What is Breast Reduction treatment?
Breast reduction surgery may be needed due to hormonal or years of physical changes. Factors such as pregnancy, breastfeeding, weight gain and loss, aging, genetic characteristics can be listed as the main causes of breast reduction operations. The duration of breast operation may vary depending on the person and the physician. It can take an average of 2-3 hours. It is necessary to stay in the hospital for one night after surgery. After the operation, work and social life can be returned within seven days. However, it is necessary to use a special bra for 15 days after surgery. Then, in a 15-day period, the athlete should use the hood and then switch to the normal syene. Care should be taken to avoid heavy physical activity or sports within 15-20 days after surgery.
Large breasts cause very important health problems in women. Among them, the most important are;Neck, back and shoulder pains, Discomfort caused by the nupple and smell due to the contact of the breasts on the abdomen, Restriction of physical activities and inability to wear the desired clothes, Pitily disfigurement caused by bra strap on the shoulder, It is known that the growth of breast tissue is more family. Weight gain, births and breastfeeding lead to a further increase in the size and sagging of the breasts. Both of your breasts may not be the same size. In order to provide symmetry in breast reduction (breast reduction) surgery, different surgical techniques may need to be applied to both breasts.
The aim of breast reduction surgery is; to obtain symmetrical breasts of equal size and form, which address the patient’s complaints. It is desirable to have little trace and to ensure that the patient can breastfeed after intervention, but it is not possible to achieve this situation with all techniques. For this, you need to talk to your doctor in detail.
Who can have breast reduction?
Breast reduction can be done to female patients who have completed breast development and complain about the size of their breast, which does not have a risky mass in the breast. Breast reduction surgery can also be performed in men with the development of female breast tissue.
What should be considered after surgery?
Rest for at least 3 days when you go home after breast aesthetic surgery. After breast reduction surgery, you will need to use antibiotics and painkillers. Use your medication regularly. Do not interfere with your dressings after surgery.
Do not strain your arm for at least 4 weeks after surgery, do not carry weights, and avoid pushing movements as the healing continues. For 1 month, you need to use the sports bra recommended to you by your doctor continuously. This bra will both reduce pain and help shape the breast.
After the operation, the breast tissue will be edema and swollen. Edema decreases rapidly within 3-4 weeks. It may take 6-12 months for it to take its final form. It is normal that there may be a slight sensation of pain, such as burning sinking from time to time during this time.
After surgery, if necessary, the stitches are removed in 12-15 days. Heavy sports should not be performed for 2 months after breast aesthetic surgery. After a month, sports can be done in the form of light walking.
Lifting heavyobjects, especially exercises that will cause difficulty in the arms and chest muscles, uncontrolled movements are inconvenient. If the chest is pressured, there may be bleeding inside the chest, opening of the seams.
The other important issue is smoking. Do not smoke for at least 1 month after surgery. Smoking both impairs wound healing and reduces blood flow of tissue and skin in the surgical area by narrowing small vessels, disrupting tissue nutrition, cell destruction, cell death, wound opening, seam opening, inflammation.
What are the risks of breast reduction surgery?
Bleeding, blood loss, hematoma (blood build-up in the tissue) may occur during or after breast reduction surgery. There is a certain amount of blood loss with the removed breast tissue. Therefore, it is important that blood values are at normal limits before surgery.
Conditions such as delayed wound healing or significant scarring (hypertrophic scar – keloid) can occur especially in diabetics, smokers or people who are prone to developing bad scars. These patients can be treated with some special methods.
Breast reduction surgery cannot be performed without cutting the milk ducts. Although not necessarily all, some of the milk ducts are cut together with the removed breast tissue. Therefore, there may be a breastfeeding problem after surgery. However, using some special techniques, this probability can be kept at very low rates.
There can be infection, inflammation, wound opening, stitching. These situations can be corrected by intervening in a timely way. The opening seam can be re-sewn.
After breast reduction surgery, fat necrosis, i.e. adipose tissue, may break down and melt. Accordingly, discharge may occur from the side of the wound or between the seams. Breast reduction surgery may cause pain, burning, stinging sensation in the breasts in the postoperative circuit.
There is a risk of loss of the nipple when the methods applied by protecting the nipple are used in very large and saggy breasts. It is more appropriate to prefer techniques where the nipple is applied in the form of patches to patients with such a risk. It is possible to make breast heads again by using the methods in which surgical methods are combined with tattoo application for patients with nipple loss.