CIRUGÍA MAMMARY GLAND
Breast reduction: Mammoplasty reduction
Also known as mastopexy reduction. In Dr. Javier Collado’s opinion, the aim of this intervention is to solve a physical problem, as opposed to a cosmetic one. When this intervention is recommended, not only is there an excess of volume in the mammary glands, but there is also an excess of skin. As such, it is necessary to reduce the amount of both components. For this, a scar in the shape of an inverted T or an anchor is required on the breast being operated on. With the appropriate care, this scar will become less and less visible and will usually be covered by a bra or a bikini top. In the cases of ptosis or drooping breast, instead of mobilising the areola-nipple complex with its vessels and nerves, it will have to be removed entirely and be applied through a skin graft, as if it were a “sticker”. It is important that patients do not smoke in the days before and after the intervention as this influences the healing process.