In general, breast reduction surgery is performed in women when the breasts are too large for the body. Reasons for breasts being large include pregnancy, genetic factors, extreme weight gain, and hormonal disorders.
Breasts that are too large for the body cause discomforts, such as indentations on the shoulders from bra straps, neck and lower back pain, sweating and redness under breasts, and hunched posture. At our hospital, Apex Clinic, you can get rid of these problems with breast reduction surgery.
Breast reduction surgery lasts 2 to 3 hours and the drains inserted during surgery are removed within 24 to 48 hours. When discharged, a sports bra will be worn with the first dressing. The minimizer bras that you will use for 1 to 3 months will be supplied by our hospital, Apex Clinic.
As some of the milk ducts are present in the reduced tissues, 20% less milk can be expected during breastfeeding. There is no evidence that this operation increases the risk of cancer.
Painkillers and antibiotics should be used for 1 week after surgery. Life returns back to normal within 48 to 72 hours. Within 6 months, the final result of the operation will be apparent.
A T-shaped scar will remain under the breast after breast reduction surgery. In breast reduction surgery, breasts are reduced according to the patient’s body measurements and shoulder width. Breasts do not increase in size again after breast reduction surgery.
After the operation, the patient should avoid sports such as tennis and swimming. These sports strain the chest muscles. The patient should not lift heavy objects for 3-4 weeks after the operation, should not lift their arms unless necessary, and should not drive for the first week.
The patient should avoid sweating for the first 15 days after surgery, protect the breasts from direct sunlight for 4 to 6 weeks, and use a non-wired bra for 3 months. The patient can shower 3 to 5 days after surgery. The patient may use plasters and ointments to help heal the incision scar. Sexual intercourse should be avoided for 1 week after the operation and breasts should be protected from impact and contact for 6 weeks.