The Facts about Breast Reduction – From Tijuana Surgeon Francisco Bucio, M.D.
Breast reduction surgery is a great option for women who have excessively large, heavy breasts that cause severe back and neck pain, headaches, and overall discomfort. Oversized breasts also cause many women to feel self-conscious and embarrassed, making public and social life sometimes unbearable. A breast reduction procedure at Dr. Bucio’s Tijuana office can alleviate this discomfort and give women a renewed sense of self confidence.
You may also be a good candidate for breast reduction surgery if you have one or more following conditions:
– Breasts that are too large in proportion to your body frame
– Nipples and areolas that point downward
– One breast that is larger than the other
– Skin irritation beneath your breasts
– Indentations in your shoulders from tight bra straps
– Restriction of physical activity due to the size and weight of your breasts.
Dr. Bucio performs breast reduction to remove excess breast tissue and skin and reposition the nipple to create a smaller, more proportionate breast. It can also be performed to correct asymmetries and decrease areola size. Whatever your goals are in a breast reduction procedure, Dr. Bucio will work with you to make sure they are met and that you are satisfied with the results.
The Breast Reduction Procedure
The most common method of breast reduction, and the one used at Bucio Surgicenter in Tijuana, involves three incisions: one around the areola (the dark circle of skin surrounding the nipple), another that runs vertically from the areola to underneath the breast, and a third that follows the natural curve of the breast crease. Dr. Bucio then removes the excess breast tissue, fat, and skin and shifts the nipple to a higher position.
The areola, which is usually stretched in large breasts, can be reduced in size. Lastly in the breast reduction procedure, the remaining skin is tightened around the newly shaped and sized breast.
During breast reduction surgery, the patient is under a local anesthesia, which is sometimes combined with a sedative for drowsiness. Though the patient is awake, she will be relaxed and insensitive to pain.
Breast Reduction Recovery
Temporary side effects of breast reduction include swelling, bruising, and pain, but these usually diminish as the breasts heal, which can take between four and six weeks. During that time, heavy lifting, straining, and bending should be avoided, as they will cause excess swelling or bleeding. Most patients are able to return to work after one or two weeks.
Breast reduction surgery takes place at Dr. Bucio’s Tijuana clinic where his team of professionals maintains proper security measures to ensure your overall safety and comfort.