You are not happy with the size of your breasts? Remember, if you are healthy and have realistic expectations, you can be a candidate for breast reduction. You are not alone! Worldwide, tens of thousands of people have breast reduction each year.Book your consultation
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
Breast reduction procedure is shaped according to each patient’s needs. There are different approaches for different needs and wishes.
In that case, you can achieve the result you are looking for through a much less invasive procedure. If you...
Then, you may be an excellent candidate for breast reduction! Too large and heavy breasts may be an...
If your breasts are large but not very large, you may be a candidate for Lollipop breast reduction. Lollipop...
In this case, Lollipop breast reduction approach is not sufficient. You will probably need an Anchor breast...
It’s true that breast reduction means getting rid of neck, back, and shoulder pains for many women...
Breast asymmetry is normal. However, if the size or shape difference is high, it may be an...
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At Clineca, we take everything seriously. We understand how important the results are for you. We care about your health and comfort as much as you do. From beginning to end, we inform you, guide you, serve you, and help you.
Surgeries are performed in prestigious fully equipped hospitals in which doctors from all specialties are present.
You will have an online consultation with your surgeon via video chat. After an online examination, and will help you to choose what's the best.
We cooperate with the surgeons who perform a limited number of surgeries each week to ensure the best results.
You can contact our agents 7 days and 24 hours for your questions and concerns, or only support. We'll be fully available for your service.
We provide you with special discounts in luxurious hotels in the vicinity of the hospital. Your comfort is very important to us.
We provide airport transfer and transportation between your hotel and the hospital before/after the surgery via VIP vehicles.
As Clineca, we provide you with patient accompaniment, who will visit you every day in your hotel room during the resting period.
The price includes fees of the surgeon, operating room, hospitalization, tests, medications and medical visits by a nurse.
The price includes hotel layover (including breakfast), and transportation between the airport, the hotel and the hospital.
Interpreter service, BBL pillow, neck pillow (rhinoplasty), eye mask, voltage converter and many others that will enhance your satisfaction.
Turkey is a leading player in medical tourism, and Istanbul, which is an extremely beautiful touristic city, is the plastic surgery capital of Turkey.
Clineca has a holistic approach. We believe that everything should be right for a satisfactory cosmetic surgery experience, including your days in Istanbul. We plan every detail of your journey.
After you fill the form, one of our agents will contact you. They will inform you about the whole experience, in detail. If requested, they will arrange an online consultation for you.
You'll have an online consultation with your surgeon via video chat. They will perform an online examination and help you to choose what the best approach to your case is.
We'll plan your whole journey including your surgery date and accommodation. We'll inform you about every need; from preparing your suitcase to advice before the procedure.
Our VIP transportation vehicle will be ready at the airport for you. We’ll drive you to the hospital and they'll get a blood and the C19 test. Then, we'll take you to your hotel.
We’ll take you from your hotel to the hospital. After your examination, the same day you’ll have the surgery. You will stay at the hospital 1-2 day(s), depending on the procedure.
After your stay at the hospital, we'll drive you to your hotel. A wellbeing assistant will visit you every day to inform you, to examine, and to provide medical care during the week.
We'll gladly and proudly show you around our beautiful city. We’ll be very happy to provide you with professional guidance in historical sightseeing, shopping and entertainment.
We’ll take you to 1-week follow-up. After your examination and removal of bandages if required, we’ll inform you about the recovery period. Then, we'll drive you to the airport.
During your recovery, we'll inform you, check on you, and answer your questions 24 hours and 7 days. We'll expect you to send photos periodically to follow your recovery period.
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.
Breast reduction is a cosmetic procedure performed to change the appearance of the breasts and to relieve shoulder, neck, and back pains. It is customized according to needs and wishes of the patient.
Like every other surgery, breast reduction also requires anesthesia. Depending on the case and the preference of the surgeon, breast reduction is done under either general anesthesia or local anesthesia combined with sedation.
The details of the surgery depend on the patient’s needs and the surgeon’s approach. Our partner surgeons perform several breast reduction techniques. What’s suitable for you depends on your anatomical characteristics and your desired goals, which makes this surgery a customized procedure. After incisions are made, your excess fat, skin and tissue will be removed, and then your breasts will be reshaped to the desired smaller size.
Incision options can vary according to the degree of reduction required. For example, a small reduction may only require a shortened lollipop incision. This technique is appropriate for healthy women who have resilient skin. On the other hand, patients who need significant amount of reduction get better results via the anchor-shaped incision. Your surgeon will customize the various details based on your anatomy and desired outcomes.
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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.”
We know you have many questions. Having realistic expectations and deciding to have a cosmetic surgery requires information. Here you can find answers to frequently asked questions about breast reduction.
Breast reduction procedure is shaped according to each patient’s needs. There are different approaches for different needs and wishes. Below you can find solutions to different problems.
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