What is Breast Reduction?
Breast Reduction surgery reduces the size of large breast in order to make breasts proportionate to the body.
Why do breasts grow bigger?
Generally, causes of breasts growth are hormonal changes, gaining weight or breast feeding. Breast growth is seen in certain breast cancers or diseases. The most frequently encountered reason is genetic tendency.
What kind of problems does breast growth causes?
Patients generally complain about back and neck pain, intertrigo between or under breasts, fungal infections, shoulder pain, pain on bra line, limitation of movement, breathing problems especially while sleeping, having difficulties finding appropriate clothes and attracting attention in social life especially for young women.
Are there any age limitations for this surgery?
Breast Reduction surgery is appropriate for all patients who are suffering from breast growth and sagging.
What is the preparation process before surgery?
First, patients have to undergo medical screening. This is obligatory in order to determine if the patient is appropriate for anesthesia. If there are no problems in medical screening patient may decide to have this surgery.
How many hours does the surgery takes?
Breast reduction operation takes 1-3 hours.
How many days should I stay at the hospital?
Generally, patients are discharged next day after surgery.
How long does it take to recover after breast reduction surgery?
Patients recover in 7-10 days after surgery.
Does breast grow bigger after the surgery?
After breast reduction, breasts can never go back to its old sizes but if the patient gains weight, breasts may grow a little bit in size.
Does Breast Reduction causes cancer?
Breast Reduction operation may never lead to cancer and it never increases the risk of getting cancer. On the contrary, as the breast tissue gets smaller, the risk of getting cancer decreases so this surgery has a protective effect.