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’s often caused by large breasts.

EXPERIENCED TEAM OF 3 AESTHETIC SURGEONS, INDIVIDUALLY PREPARED TREATMENT PLANS! 

 

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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He graduated from Ege University Faculty of Medicine in 2006. Between 2007 and 2012, he received his specialty training in the Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery Department at İzmir Atatürk Training and Research Hospital. In 2017, he started working as a lecturer at Giresun University Faculty of Medicine Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery Department. He received the title of associate professor the same year. He has 14 original articles published in domestic and foreign scientific journals, and 17 written and oral papers presented at national and international congresses. He is a member of Izmir Chamber of Medicine and Aegean Region Aesthetic and Plastic Surgery Association.

He is married and has two children. He speaks English fluently.

Domain Knowledge:

  • Rhinoplasty
  • Eyelid aesthetic
  • Face rejuvenation (face-neck lifting)
  • Otapostatis
  • Breast aesthetics (enlargement, reduction, lifting)
  • Correction of gynecomastia
  • Abdominal stretching
  • Tummy Tuck
  • Arm - Thigh lift
  • Genital aesthetics
  • Lipoedema surgery
  • Liposuction
  • Fat injections
  • Body shaping (Hip aesthetics, BBL)
  • Minimal aesthetic applications (filling- neurotoxin)
  • Fractionated laser applications
  • Skin Tumours
  • Facial Traumas

Operating Doctor Cenk Melikoğlu was born in 1978 in Görele. In 2002, he graduated from Dokuz Eylül University Faculty of Medicine. Between the years of 2003-2010, 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 he 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 well English. He is married and has one child. His special interests are;

  • Breast Esthetics with Enriched Stem Cell Support & 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 ( Lenght & Thickness Combined Mehod)
  • 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.’ and 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, penis enlargement in men. He is still continuing his academic and scientific studies.

He was graduated from Eskişehir Osmangazi University Faculty of Medicine in 2008. He studied at Kaunas Medical Faculty between the years 2007-2008. He completed the specialization on Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery Department at Afyon Kocatepe University between the years 2009-2014. 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 (combined treatments with Stem cell and PRP)

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