WHAT IS BREAST REDUCTION?
Breast reduction surgery is performed to eliminate the discomfort caused by the breasts being larger than normal. This operation is performed to remove some of the tissue, fat and skin portion that gives fullness to the breasts and to ensure that the breasts are proportional to the body, i.e. their harmony. Breasts are larger than they should be, causing problems for women both emotionally and for their health. This problem, which can prevent women from living more actively due to the weight of large breasts, can be solved by a small operation. It is possible to bring large breasts, which cause physical and emotional disorders for women, to normal sizes with breast reduction surgery.
WHY DO BREASTS GROW MORE THAN NORMAL ?
Breasts can be big for different reasons. As a result of genetic factors, hormonal changes or certain diseases, large breasts may occur that do not adapt to body sizes. Weight changes, breastfeeding and the effect of gravity can further increase the current problem. Enlarged breast tissue and the related large breast can also be seen in young girls.
IS BREAST REDUCTION SURGERY DONE FOR AESTHETIC REASONS ONLY ?
Breast reduction surgery for aesthetic reasons seems to be one of the cosmetic surgeries performed to improve physical appearance, but it is not only aesthetic but also reconstructive surgery.(necessary for health)
A sagging breast due to its size can cause back and neck pain in the woman and may lead to hunchbacking. There may be numbness due to the bra pressing on the arm nerves. Breathing may be difficult. As a result of continuous rubbing between breast and chest skin, rash may occur under breast, and wounds can be opened. Daily physical activity can be limited. In addition, large breasts create difficulties in choosing clothes, while the woman’s low self-esteem causes social and psychological problems. A surgery to be performed for breast reduction enables them to look natural, the problems listed above are eliminated and one’s life is easier.
WHAT ARE THE STEPS FOR APPLICATION
The breast tissue, which is large in breast reduction surgery, is reshaped according to the body size of the person. Excess breast tissue and skin are removed. The nipple is moved to where it should be.
Anchor Incision Pattern: The Anchor Incision Pattern, also known as the “inverted T”, consists of three incisions. The incisions go occur on the border of the areola, down the middle and under the crease of the breast. This breast reduction technique takes away more skin to relieve moderate to severe sagging of the breasts.
Inferior Pedicle Method: The Inferior Pedicle Method is the most commonly performed breast reduction procedure. This technique requires re-positioning of the nipples and it is used to alleviate the burden of large, saggy breast tissue. This method is safe and can be performed without severing blood flow, milk duct functioning or nerves.
Vertical Incision: The Vertical Incision is used to reduce mild sagging of the breasts. It is recommended for individuals who have good skin elasticity and for those who do not have a lot of excess breast tissue. This type of incision leaves less scarring and can produce a fuller, natural shape to the breasts.
No matter what method is applied, there is definitely no mark around the nipple. However, these marks are evident at the beginning, and over time they become vague. The degree of postoperative marks depends on the size of the breast, the surgical method used and finally the ability of the patient’s skin to leave a mark.
HOW LONG DO I STAY IN THE HOSPITAL AFTER THE PROCEDURE?
You may need to stay in the hospital for 1-3 days..
After surgery, it is usually comfortable. The pain is minimal. There may be limited arm movements. A bra-like bandage is applied on the breasts after surgery. Usually in surgery, pipes called drains are placed on both the breasts and removed within 24-72 hours. Separate dressing is placed on the nipple.
The patient stands up the next day after surgery. After 2-3 days, the patient is able to do his daily work. Painkillers are used for pain that may last 1-2 days after surgery. The stitches are removed after 7-10 days depending on the wound healing rate. He stays in the hospital for 1-3 days. The patient can go back to work in a week. It is recommended to stay away from heavy sports for 3 months. The patient puts on sports bra for 6 weeks. The patient’s coercive arm movements are banned for 3-4 weeks, such movements may cause problems as swelling or bleeding, wound opening.Smoking is strictly prohibited. Lying on your back while sleeping prevents the breasts from being put under pressure.
There may be swelling in the early period, numbness is on the nipple and purple skin discoloration on the skin. These will soon disappear on their own. Numbness of nipples and incisions are normal and this situation improves within 1 year.
Undesirable conditions such as postoperative bleeding, infection, delay in wound healing, change in skin sensitivity, loss of nipples, stiffness of the breast may be seen although rare. This is unpredictable. Some women who undergo breast reduction surgery may breastfeed their children, but this is often difficult to predetermine.
This application is applied to the breast area.