What is Breast Reduction: Breast reduction, also known as reduction mammaplasty, is a procedure to remove excess breast fat, glandular tissue, and skin to achieve a breast size in proportion with your body and to alleviate the discomfort associated with overly large breasts.
Preparation before surgery: Tell the doctor if you are or could be pregnant, also what medications you are taking (including supplements, illicit drugs or herbs you bought without a prescription. You may need mammograms or breast x-rays before surgery. The plastic surgeon will do a routine breast exam. Several days before surgery, you may be asked to stop taking Aspirin, Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), Warfarin (Coumadin), and any other medicines that make it hard for your blood to clot. Ask your doctor which medications you should still take on the day of procedure. You may need to fill prescriptions for pain medicine before surgery.
Estimated Recovery Time: 1 week
Estimated Hospital Stay: 2 days
What to do after Surgery: You will likely go home when the anesthesia wears off and you can walk, drink water, get to the bathroom safely. After breast augmentation surgery, a bulky gauze dressing will be wrapped around your breasts and chest. Or you might wear a surgical bra. Drainage tubes may be attached to your breasts. These will be removed within 3 days. The surgeon may also recommend massaging the breasts starting 5 days after surgery. Massaging helps reduce hardening of the capsule that surrounds the implant. Ask your doctor first before massaging over your implants.
Meet your doctor(s)
English Speaking: Fluent English, Basic Portuguese and Polish
Years of Experience: 11 years
Qualifications: General Surgery at the Universidad Estatal of Cuenca
Plastic Surgery at Universidad Estatal of Guayaquil
Plastic Surgery at Hospital Mater Dei, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Cost of procedure in Ecuador: $4000
Estimated savings: 27%