Breast reduction is a surgical procedure used to reduce the size of the breast by removing fat, breast tissue and skin. The idea is to get smaller and firmer breasts which are more in proportion with the rest of the body. However, in many cases, the aim is to solve problems caused to health and well-being such as: backache, neck ache or discomfort when taking part in certain activities.
Reduce size of the breast
Improve body proportions
Solve health issues
Improve quality of life
There are various ways to carry out a breast reduction but usually the incisions are made in the form of an anchor around the areola through which the excess skin, fat and breast skin is removed. Then the areola and the nipple are placed in their new position and in some cases, liposuction is used.
The operation usually lasts between 3 and 4 hours, a general anaesthetic is used and the patient usually spends 2-3 nights in hospital. After the operation, some drainage tubes are put in and the area is dressed with a compression bandage to aid recovery.
Type of procedure: surgical.
Length of procedure: approx. 3-4 hours.
Hospitalisation: 1 night.
Recovery: 7 days.
After the operation, the patient may lose nipple sensitivity for a while. They can return to work about two weeks after the operation and lead a relatively normal life after 4-5 days.
Dr Carballeira will prescribe medication to get rid of any discomfort which could last a couple of weeks.
Scar practically disappears over time
Breast reduction is an operation which has a high level of patient satisfaction as long as the patient puts themselves in the hands of a good surgeon. Not only does it make the patient look better but it often helps solve health problems and get rid of discomfort that patients suffer every day.
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