Will I require hospitalization?
The length of your hospital stay depends on your health condition after surgery.
The breast reduction procedure
Types of incisions
Performed in mild hypertrophic breasts.
Used in moderate hypertrophic breasts with moderate ptosis. This incision provides better breast projection and also avoids the scar in the crease beneath breast. The redundant skin is pinched in the medial line to determine the excess to be removed.
Inverted T incision:
This is one of the most commonly performed breast reduction procedures. The inverted T incision is indicated when a minor-to-moderate reduction is required.
Preoperative markings are essential for obtaining optimum results.
The procedure begins by determining the incision lines. With the patient standing or sitting upright, the position of the new nipple-areola complex is marked. The size of the nipple-areola complex would be reduced. Once the proper nipple-areola complex location has been determined, incisions are made around the nipple-areola complex and the skin is deepithelialized. Then, the selected breast tissue is resected. Once the nipple is elevated, sutures are used to approximate the skin. The breast pillars are approximated to conify the breast, skin excess is resected, drains are inserted and the closure at the inframammary crease is done.
Once both breasts have been reduced, careful attention is paid to the symmetry of the breasts and position of the nipple. Depending on the volume of resected breast tissue and position of the nipple, the surgeon may – or may not- choose to perform an areola transposition.