What is aesthetic breast reduction surgery?
It is a plastic surgery performed when the breasts are large in proportion to their body size and create serious discomfort.
Who are the suitable candidates for this surgery?
– have a condition that has chronic back and neck pain,
– have limited physical movements and even have difficulty breathing,
– you have intertrigo, which is an infection caused by a yeast condition called Candida over your inframammary fold
– have psychological and social problems due to this situation,
You are suitable candidate for breast reduction surgery.
What Are the Benefits of Breast Reduction Surgery?
An operation to be performed for the purpose of breast reduction gives breasts a natural appearance, the problems listed above are eliminated, and one’s life becomes easier.
What should I do before breast reduction surgery?
Breast ultrasonographic and mammographic evaluation will be excellent thing to be done before surgery. Your doctor will guide you in this regard. In my practice, I want to evaluate the breast ultrasound of all my patients before breast reduction surgery. If the patient is over 40 years old, I would like to evaluate mammography as well.
Operation and Early Period of after Operation
The breast is reshaped, and excess gland tissue / fat tissue / skin is removed by breast reduction surgery. The nipple is moved to where it has been planned before the surgery by drawings. The surgery is performed under general anesthesia and takes 2.5 – 4 hours.
The scar will be completely according to the surgical technique, which are periareolar, lollipop and inverted T.
The scar placed around the areola is called periareolar. Lollipop, periareolar scar and additionally a scar along vertically from areola to inframammary fold. Inverted T is scar over inframammary fold plus periareolar and lollipop.
These scars are distinctive at the beginning, may become obscure over time. The degree of postoperative scars depends on the size of the breast, the method of surgery performed, and finally the patient genetic codes on wound healing.
It is usually comfortable after surgery. The pain is minimal to moderate. Arm movements may be limited. A bra-like dressing is applied over the breasts, or some surgeons wear a bra immediately after surgery. I usually prefer to wear the bra which has to be worn for 6 weeks at the end of the surgery. Generally, tubes called drains are placed in both breasts and removed within 2 -3 days. If there are stitches involved, day they will be taken away within 10-14 days.
I want you to stay in the hospital for one night. There may be swelling in the early period, numbness in the nipple and bruises. These disappear spontaneously in a short time.
The patient can return to her routine daily life within 3 to 5 days.
Breast Reduction Related Frequently Asked Questions
What are the symptoms of needing a breast reduction?
In addition to large breasts; chronic neck and back pain, yeast infection over inframammary fold, limitation of physical activity and difficulty breathing are the main indication for breast reduction surgery.
What causes fungal infection under breasts?
The cause of that symptom is a fungus called candida and its species. This fungus can cause vaginal yeast and oral thrush infections and diaper rash as well. Candida yeasts always cause infection at the places, which humid and warm environment, such as inframammary folds of large breasts.
Can large breasts cause neck and back pain?
The large and heavy breasts shift the center of gravity of the spine forward. In this situation pain is inevitable in the neck and back area.
What are the tests to be performed before breast reduction?
According to your doctor’s instructions, breast ultrasound and mammography are the tests to be done.
How dangerous is a breast reduction?
Breast reduction is not riskier than the other breast surgeries. The risk of complications need to be discuss during your visit with you plastic surgeon.
How many cup sizes can you go down with breast reduction?
It is usually not difficult to reach the patient’s desired size. but I still believe that it is a decision that should be made with your doctor.
How painful is a breast reduction?
After operation the pain will be mild (1-4 / 10)
How long does it take to recover from breast reduction?
Although it is extremely depending on person, I may say that returning to daily life takes 3 to 5 days based on my experience on my breast reduction patients.
How much does it cost to have a breast reduction?
The pricing of the breast reduction surgery is applied with the same fee for all our patients. Due to the relevant legal regulations, it is not possible to share information on our website about breast reduction prices. However, you can contact us to have more information about the price and procedure itself.
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