FEMALE BREAST REDUCTION
Breast reduction, also known as mammoplasty, is about more than just good looks or an aesthetic correction. Many women with oversized and very heavy breasts suffer from the physical and psychological consequences since their youth. Impairments such as severe back pain and restrictions on physical freedom of movement, but also a certain sense of shame and offending remarks from fellow men can put enormous strain on women.
Breast reduction should only be performed when physical growth is complete, which is usually from the age of 20. In addition, women are advised to wait until after pregnancy before undergoing surgery, as the tissue is often still changing then, which can affect the shape of the breasts.
During surgery, fat and glandular tissue are surgically removed from the breast to reduce the size and reshape the breast. In some cases, the nipple may also need to be repositioned. For patients with large breasts, reduction not only helps relieve back and neck pain, but also provides new self-confidence and a significant improvement in quality of life.
Who Is Breast Reduction Suitable For?
Breast reduction is suitable for any woman who suffers from the physical and psychological consequences of very large and overweight breasts.
The treatment is not recommended if the women are heavy smokers, for very young patients who are still developing physically and for overweight women. There is a possibility that the women will not be able to breastfeed after the procedure. In addition, the breasts enlarge in the course of pregnancy. Therefore, it is recommended to wait until after pregnancy before undergoing the procedure.
The length of stay in the clinic is 1 day. Sometimes patients stay in the hospital for a few days, but in many cases no overnight stay is required. The recommended average length of stay in Turkey includes 1 week.
Before Breast Reduction
Before the operation, the surgeon will discuss with you the desired shape and size of the future breast. He will also inform you about the procedure and possible risks. In preparation for general anesthesia, patients are not allowed to eat anything or drink moderately for about 12 hours before the procedure.
How Is the Treatment Carried Out?
During the surgery, the incision may be made at the bottom of the breast, which then extends to the nipple. However, this results in a visible scar. The incision can also be made around the areola, the areola, and then passed downward toward the underside of the breast.
After the incision, excess tissue, fat deposits and skin are removed. Sometimes the fatty tissue is also removed by liposuction. In some cases, it may be necessary to reposition the nipple afterwards to achieve a natural result. Once excess fat and tissue are removed, the incision is closed with sutures.
Treatment time and anesthesia: The procedure is usually performed under general anesthesia. For smaller reductions, local anesthesia may be sufficient in some circumstances. The duration for breast reduction includes about 2 to 3 hours.
After Breast Reduction
After the procedure, patients usually spend the first night in the hospital. Drains are usually placed in the breast to allow the wound secretions to drain. However, the drains can be removed the following day. Minor swelling as well as slight pain during the first 2 to 3 days after the procedure are completely normal. Depending on the type and extent of the surgery, some restrictions in movement can also be expected during the first week after surgery. During the first week after surgery, the breast is supported by a special bandage to keep the tissue still and relieve pressure. For the time after, the surgeon recommends wearing a comfortable and supportive sports bra.
Possible risks of the procedure include infection, bleeding, scarring and nerve damage to the breast. Likewise, loss of ability to breastfeed is a possible result of breast reduction.
Costs for Breast Reduction in Istanbul
The cost of breast reduction in our clinic in Istanbul ranges from 2,400 euros to 3,400 euros, depending on the extent of the procedure.
If you have decided to undergo breast reduction in Turkey, we would be happy to provide you with a free offer. Our Care Team will send you a personalized treatment plan immediately.