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 not only an aesthetic but also a functional surgery. 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 chest 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 of her own physique also causes social and psychological problems. An operation to be applied for breast reduction will give the breasts a natural appearance, the problems listed above will be eliminated, and the life of the person will be easier. 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 – 4 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 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. There is only a 4.5-5 cm scar around the nipple and down the middle of the lower edge of the nipple. However, these scars are obvious at first, but may become vague over time.
The degree of post-operative scars depends on the size of the breast, the surgical method used and finally the scarring feature of the patient's skin. The patient can return to work after 1 week. It is recommended to stay away from heavy sports for 3 months. Aesthetic breast reduction surgery is an operation that gives good and permanent results in general, improves the mental health of the person and her partner, makes them more committed to life, and especially facilitates the dressing style of the woman. The newly shaped breast is durable for a long time, but weight changes, pregnancy, breastfeeding and gravity can cause breast volume increase and sagging.