Breast reduction (also called reduction mammoplasty) is a mammoplasty surgery that allows the reduction of the volume and weight of the breast, relieving complaints such as cervical and lumbar pain, marks caused by bra straps and inflammation at the level of the fold.
Regarding the incisions made, there is the vertical technique, in which the breast is left with a scar around the areola and another vertical scar, from the areola to the infra-mammary fold. For larger volume reductions, the vertical technique is insufficient and there is a need to add an incision at the level of the infra-mammary fold, becoming what is known as the “T” technique.
Many patients in some cases confuse reduction mammoplasty with mastopexy surgery, but it is worth noting that they are two procedures with different objectives, as while breast reduction aims to reduce the size of the breasts, mastopexy aims to lift the breasts.
In the post-operative period, it is essential to use a specific bra.