Breast Reduction is a procedure that breast tissue and skin are removed in order to achieve smaller, lighter and tighter breasts. In breast reduction operations areola on the nipples is reduced to normal size. The aim of the operation is to achieve more suitable breast sizes. There are many techniques of breast reduction, the mostly used one is an ellipse shaped incision on the periphery of areola. In the method named Vertical Breast Reduction instead of large “T” shaped incision after operation “I” shaped trace is formed. Excess breast tissue, fat and skin tissue are removed according to planning, areola is placed back and better shape is given to the breasts. For better result liposuction can be additionally made on the fatty region next to the under arm area.
- First examination should be done carefully by your doctor.
- You should give accurate information about your patient story to your doctor.
- Your anamnesis about drug allergies, medications used, the previous operation story should be determined.
The operation lasts 2-4 hours.
Side effects and risks:
Bleeding, infection and reactions to anesthesia are among the possible risks. On some patients small wound may occur around the areola, then it can be healed with antibiotical creams. Permanent scars on the cut places can be seen especially in patients who smoke. Some of the possible complications are differences in sizes of breasts, differences in nipples and temporary sensory differences.
Patients can turn back to their normal social life and work in 2 weeks time. Movements as lifting and pushing can be done after 3-4 weeks. Breasts achieve their new shape in a period of 6 months -1 year.
Procedure and anesthesia
The operation is performed under general anesthesia in hospital.
The result is long lasting. Hormonal differences and differences in weight, aging, pregnancy may affect the result.
This is an operation of augmenting breasts with custom made breast implants, which exterior part is special silicone made and interior part is filled with gel.