Reduction Mammoplasty in Medellín

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Reduction mammoplasty is a surgical procedure designed to reduce the size and weight of the breasts. At MDE Care we have specialist surgeons dedicated to the evaluation and treatment of plastic surgery, focused on offering effective solutions for the patient.

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What is reduction mammoplasty?

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Reduction mammoplasty, also known as breast reduction, is a surgical procedure used to reduce the size and weight of the breasts. The goal is to alleviate the physical and emotional discomfort caused by overly large breasts.

During surgery, excess breast tissue is removed and the shape of the breasts is reshaped to achieve a more proportionate size and a more balanced appearance with the body. Reduction mammoplasty can not only improve aesthetics, but also relieve back pain, physical discomfort and improve patients’ self-esteem.

Who should undergo this type of procedure?

Reduction mammoplasty is appropriate for individuals who experience physical and emotional discomfort due to excessively large breasts. Ideal candidates often experience symptoms such as back, neck and shoulder pain, skin irritation under the breasts, difficulty finding appropriate clothing, postural problems and limitations in physical activity.

Those who experience psychological difficulties related to the appearance of their breasts, such as low self-esteem or body image issues, may also consider reduction mammoplasty.

What is the reduction mammoplasty procedure in Medellin like?

The reduction mammoplasty procedure follows a meticulous and personalized approach for each patient. It begins with a detailed consultation where aesthetic goals are discussed and the patient’s breast and physical health are evaluated. During surgery, an incision is made, which varies depending on the technique used, and excess breast tissue and skin are removed.

The breasts are reshaped to achieve a more proportionate and balanced shape with the body. After the procedure, complete postoperative care is provided to ensure a safe recovery and optimal aesthetic results.

Techniques used in reduction mammoplasty

To perform the reduction mammoplasty procedure, various techniques are used, adapted to the individual needs and requirements of each patient. These techniques include:

The anchor incision technique, also known as the T-scar technique, involves making incisions around the areola, vertically downward from the areola to the breast crease, and horizontally along the breast crease.

These incisions allow the surgeon to access the breast tissue and remove excess skin and fat, reshaping the breasts to achieve a more proportionate and aesthetically pleasing shape. Despite leaving an anchor-shaped scar, this technique provides satisfactory and long-lasting results.

The vertical incision technique, also known as the L-scar technique, is used to minimize scar length. It involves incisions around the areola and vertically downward from the areola to the breast crease, avoiding the horizontal incision in the breast crease.

This technique allows the surgeon to reduce the size and reshape the breasts with less visible scarring. Although it may be appropriate for some patients, the selection depends on individual factors and is discussed during consultation with the plastic surgeon.

The periareolar incision technique, also known as the scar around the areola technique, consists of an incision around the areola, resulting in a naturally concealing scar at the edge of the areola.

Although this technique may have less visible scarring, it is limited in its ability to address significant breast reductions and complex reshaping. It is selected based on the individual needs of the patient and is discussed in detail with the plastic surgeon during the preoperative consultation.

Benefits of Reduction Mammoplasty

The benefits of reduction mammoplasty are significant and go beyond aesthetic enhancement, it can increase confidence and improve self-esteem by providing a more balanced and proportional appearance of the body. Among its benefits are:

  • Reduces back, neck and shoulder pain caused by the weight of large breasts.
  • Improved body posture.
  • Allows for easier and more comfortable physical activities.
  • Provides a more balanced and proportional appearance of the body.
  • Helps improve self-image and increases self-confidence.
  • Allows a variety of garments to be worn more comfortably and securely.
  • Reduces skin irritation under the breasts caused by friction.
  • Facilitates participation in physical activities and sports.
  • Contributes to a better quality of life by eliminating physical discomfort and improving self-esteem.
  • May reduce the risk of health problems associated with large breasts, such as dermatitis and poor posture.

Physical and technological infrastructure

MDE Care collaborates with the best professionals in Medellin, in facilities that have fully equipped operating rooms and equipment that meet the highest standards. Our priority is to guarantee a safe and technologically advanced environment to offer the best care to our patients.

MDE Care Support

The physicians at MDE Care have a solid background and expertise in plastic surgery. With comprehensive training and a deep understanding of procedures, our specialists employ diverse methodologies to facilitate both diagnosis and treatment.

At MDE Care, we value professionalism and scientific excellence backed by great human quality. Our team is committed to providing comprehensive and personalized medical care, where the patient’s well-being and satisfaction are our top priority.

MDE CARE Experience

We are pleased to announce that MDE Care is currently working to obtain certification as a Medical Facilitator with Global Healthcare Accreditation.

We also articulate with local entities to create a professional service adapted to the needs of medical tourism in the region. That is why we are part of the Business Tourism Cluster, an initiative of the Medellin Chamber of Commerce for Antioquia.

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Frequently Asked Questions about the Reduction Mammoplasty Procedure

In general, this procedure can take anywhere from two to four hours. Factors such as the size of the breasts, the amount of tissue to be removed, and the surgical technique selected will influence the total procedure time. During the preoperative consultation, the plastic surgeon will discuss the surgical plan in detail and provide a more accurate estimate of the surgical time based on each patient's individual needs.

Generally, a recovery period of approximately two to four weeks is expected before patients can resume normal activities, although some strenuous physical activities should be avoided for an additional time. During this period, it is recommended to follow the plastic surgeon's instructions, wear compression garments and attend follow-up appointments to ensure a smooth recovery and optimize long-term cosmetic results.

Risks and complications associated with reduction mammoplasty can include infection, bruising, seromas, changes in nipple and breast sensation, visible scarring, breast asymmetry, breastfeeding difficulties, wound healing problems, changes in breast shape, and adverse reactions to anesthesia. Although these risks are rare and most patients experience a successful recovery.

Patients may see significant improvement in the shape and size of their breasts immediately after surgery, but swelling and changes in scarring may temporarily affect the appearance. Swelling is expected to gradually decrease over the first few weeks to months after surgery, and scars will continue to improve and fade over time. The final results are usually fully appreciated about six months to a year after surgery.

Reduction mammoplasty can affect a woman's ability to breastfeed after the procedure. The extent to which this is affected depends on several factors, such as the surgical technique used and the amount of breast tissue and milk ducts preserved during surgery. In some cases, women may experience a decrease in milk production or even the inability to breastfeed. It is important to discuss this issue in detail with the plastic surgeon during the preoperative consultation to understand the potential impacts and make informed decisions about reduction mammoplasty.

Yes, it is possible to undergo reduction mammoplasty if you plan to have children in the future. However, it is important to consider that pregnancy and breastfeeding may affect the results of the surgery. During pregnancy, the breasts can undergo significant changes in size and shape, which can influence the results of reduction mammoplasty.

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