WHAT IS BREAST REDUCTION?
Breast reduction is procedure of reducing, and shaping extremely large breasts. Extremely large breasts can cause neck, back and shoulder pain in women. Bra strap marks due to excessive weight can cause grooves that never go through on the shoulders. However, problems that can lead to sweat gland inflammation may be encountered due to excessive sweating and friction under the breasts and in the areas between the breasts. At the same time, difficulties in choosing clothes can cause problems in social life.
Breast reduction surgery is an operation that eliminates psychological and social problems as well as the physical problems mentioned.
TO WHOM CAN IT BE PERFORMED?
· Those over the age of 18
· Those who complain of excessive size and sagging of breasts
· Those who experience back and waist pain due to large breasts
· Younger people who are physically and / or psychologically affected by Juvenile Breast Hypertrophy may also undergo this surgery.
BEFORE BREAST REDUCTION SURGERY
As with all surgeries, it is recommended that smokers stop smoking at least 2 weeks before breast reduction surgery as well. The patient should inform the physician about the drugs used. In particular, blood thinners may need to be discontinued or rearranged before surgery. It would be beneficial to ask patients for control mammography or breast ultrasound before the operation.
BREAST REDUCTION SURGERY
Different techniques can be used depending on the size of the breast. There is usually a scar around the nipple and extending from the nipple to the lower breast groove. In larger and sagging breasts, this scar may extend in the lower groove of the breast on both sides and be in an inverted T-shape. The nipple is moved to its new location, excess breast and skin tissue is removed. A silicone tube is placed in both breasts to prevent blood and fluid accumulation after surgery.
AFTER BREAST AUGMENTATION SURGERY
Patients usually stay in the hospital for 1 day after surgery. The day after the operation, silicone tubes are removed and the patients are discharged. It is recommended to use a supportive sports bra for about 4 weeks. The patient can take a bath after day 2. It is recommended to avoid coercive activities for about 6 weeks. The patient will feel relief and relaxed immediately after surgery. In the first days, there may be swelling and bruising in the breasts, especially on the sides. As these swellings gradually recovered, the breasts gain a more natural and smaller appearance in about 1.5-2 months.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS AFTER BREAST REDUCTION SURGERY
This situation is rarely encountered with the use of proper technique. However, in cases where too much tissue is removed, some of the milk glands will also be removed.
Breast reduction surgery is an operation that leaves a scar. In the first 2-3 months after this surgery, the scars are more red and more prominent. Between 6 months and 1 year, the scars begin to fade and soften. At the end of a year, the scars usually get an unclear appearance, but they never disappear completely.
There is usually no reaugmentation after surgery. However, some growth and deformation may occur in case of pregnancy or excessive weight gain.