BREAST

BREAST AUGMENTATION IMPLANTS

This surgery is intended to improve the proportion of the body of a patient, who for some reason believes that her breast size is too small and want a larger size, giving your body a more attractive appearance.

The same surgery is used in cases where due to pregnancy and breastfeeding, the breasts tend to decrease its volume.

The breast implant is also done to balance the appearance considered in patients who have breast smaller than the other.

There are different types of implants that can be filled with salt solution and some containing silicone gel. The last ones mentioned, are the most used nowadays, because they are covered with more than 3 layers (previously only one) and the filling is cohesive gel, giving better cosmetic results and consistency to new breast.

The implant can be placed by different routes of entry: armpit, through the areola and under the mammary gland.

BREAST LIFT
MASTOPEXY

Women with breast ptosis (drooping breast) have excess skin compared to the underlying breast volume. The skin is typically thin, non-elastic and the presence of streaks. The glandular tissue is quite mobile on the chest wall by thinning of the ligaments that suspend the breast. The fall of the breast is independent of breast size, is possible to have breast ptosis with little or high volume.

This procedure can be performed on all those who have fallen breast; problem that can be caused by significant weight loss, after pregnancy and lactation; or simply by aging of the breast itself.

The surgery is performed under local anesthesia supported by sedation or general anesthesia and consists on removing a greater or lesser degree of existing skin. The size of the scar depends on the amount of skin dried and the distance it should be moved the nipple areola complex. In cases which the breast drop is associated with important loss of breast volume, the procedure can be combined with a breast implant prosthesis.

BREAST REDUCTION

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.

BREAST REDUCTION IN MEN GYNECOMASTIA

Gynecomastia is the presence in males of a female breast, lumpy appearance, and unsightly. Gynecomastia is caused by accumulation of fat called Gynecomastia Adipose or by the presence of mammary gland.

  1. Elimination of gynecomastia with liposuction: This removal technique gynecomastia is used only in patients who presents fat in the breast tissues and gynecomastia level 1. Usually more common in younger patients. In this technique a small cut is made in the bottom of the patient's nipple through which the suction of the fat eliminates gynecomastia. The scar is concealed in the edge of the areola.
  2. Removal of gynecomastia by extirpation of breast tissue: This technique is used in patients with excess of the normal development of their breast tissue and no fat accumulation, these patients often also have gynecomastia level 1. For this technique, a small incision is made under the nipple through which excess breast tissue is removed, as in the previous case, the scar is concealed by the edge of the areola.
  3. Removal of gynecomastia liposuction by removal of breast tissue: This removal technique is used in patients with a development of breast tissue above normal, as well as fat accumulation. Gynecomastia in this patients is usually Level 2. In this technique the surgeon combines the two techniques described above.