Breast Reduction

Plastic Surgery

Breast Reduction

This is a surgical procedure to reduce the size, extirpate fat, skin and breast tissue of the bosoms making them smaller, lighter, and firm. Patient may or may not need reduction of the areola.

Women with large breasts may have some problems due to excess weight such as back and neck pain, which requires the adoption of vicious positions, altering the axis, the dorsal, and cervical spine causing skin irritations and even inframammary respiratory problems.

The purpose of breast reduction is to provide proportion to the woman’s small breasts and more proportion to the rest of the body shape.

This procedure is generally used to relieve a physical problem such as excessive volume of your chest that interferes with many activities that causes physical discomfort. It is also considered by many females as a cosmetic procedure. 

We evaluate size, shape, strength of the skin, and general health status. A complete physical exploration, different surgical techniques, and combination of procedures that are best for the client will be explained. General anesthesia is used before surgery. It is important to know that the surgery lasts between two to four hours. The most common technique is the anchor incision around the nipple to remove excess fat, breast tissue and skin, repositioning the areola and nipple in its new position, in some cases it can be combined with liposuction.

Will I have to be in the hospital?

The breast reduction surgery is considered an outpatient procedure. You will most likely return to the comfort of your own home the same day. However, it is not uncommon for a surgeon to recommend an overnight stay. You will need someone to take you home and stay with you for at least 24 hours. The procedure may be done in a hospital outpatient surgery center, or in your surgeon’s office-based surgical suite. Most commonly, general anesthesia is used. After the surgery, you will be closely monitored and cared for. You will be dressed in a surgical or approved sports bra.

When can I go back to work?

Provided you don’t do any lifting, you can likely return in a couple of weeks. It can vary from person to person.

Postsurgical Recovery:

This also can vary from person to person, but normally patients can go back to their regular routines in 24-48 hours. The discomfort is controlled with medication, the bandages are removed in 72 hours and the sutures between 7 to 10 days approximately. Complete recovery takes two to three weeks. It is possible to return to sexual activities within two weeks, but this also can vary depending on the person.

What kind of follow-up care will I need

To monitor your progress and to ensure you are taking care of yourself, you will return to the surgeon’s office for a postoperative follow-up visit immediately and then periodically. Your surgeon will instruct you on proper showering methods and sleeping positions, as well as specific care for the skin and incision areas. The postoperative time is critical for the long-term effectiveness of your procedure.

What kind of risks are involved?

Breast reduction is a safe procedure performed on thousands of women each year. As with any surgical procedure, there are some risks. Your surgeon can give you details of these risks in a personal consultation. Remember that you can do your part in minimizing complications by following the before and after surgery instructions prescribed by the physician and staff.


It’s a safe technique that is effective and performed by skilled professionals. Almost invisible scarring guaranteed in early and final appearance in about two months, achieving complete satisfaction to improve self-esteem and confidence to the desired ideal size of breasts.

Benefits of Breast Reduction

Achieving reduced breasts through an appropriate and effective procedure leads to restoration of health in physical and aesthetic terms that favor the well-being and quality of life for the patient.

Disclaimer: Results may vary from person to person


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