The patient is first given local anesthesia with general anesthesia in order to help her avoid any discomfort during the surgery.
After this, incisions are made on the surface of the breast in order to provide access to the underlying tissue. The different types of incision techniques are donut, lollipop, and inverted-T. The choice of incision type will depend on the amount of tissue to be removed. The least amount of tissue can be removed with a donut incision, and the most can be removed with inverted-T.
Following the creation of incisions, the skin is separated from the underlying tissue. Excess tissue is then removed from the breast. This involves scalpel incision for glandular tissue and liposuction for fatty tissue. The skin is tightened and the excess is removed. The areolae are resized and repositioned as needed. The incision is closed with the help of stitches.
The Reduction Mammoplasty Recovery Process
After the surgery, the breasts are covered in an elastic bandage, and a special surgical bra is used to support the breasts. The stitches can be removed after a couple of weeks during a follow-up appointment.
Most women experience pain and swelling for a few days after the surgery. Wearing a surgical bra will reduce swelling and ensure a better shape for the breasts.