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Breast Procedures


Will I require hospitalization?

The length of your hospital stay depends on your health condition after surgery.

The breast reduction procedure


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Breast Procedures

Types of incisions

Periareolar incision:

Performed in mild hypertrophic breasts.

Vertical incision:

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.

Postoperative care

What can I expect after breast reduction surgery?

As with any other breast surgery, you may experience some pain and discomfort which may be minimized through pain medication. Inform immediately to your physician, if painful or uncomfortable symptoms persist.

Your doctor or hospital nurse will instruct you about proper caring for the bandages. You should call your doctor immediately if you experience severe pain, heat, excessive swelling, secretion, or erythema in the treated site.


Your doctor or hospital nurse will instruct you about specific massage techniques following your surgery to help keep your breasts soft and natural looking.

Topical medications must be applied according to the medical prescription.
Accepting the scarring associated with breast reduction surgery is a real concern for many patients. However, regardless of the scarring, most patients choose reduction surgery to restore the size and shape of the breasts.

Although, plastic surgery works to develop new techniques to restore the shape and size of breasts, the patient should clearly understand that outcomes only depend on her individual circumstances. Therefore, it is difficult that adult women may restore the juvenile appearance of breasts. Most patients refer being satisfied with the results from breast reduction surgery.


Drainage tubes are removed within the following 24-48 hours. after surgery

The patient must rest at home for the first hours following surgery, in order to avoid risk of developing complications such as hematoma.

Because breast reduction involves manipulation of the breast tissues, you may experience some loss of sensitivity in your breasts and the nipple area after surgery. Many patients recover their level of sensitivity 3-4 weeks following surgery, but some may take even one year. For some patients the breast sensitivity may be definitively reduced.

It is important to use a good supportive bra during the 3 months following reduction surgery.
Quite frequently many patients experience a brief period of depression and anxiety. These feelings may be caused by different reasons, such as the combination of pain medications, the post-surgical stress or the frustration of waiting for results to appear. In fact, this is quite normal. Your feelings of sadness and depression will subside as you heal.