BREAST REDUCTION

 

While many women are concerned that their breasts are too small, other women have the opposite problem: breasts that are disproportionately large and heavy, preventing you from participating in a variety of activities.

Many women have difficulty finding clothes that match and find clothing that does not draw too much attention to the breasts.

Massive breasts can also create discomfort and tension in the neck, back and shoulders or skin irritation due to the skin under the breasts rubbing and causing stinging. Bra straps can also cause shoulder injuries.

Another factor may be pregnancy and breastfeeding which lead to changes in breast size and size.

Breast reduction is designed to restore balance and proportion to the body profile, creating a more attractive shape that can be obtained at any age, but it is advisable to wait until the breasts stop growing.

If you want to breast-feed, you should discuss this with Dr. Pascal.

WHICH PATIENTS CAN PERFORM THE OPERATION:

·         Women with oversized breasts that are not proportional to the rest of the body

·         Women whose breasts are heavy, with the areolas and nipples lowered

·         Those with asymmetrical breasts

·        Women who suffer from persistent migraine headaches because massive breasts cause this condition

·         Those who suffer from skin irritation under the breasts (rash)

·         Women with pain in the shoulders, back or neck due to the weight of the breasts

·         When physical activity is restricted due to hard hanging breasts

Although breast reduction offers a lot of benefits, it is essential to know that this is the right procedure for you before moving on with surgery.

Dr. Pascal will carefully evaluate your problems, physical symptoms and desires for your appearance to determine if breast reduction is the best choice for you.

 

PREOPERATIVE ANALYSIS

Blood Tests.

Imaging investigations.

Breast ultrasound – in young patients.

Mammography – in patients over 40 years of age or for the evaluation of suspicious lesions.

It is recommended to quit smoking at least 2 weeks before the operation.

 

HOW THE OPERATION GOES

The operation involves making incisions to remove excess skin and breast tissue.

The next step is to resize the areola (if it is large in size, relative to the new size of the breast) and reposition it at a normal level on the chest.

For extra volume, breast implants can be inserted.

The duration of the procedure is between 2 – 4 hours and is performed under general anesthesia.

Hospitalization usually lasts one day, depending on the patient’s condition.

 

POSSIBLE COMPLICATIONS

Complications can occur with any cosmetic surgery. Possible allergies, hemorrhage of the hematoma or the appearance of an infection.

The scars left after the operation heal, and after about 6 months or 1 year they become almost undetectable. For this it is necessary to strictly follow the doctor’s instructions.

 

POSTOPERATIVE INDICATIONS

Sometimes it is necessary to place a drain tube for 24-48 hours, which will remove excess fluid from the operated area.

The intervention causes moderate discomfort, but can be controlled with regular antiallergic medication (algocalmin, nurofen, paracetamol). An oral antibiotic will also be given 5 days postoperatively.

After the operation, the patient should lie on her back with her chest slightly raised.

It is recommended to wear a compressive elastic bustier for 6 weeks.

For 3 months after surgery, avoid physical exertion involving the pectoral muscles and sun exposure.