Breast reduction, also known as reduction mammaplasty, is a surgical procedure to remove excess fat, skin, and glandular tissue from the breasts to make them smaller, lighter, perkier and more in proportion with your body. This procedure can also ease the discomfort associated with excessively large breasts, such as neck, back and shoulder pain.*1 Breast reduction is typically performed in combination with a breast lift procedure.Learn More
It is not hard to be eligible for a breast reduction. If you are reading this, you are probably a candidate!
You may be a good candidate if:
A breast reduction can be life changing because it will improve your life physically and emotionally. Notably, patients who have had a breast reduction are amongst the happiest plastic surgery patients because they have been relieved of their burden, and also have improved their appearance.Book your consultation
The outcomes of breast reduction can be analyzed in three main categories: aesthetical, health-related, and psychological.
Breast reduction can address all kinds of aesthetical concerns related to the size of your breasts. Through breast reduction, the size, the shape, and the proportions of your breasts can be changed. You will look better, and enjoy fitting into your clothes. You’ll wear your bikini with more confidence, and you won’t be shy at the beach anymore!
The health-related outcome of the breast reduction is mostly related to pain. After a successful breast reduction surgery, you will be relieved of the pain in your shoulders, upper neck and back.*2 Your ability to participate in physical activities can increase.
The psychological outcomes are as important as the other ones. A person who is not happy with their breasts can experience serious psychological distress, which can negatively affect their self-confidence and social lives. After the procedure, you will have a more positive self-image. Your resized and better-proportioned breasts will boost your self-esteem.
After your breast reduction surgery, your breasts will be covered with bandages or dressings to reduce swelling and to support the new shape of your breasts. Your surgeon may recommend a support bra to minimize swelling. Besides, a small tube can be temporarily placed under the skin to drain excess fluid. You will be seen in the next few days for the removal of the bandages and drain. You may experience some loss of sensation around the incisions, which is normal and should pass over time. Furthermore, you may feel tired following the surgery, but you will be able to return to daily activities within a few days.
You may need to take 2-3 weeks off work, but the duration can vary from patient to patient. It is best to avoid tiresome activities for at least two weeks. You should refrain from strenuous exercises and stretching for up to 6 weeks post operation. Your surgeon will follow your recovery and will tell you when you are ready. Generally, it takes 6-8 weeks. Your surgeon will provide a customized recovery plan based on your needs and your level of healing. It is crucial to follow these post-op instructions.
A wellbeing assistant will visit you in your hotel room every day during the first week after the surgery. We will expect you to be in our clinic for your post-op examination 1 week after the surgery, before you leave Istanbul. We will still follow your recovery process while you are away. Clineca will provide you with complete support and inform you about everything you need to know during your recovery. We will be with you from your consultation to the very end of your recovery.
“We guarantee that your breast reduction procedure will be performed carefully by taking your desires, needs, and wishes into consideration with the help of advanced surgical techniques.”
During your online consultation, your surgeon will ask you questions about your medical history. It is of critical importance that you give your doctor every detail, from the conditions you might have to the operations you had in the past, to the medications and supplements you use, to minimize the risks the surgery could bring. They will also conduct a physical examination. Your surgeon will inform you about everything you need to know before the surgery. Clineca will provide you with complete guidance and support before your surgery. You will have a complete and detailed list of instructions.
Most important instructions include,
What you need to do after the surgery will be explained to you in detail by your surgeon, and Clineca will provide you with all the support and guidance you need. Most important instructions include:
“The procedure of breast reduction is not a fixed one. There are different approaches designed for different cases. So, the ideal candidates for this surgery are a diverse group. For example, both the patients suffering from extremely large and sagging breasts, and the patients who only want a little smaller breasts can choose to have this surgery.”
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2. Hammond, D. C., & Loffredo, M. (2012). Breast reduction. Plastic and reconstructive surgery, 129(5), 829e–839e. https://doi.org/10.1097/PRS.0b013e31824a2efc
3. Gupta, V., Yeslev, M., Winocour, J., Bamba, R., Rodriguez-Feo, C., Grotting, J. C., & Higdon, K. K. (2017). Aesthetic breast surgery and concomitant procedures: Incidence and risk factors for major complications in 73,608 cases. Aesthetic Surgery Journal, 37(5), 515–527. https://doi.org/10.1093/asj/sjw238
4. Mak, J. C. K., & Kwong, A. (2020). Complications in post-mastectomy immediate breast reconstruction: A ten-year analysis of outcomes. Clinical Breast Cancer, 20(5), 402–407. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clbc.2019.12.002