Although aesthetic breast reduction surgery seems to be one of the cosmetic surgeries performed to improve the external appearance of the woman, it is actually a reconstructive surgery, not an aesthetic one. A sagging breast due to large size can cause back and neck pain in women and can lead to hunchback. There may be numbness due to the pressure of the bra on the arm nerves. There may be difficulty in breathing. As a result of the continuous rubbing of the breast skin and breast skin, there may be rashes and wounds in the submammary groove. Daily physical activity may be limited. In addition, while large breasts create difficulties in choosing clothes, the woman's disapproval also causes social and psychological problems.
In aesthetic breast reduction surgery, the large breast tissue is reshaped according to the body size of the person. Excess breast tissue and the skin on it are removed. The nipple is moved to where it should be. The operation is performed in an operating room under general anesthesia in hospital conditions. The operation takes 2.5 – 5 hours. Whichever method is applied, there will definitely be a scar around the nipple. In addition, according to the method applied, an inverted T-shaped scar is left down from the middle of the lower edge of the nipple. The lower part of the T-shaped scar is adapted to the inframammary fold. However, with the recently applied surgical technique, the scar in the breast fold area has been removed. Only around the nipple and 4.5-5 cm downwards from the middle of the lower edge of the nipple. A trace remains. However, these traces are obvious at first, but may become vague over time. The degree of postoperative scars depends on the size of the breast, the surgical method used and finally the scarring feature of the patient's skin. A group of patients state that they sunbathe topless.
Post-surgery is usually comfortable. Pain is minimal. There may be limitation in arm movements. A bra-like wrap is applied on the breasts or some surgeons put a bra on immediately after surgery. Generally, pipes called drains are placed in both breasts and removed within 24-72 hours. A separate dressing is placed on the nipple. The dressing is opened after 2 days and the wound is controlled. After 7 days, the dressings are opened. Stitches are removed after 7-10 days. You will stay in the hospital for 1-3 days. The patient is put on a sports bra for 6 weeks and massage is recommended. There may be swelling in the early period, numbness of the nipple and purplish discoloration on the skin. These disappear on their own in a short time.
The patient can return to work after 1 week. It is recommended to stay away from heavy sports for 3 months.