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Estetik meme küçültme ameliyatı, her ne kadar kadının dış görünümünü düzeltmek amacıyla yapılan bir ameliyat olsa da estetik değil, rekontrüktif ameliyattır.


Breast reduction is done to relieve the weight and sagginess of the large breast and to reshape the breast tissues and skin. Dark-skinned ring area surrounding the nipple (areola) is also minimized. Although cosmetic breast reduction operation is a surgery to correct the external appearance of the woman, it is not cosmetic but reconstructive surgery.

Genetic factors, hormonal changes and diseases, breastfeeding, weight changes, gravity causes the increase of breast tissue and enlargement.

Why is Breast Reduction Surgery performed?

  • Big breast puts strain on the spine and causes posture disorders, over time kyphosis, back pain, neck pain and skin irritation.

  • Heavy breasts with the effect of gravity pulls strap bra straps, causing pain on the woman’s shoulders. Because the bra can print on the arm nerves, numbness in the arms can be observed.

  • Difficulty in breathing.

  • Underneath the crease there may be rashes and lesions.

  • Due to its weight, large breasts can limit the physical movements of women and it can cause pain in sports and other activities.

  • When the breast is not proportional to their height and weight, women may not be satisfied with their physical appearance, they may feel uncomfortable and insecure in social environments

  • It may be difficult to find suitable clothes especially for young women.

    Breast reduction surgery in most cases eliminates these problems. It provides a natural appearance that is proportional to body size, facilitates the life of women.

How is Breast Reduction Surgery performed?

Breast reduction surgery is performed in the plastic surgery departments at a hospital or surgical center.
When deciding, contacting a plastic surgeon should be considered to get information. The surgeon should learn the medical history of the person, the health history of the family, expectations and thoughts about the operation. Information about the possible alterations on sensitivity of the nipple, about the risks of surgery and anesthesia, whether operation would have an impact on marriage or bearing and breastfeeding.

Breast reduction surgery is performed under general anesthesia. It usually takes 2.5 to 5 hours. If the reduction will be minimal, it can also be performed with local anesthesia. The person can go home the next day.

In breast reduction surgery, excess breast tissue and the skin on the breast are removed by making one or a few incisions usually within the bra area. Sometimes the nipple (areola) is reduced and repositioned.

If most of the tissue is fatty tissue, liposuction can be used to reduce size during surgery.

How is the postoperative recovery process?

After the surgery is completed, breasts are covered with gauze and wrapped with an elastic band and supported with a special surgical bra. Stitches are taken after 1-2 weeks.

It is usually comfortable after surgery. In the first few days, pain can be experienced around the chest and breast, and there may be limitation in arm movements. The following 1-2 weeks the pain continues mildly. Swelling and bruising may last for several weeks. Wearing a surgical bra throughout the day helps reduce swelling and supports breasts during the healing process.

Within a few weeks, the person can return to his daily life. Heavy exercise and weight lifting should be avoided.

What are the risks of breast reduction surgery?

As with any surgery, breast reduction surgery also carries some risks.

Scar. scars Usually stay in the bra area. In recent years with the help of developments in cosmetic surgical techniques, the sutures in the area of the breast crease has diminished. there would be a 4,5- 5 cm scar around the nipple and at the bottom edge of the nipple. After surgery, the degree of scarring is affected by the size of the breast, the method of operation, personal skin traits.

 Blood circulation may be injured during operation and this may delay the healing process.

Loss in the sensitivity of nipples. This is usually temporary and lasts for several months. However, it may last longer or be persistent in some women. After surgery, ıt is possible to have problems in breastfeeding It is useful to discuss this with plastic surgeon before operation.

Bleeding during surgery; It is rarely seen during and after surgery.

Infection. It is unusual. If the doctor considers it necessary, the patient uses antibiotics before surgery.

Allergy reaction. In rare cases, local allergic reactions may occur to suture materials, plasters and used pomades.

The need for additional surgery. Additional surgery may be required if there are changes in breasts like sagging due to weight changes, breastfeeding, etc.

Please contact us for more information about our hospital and surgical centers that perform breast reduction surgery.


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