Plastic surgeons specialists in breast reduction in Málaga
If you have disproportionately large breasts that are causing neck pain, back pain, or other physical symptoms, you may be considering breast reductionsurgery.
Most women who get breast reduction are very satisfied with the results. Men with conditions such as gynecomastia (in which male breasts are abnormally enlarged) may also get breast reduction.
Breast reduction, also known as reduction mammaplasty, is a procedure to remove excess breast fat, glandular tissue and skin to achieve a breast size more in proportion with your body and to alleviate the discomfort associated with excessively large breasts (macromastia).
Before breast reduction surgery, you will consult your surgeon. During your consultation, you’ll talk about your medical history, including whether or not you’ve had a lump removed from your breast or have any other medical conditions that affect your breasts. Your surgeon will also ask you about your family’s medical history.
Be completely open with the surgeon about your medical history and why you’re seeking a breast reduction. Be prepared to discuss any emotional issues you’ve dealt with regarding your breasts, how your breasts have physically felt to you, and any physical conditions you’ve had.
You need to be in good physical shape to ensure proper healing, so follow your surgeon’s instructions before and after breast reduction surgery.
Before you undergo surgery, you’ll need to get your home ready for your recovery. Have these things on hand:
- Plenty of ice
- Gauze and clean washcloths and towels
- Loose, comfortable T-shirts and blouses
- Special ointments or creams as recommended by your surgeon for the incision sites
You should also plan ahead for someone to drive you home and stay with you for at least the first night after the procedure, if you’re not staying in the hospital.
Depending on your personal situation, breast reduction surgery can be done in an outpatient facility, or you may have to stay at least one night in the hospital. In either case, you will get general anesthesia, which means you will be put to “sleep” during the procedure.
Breast reduction surgery will take about two to five hours, sometimes longer. Your surgeon will make a cut around your nipple then downward on the breast in the form of a keyhole. The operating team will remove extra skin, tissue, and fat from your breasts and reposition your nipple. Your surgeon may use drainage tubes and then stitch up your breasts and wrap them in a special gauze. You may also need to wear a surgical bra.
You will need to take at least one week off from work or school for breast reduction surgery. Some people need two weeks, but each situation varies. Your surgeon will instruct you on follow-up appointments for removing bandages and stitches.
While you recover, you’ll need to stop physical activity for at least one month after surgery.
After breast reduction surgery, you should expect to feel tired and to have breast pain. This is normal. Your surgeon will give you an oral painkiller to ease you through the first few days after surgery. You should also avoid heavy lifting.
Some people have an emotional reaction, such as feeling depressed, after the surgery. That can be normal, but make sure you tell your doctor about all your concerns.
- At the first sign of infection, including redness, tenderness or unusual swelling at the surgical site, or fever.
- If you have any unusual discharge from the incision site (including pus)
- If any of the stitches come out before you are due to have them removed
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The information contained in this page in no case can, nor does it pretend, to replace the information provided individually by your plastic surgeon. In case of doubt, your plastic surgeon will provide you with the necessary clarifications. If you are thinking of undergoing a Plastic or Aesthetic Surgery, go to a Specialist in Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery.
Breast reduction removes excess breast fat, glandular tissue and skin to achieve a breast size in proportion with your body and to alleviate the discomfort