Breast reduction is not limited to an aesthetic advantage, but also means an improvement in the quality of life.
Techniques and procedures
What is breast reduction?
Breast reduction surgery or reduction mammoplasty consists of reducing the size of the breast by removing breast tissue (gland), fat and skin. In this way we obtain smaller, firmer, lighter and more rounded breasts. It is usually associated with a reduction in the size of the areola.
What do we achieve with a breast reduction?
Reduce the volume and weight of the breasts
Improving the form
Acquiring firmer breasts
Correcting ptosis or drooping of the breasts
Improve physical discomfort or interference with daily life
What does breast reduction surgery involve?
The reduction of the gland, fat and skin of the breasts is carried out through two types of incisions mainly: vertical scar (periareolar and vertical) and inverted T scar (periareolar, vertical and inframammary fold).
The option we usually use is the inverted T pattern, since we believe it provides better results in filling the upper pole of the breast, less risk of pseudoptosis and more durable results.
Scars are located in the least anatomically visible way and over time are virtually unnoticeable. In the Angela Ojeda Clinic we have the system of Laser UrgoTouch, that induces an increase controlled of the temperature in the skin, modulating an inflammatory reaction and promoting the harmonious synthesis of a collagen network, improving the final result of the scar.
Dr. Ojeda will be the one who evaluates each case individually, analyzing the anatomical characteristics and form of your breasts. Only then we will be able to recommend the type of ideal procedure with which we are going to fulfill your desires and expectations, obtaining natural and lasting results.
At Clínica Ángela Ojeda we always guarantee the greatest security when carrying out all interventions. For that reason in the preoperative consultation we carry out:
In addition, because it is breast surgery, it is advisable to have a recent mammogram, especially if you have a family history of breast cancer.
All these tests will be evaluated by one of the specialists in Anesthesiology and Resuscitation who are part of the team, who will indicate if your state of health is optimal to carry out the intervention with total security and guarantees.
How long does the surgery take?
In order to guarantee the safety and well-being of the patient, the interventions are always performed in the hospital, in optimal conditions of hygiene and sterility.
The surgical procedure has an estimated duration of 2-3 hours. The anesthesia used is general and the time of admission to the hospital where we perform the intervention is 24 hours.
How is the recovery in breast reduction?
The first morning
After the intervention a compressive elastic bandage will be placed to improve the comfort of the patients in the immediate postoperative period. The morning after the intervention we will make the first cure. It will be Dr. Ojeda personally who will assess that everything is within the planned and will be placed a specific bra, which will have to maintain for approximately 1 month.
The first 24-48 hours
During the first 24-48 hours it is normal to have some discomfort, with a feeling of pressure in the chest and moderate pain. For this we will take care of scheduling the necessary analgesia, which together with relative rest, will manage to control such discomfort.
All cures and check-ups will be carried out by professionals who are part of our medical team. The scars will initially redden for 3-6 months, and later they will become lighter as they mature, becoming almost imperceptible after 12-18 months.
To guarantee the quality of the result, we individualize each post-operative process with personalized indications. Therefore, we consider it essential for a correct recovery and excellent results, to follow the guidelines set by both the doctor and her team.
The first 3-4 days
After 3-4 days after the operation, you will be able to lead a more or less normal life and return to work, with certain limitations on your efforts. Non-impact sports can be resumed progressively from the 3rd week onwards, always with the consent of your surgeon.
How much does breast reduction cost?
The price of the reduction mammoplasty depends on the technique used, which varies according to the anatomical characteristics of each patient. Therefore, at Clínica Ángela Ojeda we will provide you with an individualized budget according to your needs, please contact us.