Breast Reduction

Breast Reduction

There are many patients that are resorting to a physical therapy and neurosurgery doctors due to the physical symptoms aggravated by large breasts. 

Breast reduction surgery is actually one of the surgeries of plastic surgery field that encompasses both aesthetic and functional features. Because large breasts can cause shoulder, waist, neck and back pain, and even rashes and wounds under the breast in time. And with these complaints, patients mostly pay a visit to physical therapy and neurosurgeons.

As the breast weight increases, sagging on the nipples will be more visible. Therefore, these patients will have physical problems related to weight on top of the psychological problems related to the appearance.

How Is Breast Reduction Surgery Decided?

First of all, you should be thoroughly examined by a plastic surgery specialist. Breast size, the sagginess on the nipple area, shoulder deformities and skin problems (under the breast fold) will be examined by the plastic surgeon.

The physician will provide information about the surgery and all the necessary details according to the size of the breast.

Breast Reduction Surgery

The operation takes about 2-3 hours under general anesthesia. Post-operative pain is expected to be minimal and you can return to your normal daily life after resting at home for 3-4 days. Depending on the technique and the removed amount, a drain can be placed to prevent blood accumulation at the end of the surgery. These drains could be removed after 7-8 hours from the surgery. You will be discharged from the hospital by wearing a sports bra. Your controls will take place within 3-7 days.

Does Breast Reduction Surgery Affect Milk Ducts?

Breastfeeding isn’t related with breast size or shape. Milk is secreted by a chain of reactions between the brain and the breast. Although it is technically known that breast reduction surgery will affect breastfeeding, it may not always be the case in practice. A number of surgical techniques are performed with less damage to the milk ducts. You can make the most appropriate decision together with your doctor.

How Are the Scars After Surgery?

After breast reduction surgery, scars can be in the shape of the inverted T or lollipop. (Görsel Eklenecek) These scars will be less visible within 6-12 months. Also, you should apply the scar cream regularly as to be advised by your doctor.

When Breast Reduction Surgery Could Be Performed After Birth?

The breast shape will settle at least 3-6 months after breastfeeding. We recommend surgery after you stop breastfeeding (3-6 months) since the results may vary during breastfeeding.


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