Thursday, June 8, 2023

Surgeon Vargas Almonte advocates ARS for breast reduction surgeries

HOLY SUNDAY – In the Dominican Republic, more and more women suffer from hypertrophy and breast gigantomastia, a disease characterized by excessive development of the breasts.

These diseases can lead to neck and back pain, spinal cord collapse, sleeping problems, changes in the skin under the breasts, sports problems and limitations when it comes to care.

Despite all these negative consequences that, in addition to self-esteem for women who suffer from it, difficulty attending social activities, sleep disturbances and anxiety, the ARS in the country does not cover the cost of breast reduction surgery, which is alone. the solution to this health problem.

Moved by this situation, with the hundreds of cases he receives through his Vargas Almonte Foundation, the plastic and reconstructive surgeon Orlando Vargas was responsible for this surgical procedure to be covered by the ARS.

In the forum “My cattle are not paradise”, which he held on the Zoom platform, he mentioned that the World Health Organization (WHO) defines health as a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and not only the absence of disease or illness.

“It is clearly defined that we are against the disease, breast hypertrophy and gigantomastia are diseases that are accompanied by signs and symptoms. We must demand that the social security of our country include these diseases in the provision of services.

Likewise, Vargas Almonte stated that awareness campaigns should be carried out in these evils, so that the state can help women and men who live with the disease every day.


breast hypertrophy
It is a rare, benign disease of unknown etiology, characterized by excessive, widespread and rapid growth of the breast in adolescence, in some cases it occurs before this time, extremely rare. Breast hypertrophy can be divided into macromastia or gigantomastia.

There is uncontrolled development of the fetus. This alteration is common at different ages, although it is most common in young people and adolescents, and is called juvenile gigantomastia, which creates a large complex when it comes to people of age. In addition, this breast can increase the impression that it is overweight, although it is not reported.

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