Breast reduction surgery | Dr Marco Moraci

Reduction mammaplasty.

What's this?

It is the classic operation used to reduce the volume of the breast and correct any asymmetries.

It is required for both aesthetic and functional reasons. Gigantomastia (too large and heavy breasts) often negatively affects the daily life of women affected by this condition. Patients who require this intervention often complain of back pain, stiff neck; limitations of physical activity and difficulty in finding clothes suitable for such a breast size: they feel uncomfortable in their own body! This intervention therefore becomes not only aesthetic but also therapeutic for these people.

Useful Information


2 hours




5 days


1 month after stitches are removed


The results

Breast reduction surgery involves removing excess breast tissue and improving the shape of the breast.

The scars are identical to those used for Mastopexy:
• more vertical periareolar for small reduction mammoplasty
• periareolar more vertical more horizontal (inverted T) for large reduction mammaplasty.

The duration of the operation varies according to the technique (2-3 hours).
It is performed under general anesthesia, one night of hospitalization is foreseen.
It is an intervention of great psychological impact. It improves not only the physical appearance but above all self-esteem and everyday life. Patients who undergo this surgery completely change their way of dressing, moving, their lifestyle and feel more feminine and self-confident.



Absolute rest for the first week during which you will need to take the medicines prescribed by your doctor. During the first week, avoid sleeping on your stomach or sides, do not wet the scars, do not raise your arms, do not drive a car. Take prescribed medications

After 7 days you will have your first follow-up visit during which your doctor will change the dressing and give you further instructions.

After 14 days you will have the second check-up during which the stitches will be removed. At this point you can take a shower and gradually increase your physical activity. Still wear the supportive bra day and night up to 6 weeks after surgery.

After 6 weeks you will have another check-up after which you can finally be considered completely healed.

At this point you can also return to sporting physical activity and you will no longer need a snug bra.

For the first 6 months, do not wear underwire bras and avoid exposing the scars to the sun.
After 6 months: final checkup.

Before after

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