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Breast Reduction

Breast reduction surgery is required in pregnancy, when the breasts are larger than normal, and in cases related to excess weight and breastfeeding. Breast size is not only a cosmetic surgery, but also a serious health problem.

Because big breasts cause problems such as back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, limitation of physical activities, scars under the breast, not being able to wear the desired clothes and bra straps cutting the shoulders. In order to eliminate these discomforts of people who are disturbed by this situation, some of the tissue, fat and skin that gives fullness to the breasts are removed. Then the proportion of the breasts with the body is provided. Both of your breasts may not be the same size. In order to ensure symmetry in breast reduction surgeries, different operation techniques can be applied to both breasts. Before starting the breast reduction surgery, the patient’s height and breast weight are calculated and new breasts are drawn accordingly. Afterwards, the breast tissue and excess skin are removed by applying general anesthesia to the patient. Breast reduction surgery takes approximately two to four hours. Even if there is slight pain in arm movements during the first days after the surgery, these pains are temporary pains. Two weeks after the operation, the patient’s stitches are removed and at the end of this period, the patients will be able to return to their work easily.

The first thing you should do before breast reduction surgery is definitely a breast ultrasound. Then, two weeks before the surgery, you should stop using aspirin, blood thinners and some painkillers. It is important not to use blood thinners such as vitamin E, green tea, ginseng, herbal extracts and flaxseed. It is also recommended to quit smoking one week before surgery. Otherwise, the wounds will take time to heal.

As in many plastic surgeries, small scars will remain in breast reduction surgery. In breast reduction surgery, an inverted t-shaped scar remains. Since this scar remains around the nipple ring, it will not be obvious as it coincides with the discoloration area. The scars under the breast will turn into thin and indistinct lines over time.

Frequently asked Questions

The possibility of a nursing woman to breastfeed again after breast reduction surgery has increased even more with today's techniques. In breast reduction surgery, some of the mammary glands of women, especially those with large breasts, are removed. However, removal of some of the mammary glands does not cause any change in lactation functions. If you are considering breast reduction surgery for the postpartum period, you can easily consider having surgery at least 6 months after your breastfeeding period ends.

Breast reduction surgery will not be an operation where you will feel very pain. The patient can go home the next day after staying in the hospital for one night for control purposes after breast reduction surgery. Since the patient will not feel any pain after breast reduction surgery, this process will be extremely comfortable. As in all breast surgeries, drains are used in breast reduction, and the drains are removed after 24 hours. While the patient can be fitted with a band after surgery, they may also be asked to wear a sports bra, usually for a month. Since the operation sutures will be under the skin and dissolve by themselves, there will be no need to remove the sutures. Patients can easily return to work after resting for a week. After the surgery, attention should be paid to arm movements for a certain period of time and it is recommended not to lift too heavy things.

After breast reduction surgery, the results will last a lifetime. This new body-proportioned image will also increase your self-confidence. You will also get rid of your painful state before the surgery. However, it will be effective as long as you pay attention to your smoking, skin quality, genetic factors, exercise, water drinking and alcohol use after the surgery.

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