Reduction mammoplasty techniques
Today, the most common breast reduction technique is inverted ‘T’ or anchor breast reduction surgery. This technique is used when the surgeon needs to reduce the mammary glands significantly. In this case, the surgeon makes the anchor-shaped (inverted ‘T’) incision around the new position of the areolas and down each breast, forming external and internal skin and fat flaps and making the incision in the submammary fold.
Regardless of the reduction mammoplasty technique, you need to refrain from any physical activity and wear compression garments within a month after the procedure. You’ll be able to visit the swimming pool, gym, and sauna after 2–3 months. However, you’re allowed to have a shower as early as 2 days after breast reduction surgery.
Indications and contraindications
Reduction mammoplasty is indicated in the following cases:
• Restoring the natural shape after giving birth and breastfeeding
• Severe ptosis in women with large breasts
• Correcting asymmetry and other congenital anomalies
Breast reduction surgery is also indicated for those women who experience psychological and/or physical discomfort being caused by their breasts.
Reduction mammoplasty is contraindicated in the following cases:
• Multiple allergy to local anaesthetics and anaesthesia
• Severe fibrocystic mastopathy
• Skin disorders in the operative area
• Malignant neoplasms
• Active chronic viral infection, such as shingles
• Severe diabetes mellitus and severe thyroid dysfunction
• Severe cardiovascular diseases
• Clotting disorder
Breast reduction is allowed only upon attaining the age of 18. Any breast plastic surgery is prohibited during pregnancy and lactation.
Breast reduction surgery at Grace Clinic
At Grace Clinic, reduction mammoplasty is performed only by highly experienced and qualified plastic surgeons with the spotless medical reputation. Besides, we encourage our doctors to regularly take an advanced training, exchange experiences, and learn innovations at top foreign plastic surgery clinics.
We also use the German state-of-the-art equipment and the latest, safe, and certified suture materials to make sure every breast reduction surgery is successful.
At the first consultation, our surgeon will be happy to give comprehensive answers to all of your questions.