BREAST REDUCTION

BREAST REDUCTION

What is Breast Reduction Surgery ?

It is an aesthetic surgical procedure to reduce the size of the breasts. Breast reduction greatly improves the quality of life, especially for women with heavy and large breasts.

Breast reduction surgery is performed for both medical and cosmetic reasons. A woman may choose to have breast reduction surgery for various reasons. Examples of these are chronic back and neck pain, concerns about hygiene or appearance. Many of these women make an effort to reduce their discomfort with pain medications, physical therapy, and special bras. The only way to get rid of these problems is usually a surgical reduction.

Is “Having Big Breasts” a Disease ?

Breast size is usually caused by genetic factors. However, breast enlargement is observed as a result of hormonal disorders, excessive weight gain, pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Breast reduction surgery is performed for both medical and cosmetic reasons. A woman may choose to have breast reduction surgery for various reasons. The size of the breasts affects the social life of the person such as doing sports and choosing clothes, as well as chronic back and neck pain, concerns about hygiene or appearance can harm the mental health of the person. Many of these women make an effort to reduce their discomfort with pain medications, physical therapy, and special bras. The only way to get rid of these problems is usually a surgical reduction.

Which method is being performed in breast reduction surgery ?

Breast reduction surgery can be performed with a number of different techniques designed to optimize outcomes for each patient. The general idea is to remove excess breast tissue and restore the breast to a natural shape. Although the technique used in the surgeries may vary, each surgery includes both skin and tissue reduction. The skin removal and tissue reduction model is determined according to the amount and size of the breast tissue to be removed. Breast lift is also performed with the techniques used during the surgery.

What should be done before breast reduction surgery ?

Smokers should stop using tobacco products at least 3-4 weeks before surgery. It is also necessary to stop taking anti-inflammatory and blood thinners about a month before breast reduction surgery.

Preoperative Op.Dr. Sultan YALÇIN and our healthcare team provide you with detailed information about what you need to do.

How long does breast reduction surgery take ?

Breast reduction surgery is performed under general anesthesia. Breast reduction surgery takes 2 to 4 hours depending on the breast size of the person. Dizziness, vomiting, etc. after surgery. In case of discomfort, we continue to keep them in the hospital for control purposes. We usually want you to stay in the hospital for 1 day. You have 2 drains after the surgery. After 1 day, the drains are removed and you are discharged from the hospital.

How long is the recovery period after breast reduction surgery ?

After the surgery, patients can return to their normal lives after a week of rest. After the surgery, as your doctor Op.Dr. Sultan YALÇIN will remind you again; you should not lift heavy loads and do not exercise during the period.

During healing, the breast may initially appear very narrow, cone-shaped, or elevated. This is a normal part of the post-operative process. The breasts will settle and regain their natural appearance 3 to 4 weeks after the surgery.

How much scar remains after breast reduction surgery ?

Op.Dr. Sultan YALÇIN, while performing the necessary surgical procedures during the operation, completes the procedure with minimal incisions and ensures that you get the most natural result. Since the procedure is a surgical application, scar formation is inevitable after the operation. While the surgical scar looks red at first, it takes on skin color over time and becomes less obvious. In addition, after the surgery, a scar care program is applied to ensure that the healing is healthy and fast. Protecting the operated area from the sun for 6 months will be beneficial in terms of minimizing your scars.