Breast Reduction surgery is aimed at reducing the breast volume to achieve an ideal breast shape.
The procedure is always performed under general anesthesia and can take up to 2 hours to complete. Scars are visible but partially hidden on the underside of the breast and over time will fade significantly.
The process of lifting the breast to achieve the ideal shape will often involve making two incisions, one beneath the breast, and one extending to the edge of the nipple (areola) creating and inverted T shape. Most patient undergoing Breast Reduction will be expected to return home the same day.
GUIDELINES FOR SURGERY
The following guidelines apply for all types of surgery
Use of all blood thinners should be stopped (under guidance from Dr Celikkaya)
Smoking should stop from the date of the operation until 10-14 days after the treatment. Any activities that will increase blood pressure should also be halted.
You will be able to return home on the day of your surgery
This surgery is performed under general anaesthetic
Some scarring underneath the breast is to be expected, over time this scars become much less visible and are hidden beneath the fold of the breast. If a vertical incision is required, this will be more visible, but gradually fade.
Any post-operative pain felt is usually mild and can be managed using simple painkillers. Any discomfort should subside within a few days.
Patients can begin to shower after 2-3 three days (once the initial dressings have been removed)
Some bruising and edema is to be expected
A support or sports bra will need to be worn for at least three weeks after surgery, and Dr Celikkaya will advise the patient of the most suitable type
As the functionality of the breast is not changed in any way, future pregnancies and therefore breastfeeding is not interfered with in any way.
This surgery can take up to 2 hours to perform
The outcome of this surgery is considered permanent and the full results can usually be seen 3 months after surgery. A healthy weight should be maintained in order to retain the aesthetic shape created.
What are the main factors to be considered before a breast reduction surgery?
We always recommend patients have a breast ultrasound before a breast augmentation operation. Patients should avoid using blood thinners such as aspirin and painkillers containing ibuprofen and flu medicine for at least one week before surgery. It is also recommended not to consume substances known as blood thinners such as Vitamin E ginseng, green tea, herbal teas and flax seeds. Patients should stop smoking at least one week before surgery.
What factors should be considered after breast reduction surgery?
We recommend use of sports bras for 3 weeks after breast reduction surgery. Mild pain can be experienced in the first days after the operation but this is easily controlled by simple painkillers.
Does breast reduction surgery prevent breastfeeding?
In breast reduction surgery the ducts are not disturbed because the nipples are not disconnected from the breasts. For this reason, unless there are special circumstances, the operation will not prevent breastfeeding.
Are the results of breast reduction surgery permanent?
It is possible to obtain permanent results in breast reduction operations. The shape of the chest sets fully in the 3 months after the surgery. In time, the form may naturally change with aging and gravity. For the best longterm results, patients should maintain a healthy weight and enjoy a healthy lifestyle.
Bigger is better?
Bra scars, breast fold wounds, neck and back pain, discomfort during sports etc. Big breasts are dreams of many women but can also be nightmare of the others. Breast Reduction is one of the functional aesthetic surgeries where our concern is not only the look but also reducing discomfort of patient.