Breast reduction and suspension
Goal: Volume reduction, breast lift, reshaping of large and flaccid breasts.
Surgical technique: There are many surgical techniques depending on the size and shape of breasts. Among them the most common are:
- Inverted T technique which assumes circular scar around the areola, one vertical and one horizontal scar (hidden in the submammary line).
- Vertical technique, with circular scar around the areola and one vertical scar with wrinkles which disappear within two months.
- Periareolar technique, only with one circular scar around the areola. This technique is not suitable for very large breasts.
Duration and anesthesia: 2.5 – 3.5 hours in general anesthesia
Recovery: Usual activities after 5 – 7 days. Stitches are removed after 2 weeks. Suspension bra is recommended.
Rare complications: Temporary sensitivity loss, mild edema which passes in 1-2 weeks, possible small cysts in glandular tissue. No guaranties that glandular tissue will stay fully functional for breastfeeding.