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Breast decrease (reduction mammoplasty)

Indications:
  • Women with very large and drooping breasts, possibly with the mamelon and the areole directed downwards;
  • Women displeased about their aesthetic appearance;
  • Functional disorders (modifications in the body position, back, neck and back-bone, irritations and mycosis if the skin under the breasts) and which can hamper daily activities;
  • One breast larger than the other one;
  • After the final and full development of the breasts during growth.

Risks and complications:
  • The specific complications of total anesthesia;
  • Haematoma, infections;
  • Keloid scars (which do not depend on the surgical method, but on the body's healing capacity);
  • Possible loss of breast-feeding ability (25% of the cases).

The general section is added to the above information.
During the examination, you will be informed regarding the obligatory tests which you will take (blood, EKG, pulmonary X-ray, mammography/mammary ecography), the surgical method, the possible shape of tour breasts, the post-op recovery period, the post-op scars and their evolution.

The method:
  • The surgical intervention is made under total anesthesia with intubation and lasts for 2-5 hours;
  • The surgical method involves previous measurements, precise and standardized;
  • Post-op, a variable respiratory drainage will be left;
  • The hospitalization period is of one day, post-op;
  • The stitches are removed after 12-14 days from the intervention;
  • It is absolutely necessary to wear a special brassiere for 2 months post-op, in order to maintain the breasts in the new position;
  • The patient can return to work 3-7 days after the intervention;
  • The post-op scars evolve under the normal characteristics of cicatrisation.

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