Top Breast Reduction Procedure Medellin
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Breast reduction (reduction mammoplasty)
Procedure that consists of reducing the size of the breasts; getting a breast adequate in its size and shape, beautiful, firm and proportional to the rest of the body. In addition, they manage to improve the symptoms caused by this excess weight, such as back and neck pain, skin irritations under the breast and respiratory problems. You can also reduce the size of the areolas.
Breast reduction is usually done to alleviate a physical problem, rather than for aesthetic reasons. The majority of women who undergo this procedure are concerned about the excessive volume of their breasts that interfere with many activities and cause physical discomfort.
In most cases it is expected until the breasts have fully developed to perform the surgery, although it can be done before, if the physical problems are very important. During the first consultation, the plastic surgeon will evaluate the size and shape of the breasts, the firmness of the skin. In all cases, a breast ultrasound or mammography will be requested as a pre-operative examination, according to their age. The different surgical techniques will be explained, the size and shape of your breasts and the options or combination of procedures that are best for you will be discussed.
You must express your expectations in a sincere and frank manner, so that the plastic surgeon is also frank and shows you the available alternatives for your problem, with the risks and limitations of each of them. Do not forget to tell if you are a smoker or take any medication, vitamin or natural medication, the number of previous pregnancies and if you plan to become pregnant again or breastfeed. Do not hesitate to ask any questions you may have, especially those related to your expectations about the results.
The surgery is performed in an operating room, within a clinic or hospital that has all the resources, such as hospitalization and Intensive Care Unit (ICU). The surgery is performed under general anesthesia.
A mammary reduction lasts between 4 and 5 hours. There are several techniques, but generally the incisions are shaped like an anchor placed around the areola, in a vertical line down from the areola and in a horizontal line in the groove below the the breast Other techniques leave the scar vertical or around the areola. Through these incisions the excess of skin, fat and breast tissue is removed and the areola and nipple are repositioned in their new position; in some cases liposuction can be associated. After the surgery, drains and the postoperative Bras are placed. The points are removed between 7 and 15 days; the swelling usually subsides after the third week.
You must limit strong physical activities for two months, until you recover from the operation.
After a breast reduction, it will take 12 months or more until your breasts acquire the final appearance; even so, the breasts will change before normal hormonal stimuli, pregnancy or weight changes. It may take some time until you get used to your new body image.