The purpose of this surgical procedure is to reduce the volume of the breasts and correct any asymmetry there may be so as to obtain two breasts that match one another and are in harmony with the patient’s morphology (two smaller breasts that are lifted matched and remodelled).
Breast hypertrophy is excessive volume in the breasts leading to a lack of proportion between them and the patient’s figure.
This excessive volume is often accompanied by mammary ptosis (sagging of the breasts) and this sometimes occurs in an asymmetric manner.
Excess breast tissue is removed in accordance with the patient’s wishes. A breast volume that is appropriate to the patient’s morphology is retained. The breast is lifted, reshaped and rounded
The excess skin is removed so as to secure an envelope of skin that fits.
The breast then takes on a beautiful, firmer and better supported look. The scars left by the operation are the result of suturing the surrounding skin that has been removed.
Normally, the scar takes the form of an inverted T.
Its components are as follows:
a scar around the areola where the colour of the skin changes; a vertical scar starting from the base of the areola and moving down to the fold of the breast and a horizontal scar (in proportion to the hypertrophy and ptosis the has been operated on) inside the fold of the breast.
If breast hypertrophy and ptosis are minimal, the vertical method only is sometimes used so as to avoid horizontal scarring and just leave two scars, the one around the areola and the vertical one.