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Breast Reduction Surgery

What is the procedure/How is it performed?

Aesthetic breast reduction surgery is actually not a surgery that is only considered because of aesthetic concerns. A ptotic breast due to the size can cause back pain, neck pain, and saddle back in women.  Numbness could be experienced due to bra pressing on arm nerves. Rashes could be observed in inframammary sulcus. Besides, large breasts raise difficulties in choice of clothes, woman does not admires herself and consequently social and psychological problems could emerge. A surgery to be performed for the breast reduction brings a natural appearance to the breasts, removes foregoing problems stated above and makes life easier for the patient.

How long does it take?

 It takes about two-four hours generally.

What kind of anesthesia is used?

The surgery is performed under intravenous sedation or general anesthesia.

How long is hospitalization? 

You could leave hospital on the same day. Or you could stay for one night.

How does the recovery period progress? 

The post-operative period is generally comfortable. Pain is minimal. Some restrictions in arm movements could be experienced. Immediately after the surgery, a bra is worn. Usually a drain is placed to both of the breasts to prevent hemostasis. Mostly it is not required to remove the sutures. It is possible for the patient to return her work after seven-ten days. It is recommended for the patient to avoid heavy exercises for three months. 

What are possible risks and undesired results? 

Bleeding and infection are general surgery complications and rarely encountered. It is possible to experience change in nipple and skin sensibility. They are mostly temporary. Each surgical operation recovers by leaving a scar. Frequently, characteristics of the scars could not be determined in advance. Even if just a slight, there is a possibility that you could not be pleasant for the size and form of your breasts. Toughness  is rare. It may be observed due to the scar within the breast or fat necrosis. There may be a delay in the recovery of the scar. There could be differences in the shape, size and symmetry of nipple and breast.

How are the results?

Aesthetic breast reduction surgery is a surgery that generally gives good and permanent result, heals mental health of the person and her spouse, makes them enjoy the life more and especially makes the dressing style of women easier. Newly shaped breast is durable for a long time. However changes in weight, pregnancy, breast feeding and gravity may cause volume increase and ptosis in breast.