What is breast reduction surgery?

Breast Reduction Surgery (Reduction Mammaplasty) is basically a surgery that is very close to breast lift surgeries among aesthetic breast surgeries. The only difference of breast reduction surgery (reduction mammaplasty) is that while the breast is lifted, some of the glands and fats in the breast and some skin are removed. Thus, the breast is reduced and its shape is corrected.

Why is breast reduction surgery performed?

Breast reduction surgery is an operation that improves the quality of life as well as being an aesthetic surgery. With the reduction operation, you will get rid of the discomfort and weight of large breasts. In this way, many of your complaints that trouble you during the day will be gone. These include back and neck pain, diaper rash and fungus under the breast, bra strap marks, difficulty in breathing due to weight while lying down, some drowsiness and of course asocial personality disorders. In short, your standard of living will increase considerably with breast reduction surgery.

With breast reduction surgery, the breasts are brought to the appropriate size with the body, while the differences and asymmetries between both breasts are corrected. This ensures an acceptable symmetry.

How Is Breast Reduction Performed?

The surgery can take about 2 to 4 hours under general anesthesia. Surgery is usually performed through incisions made around the nipple and from the nipple to the underside of the breast tissue. Inverted T-shaped incisions can be made from the nipple to the bottom of the breast in larger breast tissues.

Excess breast fat and skin tissues are removed from the body with the help of various equipment or liposuction devices over the surgical incision area. Then, the breast is rearranged by the surgeon, and the incisions are closed in accordance with the cosmetic appearance and the operation is terminated.

During the operation, the nipple area is protected; However, in large-sized breasts, the nipple may need to be moved to higher areas as a skin graft. During the surgery, the same size and shape is tried to be preserved in the right and left breasts.

Frequently Asked Questions About Breast Reduction

1-) Is a non-surgical breast lift possible?

There is no method yet to recover sagging breasts without surgery.

2-) Will there be any scars in breast reduction surgery?

As with any surgery involving an incision, breast reduction surgery is a scar operation. In the early period after breast reduction surgery, the scars may be darker and more prominent. Within 6-12 months after breast reduction surgery, the scars of the operation will become very faint and close to the skin color. The scar of breast reduction surgery may become too indistinct in some patients.

3-) How Long Does Breast Reduction Surgery Take?

Depending on the size of the breasts and the surgical techniques applied, breast reduction surgery takes around 2-3 hours.

4-) What awaits us after the operation?

It is not a painful surgery. Generally, patients can be discharged on the same day and can return to work after 3-4 days. Usually, a simple oral pain reliever is sufficient. This surgery is a procedure where serious bruising and swelling are not expected. You can return to your daily life after a week.

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