Breast Reduction
Breast Reduction
Breast Reduction

Breast reduction is an operation to reduce the volume of the breast tissue and change its shape. Shape change is provided by moving the nipple higher and a younger breast appearance.
Breast reduction surgeries are performed under general anesthesia and are an operation that takes approximately 2-3 hours. A new breast shape is created with the remaining tissues, except for the area to be removed during the surgery.


We have compiled for you the most frequently asked questions about Breast Reduction Surgery. You can always contact us for more detailed information.

In general, a keyhole scar is located around the areola and extending down vertically and terminated with a transverse scar hidden in the bra line. These scars may remain in one region (lollipop shape) or in all three regions (Inverted T-shaped) depending on the size of the breast. Although the scars remain as red lines in the first months, they become white at the end of about 1 year and decrease a lot.
Breastfeeding function is not proportional to the size of the breast, but to the number of mammary glands it contains. Breastfeeding will occur to a large extent, especially since we take care to protect the mammary glands in the surgical techniques we apply for breast reduction.
However, in very sagging and very large breasts (gigantomastia), lactation cannot occur because the nipple will be carried in the new location in the form of a patch.
Yes. While the breast is shrinking, the remaining tissues are shaped and the breast is lifted. The results are much more striking, especially in breasts that are rich in breast mammary gland tissue rather than adipose tissue.
Although there are different numbers in various publications, breast reduction surgery can be performed from the age of 18.
After breast reduction surgery, there is a complaint of inflammation rather than pain. For this purpose, pain is minimized by applying suitable painkillers and cold application after the surgery.
At the end of the operation, thin drains should be placed on both breasts to prevent blood collection (hematoma) that may occur. Although there are patients who do not have a drain, most of them are needed. The drains are removed the next day. A pulling sensation may be felt during drain removal. However, since very small size drains are used, there is no pain.
After this surgery, the complaints of pain are very low and the pain caused by drug treatment is relieved. Patients are discharged on the day of surgery or the next morning, they can do their daily personal affairs after discharge, they can take a shower 2 days later, and they can return to work after about 4-5 days. Our patients can start sports activities after about 1 month.
Breast reduction surgery is a procedure that reduces breast size by surgically removing excess breast tissue and skin. Here is information on how breast reduction surgery is generally performed:
1. Preparation: Before the surgery, you will determine the details of the surgery by discussing your breast size and wishes with your doctor. Usually, a series of tests will be performed before surgery and you will need to follow the preparation process as recommended by your doctor.
2. Anesthesia: The surgery is usually performed under general anesthesia, so you will sleep during the surgery and will not feel any pain or discomfort.
3. Making Incisions: During the surgery, designated incisions are made to reduce the breast size. These incisions are usually made under the breast, around the nipple, and vertically from the nipple to the breast. The size and shape of the incisions may vary depending on the size of the breast and the desired result.
4. Tissue Removal: Once the incisions are made, the removal of breast tissue and excess skin begins. How much breast tissue and skin is removed will depend on the goals determined with your doctor before surgery.
5. Breast Reshaping: Following the removal of breast tissue and excess skin, the breast is reshaped and reduced to a smaller size. During this process, the placement of the nipple and nipple can also be adjusted.
6. Closing the Incisions: After the breast is reshaped and brought to the desired size, the incisions are closed. The incisions are usually closed using internal stitches and external stitches, and they heal within a few weeks.
7. Recovery Process: In the postoperative period, the recovery process begins after breast reduction surgery. During this process, you should take care of the wound as recommended by your doctor, use a tight corset or supportive clothing, and avoid heavy physical activities. The healing process may vary from person to person but can usually take several weeks.
Breast reduction surgery may be an option for people who are dissatisfied with their breast size and feel that it is negatively impacting their physical or emotional health. However, as with any surgical procedure, breast reduction surgery carries certain risks and a careful evaluation before surgery is important. Therefore, it is important to have a detailed discussion with a plastic surgeon before surgery.
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