It is an intervention to reduce breast volume, remodeling the shape of the breast, and lifting the nipple areola complex.
Because of the need to dry skin and mammary gland, this technique is associated to some scars with the result, but they are almost imperceptible.
Besides the aesthetic purpose, breast reduction also corrects physical problems, given that for many women the excess breast volume is origin of discomfort such as back pain, neck and even psychological problems that come to affect personal relationships.
The most important thing in this type of surgery, is determine how much skin should be dried. This previous measurements and preoperative marking are crucial, and define the result of the intervention.
There are three types of incisions available depending on the magnitude of the problem to be solved:
- Periareolar, around the areola, for minimum cases.
- Combination of periareolar and vertical cut for moderate cases.
- Periareolar, vertical and transverse on the breast groove (in inverted "T") for important cases.
The choice of technique depends on the discretion of the surgeon and the characteristics of the breast operations: age, skin quality and reduce volume. But in any case, we must ensure that the scars are as thin as possible, and not supporting tension. The suture is intradermal. Moreover, the nipple is moved together with the mammary gland except in cases where there may be lack of blood flow and tissue damage; then the nipple areola complex is released and subsequently grafted.