Usually, scars are hardly visible after one year.
breast reduction Surgery
Hypertrophy of the breast means increase in breast size. The breast is too large, hence too heavy in comparison with the patient’s overall physical build. Breast Reduction Surgery performed by Dr. Bernier is often less than 200 grams per breast, so the surgery is not covered by RAMQ and is non-refundable.
The surgery repositions both the nipple and the areola so that the breast will be normal in size and shape and regain firmness. The type of incisions made determines the amount of excess skin and breast tissue to be removed. Sutures closing the incision enable the breast to regain its natural and well-proportioned contour.
The technique used depends on the amount of excess skin to remove. The preferred technique is the anchor-shaped incision (around the areola, vertical and horizontal). In this procedure, the skin is detached from the mammary gland and the excess skin removed. The mammary gland is then attached to the pectoral muscle with permanent sutures, following which the nipple and areola are repositioned.
Please note that in the case of severe bilateral hyperplasia (at least 250 grams per breast), breast reduction surgery is covered by the RAMQ. You must obtain a consultation request from your family doctor and consult a plastic surgeon in a hospital setting.
breast reduction surgery
Breast Reduction is performed under general anaesthesia and the surgery is done in approximately 4 hours. Convalescence takes about 2 weeks.
For proper healing and especially to reduce the risk of skin necrosis, patients should not smoke for at least 6 months to 1 year before undergoing this type of surgery (including vaping and marijuana use).
Breast reduction before and after
Here are some before and after pictures of patients who had a breast reduction at Dr Mario F Bernier’s clinic.
With vertical and horizontal peri-areolar incisions
(1 month post-op)
With vertical and horizontal periareolar incisions
(3 months post-op)
Testimonials following a
breast surgery at our clinic
PRICES FOR A BREAST REDUCTION AT OUR CLINIC IN LAVAL / MONTREAL
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Consultation request for a breast reduction
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