The breast reduction and the pexy or breast lift are two procedures that are associated under a single technique in which it seeks to adjust the size of the breast and put it in place.
HOW IS A MAMMOPLASTY OF LIFTING AND REDUCTION CARRIED OUT?
These procedures manage to raise and reduce the size of the breasts, with a scar that becomes less evident over time.
The length of the scar depends on the size and flaccidity of the breast and is chosen according to the condition of each patient:
- Little slippage: our personal technique consists of a very discreet approach in the upper part of the areola, similar to that of augmentation mammoplasty, through this incision the sinus groove is lowered and an implant is placed achieving a good lift without realizing an extensive scar.
- Medium runoff: A scar is made only around the areola. This technique is reserved for very specific cases.
- Severe runoff: A scar is made in the form of an inverted "T", which removes all the hanging tissue, achieving a significant lift.
WHEN DO WE USE IMPLANTS?
When it comes to lifting this can be done with or without implants depending on the size of the breasts and the desire of the patient.
Although it sounds paradoxical, you can also perform a reduction mammoplasty with implants, in which tissue is removed and a small implant is placed to achieve a smaller size than the original with a fuller neckline.
When we use implants, the retromuscular plane (behind the pectoral muscle) is the ideal because the prosthesis is better covered and although the pain is a little greater, the long-term result justifies it.
WHAT IMPLANTS DO WE USE?
The implants that we use are cohesive silicone gel, from the Natrelle® de Allergan® and Mentor® de Jhonson and Jhonson® brands, which are the most prestigious on the market and those that give the best shape and texture.
WHAT PROBLEMS DOES THIS SURGERY HAVE?
This is a procedure that has many benefits such as reducing back pain, recovering self-esteem, making people look thinner and more comfortable doing many activities, however, it has some problems that are worth highlighting as the extensive scar and the reduction of sensitivity and lactation, which varies according to the technique chosen, between 20 and 40% of cases.