Breast Reduction Surgery

Breast Reduction surgery, also known as Mammoplasty, basically is the name of the surgery that aims to reduce the volume of a woman's breast by removing excess skin and tissues.It's preferred by women with large breasts frequently. With this surgery, it's possible to lead a more comfortable life. Ideally sized breasts suitable for the body appear after the operation.


How is a Breast Reduction Surgery performed?

Excess fat and skin in the breasts are targeted and removed through incisions during the Breast Reduction surgery. Depending on the patient and the condition of the case, these excesses can also be removed with the Liposuction method. If the patient's breast volume consists of the excess fatty tissue, only Liposuction is enough itself.Breast Reduction surgery is performed due to the patient's breast structure and how much excess fat or skin is removed. The patient's request and the doctor's recommendations are both brought together when making the decision under these circumstances. The surgery takes about four hours generally.The surgery can be performed under full anesthesia or using only sedation depending on the patient's choice or the doctor's recommendation.The incision is made around the ring on the nipple called the "areola" until reaching the breast fold. The visibility of the incisions can be blocked by clothing such as bras and swimsuits later but should be known that these lines are permanent.The nipple is repositioned after the incision is made. Meanwhile, due to the doctor's preference, the "areola" ring can also be reduced by removing the skin around it.The underlying breast tissue is lifted and reduced. It may be necessary to reposition the nipple and areola together in some cases.The stitches are removed then and the incisions are closed. That's the point that the new appearance of the breast is revealed.

What are the risks of Breast Reduction Surgery?

The doctor explains the risks related to the surgery detailed to the patient. Breast Reduction surgery is a personal decision. The patient should have a realistic approach to the outcome of the surgery and decide whether the risks of this surgery are acceptable.


Breast Reduction Surgery has the potential risks below:

  •  Allergies to all materials used during the surgery.
  • Risks related to anesthesia
  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Asymmetry
  • Contour and shape irregularities
  • Sensation loss of the breast
  • Damage to nerves, vessels, muscles
  • Fluid accumulation



Recovery of Breast Reduction Surgery

The dressing is applied to the incisions when the Breast Reduction surgery is finished. It's recommended to wear a bandage or supported bra to reduce swelling and protect the breasts during healing.

If excess blood or fluid occurs, a small tube is placed under the skin to drain it. This tube is not permanent, it's removed by the doctor when its function is over.

Age is not often a decisive factor for this surgery when it comes to large breasts. When an old or teenage patient feels like it's the right time for Breast Reduction, the surgery can be done with the surgeon's approval.

The patient needs between three and six weeks to get a full recovery.

No, it's not possible. Breast Reduction surgery is permanent. The skin and fat are removed permanently with the surgery. However, when the patient gains weight, fat deposits can be seen in the breasts again.

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