Breast Reduction

Women with large breasts try to hide them throughout their lives, they wear tight bras, they have difficulty choosing clothes. Carrying large breasts in the anterior chest wall for years causes serious problems in the spine and the entire back. They can cause shoulder pain that does not go away. Diaper rash and odor problems occur especially under the nipples in summer. Bra straps create deep scars on the shoulders.

Big breasts can be saved with breast reduction surgery under general anesthesia. Excess oil and skin in the breast are removed and the nipple that is sagging is moved to a higher place.

How will the scars remain after this surgery ?

The most important thing to say about this surgery is the scars that will occur. Under-breast folds and streak-like marks that run down the nipple may form. But these scars become largely faded over time. Women who are free in their weight and feel more free and lighter often do not care about these scars. However, for more sensitive women with a scar, the breast can be reduced without creating a scar with a single vertical scar (no scar under breast) technique.

How Is Preparing For Surgery ?

Especially if you smoke, you should take a break 4 weeks before and 2 weeks after surgery. If you use it, take a break from vitamin E and aspirin and avoid severe diet regimens before surgery. A cold or other infection can cause its operation to be delayed.

Where is the surgery and which anesthesia method is performed?

Breast reduction surgery is performed under general anesthesia method in operating room conditions.

What is the recovery period after breast reduction?

The patient can stay in the hospital for a day after breast reduction surgery. In the 4th hour of the surgery, the patient begins to walk. It is not a painful surgery. After 1 day, patients gain mobility and can easily do their private work and self-care. Return to work is usually possible within 1 week. If the patient does not have a wound healing disorder (excessive wound healing), the surgery scar will disappear within 3-6 weeks and will become less visible within 6-9 months.

Can I breastfeed after breast reduction ?

The most frequently asked question about breast reduction is whether to breastfeed after surgery. The amount of milk to be given after this surgery may decrease, but the majority of patients can breastfeed easily.

How long after breastfeeding can this surgery be performed?

It should be waited for about 6 months after the cessation of breastfeeding to make sure the breasts are shrinked to some extent.

No woman has to endure the back pain and rash caused by breast size. Talking to women around you who have had this surgery, perhaps you may understand how an important place this problem takes up space in your life and how much relief you will experience after surgery.