Breast Reduction (Mammoplasty) Surgery
Women with overly enlarged, pendulous breasts may experience pain or discomfort when engaging in certain activities such as jogging or playing sports. They may feel self-conscious about wearing low-cut blouses or feel frustrated when shopping for clothes to fit their ample bosom.
If this sounds familiar, CosMed / VIDA Wellness and Beauty offers a solution: breast reduction surgery. Many of our patients — including our out-of-town patients — are so pleased with our holistic team approach to patient care, our AAAASF-accredited surgical facility (the first internationally accredited facility in Tijuana) and, of course, their surgical results that they often remark that they wish they had chosen to have breast reduction surgery with us sooner!
Benefits of Breast Reduction Surgery in Tijuana
Aside from feeling embarrassed about your breasts, you may also suffer from chronic back, neck and shoulder pain due to being constantly pulled forward by the weight of your heavy breasts. Your bra straps may dig into your shoulders, leaving you with welts, rashes or painful skin indentations. With breast reduction surgery, the plastic surgeon removes excess skin, glandular tissue and fat from the treatment area while moving the breasts to a higher position on the chest wall. This alleviates the physical and emotional discomfort you feel due to your large breasts. In some instances, women may also undergo breast lift surgery simultaneously.
Incision Options for Breast Reduction
The incision pattern that you and your surgeon ultimately agree upon depends on your anatomical needs for breast reduction surgery. The Tijuana plastic surgeon offers two main incision approaches:
The “anchor” incision pattern, involving a periareolar incision around the circumference of the areola, a vertical incision extending down the front of your breast and an inframammary incision extending horizontally below the breast fold. This traditional incision approach is best suited for women who seek to remove a significant amount of breast glandular, fat and skin tissue, as well as raise the nipple-areola complex to a higher, more centered position on the breast.
The “lollipop” incision pattern is a modified approach used for women who need a lesser amount of tissue removed as well as a lesser degree of nipple-areola elevation. This “short-scar” approach involves only a periareolar and vertical incision.
The Breast Reduction Procedure
Breast reduction is an outpatient surgery performed with the use of general anesthesia.
The plastic surgeon first makes the incisions before removing the excess skin, breast glandular tissue and fat from the treatment area. He removes most of the tissue from the lower section of the breast to preserve fullness (i.e., cleavage) up top.
Your VIDA plastic surgeon can also reduce the size of an enlarged areola by eliminating skin from the outer border of the areola and can move the nipple to a more central location on the breast. When adjusting the position of the nipple, the surgeon keeps it affixed to the tissue below to help maintain its sensation after surgery.
The result of breast reduction surgery is smaller, lighter, more youthfully positioned breasts. You can rest assured that you will still look like yourself, but your new breasts will be more harmonious with the rest of your figure.
What is the Cost of Breast Reduction Surgery in Tijuana?
The average price of a breast reduction at VIDA is $4,100. This is around 45% less than US prices, and the care you receive is the same or even better quality thanks to our surgeons’ extensive experience in cosmetic and reconstructive procedures. You can see more information about prices of other procedures here.
The Recovery From Breast Reduction
The treatment area may be bruised, swollen, sore or numb following surgery, but these normal symptoms will subside over time. Taking pain medication as instructed by your surgeon will help relieve any discomfort. Keep the surgical bra that has been placed on the treatment area in place until otherwise advised by your surgeon, to help minimize swelling and provide added support to the healing tissues.
You will need to take about one week off from your job or everyday routine, during which you should get plenty of rest and avoid strenuous activities. Nevertheless, walk around the house periodically as soon as you feel up to it, to reduce the risk of blood clots.
You will visit CosMed / VIDA Wellness and Beauty for a few follow-up appointments, during which your surgeon will monitor your progress and provide you with additional postsurgical care instructions, as necessary.
Reduce Your Breast Size and Increase Your Self Confidence
Reducing the size of excessively large breasts will help you feel more comfortable in social situations as well as when performing physical activities. By achieving breasts that are in better proportion to the rest of your body, you will increase your self-confidence and overall quality of life.
To schedule a personal consultation with one of our board-certified plastic surgeons to learn more about breast reduction surgery, please contact CosMed / VIDA Wellness and Beauty by calling 1-619-610-1667 (toll free) now.