Breast reduction (or reduction mammoplasty) is a common surgical procedure where women with overly large breasts get them reduced. These women usually experience significant pain and discomfort from their breasts so breast reduction is their only option for treatment.
Most women who undergo a breast reduction are very happy with their results because they can wear the clothes they want to, play sports without having to worry about their breasts getting in the way and, of course, feel much better about themselves and their appearance. Breast reduction is one of the most common types of surgery carried out in Mexico today.
Well adjusted and healthy women with overly large breasts and men with gynecomastia are good candidates for breast reduction surgery. This is because their breasts are causing them physical pain and emotional issues. Your plastic surgeon will be able to help you work out if you are a good candidate.
Western countries such as the US have very high standards of living and a very high cost of living. This means that medical treatment can get very expensive. Mexico, however, doesn’t have the same issues and this translates into more affordable healthcare.
Breast Reduction Procedure
You will probably have a number of consultations with your plastic surgeon before your surgery. He will explain the procedure to your and outline all the things you need to do beforehand. It is vital that your follow his instructions in order to have a complication free breast reduction.
During the breast surgery, the glandular tissues, fatty tissues, and skin of your breasts will be reduced. Your nipples are relocated and your breasts are reshaped into proportion. The surgery is carried out in an outpatient clinic which means you don’t have to stay overnight in hospital.
Depending on how large your breasts actually are, different techniques may be used to reduce their size. These include the: inferior pedicle technique, vertical scar technique, horizontal scar technique or liposuction-only technique. Discuss with your plastic surgeon which is best for you.
Like all surgeries, breast reduction surgery has its own set of risks and side effects. Some of them can arise during the actual surgery while others are as a result of it. Many of the side effects are mild while others are quite severe. Fortunately, more women come away pleased with their breast reduction and have no problems.
As with the preparation for your breast reduction, your plastic surgeon will give you a list of post-op guidelines. You need to follow these carefully so that your recovery as quickly and as smoothly as possibly. You will be required to see your plastic surgeon at prescribed intervals for follow up after your breast reduction.
Hypertrophy of the breast is a condition where a woman’s breasts rapidly grow to an extreme size. There are two types: virginal hypertrophy (occurring in adolescent girls) and gestational hypertrophy (occurring in pregnant women). Breast reduction surgery is commonly used to treat this condition.
Male Breast Reduction
Gynecomastia is a condition in men where they look like they have enlarged breasts. These breasts can be caused by many factors but are often treated by a male breast reduction. This procedure can involve surgery, liposuction or a combination of both.
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