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Breast Reduction

Excessively large breasts in women can cause back and neck pain and can cause hunchback. Saggy and large breasts can also cause skin disorders under the breasts. It can cause shortness of breath, as well as difficulty in daily physical activities. While it can create difficulties in choosing clothes in daily life, a woman’s dislike of herself can also cause social and psychological problems.

In breast reduction operations, the removed breast tissue is pathologically examined, and at the same time, aesthetic breast tissue is created depending on the patient’s request with the remaining breast tissue.

Breast sizes can have different causes. As a result of genetic factors, hormonal changes or some diseases, large breasts that do not adapt to body sizes may occur.

Operation Process

Exchange of Ideas Before Breast Reduction Operation

In the interview, first of all, your current complaints and post-operative expectations are evaluated. What to pay attention to in the surgery.

As a result of this examination, the size and shape of your breasts, the condition of your skin, your age, whether you will have children, the new location of the nipple, etc. will be discussed with you.

You will be informed about the details of the operation, you will be informed about the scar, nipple sensitivity, breastfeeding, anesthesia type and the risks of the operation.

When you decide on the operation, my assistant plans the appropriate operation day for you.

Preparation for Breast Reduction Operation Time

  • In addition to the blood and chest x-ray required before the operation, mammography and, if necessary, breast ultrasonography are performed. Conditions such as high blood pressure, smoking, drug habits, diabetes are discussed. You will need someone to assist you on the day of the operation and for the next few days.

  • Do not stop the medication you use continuously without consulting your doctor.

  • It is recommended not to use cigarettes for a while before and after the operation.

  • On the day of the operation, do not put on make-up, do not use hair gel, wear comfortable clothes, leave your jewelry at home.

  • Nothing should be eaten or drunk 6 hours before the operation.

  • You should be in the hospital about an hour before the operation.

Operation Technique

In the aesthetic breast reduction operation, the large breast tissue is reshaped according to the body size of the person. Excess breast tissue and the skin on it are removed. The nipple is moved to where it should be. Whichever method is applied, scars remain around the nipple. However, these traces are obvious at first, but may become vague over time. The degree of post-operative scars depends on the size of the breast, the operation method used and finally the scarring feature of the patient’s skin.

The vague scar that will form on the nipple will be one of the 3 shapes as follows.

In some special cases, it is applied like the first of the above-listed types of operation in extremely large breasts.

Type of Anesthesia

It is applied with general anesthesia method.

Operation Time

It takes about 3-4 hours on average.

Healing Process

There may be limitation in arm movements. A bra-like wrap is applied on the breasts or a bra is put on immediately after the operation. Generally, pipes called drains are placed in both breasts and removed within 24-72 hours. A separate dressing is put on the nipple. The dressing is opened and checked after 2 days. After 7 days, the dressings are opened. You will stay in the hospital for 1-3 days. The patient is put on a sports bra for 6 weeks and massage is recommended. There may be swelling in the early period, numbness of the nipple and a pinkish discoloration on the skin. These disappear on their own in a short time.

The patient can return to work after 1 week. It is recommended to stay away from heavy sports for 3 months.