Secretary of Dr I. Sarfati

Phone : 01 45 63 01 02

If your inquiry is urgent, we recommend that you send sms to 06 52 63 06 32 or mail to secret.is@idsein.fr

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Breast reduction (mammoplasty)

The surgeon reduced the volume of the mammary gland, he gives breasts an harmonious shape and adjusts the amount of skin to reshaped breasts.

Practical details

  • The procedure takes 1.5 to 2 hours.
  • General anaesthesia.
  • The procedure is done on an outpatient basis (the patient leaves the same day) or hospitalisation overnight.
  • It is not very painful.
  • Dressings stay on for 10 to 15 days
  • It is recommended to rest for 2 days afterwards.
  • No sport for 3 weeks
  • Wearing a sports bra is recommended for 3 weeks.
  • Social security for French residents covers the procedure if the reduction is over 300 grams per breast.
Breast reduction

Scarring

  • The number and length of the scars depend on the quantity of excess skin.
  • The quality of the scars mainly depends on how well each scar heals.

The objective of the surgeon is to minimise the length of the scars, but not to the detriment of the breast shape. It is better to have longer, inconspicuous scars, than wide scars around the areolas with an unsightly breast shape.

  • 1. Single periareolar scar (around the areola)
  • 2. Scars: periareolar and vertical
  • 3. Scars: periareolar, vertical and horizontal in the inframammary fold
The quality of the scar depends on how well each one heals and not on the surgeon

Potential complications

These are mainly linked to scarring.

Postoperative complications

Exacerbated by smoking.

  • Necrosis in part of the areola.
  • Necrosis in part of the gland.
  • Dehiscence (rupture) of the scar or infection around stitches.

Late complications

These can include unsightly, hypertrophic or keloid scars (see image above). In the case of keloid scars (image 4), there are techniques for improving scars.

 

Secretary of Dr I. Sarfati

Phone : 01 45 63 01 02

If your inquiry is urgent, we recommend that you send sms to 06 52 63 06 32 or mail to secret.is@idsein.fr