Sometimes the breasts that are too big could jeopardize the spine and the bra could cause wounds under the breasts or on shoulders. In these cases lifting and the reduction of the breasts could be performed.
- Duration of the surgery:
From two to four hours
General Anesthesia, smaller breasts could be operated in local infiltrative anesthesia with analgo-sedation.
- Surgical procedure:
Depending on how much the breasts are hanging, the surgery is planned either by cut around the nipple and vertically (key hole) or by cut around the nipple, vertically and horizontally (inverted T) Removed tissue is sent to histopathology analysis.
- Postoperative procedure:
For this surgery hospital stay is advised. The wound will heal in seven to 15 days. Wearing a garment for four to six weeks is advised.
Hematoma, swelling, infection, thrombosis, fat embolism, difficulty or not healing the wound, loss of sensitivity on nipples or breasts skin, impossibility of breast-feeding, hypertrophic or keloid scars.