What is Breast Reduction Surgery?
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reast reduction is also known as shrinking mammoplasty. It is a procedure used to remove excess adipose tissue, breast tissue, and skin to make breast size look proportionate to your body and to relieve discomfort associated with excessive breasts.
Breast Reduction Candidates

Excessive breasts can cause health and emotional problems. In addition to self-image problems, you may experience physical pain and discomfort.

Excessive breast tissue weight can weaken your ability to lead an active life. Emotional discomfort and self-consciousness, which are often associated with large sagging breasts, are as important as physical discomfort and pain.

You may be a candidate for breast reduction surgery if:

  • If you are physically healthy.
  • If you have realistic expectations.
  • If you don’t smoke.
  • You get annoyed because your breasts are so big.
  • If you have breasts that limit your physical activity.
  • If you experience back, neck and shoulder pain caused by the weight of your breasts.
  • If there are lines on your shoulder due to bra straps.
  • If skin irritation and rash occurs under the breast fold.
Healing Process After Breast Reduction Surgery

Many patients are curious about the healing process after breast surgery.

When the breast reduction procedure is completed, dressings or bandages are applied to the incisions. An elastic bandage or support bra can be worn to minimize edema and support as the breast heals.

A small thin tube can be temporarily placed under the skin to drain excess blood or fluid.

Below are the instructions that you should follow while breast reduction surgery is improving:

How you should care for your breasts following breast reduction surgery.
Medicines you need to take by mouth or on the breast to help heal and reduce the risk of infection.
When you should come to the post-operative examination.
Do not forget to ask specific questions about what you can expect during your individual recovery period.

Where will I be taken after my surgery is completed?
What medications will be given or prescribed after surgery?
Will I get a dressing / bandage after the operation? When will they be removed?
Will the stitches be removed? When?
When can I restart normal exercise and exercise?
When should I come for an examination for follow-up care?

Breast Reduction Surgery Results

The results of breast reduction surgery are long-lasting. Your new breast size should help you recover from pain and physical restraints before breast reduction.

Your body folds increase proportion and confidence.

However, your breasts may change over time due to aging, weight fluctuations, hormonal factors, and gravity.

Breast Reduction Surgery Steps

Breast reduction surgery is usually done by surgically removing excess fat, glandular tissue and skin through the incision in your breasts.

In some cases, excess fat can be removed through liposuction, along with the extraction techniques described below. If breast size is largely due to fatty tissue and excess skin is not a factor, it can be used alone in the liposuction breast reduction procedure.

The technique used to reduce the size of your breasts will be determined by your personal condition, breast composition, desired amount of reduction, personal preferences and surgeon’s advice.

Step 1 – Anesthesia

Medicines are given for your convenience during the surgical procedure. There are intravenous sedation or general anesthesia for options. During the inspections, we will determine what is suitable for you.

Step 2 – Incision

Incision options include:

A circular pattern around Areola
A keyhole or racket-like incision cut around the Areola and vertically to the fold of the chest
Reverse T or anchor-shaped incision
The cut lines outside Areola become visible and permanent scars; however, it is usually hidden under the bra.

Step 3 – Removing the Tissue and Repositioning the Nozzle

After the incision is made, the nipple (remains attached to the original vein and nerve source) is then repositioned. If necessary, excess skin in the areola area is removed.

Basically, breast tissue is reduced, lifted and shaped. Sometimes, for extremely large and saggy breasts, the nipple and areola can be removed and transported to a higher position in the breast (free nipple graft).

Step 4 – Closing the Cuts

The incisions are now put together to reshape the smaller breast. Stitches are made deep into the breast tissue to create and support newly shaped nozzles. Stitches, skin adhesives and / or surgical tape can be used to cover the skin.

Step 5 – Results

Breast reduction surgery results are immediately visible. Over time, edema and scars will decrease. Your satisfaction with your new image increases over time.

Breast Augmentation Surgery Risks and Safety

The decision to have plastic surgery is extremely personal. You should compare the risks and potential complications of breast reduction surgery with the potential benefits in achieving your goals. You can only make this decision yourself.

You will be asked to sign approval forms to fully understand the risks of breast reduction surgery and potential complications.

Breast reduction surgery risks include:

  • Scar
  • Infection
  • Loss of nipple sensation that may be temporary or permanent
  • Anesthesia risk
  • Bleeding (hematoma)
  • Blood clots
  • Weak wound healing
  • Nozzle contour and shape irregularities
  • Skin discoloration, permanent pigmentation changes, swelling and bruising
  • Damage to deeper structures such as nerves, blood vessels, muscles, and lungs can occur and may be temporary or permanent
  • Breast asymmetry
  • Fluid accumulation
  • Excessive tightness of the breast
  • Loss of breastfeeding ability
  • Potential, partial or complete loss of nipple and areola
  • Deep vein thrombosis, cardiac and pulmonary complications
  • Pain may persist
  • Allergies to tapes, sewing materials and glues or injected fluids
  • Deep adipose tissue may die on the skin (oily necrosis)
  • Revision surgery opportunity

You should also know that:

  • Breast reduction surgery may affect some diagnostic methods.
  • Nipple and nipple piercing can cause an infection.
  • You may lose your breastfeeding ability after breast reduction surgery; If you plan to breastfeed a baby, talk to your doctor.
  • The breast reduction procedure can be done at any age, but at best it should be done when the breast is fully developed.
  • Changes in breasts during pregnancy may alter the results of previous breast reduction surgery.
  • Significant weight fluctuations may also affect the results of breast reduction surgery.

Although good results are expected, there is no guarantee. In some cases, it may not be possible to achieve optimal results with a single breast reduction procedure and another surgical procedure may be required.

These risks and others will be fully discussed before you have your consent. It is important to discuss all your questions with me directly.