Op.Dr. Ömer Ekin - Aesthetic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon
Breast Reduction (Reduction Mammoplasty)
Breast Reduction Surgery, one of the cosmetic operations performed to improve the appearance of the woman, but it is not aesthetic but repair surgery. Breasts may be large for various reasons; with the effect of weight changes, breastfeeding and gravity, the current problem may be further increased. You can find information about breast reduction surgery.
A flaccid breast due to size can cause back and neck pain in the woman, may cause humpback, numbness may occur due to the pressure of the bra on the arm nerves. As a result of skin friction, rashes may occur in the nipple groove and wounds may be opened. Daily physical activity may be limited. In addition, while creating difficulties in the selection of large breast clothes, women's self-dislike causes social and psychological problems.
What is Breast Reduction?
Breast Reduction, is the process of bringing large breasted women's breasts to the desired size using various methods. There may be a breast appearance that disturbs the body ratio due to both congenital and subsequent reasons such as pregnancy. The aim of breast reduction surgery is to achieve symmetry and to have breasts of ideal size. In addition, its another purpose to eliminate the problems that disturb the person in terms of health. If you have questions about breast reduction, you can talk to our doctor.
How is breast reduction surgery performed?
A breast reduction surgery will give the breasts a natural look, the problems listed above will be eliminated and the person's life will be easier. In aesthetic breast reduction surgery, the large breast tissue is reshaped according to the body size of the person. The nipple is then moved to where it should be.
Breast reduction operations always leave a scar; depending on the size and sagging of the nozzle there is a track around the nipple, a vertical track below it and a horizontal track below the nozzle. In breast reduction operations, 3 basic procedures are performed: The nipple is moved up, excess breast tissue is removed and shaped, and finally, excess skin tissue is removed and discarded. The length of the trace remains dependent on the size of the breast, the sagging and the elasticity of the patient's skin. All traces become faint over time and become barely noticeable. All conventional breast reduction is terminated by an “inverse T” trace. This method is still the most commonly used technique in the world. This method can be applied in patients with excessively large and sagging breasts, in patients who lose elasticity of the skin due to excessive weight loss, in elderly people and those with excessive asymmetry. However, it is not a suitable technique especially in young patients because of the length and prominence of scars.
Vertical mammoplasty is currently the most recent breast reduction and lifting technique. In this method, the remaining trace, around the nipple and descending in the form of a vertical track. In this technique, both the scar is short and the aesthetic results are good. The nozzle base is narrowed better, the nozzles are more upright. It is also superior to other methods in terms of permanence of results.
What Should Be Considered After Breast Reduction Surgery?
Breast reduction surgery , is performed under general anesthesia in the operating room in hospital. The operation lasts 2.5 - 5 hours. It is usually comfortable after surgery. Pain is minimal. Arm movements may be limited. Medical bra is used after breast reduction surgery. It is best for the patient to rest for 2-3 days after breast reduction surgery. Medications given by the doctor should be used regularly. It is usual to have pain after breast reduction surgery, but this pain is not excessive. Excessive weight should not be carried for 1 month after breast reduction surgery, arms should not be forced too much. Postoperative edema and swelling may occur. These swelling and edema will be reduced within 25-30 days. It may take 6-12 months for the breast shape to become final. Heavy sports should not be performed for at least 2 months after breast reduction surgery. There is no harm in taking light walks.
You should not smoke for 1 month after breast surgery. Smoking delays healing of wounds. It can also cause narrowing of the vessels and feeding of tissues or inflammation of that area.
Under Which Conditions Should We PreferBreast Reduction Surgery?
- People with pain in the neck or back and shoulder areas due to the size of their breasts,
- People who have sweating under the breast due to the size of their breasts, have rash and feel uncomfortable because of the bad smell,
- People who have difficulty exercising and whose physical activity is restricted due to the size of their breasts
- People who cannot wear the clothes they want and are uncomfortable with their physical appearance.
Frequently Asked Questions About Breast Reduction Surgery?
Is there any problem in breastfeeding after breast reduction surgery?
Can I breastfeed after breast reduction? is one of the most common questions. There is no definitive answer to this question. Breastfeeding can be performed in cases where the milk ducts and milk glands are not touched and the nipple is not damaged during surgery. Generally, most of the people who have surgery do not have problems in breastfeeding. However, there may be patients who have difficulty in breastfeeding due to the deformation that occurs when the breasts are too large.
Will there be any scars after breast reduction surgery?
The patient is given detailed information about the method to be applied and possible scarring. Since breast reduction is a surgical operation, there will be a scar on the breast. The size of the scars varies according to the techniques used in breast reduction surgery. Postoperative inverse T, L or a straight line may remain.
How Much Does a Breast Reduce After Breast Reduction Surgery?
The aim of breast reduction is to eliminate the patient's health problems and to have the ideal body size. Before breast reduction surgery, your doctor will give you the necessary information about how small the breasts should be, how their shape will be and how they will remain.
Are There Risks of Breast Reduction Surgery?
Breast reduction has no greater risk than other surgical operations. It is important that the values are normal in the preoperative controls. After the operation, the person should protect the operation area well, pay attention to the hygiene and take the medicines regularly. You may ask your doctor before the breast reduction surgery for other risks that may occur to your head.
Is There any other option except Surgery to reduce the size of my breasts?
In very rare cases, some reduction in breasts can be achieved with liposuction, but the results of this method are not permanent. In addition, the desired level of breast reduction does not occur. Therefore, the most effective method for breast reduction is breast reduction surgery.
How soon will I recover after surgery?
After breast reduction surgery patients are generally discharged within 1 day (including the evening of the same day). The person's pain decreases after 2-3 days of rest and can return to normal life after 4 days. It may take 6-12 months for the breasts to take their full shape.
Are Breast Reduction Surgery Costs Expensive?
When aesthetic surgery is mentioned, prices come to mind first. How much are breast reduction prices? Is breast reduction expensive? questions are among the most curious issues. In the past these operations were expensive. However, nowadays, with the developing technology, the prices of the materials produced become cheaper and make people available to afford it. Increasing competition allowed prices to be cheaper and even low-income groups can have aesthetics operations. Breast reduction surgery does not have a fixed price. A price is calculated according to the procedures to be performed after the controls with the doctor before the operation.