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What is Breast Reduction Surgery?

Breast reduction surgery, also known as reduction mammoplasty, is a surgical procedure aimed at reducing the size and volume of the breasts by removing excess breast tissue, fat, and skin. This procedure is often sought by individuals who experience physical discomfort, pain, or limitations in physical activity due to excessively large breasts, as well as those who desire a more proportionate and balanced breast appearance.

Here’s an overview of how breast reduction surgery is typically performed:

  1. Consultation: Before the procedure, the patient will have a consultation with a qualified plastic surgeon to discuss their goals, expectations, and medical history. The surgeon will evaluate the patient’s breast anatomy, degree of breast enlargement, and any associated symptoms or medical conditions to determine the most suitable approach for breast reduction.

  2. Anesthesia: Breast reduction surgery is usually performed under general anesthesia to ensure the patient’s comfort throughout the procedure.

  3. Incisions: The surgeon will make discreet incisions on the breasts, typically around the areola (the dark skin surrounding the nipple), extending vertically down from the areola to the breast crease, and possibly horizontally along the breast crease. The length and pattern of the incisions will depend on factors such as the amount of tissue to be removed and the desired outcome.

  4. Tissue Removal: After making the incisions, the surgeon will remove excess breast tissue, fat, and skin from the breasts using techniques such as liposuction, excision, or a combination of both. The goal is to achieve a smaller, more proportionate breast size and shape that is in better harmony with the patient’s body proportions.

  5. Nipple Repositioning: If necessary, the surgeon may also reposition the nipples to a higher, more aesthetically pleasing location on the breast mound for improved symmetry and proportion.

  6. Breast Reshaping: Once the excess tissue has been removed, the remaining breast tissue is reshaped and lifted to create a more youthful and uplifted breast contour.

  7. Closure: Once the desired correction has been achieved, the incisions are closed with sutures, and any necessary dressings or bandages are applied to protect the surgical sites.

  8. Recovery: After the procedure, patients may experience some swelling, bruising, and discomfort, which can be managed with pain medication and supportive garments such as a surgical bra. It’s essential to follow post-operative instructions provided by the surgeon to facilitate proper healing and optimize results.

If you think that your breasts are bigger in size as to your body sizes, if you have a hard time choosing clothes for yourself and you have difficulty in physical activities having neck and back pain, yes, you may go under “Breast Reduction Surgery”.

You had better share all your expectations and concerns with your doctor. During examination, you should reply to any questions to be asked about your general health condition in details and inform your doctor about your past diseases and medications you use. Surgery areas will be determined during your physical examination, your new body shape will be discussed.

Your surgery to be performed in our hospital will be carried out with sedation + under general anaesthesia as to the practice. Its approximate duration is 2-2.5 hours. Reduction is applied by caring for the form of nipples and milk ducts.

You will be examined and informed by an anesthesia doctor before the breast augmentation surgery. Blood diluent medications, vitamins and factors affecting anesthesia such as alcohol and smoking should be discontinued starting from the date foreseen by your doctor.

Breast reduction surgery isn’t much painful, if there is pain, it will soothed with prescribed painkillers. You may need to stay at out hospital for an overnight. Recovery will be fast and marks will disappear in time. After the surgery, a bra special for you will be put on. Controls are carried out at the 3rd and the 7th days. Patient will return to social life after 5/7 days. You need to use the bra special for you for 1 month. You should abstain from sports requiring severe arm movements for 2 months.

In the early period, a little edema will be seen, this condition will get better in time. The bra special you will help the betterment. The tense and upright appearance will turn into a natural appearance in due course. You may return your social life and working life in 5-7 days. After 2 months, breasts will take the final shape.

Breast reduction surgery can provide significant physical and psychological benefits for individuals with excessively large breasts, including relief from physical discomfort, improved posture, and enhanced self-confidence. However, it’s crucial to consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in breast reduction to ensure the best possible outcome. Reputable institutions with experience in breast reduction surgery, such as the Istanbul Aesthetic Center (IAC), can provide added assurance and peace of mind during your journey toward achieving smaller, more proportionate breasts.