Breast Reduction Surgery


Breast Reduction Surgery

Breast reduction removes excess breast fat, glandular tissue, and skin to achieve a breast size in proportion with your body and to alleviate the discomfort associated with overly large breasts, which usually results in the nipple and areola being shifted to a higher position.

If the areola has been stretched due to the size of the breast, it may also be reduced. Not only does this surgery result in a smaller, perkier bust, it can also help eliminate the back, shoulder, and neck pain that is often caused by large breasts.


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Breast reduction surgery is a common medical procedure also known as “reduction mammaplasty”. In breast reduction surgery; skin, tissue, and fat are removed from the breasts. It’s a great surgical option for women with big breasts to have better-looking breasts and to decrease discomfort.

If you complain about your big breast for a long time and want to have small-looking and more comfortable breasts, you can say goodbye to chronic pain and discomfort with breast reduction surgery, and see the differences before and after.

In this article, you will learn about who is a good candidate for breast reduction surgery and how breast reduction surgery is performed. You will also learn about how long a breast reduction surgery procedure takes and how long the recovery period is for a breast reduction surgery.

Who is a Good Candidate for Breast Reduction Surgery?

If you are considering having breast reduction surgery, first you should find out if you are the right candidate. Breast reduction surgery is not suggested for smokers and obese. If you don’t want any scars on your breast, you are not suggested as well. 

Huge breast size may cause emotional problems. Many people consider breast reduction surgery to gain more self-confidence with a better look in the mirror and social environments.

Some good candidate groups for breast reduction surgery can be lined up as below:

  • Nonsmokers and non-vapers
  • People suffering from back, neck, and shoulder pains due to their breast size
  • People who don’t have life-threatening diseases
  • People bothering due to their breast size
  • People who do not want any physical restriction due to their breast size

 How is Breast Reduction Surgery Performed?

During breast reduction surgery, the surgeon moves your nipple to its new position, removes fat, skin, and tissue, and then re-shape the breasts. In this surgical procedure, the surgeon usually makes an incision around the nipple and areola to reduce the breast size. The surgeon also tries to even both breasts and look them alike. But, sometimes breast size and shape may vary. The size of the areola also may look smaller. The scars will reduce after the surgery but will not completely disappear.

Exploring Your Options: Considering Breast Reduction Surgery 

Many women are not satisfied with their breast size, experts say. Some women with smaller breasts, looking for ways to increase their size, as others with bigger breasts try to find a way to reduce their breast size. Desiring regular-sized breasts is very common among women with big breasts because of the discomfort during daily life activities. If you think you suffer from similar situations and then you can consider breast reduction surgery. Breast reduction surgery improves your life quality. You can search to find medical centers all around the World to expand your options. Why not consider Turkey, a country with a very quality public and private health sector. It could be the best country for breast reduction surgery.

How Long Does Breast Reduction Surgery Take?

A breast reduction surgery procedure usually lasts two or three hours, and the patient may go home after staying one or two nights at the hospital. However, some simple procedures can be completed in about one hour. Breast surgery procedure is carried out under general anesthesia. That means you will feel nothing during the operation. 

As it is a cosmetic surgical procedure, the operation time may vary for every individual, according to their needs. For instance, if a patient’s breast is very large, it will take more time to reduce the breasts for the surgeon.

During your stay at the hospital or after going back home, if you feel something is wrong, you should not hesitate to talk to your plastic surgeon as soon as possible. Also, you can speak to them, if you are not satisfied with the results.

How Long is the Recovery Period for Breast Reduction Surgery?

A full recovery from a breast reduction surgery may take two to six weeks. The patient can go back to work after two or three weeks. During that period relax, rest, and do not lift heavy stuff, avoid strenuous exercises and stretching after your breast reduction surgery. If suggested by the surgeon, first three months, the patient wears a supporting bra.

You are not allowed some daily life activities like driving immediately. After the operation, using a seat belt is not a problem for your health, in several weeks, you may drive. In one or two weeks, stitches can be removed.

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Opr. Dr. Cenk MelikoğluOperating Doctor Cenk Melikoğlu was born in Görele, in 1978. In 2002, he graduated from Dokuz Eylül University Faculty of Medicine. Between the years of 2003 and 2010, he did his specialization in İzmir Atatürk Training and Research Hospital, Aesthetic and Plastic Surgery Clinic. In 2015, he worked as a guest lecturer in the American Hospital of Paris. When abroad, he especially focused on the transfer of free vascular lymph nodes for lymphedema treatment, in the field of microsurgery. He participated in numerous training and meetings in this area. There are more than 30 articles in the literature, which were published in national and international journals. Since 2016, he has been working in İzmir Özel Ekol ENT Hospital in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and Cosmology Clinic. He speaks English well. He is married and has one child. His special interests are; Breast Aesthetics & Dual-Plan Method, Aesthetic nose surgery, Lymphedema surgery, Endoscopic facial stretching, Aesthetic body shaping surgery (abdominal stretching, liposuction, aesthetic breast surgery), Hair transplantation with FUE method, Migraine surgery, Gynecomastia correction, Genital aesthetics (especially penis enlargement), Lymphedema Treatment (Laser Assisted, With Microcannula Lymph Protective Method), Penis Enlargement (Length & Thickness Combined Method), Migraine Surgery (Closed Method with Scopy). He was entitled to receive the "Proficiency Certificate" by being successful in the examination, which was held by the Turkish Plastic Surgery Association in 2010. In 2015, he participated in a scientific competition by Gülhane Military Medical Academy with his study 'Saddle-nose deformity repair with micro-plate-adapted costal cartilage.’ He has won the first place in the field of surgical medicine. In 2018, he worked at Weiss Memorial Hospital in Chicago, USA for three months in April, May and June on advanced techniques on gender reassignment and penis enlargement in men. He is still continuing his academic and scientific studies.
Opr. Dr. Arif AydınHe graduated from Eskişehir Osmangazi University Faculty of Medicine in 2008. He studied at Kaunas Medical Faculty between the years 2007 and 2008. He completed his specialization on Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery Department at Afyon Kocatepe University between the years 2009 and 2014. He has 5 original articles published in national and international scientific journals, and 13 verbal and written academic papers presented in national congresses. He continues the academic studies. He received the competence certificate of Turkish Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery after his success in the exam in 2016. He did well in European Plastic Surgery Competence Written Exam that took place in Brussels in 2019. Fields of Interest: Rhinoplasty Neck lift surgery, Face lift Surgery, Otoplasty, Tummy tuck, Liposuction, Breast augmentation / reduction / mastopexy, Gynecomastia, Genital aesthetics, Blepharoplasty, Lipoedema surgery, Penis enlargement (lengthening and thickening surgery), Fat injections 
Opr. Dr. Serkan Süleyman AslanHe graduated from Dokuz Eylul University Faculty of Medicine in 1995. Between 2001 and 2007, he received his specialty training in the Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, İnönü University. He has 20 original articles published in domestic and foreign scientific journals, and 18 written and oral presentations presented in national and international congresses. He is a member of Izmir Medical Chamber and Aegean Region Aesthetic and Plastic Surgery Association. Married and father of one child, Opr. Dr. Serkan Süleyman Aslan has a good command of English. Areas of interest: Rhinoplasty Eyelid aesthetic Facial rejuvenation (face-neck lift) prominent ear Breast aesthetics (enlargement, reduction, lift) Correction of gynecomastia Tummy tuck Arm - Thigh stretch genital aesthetics Liposuction (fat removal) Fat injections Body shaping (Hip aesthetic, BBL) Minimal aesthetic applications (filler-rope hanger- neurotoxin) Fractional laser applications Skin Tumors Facial Traumas Penis Enlargement Lengthening and Thickening (Combined Method) Gender Reassignment Surgeries
Opr. Dr. Süleyman ÇakmakHe was born in 1990 in Isparta. He studied at Ankara University Faculty of Medicine between 2008-2015. Between 2016 and 2022, he graduated from Dokuz Eylül Faculty of Medicine, Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery. He worked at Izmir Bozyaka EAH, Düzce Atatürk DH and Isparta City Hospital. He is a member of Izmir Medical Chamber and Plastic Surgery Association. Fields of Interest: Rhinoplasty Neck lift surgery, Face lift Surgery, Otoplasty, Tummy tuck, Liposuction, Breast augmentation / reduction / mastopexy, Gynecomastia, Genital aesthetics, Blepharoplasty, Lipoedema surgery, Penis enlargement (lengthening and thickening surgery), Fat injections 

Frequently Asked Questions

Ekol Hospitals’ experienced team of 3 esthetic surgeons perform breast reduction procedures for years and are using the most updated methods. You can meet one of our surgeons and talk everything regarding your concerns and the methods they use.
You should definitely discuss your goals with your surgeon before the surgery. Some people ask to be made as small as possible, while some would simply like to be more proportional to their body frame. Bra and cup sizes vary with manufacturer, so your surgeon may be hesitant to promise you a specific change in cup size. Also, there are limits to how small a surgeon can make your breasts without risking additional complications.
Most scars will fade in time, about 6-12 months, but the scars will be there in some form forever. Keep in mind that not everyone makes the same kinds of scars. Be sure to ask your surgeon beforehand where exactly your scars will be. There are many ways of performing a breast reduction, and your doctor will choose the method most suited to your body and your goals. Silicone based gels will help the scars to fade by time.
Recovery takes approximately one month. Bruises can last 2-3 weeks, will turn purple, maybe green, and eventually yellow before eventually fading away.
Many women are apprehensive about breast reduction surgery before having children or fear it might negatively affect their chances of breastfeeding, or for fear of the breasts getting larger again when they do breastfeed. You should discuss these concerns thoroughly during your initial consultation with a plastic surgeon.
Each individual’s experience of pain is different, but most patients describe post-surgery pain as mild to moderate. You will be instructed on what pain medications to take that are appropriate for the level of pain you experience.
You will need to take it very easy for at least several days and will probably need assistance for many daily tasks, so be sure you have that help available. The surgery does involve being under general anesthesia, which has lingering effects that vary from person to person. You may find that you become very tired and need to take a nap at some point during the day for a week or two.
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