Breast Reduction Surgery

Various deformations are seen in every woman's body, depending on the effects of the advancing aging process, weight gain, pregnancy, breastfeeding. One of the most common cases of this type of deterioration is the deterioration of the shape of the breasts. Aesthetic surgeries performed to reduce or completely eliminate these deformities are breast aesthetic surgeries. Breast size and form are very important for a woman to want to look aesthetically pleasing. Some of the women are dissatisfied with having small-sized breasts and want to change their breast structures that are not symmetrical in appearance and that have a small form, through plastic surgery.

Breast reduction surgery is referred to as mammoplasty in the plastic surgery literature. In addition, breast reduction surgeries can be performed not only for aesthetic reasons, but also for health reasons. Mammoplasty is mostly performed for reasons such as dimensional differences in the size of the breasts and sagging that occurs in their structures due to their size, having an asymmetrical appearance, being dissatisfied with the breast image they have due to their shape size in the society. On the other hand, mammoplasty performed in terms of health is preferred in relieving pain due to the feeling of heaviness that develops due to the size of the breasts in the neck and back regions. In other words, mammoplasty, in other words, breast reduction surgery is performed in order to achieve the ideal small size of the breast.

What is Breast Reduction Surgery?

People whose breast size is above a certain criterion are faced with some compelling effects in the case of physical activities as well as being able to continue their daily lives in a healthy way. Along with hereditary reasons, the way of life of the person can also cause the breasts to lose their shape in the future and the breasts to reach large sizes. With the effect of excessive weight gain, pregnancy, sagging due to breastfeeding, hormonal irregularities and other health problems, breast enlargement or loss of shape can occur in the usual process. Breast reduction surgeries, on the other hand, help to eliminate both aesthetic concerns and medical problems at this point.

Treatment Summary

Operation Time

4 - 6 Hours

Type of Anesthesia

General Anesthesia


1 Night

Time to Return to Work


Warranty Type

Life Time Warranty


5 Days

VIP Transfer


How is Breast Reduction Surgery Performed?

Breast reduction surgery is performed for people with large breast images; It is a type of plastic surgery performed by removing the fat tissue in the breast. Breast reduction surgery is performed with general anesthesia method. In the surgery, methods called lollipop incision and reverse T incision are used. In the lollipop incision technique; breast reduction surgery, which takes place in about 2 to 4 hours, depending on the size of the person’s breast size; It is performed by considering the size and texture of the breast, and the distances between the nipple and the shoulder. In the lollipop incision technique; The area where the nipple is located is cut, and then the breast and excess skin tissue are taken and surgical procedures are performed in accordance with the methods determined by your doctor in the operation based on the image of the person. As a result of the surgery performed with extreme care, the skin is closed and then the operation is completed with a drain so that the blood accumulated in the breast can be expelled. In the inverted T incision technique, an incision is made from the lower side of the breast, similar to the letter of an inverted T.

After removing the excess breast and skin tissue that needs to be removed, the surgery is completed as in the lollipop technique, which is another application technique. After breast reduction surgery, the patient stays in the hospital for 1 day. The drain placed on the patient during the operation is removed and the patient is discharged from the hospital after the dressing is done. After breast reduction surgery, the patient should try to lie on her back for the first week. The patient can return to work and daily life within a few days after the surgery. Heavy movements should be avoided and the doctor’s advice should be followed to return to sports activities. After the operation, the care of the breast area should be done with extreme care, and the healing process is accelerated when the doctor’s instructions are followed.

Before Breast Reduction Surgery

Although breast reduction surgery, which is one of the most preferred aesthetic surgeries, is an extremely easy and simple operation, careful attention to the pre-operative aspects ensures a better recovery process after the surgery and minimizing the risks and complications that may occur. With the preparation process before every surgery with a surgical incision, the results show themselves in a healthy way to a large extent. Breast reduction operations start with the collection of information about the patient’s medical history. After the general controls of the person are done, the process related to the operation begins with the examinations requested by the doctor who will perform the surgery. No pain relievers or drugs such as aspirin should be used for a period of 1 week before the operation. However, blood thinners or natural supplements that may cause bleeding should not be taken.

Since infections that may occur during breast reduction surgery will adversely affect the healing rate, alcohol and cigarette use should be stopped approximately 2 weeks before. In terms of detecting any mass in the breast, having a breast ultrasound and mammography before the surgery is also an extremely important preliminary process. Although it is not an obstacle in terms of breast reduction surgery, it would be appropriate to inform the doctor about this issue. Wearing comfortable clothes on the day of the surgery will make the person feel better. Paying attention to sleep and eating habits before the operation will ensure a healthier operation. It is a better choice for the newly born patient to have surgery approximately 9 months after the breastfeeding period is completed.

After Breast Reduction Surgery

The first thing to consider after breast reduction surgery is rest. It would be right to rest at home for an average of 3 – 7 days. It is necessary to pay attention to the use of the drugs given by the doctor after the surgery in the prescribed manner. Having the dressing procedures determined by the doctor after the surgery without interrupting reduces the rate of infection. Heavy work should not be carried out and heavy loads should not be carried for about 1 month. The use of underwear that will not put pressure on the breasts plays an important role in shaping the breast structure in order to pass the post-operative period in a healthy way. The swollen appearance after breast reduction surgery decreases in about 4 weeks. Smoking and alcohol consumption should be stopped for 1 month in order for the scar to heal after the surgery. Breast tissue may appear swollen after breast reduction surgery. This image decreases in about 4 weeks. After breast reduction surgery, a special bra recommended by the doctor should be worn in order for the surgical area to regain a healthy form. The person should not take a shower for the first few days after the operation. When taking a shower, there should be no extremely hot or extremely cold water. After three days after the surgery, the person can travel, but of course, the doctor decides on all these cares.

Is There Any Scar After Breast Reduction Surgery?

As it is known, after every plastic surgery, scars can be left after breast reduction surgery. However, since each surgery develops a unique technique and the doctor who will perform the surgery will choose the method to be used in a decisive way, this situation changes according to the technique used during the operation. For example; The scarring rate is also less in surgeries with less incision. In this process, which changes with the desired aesthetic procedure, the wishes of the patient and the planning of the doctor, the surgical scar varies according to how much the sagging appearance of the breast is and how much the breast is desired to be reduced.

What Are The Risks Of Breast Reduction Surgery?

As with any aesthetic surgery, there are some risks in breast reduction surgery:

  • Due to various complications that develop during the surgery, blood can accumulate in the breast. In order to prevent this, it is extremely important to use a drain during the surgery.
  • In some breast reduction surgeries, numbness may be experienced at the nipple, albeit very little.
  • There is a risk of infection when there is an opening that may occur in the area where the wound is. In such a case, it may be possible to prolong the antibiotic treatment and re-sew the wound.
  • If the patient has a history of smoking, the prolongation of the healing process will be inevitable for such patients.

Who Can Have Breast Reduction Surgery?

Although aesthetic surgeries are performed at the point of looking more beautiful, they can also be the most difficult surgeries to be preferred because of all kinds of negativities that may be experienced after the surgery. From this point of view, it will be a very appropriate decision in terms of the psychological health of the person to take the decision of surgery carefully. For example, if your dissatisfaction with any of your appearance is not at a high level, it would be appropriate to reconsider the idea of having surgery.

If the reasons such as deformities in your breasts and sagging images due to a large breast size are at a low level, your preference for surgery may vary. However, if there is serious negativity and dissatisfaction with your appearance, you can achieve the desired look with breast reduction aesthetics. Every person whose breast structure is very large considering the physical features and who thinks that this situation causes discomfort can feel better and more aesthetically beautiful after this operation.

Doctor Selection During Breast Reduction Surgery Process

In any surgery that requires an aesthetic procedure, the experience of the doctor, her current knowledge and effectiveness in that field are extremely important. Each pre-operative research is one of the most important stages of the doctor selection process. A fine research should be done about the doctor who will perform the surgery. Especially with the effect of technological developments in recent years, although breast reduction aesthetic surgery is an easy operation and has a fast recovery process, the fact that the doctor who will perform your surgery has experience in her own field and the methods she will use during the operation are innovative approaches affect the outcome of the surgery in a positive way for the patient. In summary, the relationship of trust between the doctor and the patient has an extremely important place in aesthetic surgeries.

Breast Reduction Surgery Price Range

In recent years, there has been a significant increase in the number of plastic surgeries. Breast reduction surgery is also an extremely preferred aesthetic surgery.

Especially the deterioration of the appearance of the breasts, which is one of the most striking places in the body of women, and the large size of the breasts are the most important reasons for breast reduction surgery. Due to the sensitivity of women on this issue, the interest in this surgery is increasing. Having the desired image after the operation causes a more confident posture and a more comfortable feeling. In summary, since the method applied in breast reduction surgery will be different, the pricing range of the surgery changes for this reason. Contacting the doctor who will perform your surgery in this regard will give the best result.

Breast Reduction Surgery Frequently Asked Questions

Breast reduction surgery can be performed starting from the age of 18, with the completion of breast development.

There will be scars in the first period after the surgery, but these scars will decrease over time.

Breastfeeding can be continued after the surgery as there is no procedure that will endanger the milk ducts.

Although there is a temporary loss of sensation in breast reduction surgery at first, it is not a permanent condition.

Although it reduces cancer formation, the risk of cancer does not disappear.

It is possible to return to sexual life after 6 weeks, as there will be tenderness in the operation area for the first month after the operation.

Since it will vary according to the technique to be applied in breast reduction surgery, the wishes of the patient and many other variables, it is necessary to talk to the doctor at the point of determining the prices.

In some patients, this period may be earlier with early removal of the inserted drain, while in others it may be later. It would be better not to take a shower without removing the drain.

Within 10 days after the operation, the sutures disappear by fusing with the skin.

The surgery takes an average of 2-3 hours. In some cases, this period can be up to 5 hours.

Plastic surgeons perform breast reduction surgeries.

If breast reduction surgeries are performed with the most appropriate surgical method and by a specialist in the field, the success rate will be higher.

It will be appropriate to wear a sports bra with the advice of a doctor, continuously for the first two weeks after the surgery, but at certain time intervals up to four weeks afterwards.
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