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Breast Reduction

Breast Reduction

Breast Reduction

Breast overgrowth is a common problem associated with breast development, pregnancy, and excessive weight gain. It also causes problems such as pain in the shoulders, posture disorders, itching and redness under the breasts. At the same time, large breasts affect the choice of clothes, as well as affect self-confidence in the social environment.

Reduction surgeries do not prevent pregnancy, childbearing and breastfeeding.

Before Breast Reduction Surgery

Before breast reduction surgery, blood thinners should be discontinued or changed for a certain period of time under the supervision of a doctor. If you have high blood pressure and diabetes, medications should be used regularly. Vitamins and similar drugs, which are considered as nutritional supplements, should be discontinued 1 month in advance. Smoking should be completely stopped. Because it will adversely affect the vessels of the nipple, which impairs wound healing.

Before breast surgery, it is important to question the patient's family history of breast diseases. Breast cancer occurs in 1 in 8 women in the world, and many of them show up during routine screening. Therefore, if it has not been done in the recent past like 3 months; It is important to have breast ultrasound in patients under the age of 40 without a family history, and ultrasound and, if necessary, mammography in patients over the age of 40. If there is a suspicious appearance, it is possible to simultaneously remove the suspicious area and perform breast reduction surgery in the same session. If there is a family history, the choice of imaging will be made by the physician.

Breast Reduction Surgery

Breast reduction surgery is performed under general anesthesia. In breast reduction surgery, inverted “T” or vertical scars, which we call “lollipops” among the people, are used surgically. Surgical incisions in the breast usually do not leave much scarring, but if a person's wound healing is slow and poor, they may remain in the form of red lines. Drains can be inserted into both breasts to drain the blood and tissue fluid that may accumulate inside after breast reduction surgery. After the surgery, a bra and corset should be used over the dressings.

-After Breast Reduction Surgery;
Post-surgery is usually comfortable. If a drain was placed during the surgery, it is not recommended to take a shower without pulling it out. Dressing change frequency is usually every 2-3 days. Bra and corset should be worn for 1 month after the operation. You can return to office work 1 week after the operation. However, a 2-3 week waiting period may be required for heavy work. After the dressings are completely left, scar creams are started to be used within the first 1 month depending on the condition of the incisions. Light exercises such as walking can be started at the end of the 1st week, but it is appropriate to start gymnastics and gymnastics after 1 month. Postoperative controls are routinely performed at the end of the 1st – 3rd – 6th months. In case of any negativity, a doctor can also be consulted.