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Frequently Asked Questions about Breast Reduction -FAQS

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What is a breast reduction?

Breast reduction, technically known as Reduction Mammoplasty, is the surgical procedure aimed at reducing the gland, fat tissue and the skin that surrounds it, forming smaller, higher, tighter and more harmonized breasts.

Who are the candidates for breast reduction?

Most patients have surgery because the large breast volume restricts their normal activities. Women with large breasts may experience a number of problems related to breast weight and size, such as back, neck and shoulder pain and skin irritation. All women who have large breasts and/or have any of these symptoms are a good candidate for surgery.  Also in asymmetrical breasts or women that cause them a psychological problem when undressing.

How’s the procedure?

The techniques are very varied, in Clinica Sanza we adjust it to the best result for each patient. Although all of them seek a higher position of the areola, a narrowing of the base and above all that the form is natural. The surgery consists in the removal of skin, gland and fat, moving the mammary areola to its new position. The scar in this surgery is generally around the areola and a vertical scar and in some cases requires a horizontal scar that with special care may be little visible.

 How long does the surgery take?

About 2 or 3 hours.

Will I lose the sensitivity of the areola and nipples?

Usually it is not lost and if it happens the sensitivity recovers in a few months. This will depend fundamentally on the type of breast reduction, that is to say, on the volume prior to the surgery since in situations of gigantomastia, the mammary nerves are so distended that they will not be able to recover. In the first few weeks it will be normal to have a corking sensation, but it is normal for you to recover your sensitivity in the months following the surgery and remain as before the intervention.

 Are the results permanent?

The results are permanent but not for life. All breasts tend to drooping breasts as a result of gravity. Since the volume of your breasts after breast reduction will be less, they will fall more slowly, but you should keep in mind that it is the quality of your skin that will fundamentally determine the rate at which your breasts fall.

How’s the post-op?

The postoperative period is slightly painful and tolerable. In the first 24 hours the patient will wear a compressive bandage and drains, which will later be removed. Then we’ll put on a special post-op bra. The recovery is gradually progressive with noticeable improvement after 72 hours where the patient can be incorporated into regular activities of little physical effort.

Can I breastfeed after breast reduction?

Of course I do. If the patient is young and wishes to breastfeed, we will remove more fat and less breast tissue. If, on the other hand, you do not want to breastfeed or you have already had children, we advise you to remove more glandular tissue so that your breasts cannot grow during menopause.

Can it be done without scarring?

There is no way to reduce breast size other than by surgery. Now, depending on the previous size and the desired size we can do three techniques:

-Periareolar: scar only on areolas

-Vertical: Scar on areolas and up to submammary furrow.

T inverted: as the vertical but a scar more in submammary furrow in the form of anchor.

In Sanza Clinic we make 90% of reductions only with periareolar or vertical, and scars are barely noticeable after 1 year of surgery.

Does a breast reduction look nice?

Of course I do. It is one of the most gratifying aesthetic surgeries for several reasons: more beautiful breasts, more youthful, more comfortable and more elegant and discreet.

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