Gigantomastia: Breast Hypertrophy, all inclusive package at 2 900€
Gigantomastia, or breast enlargement, is a phenomenon characterised by excessive development of the mammary glands in a woman. This situation can occur after pregnancy, but other factors can contribute to the appearance and amplification of this phenomenon.
Treatment of gigantomastiaGigantomastia is diagnosed in women who suffer from excessive breast development. This situation of breast hypertrophy can be a source of difficulties for the patient in everyday life: difficulties in dressing, feeling of embarrassment caused by the gaze of others, neck and back pain caused by the weight of the breast ...
The exact causes of gigantomastia are not yet known. However, according to the studies already carried out, the majority of gigantomastia diagnosed throughout the world most often appear as a result of pregnancy, during puberty, or as a consequence of taking certain medications.
- -Gestational gigantomastia: occurs in a pregnant patient, usually during the first 3 months of pregnancy. If gigantomastia is not treated, the breasts will continue to grow in size until delivery; thereafter, the breasts will decrease in size slightly, but never return to their original size.
- Juvenile gigantomastia: diagnosed in a teenage patient. The condition is caused by hormonal factors.
Before the operation Breast hypertrophyDuring the first consultation with the surgeon, the latter will evaluate your general condition and the extent of the gigantomastia. He will then be able to confirm the need for breast reduction surgery in order to restore a more adequate volume for the breasts.
The aim of the operation is to give you a breast size that suits your figure and morphology. The first consultation will also allow the surgeon to assess the degree of skin laxity in the chest, and to check if you suffer from breast asymmetry (breast larger than the other).
Before the procedure can be carried out, the surgeon will ask you to undergo a number of tests, including a mammogram, a full health check and blood tests. A meeting with the anaesthetist will need to be scheduled before the operation.
If the patient is still in her teens, she will have to wait until she is 17 years old and has finished growing her breasts before she can have the operation. Some contraindications may prevent you from having the operation: pulmonary embolism, cardiovascular problems... you will also have to stop smoking a few weeks before the operation and a few weeks afterwards, as smoking can interfere with the healing process.
The course of the operation GigantomastiaThe operation is performed under general anaesthetic and lasts on average between 2 to 3 hours.
The surgeon begins by making an inverted T-shaped incision: the scar is shaped like a sea anchor; it is made when the patient suffers from excess skin on the breasts. The T-shaped incision is made up of three parts: a peri-areolar incision, a vertical incision and an incision that will be made in the furrow below the breast.
The surgeon will then remove the excess glandular tissue and restructure the remaining breast gland to give the breast a more appropriate shape for your figure. During the operation, the surgeon will also lift and reposition the halo.
If you suffer from sagging skin around the breasts, then a breast lift will be performed. The surgeon will also ensure that the breasts are symmetrical and of the same size (if you have breast asymmetry).
During the whole operation, the surgeon will do what is necessary to preserve the vascularity of the mammary gland and to ensure that there is good sensitivity in the breast.
The surgeon concludes the operation by suturing the incisions with absorbable sutures and by putting in place drains to limit haematomas. You will need to stay in hospital for 1-2 days to assess your condition and recovery after the operation.
Post-operative care for gigantomastiaYour dressing is changed the day after the operation; you will have to wear a support bra night and day for about 4 weeks.
The size and extent of the scars will depend on the scope of the operation and the amount of excess skin removed during the operation. You will need to be careful not to expose the scars to the sun for a few months after your operation. There is usually not much pain after the operation, but the surgeon may prescribe painkillers to ease any painful sensations. You may also experience some stretching of the skin and discomfort around the area of the operation, but this should settle down after a few weeks. You should wait between 15 and 21 days before returning to work. You will have to wait at least 4 to 8 weeks before resuming sports activities: you can resume sports gradually and only after the surgeon has given his approval. You must be careful not to lift heavy loads during the first few weeks after your operation.
The results of gigantomastiaIt is necessary to wait about 6 months after leaving the clinic to be able to see the new shape of the breasts. The final shape of the breasts can be appreciated after 12 months.
Thanks to this operation, the patient will feel lighter, she will discover a feeling of well-being in her everyday life. For example, physical activities even the simplest ones (such as walking), can be done much more easily.