Panama Plastic Surgery Medical Tourism
- Blepharoplasty (Eyelids)
- Breast Augmentation
- Breast Lift Surgery
- Breast Reduction Surgery
- Brow Lift / Forehead Lift
- Buttock Lift
- Calf Augmentation
- Cheek Augmentation
- Chin Augmentation
- Dental Treatments
- Hair Restoration
- Laser Skin Resurfacing
- Lip Augmentation
- Neck Lift
- Ophthalmic Treatments
- Otoplasty (ears)
- Post Bariatric Surgery
- Rhinoplasty (nose)
- Rhytidectomy (Face Lift)
- Thigh Lift
- Tummy Tuck
- Wrinkle Fillers
Panama Breast Reduction Surgery
Breast Reduction Panama Surgery
There are some women whose breasts too large for their body frame. These women suffer a multitude of debilitating effects due to their breast size. Athletic and social activities are hindered because of discomfort and back, neck and/or shoulder pain. Emotional trauma can also plague those with overly large breasts. Some women may avoid activities that would require them to bare more skin such as going to the pool or the beach. If you are one of these women, there is an answer to your problem: Mammaplasty - also known as Breast Reduction Surgery.
A medical vacation breast reduction is an outpatient surgery that can last between two and four hours. The procedure can be done under general anesthetic or local anesthesia, with a sedative, depending on how much tissue is being removed. Before your breast reduction in Panama, your surgeon will meet with you to discuss a few matters.
Along with discussing your medical history and any medications you may be taking, your surgeon will discuss your expectations and the desired shape and size of your breasts, as well as the new position of the nipples. Measurements will be taken of your breasts and you will be given pre-surgery instructions.
If you smoke, you will be asked to stop in the weeks prior to your Panama breast reduction. You will also be asked to refrain from taking aspirin or any other anti-inflammatory drug as they thin the blood and can cause an increase in bleeding.
Though mammaplasty will not heighten your risk of breast cancer, you may be asked to get a mammogram prior to and following surgery. This is simply to aid in the detection of any future change in your breast tissue.
The surgery itself consists of an anchor-shaped incision. The first incision your surgeon will make is around the areola. The second incision extends from the bottom of the areola straight down to the natural crease where the breast meets the chest. The third incision is made horizontally along the natural curve on the underside of the breast. Through these incisions, the surgeon removes excess breast skin, fat and glandular tissue . Then, the areola and nipple, along with the underlying tissue mound, are maneuvered to a higher position. If the areola has been stretched, it will also be reduced in size. Liposuction may be used to shape the contour under the arms. Skin is then pulled taught and stitched together around and under the nipple to reshape and resize your smaller breasts. On some occasions, a small drain will be placed in the breasts to alleviate any fluid build up that may occur.
You will generally be released from the hospital two to three hours following the surgery. Be sure to have someone to pick you up and spend at least the first night with you. Swelling and bruising of the tissue is common following most any surgery. You should avoid any strenuous activity in the weeks following the breast reduction and your surgeon may ask you to sleep on your back. Loss of nipple sensation is also common following mammaplasty, but feeling usually returns within a few weeks to a few months.
Though major complications are rare, some risks include excessive bleeding, asymmetrical breasts and/or nipple height, keloid scarring and infection.
If your breast are too large and make you both physically and socially uncomfortable, take a Panama medical vacation for a breast reduction to begin your new, active life free of your prior, poor body image.