Reduction Mammoplasty is a surgery that aims to reduce breast volume. The excessive weight of the breasts causes discomfort, creates pressure on the shoulder area, affects walking and posture, and even leads to neck hernia and further problems in the long term. The amount to be reduced is determined by the measurements of the breasts and their ratio to the body.
In breast reduction operations, the breast volume is reduced and the nipple is moved to a proportionate place. Breast reduction is performed under general anesthesia and lasts about 3-4 hours. Pre-operative drawings are the most important part of the surgery. Using these measurements, the location of the nipple and the amount of breast tissue to be removed are determined.
It is recommended for the patient to spend at least one day in the hospital after the operation. For 2 months after the operation, excessive movement of the chest muscles should be avoided. The use of a special bra the breasts for the first 2 months contributes to the recovery of the breasts and reduces the movement of the chest muscles. Usual activities can be resumed within 3-5 days.
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Reduction Mammoplasty is the operation to reduce breast volume and shape breasts. Incompatible breast, shoulder, waist and hip regions cause many problems. The disproportionate appearance of the breasts due to the excessive size of the breasts creates an aesthetic problem. Depending on the excess weight of the breasts, the bra exerts excessive pressure on the shoulder area and causes collapses in areas where the bra touches the shoulder, disrupting the person’s gait and posture positions, and may even cause neck hernia in later stages.
Breast reduction surgery can be performed in patients over 18 years of age who are disturbed by breast size and shape. The amount to be reduced and the size of the breast to be obtained are determined after measurements which determine the ratio of breasts to the body in the patient’s examination. In breast reduction operations, the breast volume is reduced, the nipple is moved to where it should be according to the shoulder and arm ratios, and it is aimed to tighten and erect the breasts.
Breast reduction is performed under general anesthesia and lasts approximately 3-4 hours. Preoperative drawings are the most important part of the surgery. These measurements determine the place where the nipple will be transported and the amount of breast tissue to be discarded. Silicone tubes (Drains) are placed in the surgical area to prevent blood and fluid accumulation in the early postoperative period. It is appropriate for the patient to spend at least 1 day in the hospital after the operation. Approximately 6-8 hours after the effect of anesthetic drugs can rise to the patient’s feet.
Excessive movements of the chest muscle for 2 months after surgery should be avoided. The patient can return to his daily work within 3-5 days. The use of a special bra covering the breasts for the first 2 months contributes to the shaping of the breasts. The bra also reduces the mobility of the breast and provides comfort to the patient in movements using the chest muscle.
The most important structure to be protected during breast reduction surgery is the nipple. It is aimed to maintain the blood-nerve connections of the nipples in order not to lose their sensory and color characteristics. Smoking, circulatory diseases, diabetes, and prolonged use of certain medications, which adversely affect blood circulation, may cause circulatory problems in the nipple and suture areas and may adversely affect the outcome of the surgery.