargement of breast tissue, is a frequent complaint among women, and it is correlated to hereditary factors, virginal breast hypertrophy, or obesity.
This condition may be correlated to your posture, back pain, rashes on the inframammary fold, and even bra strap lines on the shoulder area. Besides physical factors, there is also an important psychological one — the feeling of inferiority as well as difficulty in adapting socially and professionally.
Reduction mammoplasty, or breast reduction, reduces size and corrects pendulous breasts.
Am I a candidate for this procedure?
Mammoplasty is recommended for patients will fully developed breasts but are concerned with excessively large breasts.
Mammoplasty is performed in a hospital, under general anestesia, and with the supervision and monitoring of an anesthesiologist. The type of incision varies from case to case, usually resulting on a inverted “T” shaped scar around the nipples.
The duration of the procedure is 3 hours and the patient has to stay overnight.
Breast reduction recovery
The patient should use a surgical bra for 60 days. It is important to sleep on your back for 2 months and avoid physical activities. You may resume any personal care activities after surgery.
Follow-up visits should be made as advised by your plastic surgeon.
How long will my results last?
It is not possible to predict the durability of a mammoplasty result. The result will depend on several individual factors, which varies from patient to patient. For example: genetic factors, lifestyle, and skin care.
The combination of dermatological procedures and proper skin care is important to maintain post-surgery results.