Breast Reduction

Reason of Application:

It is an operation applied to breasts that have grown excessively as a result of hormones or birth. It is only possible to solve these problems by breast reduction operations. It is not possible to change the size of breasts (to enhance or reduce) with drugs or hormones. The breast tissue is brought back to the normal size and asymmetry or sagging is also corrected in the meantime.


Operation Method :

The operation to reduce breast size is realized by removing the excessive breast tissue, fat and skin and the nipple is located back to its original location and size. During the examination before the operation, the appropriate technique is being chosen by considering the size of the breasts, the size and location of the nipple, the age of the patient and the choice of the patient.

“Vertical Technique” is preferred in operations in which single cut is used by the development of modern techniques. Variations of this technique are applied to extremely big and sagged breasts. There is also the method of cutting through the nipple and this method leaves an inconspicuous scar. However, this method can only be applied to moderate oversized and sagged breasts.

The milk channels are 80-90% protected if modern reduction techniques are used. In ase of extremely oversized breasts, the obligation to remove too much tissue may cause incapability of breast feeding in the future.

However, we should keep in mind that oversized and sagged breasts cause back pains, anatomic malfunctions, rashes and fungus under the breast. It might also affect the person psychologically.

Anesthesia :

Breast reduction operations are applied under general anesthesia.


Operation and Rehabilitation Duration :

Operation duration is 3-4 hours on average. The patient is discharged from the hospital on the same day with the operation. It is possible to go back to normal life in 7-10 days after the operation. The first two dressings are made by your doctor. Aesthetic materials that dissolve without having to be taken off are used for stitches. The surgery marks that are clearer at the beginning will start to disappear by time. There might not be ant difference at breast feeding after the breast reduction surgery or you might observe a decrease or even stop. If the patient gets pregnant and breast feeds the baby after the surgery, the breast might grow but this increase will never reach to the level before the surgery.