Breast Reduction (Mammoplasty)

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Breast Reduction (Mammoplasty)

Breast Reduction

Do you feel that your breasts are so big that your back hurts? and you need breast reduction (Mammoplasty). If so, it would be best if you have the option to undergo surgery to reduce the size of your breasts and to help you discover if it is the best for you, I invite you to know the first and most basic thing you should know about this process surgical.

Procedure for a breast reduction (Mammoplasty) surgery

I invite you to know completely step by step living people who decide to undergo a procedure of breast reduction (Mammoplasty), whether you are male or female.

This is what you have to know first-hand, if you are already looking for information on how this breast reduction (Mammoplasty) surgery is, what you have to do before entering the operating room, which is what will happen during the procedure and what the instructions should be so that after of the surgery you count on a successful recovery process that allows you to enjoy the results promptly.

Befor and after breast reduction

  1. Pre-operative process: What happens before a breast reduction (Mammoplasty)?

Before entering the breast reduction (Mammoplasty) surgery you must go through a thorough pre-operative process, so that both you and your patient know the steps to follow, report the risks and discuss with your doctor what your goals are, so your doctor I could recommend the best technique for your case and leave the instructions that you must follow so that the whole procedure is successful and without major complications.

How is the first consultation for a breast reduction (Mammoplasty)?

In the first consultation with your doctor you should not be afraid or ashamed, this first introductory step is very simple and it will be useful for you to inform yourself about the breast reduction (Mammoplasty) surgery and know a little about the person that would be taking care of you in the procedure and thus analyze if is a person that inspires confidence or not, but for you to have a rough idea of the topics to be discussed, usually the following aspects are usually discussed:

The doctor will ask you about your motivations to want to submit to this procedure and see if this process is ideal for you or have other alternatives

The objectives you want to achieve will be evaluated and based on this, the doctor will talk about the possible results you can achieve and a plan for the breast reduction (Mammoplasty) surgery will be made

You will be informed about the risks, complications and side effects that may arise after the procedure

Your doctor talks about your health conditions and a little about the basic pre-operative and post-operative medical instructions to follow

We talk about the start-to-finish costs that this procedure demands and also the financing plans provided by the chosen clinic.

Your doctor will inform you about the kinds of techniques that can be used for this type of operation, so that you can say what you would like and your doctor can analyze which would be the best for you, and then reach an agreement.

Pre-operative instructions for successful breast reduction (Mammoplasty)

In order to reduce the chances of risk during the procedure and after the procedure, doctors usually recommend that before 2 weeks before the procedure the following indications are followed:

Avoid anticoagulant medications, the consumption of aspirin and vitamin supplements to herbal bases, as they usually increase the risk of bleeding during the process.

Avoid the consumption of tobacco and alcoholic beverages since they avoid the oxygenation of the blood, which can cause complications during breast reduction (Mammoplasty) surgery

Do not consume any food or drink at least 6 hours before the procedure or as recommended by the doctor

You must ask a trusted person to accompany you to your every day that is discharged, because after the procedure will not be able to return home alone.

  1. How is the procedure of a breast reduction (Mammoplasty)?

Before starting the procedure, we usually have a brief talk with the patient where the objectives of the surgery, the medical history of the patient and, above all, the possible results that could be had are discussed. be sure that the doctor or the patient has not escaped knowledge of any important detail and know that they will proceed to what was agreed in the previous medical appointments.

Step # 1: Placement of anesthesia

At this point try to be as relaxed as possible, since you will be placed a general anesthesia that will prevent you from feeling pain, discomfort or seeing what doctors do.

Step # 2: Making the incisions

After having sedated you and the doctors are sure that you will feel absolutely nothing, the surgeon in charge will make incisions that will depend on the type of technique that has been agreed to use with your doctor, in order to provide you with the best aesthetic benefits satisfaction to your needs without risking your overall health.

Step # 3: Breast reduction (Mammoplasty) size

The realization of the incisions will allow the extraction of the precise amount of tissues and fat that will allow the patient the desired size of breasts, when removing the tissue inside the breasts then the excess skin that will remain after the extraction will be cut, this will help the breasts not lose firmness and in case the patient had agreed with the surgeon a breast lift procedure together with the breast reduction (Mammoplasty) this will be the moment in which the doctor tenses the skin for the desired effect.

It is recommended that people who have large breasts because of accumulated fat undergo a liposuction procedure in the area, in order to reduce the size of their breasts, in this way they would reduce the risk of suffering unnecessary scarring and having to undergo a more complicated procedure, such as breast reduction (Mammoplasty) with incisions.

Step # 4: Repositioning the nipples

After the decrease in the size of the breasts it will also be necessary that the nipples move and be placed attached to their new size and shape. In some cases and depending on the initial size of the patient’s breasts and the size to which they have been reduced, it is likely that it will not be necessary to remove the nipple and then move it, in cases where the patient has very large breasts, usually the nipple. it is trimmed and then repositioned.

Step # 5: Closed incisions

To finish the procedure, it will give way to the creation of sutures with which the incisions made will be closed, although nowadays the doctors not only give the option of closed with sutures but also other more revolutionary techniques that have as object that the result final is more natural and without visible scars.

The approximate length of time for a breast reduction (Mammoplasty) varies from 2 to 5 hours depending on the patient’s personal situation, the agility of the surgeon, the technique to be implemented and the conditions of the chosen medical clinic.

  1. Post-operative process: What happens after a breast reduction (Mammoplasty)? 
  • After surgery of breast reduction (Mammoplasty), the doctor will routinely place drainages in the sinuses to prevent tissue from accumulating in the area and this may cause an infection or prevent a good and rapid healing.
  • It is important that care be taken to regularly clean drains and incisions, to keep the area clean and free of bacteria.
  • During the recovery process the patient should stay in bed and avoid physical efforts or activities.
  • You need to ask someone for help to help you clean up, be aware of your medications and help you with what you need.
  • You will have to attend a post-surgical appointment where the doctor will put a surgical bra to help you with the weight of your breasts, this device will also help to make your recovery faster, that you have the breasts in place and that the results are not they lost.
  • You must be careful to sleep in an elevated position to avoid bleeding and that the sutures made in the incisions can be opened.
  • You will not be able to consume tobacco or alcoholic beverages for at least a month and a half after your surgery, this will prevent bad scarring and end up with notorious scars due to lack of oxygenation of the blood.

Risks after breast reduction (Mammoplasty) surgery

Knowing the possible risks associated with breast reduction (Mammoplasty) surgery is an important part of deciding whether to be sure you want to undergo this type of procedure or not. Among the risks associated with this type of procedure, are the following:

  • Bones of irregular size / shape:
  • Nipples in unequal position:
  • Reduction of sensitivity in the breasts
  • Breastfeeding problems.

It has been discovered that people who undergo this procedure using the technique of vertical incisions have less risk of suffering problems to breastfeed in the future, this is because in this procedure only part of the nipple is touched, that will help a part of your breast and your nipple remain intact.

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