Breast Reduction Surgery
Breast Reduction (Reduction Mammaplasty) :
In women, breast tissue development begins with puberty period and reveals unexpected problems for some of us. ‘Reduction mammoplasty’ with its term known in medicine, is applied for the problems that begin with puberty and become evident during pregnancy, breast-feeding, gaining weight sagging in the subsequent years due to weight gain or use of drugs.
Problems people with big breasts face
Of course, as women, we all have aesthetic concerns. But this case results in different physical complaints as well as the aesthetic concerns. The real reasons disturbing people are mainly neck, back and lower back pains. These deformations coming up due to the weight of the growing breast tissue might result in pain in the neck vertebrae at the beginning, and then flattening and cervical discal hernia. Again, the lumbar spine and chronic low back pain and spinal disc herniation might occur at a later stage. Huge breasted patients try to find a solution to their complaints in brain surgery and physical therapy clinics. However, none of these treatments will be sufficient to eliminate the actual cause. The patient’s complaints will increase day by day. Another problem related to the situation is the rash and fungal infections occurring under the breasts especially in the summer months. These two situations are of the type that extremely causes troubles in the daily life of the person. There are patients who do not want to go out just because of this sweating and rashness.
Breast reduction surgery scars
In the treatment, it is aimed to correct the sagging by removing the excess breast tissue. This surgery which can be performed in two different techniques, will be determined by your doctor according to the shape and size of your breasts and the degree of sagging of your breasts. The first one is in which the scars are in the shape that we give the name of the inverted T, while the other method is in which the arms of the letter T do not exist, and there is a single thin line. Breast reduction surgery is not an operation that can be performed without surgical scars technically. However, as I have mentioned above, the size of the scars may vary according to your current breast structure. Healing of the scars vary to a great extent from person to person. While some people may have very fast recovery and at the end of 6 months, they are almost invisibly healed, it may be the opposite in some other people. In such situations, there are certain precautions and treatment methods that can make the scars less noticeable. With regard to the remaining scars, special treatments will be proposed to you during your controls after the surgery.
Breast reduction surgery and afterwards
The operation takes an average of 2,5 – 3 hours under hospital conditions and under general anesthesia. You wake up as dressed with athletic bras at the end of the surgery. You can be discharged after 5-6 hours of rest after the surgery or the next morning. You will not have very intense pains after the surgery. The stitches are usually inside and self-dissolving stitches. For this reason, there is no need to take them out. In the first week, you can do light works which do not make you tired and without lifting heavy stuff. At the end of the first week, you can return to your normal work and daily life. After the surgery, do not forget to come to the controls as often as your doctor recommends you.