Breast reduction or reduction mammaplasty will reduce the volume of the breast and bring it back into position. Heavy breasts with a large mammary gland volume can be the result of genetic predisposition, hormonal influences or weight gain.
Neck or back pain, problems with skin hygiene or skin irritation at the base of the breast, impediment in physical activities or painful stretch marks when wearing a bra can be a result of heavy breasts. They can also have a considerable psychological impact with repercussions on social life.
WHAT IS A BREAST REDUCTION?
A breast reduction removes excessive breast glandular tissue together with a part of the skin. The aim is to reposition the breast and restore the projection of the breast with a good position of the nipples. The scar usually runs around the areola, vertically to the lower inframammary fold and into the inframammary fold (full or L-shaped).
During the consultation, a breast examination will be carried out and measurements taken. These measurements are necessary to see if you are eligible for reimbursement of the operation. A mammography will also have to be performed. The plastic surgeon will discuss with you the technique as well as possible complications and the post-operative course.
- poor wound healing
- changes in nipple or breast sensation, which may be temporary or permanent
- loss of skin, nipple or areola in very heavy breast