What is Breast Reduction?

Breast reduction surgery, which is defined as ‘reduction mammaplasty’ in the medical language, is a preferred type of operation depending on the fact that the breasts are larger and drooping than normal or due to medical problems caused by it. In other words, breast reduction surgery can be performed due to medical problems as well as aesthetic concerns.

In addition to reducing genetically large breasts, breast reduction surgery, which is applied to lift sagging breasts after breastfeeding, is also applied to prevent back and shoulder pain, wounds and infections under the breasts due to the size of the breasts.

Breast reduction surgery can also be performed depending on the feeling of pressure created by the bra straps on the shoulders and the restriction of physical activity. In addition to all these, breast reduction surgery can only be performed on people who are uncomfortable with the appearance of their breasts.

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What is Breast Reduction Surgery?

Breast reduction surgery, or in other words, reduction mammoplasty, can be performed for medical reasons as well as aesthetic concerns. The operation is usually performed for reasons such as sagging, not looking beautiful, not being symmetrical, not being able to find clothes, due to the fact that the breasts are too large. Medical reasons, on the other hand, are performed to relieve shoulder, neck and back pains due to the size and therefore weight of the breasts or to prevent hunchback. Depending on the size of the breasts, the prevention of diaper rash, fungus, infection or wound formation under the breast, and the elimination of pressure sores caused by bra straps are among the reasons for breast reduction surgery performed for medical reasons. People with large breasts also face difficulties during daily physical activities.

In addition to genetic factors, a person’s lifestyle can also cause the breasts to grow or lose their shape over time. Factors such as being overweight, pregnancy, breastfeeding, hormonal irregularity, some disorders and age can also cause breasts to enlarge or lose their shape. With this aspect, breast reduction surgery is performed to eliminate both aesthetic concerns and medical problems. The aim of breast reduction surgery is to obtain a breast of equal size, symmetrical and aesthetic appearance, in the dimensions desired by the patient, with the least possible scarring.

Is There Any Scar After Breast Reduction Surgery?

As in almost all operations, scars may remain on the skin after breast reduction surgery. The shape and size of the scar varies according to the technique used during the operation. In the lollipop type operation, the surgical scar is less. The reason for this is that the amount of incision is small and the incision is around the nipple. In other words, the scar between the skin and the nipple is almost indistinguishable due to the color difference in this area.

In the reverse T type surgery, the surgical scar is larger. The incision downwards from the nipple becomes less obvious by gaining skin color over time. The horizontal line at the fold point of the breast cannot be seen unless viewed from the opposite side. The scar of the operation also differs depending on how much the breast sagged or how much it wants to be reduced.