The female breast is composed of breast tissue and fat. The female breast may be larger than it should be due to weight gain over time, for genetic, hormonal reasons, or for the breast that has grown in pregnancy. The increase in breast size may cause back, waist and neck pain with deterioration in aesthetic appearance. We decide on the size of the breast that will be suitable for the body structure of our patients who applied with the complaints of the size of their breasts together with our patients. As a result of this, we choose a suitable surgical technique in order to be able to carry the nipple up in a healthy way and provide the smallness we want in the breasts. Although there are many techniques used in breast reduction operations, there are several methods that determine the scars. At the end of the operation, according to the size of the breasts and the amount of skin and breast tissue to be removed, patients will have scars shaped like T, I, J. These scars are usually named around the nipple, from the nipple to the bra line in and the bra line.
The duration of breast reduction surgery is approximately 3 hours. At the end of the operation, patients will have 2 drains and these drains are removed within 2 days. After this operation which was performed under general anesthesia we host our patients for 1 night in the hospital. After the drain is removed, the patient does not need any dressing and can take her bath 2 days after the removal of drain. After the surgery, we advise our patients who wear sports bra to wear sports bra for 6 weeks. In this way, the breast tissue is fit its place by its weight with shaping by a bra.
We want our patients to return to their daily activities as soon as possible after breast reduction surgery. The wound healing of our patients who returned to their daily activities within one week is completed on the 15th day and our patients start to use silicone anti-scaring creams to reduce scars from 3rd week. I recommend the use of these creams for 3 months. 10 days after the breast reduction operation, the patient can start to do sports by taking a walk. For intensive sports activity, we recommend patients to wait 6 weeks.
At the end of all these processes, we aim to give our patients no back pain, their scars are well healed, and the shape and size of the breast should be maintained.