Breast Reduction Surgery


Breast reduction surgery aims to reduce the excess skin and fat tissue of the breasts that cause neck pain and back pain due to their size.

With breast reduction surgery, the person may have breasts proportional to her body. In this way, she can feel comfortable both in her appearance and in social activities.


Breast Reduction Procedure

Breast reduction surgery is mostly performed under general anesthesia. The procedure may involve different techniques that are specific to a person's breasts. As part of the surgery, incisions are made and excess fat is removed with liposuction. The surgeon makes an incision around the areola in both breasts. It removes excess tissue so that the breasts lose their volume. The breasts are reshaped and the areola is repositioned to its natural position. If the breasts are too large, the nipples and areola are also removed and repositioned then. The surgeon tries to achieve symmetry. The visibility of the incision scars decreases over time.


Candidates for Breast Reduction Surgery 

Women who want to have breast reduction surgery should not smoke, should not have diabetes or heart disease, should not be obese, and should have realistic goals about the surgery. It is possible to have breast reduction surgery at almost any age. However, the ideal time is the period when the development of the breasts ends. Breast reduction surgery is not recommended for women who are planning to become pregnant in the near future.


Breast Reduction Surgery Recovery Period

At the end of the operation, the breasts are bandaged. A tiny tube can be placed under the armpit to prevent blood or fluid collection. Medication can be used against the possible risk of infection. It is natural to see swelling and tenderness in the breasts in the following days. The surgeon may recommend wearing a support bra. It is recommended to avoid heavy exercise for about 1 month.


Breast Reduction Surgery Results

If breast reduction surgery has been successful, it may be possible to notice the effects immediately. It is understood that the pain in the back and neck region is reduced, and participation in physical activities becomes easier. It is necessary to wait at least a few months for the swelling to disappear completely and the breasts to regain a natural appearance. Although the results are usually permanent, changes may occur due to aging and weight gain.

There is usually no limit in breast reduction surgery. Depending on the technique, how much the breasts can shrink varies.
It is sufficient to have completed puberty for breast reduction surgery. There is no upper limit, but health status is more important in middle-aged and older patients.
The things that form the breast together are breast tissue and adipose tissue. There is no regrowth after breast reduction. Only a small increase in adipose tissue can be seen due to excessive weight gain.
The results of breast reduction are typically visible immediately after the procedure. However, the final results may not be apparent until several months after surgery when the swelling has subsided and the breasts have settled into their new shape.
Breast reduction affect your ability to breastfeed, but the extent of the effect varies depending on the surgical technique used. It is important to discuss any concerns about breastfeeding with your surgeon before the procedure.
As with any surgical procedure, there are risks associated with breast reduction. These include bleeding, infection, scarring, changes in sensation, asymmetry and breastfeeding difficulties. To minimize these risks, it is important to choose a board-certified plastic surgeon with extensive experience in breast reduction.

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