Get smaller, younger and firm breasts, and resolve issues such as chronic back, shoulder and neck pain. At Geoplasty Plastic Surgery, we help you improve the quality of your life and highlight your figure, using state-of-the-art treatments and techniques for breast reduction.
What a breast reduction is
Unlike most other procedures in plastic surgery, it is not considered a cosmetic, but a reconstructive medical necessity.
Large breasts cause various issues:
- Chronic back, shoulder and neck pain. It is a painful experience for women who suffer from this issue, even when wearing a bra.
- Difficulty fitting into clothes.
- Difficulty exercising.
- Skin irritation under the breasts.
- Difficulty in breast imaging scans and detecting suspicious findings.
Breast reduction is the ideal solution for these problems.
This procedure refines the shape of the breasts in proportion to your body. The objective is to create smaller, firm, lifted and timeless breasts.
Women 18 years and over are eligible for breast reduction surgery. Typically, patients should wait 8-12 months after breastfeeding.
How breast reduction is performed
Breast reduction is performed under general anaesthesia.
Before the procedure, a detailed medical history is obtained, and preoperative check-up and imaging tests of the breast are performed.
Excess skin, fat and mammary glands are removed from the natural breast. Meanwhile, the remaining breast is repositioned in such a way that allows:
- Lifting of the underlying breast.
- Nipple repositioning.
The procedure is usually performed with anchor-shaped incisions. That is:
- An incision around the areola.
- A vertical incision.
- A horizontal incision under the inframammary fold.
However, Dr Georgopoulos can reduce your breasts without the horizontal incision, owing to his long-standing expertise in breasts and knowledge of all the available techniques.
To this end, liposuction is used in combination.
In some cases, liposuction may be the only treatment required for breast reduction, causing less scarring.
What happens after the procedure
There is no pain in breast reduction surgery because of the special protocol Dr Georgopoulos uses and the special technique he implements, which respects tissue preparation.
On the second postoperative day, you may shower, given that skin glue rather than drains are used.
You need to wear a special bra for 1 month.
However, you may return to your daily activities from the very first days. After 1 month, you may try some low-impact exercise.
The incision scars almost fade after 6 months with special ointments.
What the results of a breast reduction are
The results of your breast reduction surgery are visible immediately.
From the very first days, you will feel relief from the back and neck pain caused by the large breasts.
Meanwhile, your figure and elegance will be highlighted, improving your image and self-esteem.
What the possible complications of a breast reduction are
Some of the possible, though rare, complications are those common to all surgeries and include infection, haematoma, etc.
Furthermore, some aesthetic disfigurement may appear, along with transient hyposensitivity and partial necrosis of the nipple-areolar complex. Finally, it can impact breastfeeding.
Any possible complications are fully treatable and reversible.
Dr Georgopoulos and the professional staff of Geoplasty Plastic Surgery will provide detailed information with respect to complications and will ensure your recovery will be as smooth as possible.
Why choose us for breast reduction
If you want firm and lifted breasts, at Geoplasty Plastic Surgery we offer the most contemporary and reliable techniques for breast reduction surgery. Dr Georgopoulos and the fully trained personnel of Geoplasty Plastic Surgery ensure excellent, long-lasting results, with attention to safety.
Dr Georgopoulos is a specialist in breast surgery and body contouring. Over the last decade, through his commitment not only to cosmetic but also to reconstructive breast surgery, especially at Agios Savvas General Anticancer-Oncology Hospital of Athens, he has gained deep knowledge and experience, and has been recognised as an expert in the area of breast surgery. Moreover, he is a recognised and certified surgeon in the USA (Miami Breast Center) on surgical breast treatments relating to fat grafting and stem cells.
On your first visit, Dr Georgopoulos will discuss with you in depth every detail of breast reduction and all your available options. He will help you choose a treatment tailored to your needs and the reasons why you want a breast lift.
Book an appointment to find out all about the available options and personalised solutions, fully tailored to your needs: