Procedure performed to reduce the size of the breasts, which may be accomplished by various techniques, according to the volume and amount of ptosis (fall) of the breast.
For moderate volume of breasts with mild to moderate ptosis, only vertical scar technique is enough. For larger breasts, or with severe ptosis, it is necessary to use the inverted T scar technique.
During this procedure it is possible to adjust the size of the areola, which often is increased in these cases.
It is performed under general or epidural anesthesia with sedation, eliminating prolonged hospital stays. Generally the patient remains in the recovery room for 6 to 8 hours before going home.
Usually the recovery is fast, with little pain and discomfort in the first three days after surgery, which are well controlled with appropriate medications. You can resume normal activities in about 7-10 days, but to exercise a longer period is needed.
We use a compressive bra for 30 days after surgery in order to speed recovery. Lymphatic drainage are recommended, usually starting on the fourth day after surgery.