Breast reduction or reduction mammoplasty allows the reduction of the volume and weight of the breast, relieving complaints such as cervical and lumbar pain, marks caused by the bra straps and inflammations at the level of the infra-mammary groove.
Regarding the incisions made, there is the vertical technique, in which the breast is left with a scar around the areola and with another vertical scar, from the areola to the infra-mammary groove. For larger volume reductions, this technique is insufficient and there is a need to add an incision at the level of the infra-mammary fold, known as the “T” technique.
Many patients in some cases confuse reduction mammoplasty with mastopexy surgery, but it should be noted that these are two procedures with different objectives, because while breast reduction aims to reduce the size of the breasts, mastopexy has the principle of lifting the breasts.
In the postoperative period, the use of a specific bra is essential.