Gynecomastia is mostly genetic for women. Pregnancy, fluctuations in body weight and breastfeeding can cause the expansion and sagginess of the breast too. Excessive growth of breasts leads to constant neck and back pains, obstruction for physical exercises and putting on certain outfits and to deformity on the shoulders because of the pressure of bra straps. Breast reduction surgery is administered to give breasts balance, and to solve problems.
How is ideal breast type determined?
Reduction ratio is determined according to the patient’s height, weight and body sizes during the examination before the surgery. If both of the breasts are in the same size, a general reduction is performed. If one of the breasts is smaller in size and it is the normal one, the other one is reduced.
How is breast reduction surgery administered?
Methods determined during the examination are performed with surgery. Incisions will be made on the targeted areas and excessive breast tissue is removed. Shape of the breast is revised and nipple-areola lifted to the place where it should be.
Who can receive this treatment?
Breasts should be completely grown or not be achieved any growth for the last six months. It is dangerous to receive this treatment at the very end of puberty. Patients who are over the age of 20 can receive this treatment generally.
Is it inconvenient to get pregnant or to breastfeed after breast reduction surgery?
The patient can get pregnant and give birth after this surgery. It is not expected to have any difficulty or problem in breastfeeding.
Should I have breast reduction surgery?
Breast reduction surgery is administered not only for aesthetic concerns but also for physical complaints. Breasts larger than your body can carry cause pain on neck, back, waist and shoulders. It can cause to be hunchbacked. Breast reduction surgery is an ideal and permanent treatment for those who do not have any restraints to have a surgery or to receive anesthesia.
How long does the healing process take?
Breast reduction surgery is administered under general anesthesia and it takes two or three hours. Patients should stay in hospital overnight after the surgery. Drains which are put in order to evacuate the plethora are removed the day after the surgery. While empurpling fades away in seven or ten days, swelling will fade away in six or eight weeks. Breasts can gain a natural look in five or six months.
Are the results of breast reduction surgery permanent?
Results of the breast reduction surgery are permanent. It is not expected the removed breast tissue to grow again.