Breast Reduction (reduction mammaplasty)

What is Breast Reduction (reduction mammaplasty)?

 Breast reduction surgery, also known as reduction mammaplasty, is a cosmetic procedure whose purpose is to reduce the size and weight of enlarged breasts. This surgery is a great solution for women who suffer from disproportionately large breasts, as it can alleviate physical discomfort, improve posture, and enhance overall body balance, as well as boost self-confidence. Breast reduction typically removes excess breast tissue, fat, and skin to achieve a more proportionate breast size.

Breast reduction surgery is typically performed on women who have a disproportionately large breast size relative to their body frame. The breast reduction procedure is performed under general anesthesia and usually takes between two to four hours to complete, depending on the complexity of the case. The surgeon first separates the skin from the underlying fatty tissue and then makes an incision along the upper side of the nipple around the areola. The nipple is then separated from the underlying tissue, while the glandular tissue remains attached to it. The extent of the breast reduction is based on the patient’s preference and the surgeon’s recommendations. The surgeon will remove excess glandular tissue and skin, and then reshape the remaining tissue to create a more proportional breast size. The nipple and areola are also repositioned to a higher location on the breast mound to match the new breast size and shape.

Are You a Candidate for Breast Reduction Surgery?

Many women think that having large breasts is a blessing. While the truth is, that it can cause physical discomfort, limitations in daily activities, or emotional distress due to their large breasts. Breast reduction surgery can be an ideal solution for women who have disproportionately large breasts that cause physical discomfort, such as neck and back pain, headaches, or difficulty exercising. Women can experience limitations in their daily activities due to the size of their breasts, such as difficulty finding bras that fit properly or feeling self-conscious about their appearance, which leads them to have emotional distress and low self-esteem.

Breast Reduction Techniques

There are various breast reduction techniques that are performed according to the patient’s specific needs and the surgeon’s preference. Some of these techniques are:

Lollipop Incision: This technique involves a single incision around the areola and extending vertically down the breast to remove excess tissue and reshape the breast.

Inverted T Incision: This technique involves an incision around the areola and extending down to the crease beneath the breast, creating an inverted T-shape. It is often used for larger breast reductions.

Vertical Incision: This technique involves a single incision extending vertically down the center of the breast, removing excess tissue and reshaping the breast

It is important to understand each technique and discuss them with your surgeon so you can achieve all of your goals.

What is Done During Surgery?

Breast reduction surgery takes 2-5 hours and it is done under general anesthesia. The surgeon marks the incision lines on the patient’s breasts to ensure a natural-looking outcome. They will then remove the excess tissue, fat, and skin to reshape and reposition the breasts. They may reposition the nipples and areolas to achieve a more aesthetically pleasing appearance. After the surgery is done you will enter the recovery period.

Breast Reduction Cost in Turkey

It is no wonder that Turkey is one of the most popular destinations for cosmetic surgeries. Besides having elite doctors, the costs are much more affordable in Turkey than in other countries. For instance, the average cost of breast reduction surgery in Turkey ranges from $2,500 to $4,500.

When Can I Expect to See the Final Results of My Surgery?

When it comes to breast reduction surgery, the more you wait, the better results you get. Most patients will see significant results within a few weeks. However, the full results will take up to a year to fully materialize as swelling subsides and the breasts continue to settle into their new shape. It is also important to note that each body is unique, and heals differently. So, you need to follow your surgeon’s instructions carefully to ensure your desired results.

What to Expect During Breast Reduction Recovery?

Just like in any other surgery, after a breast reduction surgery, you will need to take 1-2 weeks of rest and limit your activity. You are also required to wear a compression garment to support the breasts and minimize swelling. Your surgeon may prescribe some pain medication and regular follow-up appointments are essential to monitor healing and ensure optimal results.

The Benefits of Breast Reduction Surgery

Breast reduction surgery can be a life-changing procedure for many women. As much as it boosts their self-esteem, it has also a lot of other benefits such as:

Reducing physical discomfort and pain

Improving posture and balance

Enhance confidence

Making exercising and physical activities easier

Giving the ability to wear a wider range of clothing

By restoring balance and proportion to their bodies, they can experience newfound comfort, confidence, and freedom to live their lives to the fullest.

What Happens After Breast Reduction Surgery

After the breast reduction surgery, the patient will need to wear a surgical bra for several weeks to support the breasts during the healing process. Most patients can return to work and normal activities within one to two weeks after the surgery, but strenuous activities should be avoided for at least four to six weeks. The results of the surgery are usually long-lasting, but weight gain, hormonal changes, and pregnancy can affect the size and shape of the breasts over time.

How long do the results last?

You’ll enjoy a permanent reduction of your breast size. Nevertheless, any subsequent weight gain or hormonal fluctuations might lead to a resurgence in breast size.

How long do the results last?

Breast reduction typically involves a breast lift as well. This is because my objective is not only to decrease the size of your breasts but also to enhance their appearance by improving fullness in the upper pole. As a result, I typically conduct a lift simultaneously to achieve both a reduction in size and a perkier contour for the breasts.



Breast Reduction Surgery Before and After