Breast Reduction Surgery

breast reduction operationIt is an aesthetic operation performed on large and sagging breasts that have a deteriorated aesthetic structure and adversely affect health such as the extra weight on the spine.

UNDER WHICH CONDITIONS IS BREAST REDUCTION OPERATION DONE?

Breast reduction operation is performed to reduce large-saggy breasts and to gain an appearance proportional to the body structure. Today, millions of women all over the world are uncomfortable with their breast size and are looking for a solution to reduce their breasts.

DO LARGE TITLES CREATE ANY DIFFICULTY OTHER THAN VISUAL?

Big breasts pave the way for serious problems in women. The fact that the breasts are larger-heavy than normal spoils the physical appearance of the woman. Deformation and herniation in the neck and back vertebrae cause pain as a result. With the deterioration of the normal posture over time, hunching occurs. With excessive sweating of the lower surface of the breasts in contact with the abdominal skin, rash often occurs and fungal infections are observed. Bra straps leave deep marks on the shoulders and collapses occur on the shoulders. It causes limitation of movement. Psychological problems leading to depression, including social problems such as efforts to hide the size of the breasts, difficulties in choosing clothes, and not being able to wear the desired clothes, can be seen.

IS THERE AN AGE LIMIT FOR BREAST REDUCTION OPERATION?

The lower limit is 18, the upper limit is not. 18 as the lower limit is not an exact age, but it is my personal approach that I mostly pay attention to. The reason is that the breast development is expected to reach a certain point and the person will be able to handle the operation psychologically. Otherwise, it can be done with the permission of their parents for people under the age of 18 who have psychological and social problems due to the size of their breasts. There is no upper age limit. It can even be performed on a woman over the age of 80 who has an active life.

WHAT ARE THE PREPARATIONS AND CAUTION BEFORE BREAST SURGERY?

We want smokers to reduce and quit smoking 1-3 weeks beforehand. The treatment of patients with chronic diseases such as diabetes, blood pressure, heart and asthma and who use medication should be regulated and their diseases should be stabilized.

WHAT ARE THE RISKS OF BREAST REDUCTION SURGERY?

breast reduction surgery Compared to other aesthetic surgeries, it is not a long-lasting but more risky surgery. Complications such as wound infection, bleeding, separation in sutures, tissue death, which can be seen in every surgical intervention after the surgery, can be seen very rarely.

Mastectomy Nipple sensory disorders and not being able to breastfeed during pregnancy can be seen specific to breast cancer. Nipple sensation may decrease or increase after surgery. This condition is mostly temporary and returns to normal within 6-12 months.

HOW IS BREAST REDUCTION SURGERY DONE?

A serious planning is made before the operation. This planning is the most important phase of the surgery. The nipple is taken to its new place above where it should be, ideal for the body. Excess skin + mammary gland + fat in the breast is removed. These excesses are mostly in the sagging part of the lower part of the breast. After the excesses are removed, the remaining tissues are gathered in the middle, giving the breast a perpendicular and beautiful appearance.

The surgery is performed under general anesthesia and takes an average of 3-4 hours. After the operation, a drain is placed to prevent blood accumulation in the breasts, which acts as a fuse. A special bra that shapes the breasts is put on when leaving the surgery. You will be hosted in the hospital for one day and your drains will be removed when you are discharged. You can take a bath on the 3rd day after the operation and your dressing will be renewed on the same day. The stitches do not need to be removed as they dissolve on their own and are hidden. You should use the bra for 3-6 weeks.

HOW IS THE PROCESS AFTER BREAST REDUCTION SURGERY?

A special bra that shapes the breasts is put on when leaving the surgery. You will be hosted in the hospital for one day and your drains will be removed when you are discharged. You can take a bath on the 3rd day after the operation and your dressing will be renewed on the same day. The stitches do not need to be removed as they dissolve on their own and are hidden. You should use the bra for 3-6 weeks. After a week, you can easily return to your daily life and to your work if you have a job that is not heavy. You can do light sports after the second week and heavy sports after the sixth week.

AFTER BREAST REDUCTION SURGERY, IS THERE A SCAR?

Yes, it leaves a mark. Whoever says there is no trace is lying. These traces become indistinct over time and become vague. According to the technique to be made, there are basically two ways to leave scars. The first is called an inverted T scar. In inverted T scar, there is a scar in the nipple + the nipple extending from the nipple to the inframammary groove + in the submammary groove. The second is called a vertical scar. In the vertical scar, there is a scar extending from the nipple+nipple to the inframammary groove.

CAN I BREAST AFTER BREAST REDUCTION SURGERY?

It varies according to the surgical technique performed. Every patient considering this surgery should know before the surgery that this is not certain.

WHAT WILL BE MY MEASUREMENT AFTER BREAST REDUCTION SURGERY?

First of all, I would like to make a short briefing. Numerical values ​​such as 85-90-95 in bras indicate the measurement distance of the rib cage from your breast area. Letters such as ABCD indicate your breast size, cup size. Size A refers to small breasts, size D refers to large breasts. After operations such as breast augmentation, breast reduction, breast lift, there is no change in the numerical value because we do not interfere with the rib cage. The intended dimensions of breast reduction surgery vary for each patient. The important thing here is that the breasts have a harmonious and natural-looking size considering the body structure of the patient. In our society, this measure is mostly B or B+. For example, if you were 90 D before the surgery, I can say that you will be 90 B or B+ after breast reduction surgery.

DO BREASTS GROW AGAIN AFTER BREAST REDUCTION SURGERY?

In breast reduction surgery, skin + mammary gland tissue + fat tissue is removed from the breasts. However, after the surgery, your breasts will grow in excess weight gain and pregnancy periods. Fat volume in excessive weight gain and increase in mammary gland volume during pregnancy are in the foreground and are in small amounts. It never goes back to before the surgery.

WHEN SHOULD I HAVE BREAST REDUCTION SURGERY?

If you describe yourself as overweight, are on a diet or are going to do it, I recommend you to have this surgery when you reach your ideal weight. Because your breasts will shrink a little after you lose weight, and if you have surgery and lose weight before losing weight, your breasts will become smaller and drooping than their ideal size.

If you are planning to get pregnant within 1-2 years; If you cannot breastfeed after pregnancy, I recommend you to have this surgery at the earliest 6 months, if you are breastfeeding, at the earliest 6 months after you stop breastfeeding. Because the gains you gain with surgery suffer some loss in the pregnancy-breastfeeding process.

A seasonal period such as summer and winter is not sought. It can happen in any period when he spares a week for himself without any problems in his social and business life.

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