Breast Lift Operation
In women, excessively large breasts may cause back and neck pain and result in hump. Sagging and large breasts may also cause skin disorders under the breast. It may cause shortness of breath as well as difficulty in daily physical activity. It may cause difficulties in choosing clothes in daily life and woman's lack of self-esteem may lead to social and psychological problems.
After breast reduction surgery, the breasts are given an aesthetic and natural appearance and the above-described problems are eliminated, the individual's quality of life increases and self-confidence is gained.
The breast tissue removed during breast reduction surgeries is pathologically examined and at the same time, an aesthetic breast tissue is formed from the remaining breast tissue depending on the patient's wish.
Breast size may have different causes. Large breasts that do not fit with body sizes may result from genetic factors, hormonal changes or some diseases.
Frequently Asked Questions
In the interview, your current complaints and postoperative expectations are evaluated in the first place. What to pay attention during the surgery.
As a result of this examination, the size and shape of your breasts, condition of your skin, your age, whether or not you will have children, the new location of the nipple etc. will be discussed with you.
You will be informed about the details of the operation, scar, nipple sensitivity, breastfeeding, type of anesthesia and risks of the operation.
Looking at photographs of the patients who were previously operated will make it easier to decide for you.
When you decide on the operation, my assistant plans the operation day for you.
- In addition to blood tests and lung x-ray that should be performed before the operation, mammography and breast ultrasonography are performed, if necessary. Conditions such as hypertension, smoking, drug habits, diabetes are discussed. You will need someone to assist you on the day of operation and the next few days.
- Aspirin and derivative drugs are discontinued one week before the surgery (do not discontinue the drug that you use regularly without consulting your doctor).
- Do not put on make-up, do not use hair gel, and wear comfortable clothes, leave your jewelry at home while coming to the hospital on the day of operation.
- It is recommended that smoking be stopped for some time before and after the surgery.
- Nothing should be eaten or drunk 6 hours before the surgery.
- It is necessary to be at the hospital about one hour before the operation.
- When you arrive at your reserved room, you will be given an oral drug and this will relax you.
In cosmetic breast reduction operation, the large breast tissue is reshaped according to the individual’s body sizes. Excess breast tissue and the skin on it are removed. The nipple is repositioned to where it should be. Whichever technique is used, a scar is left around the breast. However, these scars are initially apparent, and may become unnoticeable over time. The severity of postoperative scars depends on breast size, surgical technique used, and finally the patient’s scarring characteristic. A group of patients stated that they were sunbathing topless.
Hardly visible scar that will form on the nipple will take one of the three figures below.
The most common technique I use is the 4.5-5 cm incision around the nipple going down from the lower margin of the nipple, like in the middle figure.
In some special cases, in excessively large breasts, the procedure is performed as in the first of operation types listed above.
It is performed under general anesthesia.
It takes about 3-4 hours.
Postoperative period is usually comfortable. Pain is minimal. There may be restriction in arm movements. A bra-like dressing is applied on the breasts or the bra is worn immediately after the operation. Generally, tubes, called drain, are placed in both breasts and are removed within 24-72 hours. A separate dressing is applied on the nipple. Two days later, the dressing is opened and checked. Seven days later, the dressings are opened. The patient is hospitalized for 1-3 days. The patient wears a sports bra for 6 weeks and massage is recommended. There may be swelling in the early period, numbness in the nipple and a pinkish color change on the skin may occur. These spontaneously disappear in a short time.
The patient can return to work after 1 week. It is recommended to avoid heavy sports for 3 months. In general, cosmetic breast reduction produces good and permanent results, improves the individual’s and her partner’s mental health and makes them feel more connected to life, especially makes the woman’s clothing style easier. The newly shaped breast is long lasting.
Besides being a cosmetic operation, breast reduction procedure is a necessary intervention for your health. It has been scientifically shown that the removal of breast tissue protects the individual from breast cancer, even though to some extent.
After the third week of operation, you realize the new shape that it gives to your breast better and you begin to enjoy it.