All You Need to Know about Breast Reduction 

What is Breast Reduction?

(Female) Breast reduction also known as mammoplasty is a cosmetic surgery used for reducing the large size of the breasts. Breast reduction is an effective cosmetic surgery for heavy, large and sagging breasts. Breast reduction surgery involves removing fat, glandular tissue and skin from the breasts to achieve a breast size proportionate to client’s body. There is a variety of both physical and psychological reasons to have breast reduction surgery. Large and sagging breasts may result in various physical discomforts; excessive pain on shoulders, backache, neck pain, poor posture, over sweating, skin irritation and indented bra-straps. Along with physical discomfort, large breasts may also cause emotional distress owing to harassment or undesired attention, low self-esteem and depression. Women with heavy and large breasts often complain about the difficulty of engaging with sports and other physical activities. Inability to wear stylish clothes or difficulty to find clothes suitable to their size is among the problems of women with large and heavy breasts. Breast reduction eliminates these problems by reducing the size of the breasts to make them more proportional to the patient’s body.

Breast reduction is also preferred by men who have enlarged breasts condition which is called gynaecomastia. Obesity, genes, hormone imbalance, too much alcohol consumption, liver cancer or failure, and excessive weight loss without sports can be among the reasons of gynaecomastia. Breast reduction surgery is used to flatten the breasts of a man who feels discomfort due to his enlarged breasts.

How is Breast Reduction Performed?

Length of breast reduction surgery: Between 1,5 to 4 hours.
Anaesthesia: General anaesthesia.
Inpatient or Outpatient: Inpatient.
Breast reduction surgery is usually performed through incisions on your breasts with removal of excess fat, breast tissue and skin to reshape and resize your breasts proportional to your body.
Incisions: There are several different methods used for breast reduction. You surgeon will choose the most appropriate incision method of breast reduction by considering the size and shape of your breasts as well as your desired breast size.
There are 3 most common incision techniques used for breast reduction surgery:
Anchor type or inverted T reduction: This technique involves an anchor-shaped incision starting around the areola, going down vertically and then horizontally across the breast crease.
A circular pattern around the aerola: Involves incision around the aerola in circular pattern.
A keyhole or racquet-shaped pattern: This technique involves an incision around the areola and vertically down to the breast crease.
Repositioning the nipples and removing tissue: After incision (cut), breast reduction carries on with repositioning of the nipples (which remains attached to its original blood and nerve supply). The nipples and aerola may be removed and repositioned on an upper part of the breasts (as a skin graft) if you have extremely large breasts. Then excess fat, breast tissue and skin are removed.
Closing up the incisions: The incisions are brought together to reshape and reduce the size of the breasts. To create and support the reshaped breasts, the surgeon puts stitches deep within the breast tissue. For sewing/closing up the cuts, skin adhesives or surgical tape are used. Incision lines are permanent, however usually they disappear or fade away substantially in due course.

Instructions for Pre-Operation

Although pre-operation instructions may vary from one patient to another, you may be expected:
• To make sure that you are suitable to have a breast reduction surgery by informing your surgeon about your health state or by having some medical tests.
• Not to take aspirin, ibuprofen or any other anti-inflammatory medication because they may cause your blood to get thinner.
• To quit smoking two weeks before the surgery.
• To avoid to consume alcohol one day before the surgery.
• To remove your make up, any other cosmetics and any metal jewels on your body.
• Not to consume any food or beverages some time before the operation starts, etc.

You will have an extensive consultation with your MCAN Health cosmetic surgeon before your breast reduction surgery where you will have a chance to ask any questions in your mind to your cosmetic surgeon.

Instructions for Post-Operation

Although there are some general post-operation instructions for every patient, there may be some additional instructions for some patients. You will be informed in detail about post-operation instructions by your MCAN Health cosmetic surgeon. You will have some thin adhesive strips on your incisions which will go away naturally in 10 days. Some general post-operation instructions are:
• No heavy physical exercises including stretching and weight lifting.
• No alcohol for a few days after your breast reduction surgery.
• A need to wear a special support bra for 2-3 days after your breast reduction surgery.
• Follow the prescription given by your surgeon.
• No swimming pools for while to protect your incisions from infection.
• No application of any creams or gels on your breasts especially on your incisions.
• No shower for a day after your breast reduction surgery.
• Keep your incisions clean and dry at all times to prevent infection, etc.

Results of Breast Reduction

You can check our before after gallery for results of Breast Reduction here.

After your breast reduction in Turkey by MCAN Health, you will:

• Have an increased self-confidence and self-esteem.
• Feel more attractive and feminine.
• Have more clothing options.
• Be able to take part in sports and physical activities.
• Have an improved posture.
• Get rid of backache, neck and shoulder pain.

1) I feel physical discomfort due to my breast; can breast reduction surgery be helpful for me?

Yes. The purpose of breast reduction surgery is to eliminate and minimize the discomfort that women with large breasts have. Breast reduction surgery aims to resize your breast proportional to your body.

2) I am a man. I have problems with my enlarged breasts. Can I have breast reduction surgery?

Yes. Men who have a condition called gynaecomastia which means having enlarged breasts can have breast reduction surgery that MCAN Health offers. 

3) I am scared of pain feeling during the breast reduction surgery, how do you perform breast reduction?

You will be sleeping during the breast reduction surgery because you will be under the effect of general anaesthesia. To minimize post-operation pain, you will be prescribed with medication by your surgeon.

4) When can I resume working?

It depends on your job. Generally patients resume working 2 to 4 weeks after a breast reduction surgery. 

5) Do you offer breast reduction surgery with permanent results?

Yes. The results of breast reduction are permanent.

6) Do scars disappear completely?

Breast reduction scars will not disappear completely however they will fade away substantially over time.

7) I want to have breast reduction surgery abroad. Is MCAN Health the best option?

Yes. MCAN Health offers breast reduction in Turkey which is carried out by highly skilled and experienced cosmetic surgeons at hygienic hospitals/clinics that are equipped with cutting-edge technology tools/equipments. Furthermore, breast reduction surgery of MCAN Health in Turkey is cost-effective.

8) Is there any age limit for a breast reduction surgery?

You can have a breast reduction surgery if you are over 18.

9) Should I have breast reduction before or after giving birth?

It is totally up to you. Breast reduction can be performed any time either before or after pregnancy.

"When I told my friends about my decision to have a breast reduction surgery, they made a huge fun of me because I am a man. But my boobs were big and making me embarrassed. I chose MCAN Health because they work with the most reliable and talented breast reduction surgeons in Turkey. I stayed at the top hospital in Turkey after my breast reduction surgery. In the end I was very satisfied about the results. I was right to rely on MCAN Health."

"Want no hassle? Then I definitely recommend breast reduction in Turkey with MCAN Health. The best customer care I have ever had in my life. They think everything for you. The only thing you need to do is to book your tickets and be amazed with your boobs done by excellent surgeons. No shoulder pain or backache anymore! Thank you MCAN Health."

"Having a breast reduction surgery in my country? No way! It was like a dream that you could never realize. I had to postpone my need for a long time until I heard about breast reduction in Turkey with MCAN Health. The offer was so affordable that I did not want to miss it. Booked my flights and went to Turkey. I was so nervous until my personal host met me at the airport. She was communicating with me in my native language, very friendly and helpful. My breast reduction surgeon was a star. He was the expert in breast reduction. MCAN Health was with me throughout the whole process. The result of my breast reduction was incredible. Now I have such firm boobs that I don’t even remember my oversized, saggy boobs. Having a breast reduction in Turkey with MCAN Health was definitely worth it!"

"I had many questions and concerns in my mind about breast reduction surgery before I travelled to Turkey and I contacted MCAN Health for every single question I had and get prompt replies at all times. MCAN Health also arranged a skype appointment with my breast reduction surgeon who answered all my questions clearly. I had the same welcoming and caring service in Turkey. MCAN Health cares about its customers and that makes you feel safe and relaxed. 8 months after my breast reduction surgery, my scars are gone and I have amazing boobs that make my friend jealous. Thank you for everything!"

"My breast reduction experience in Turkey with MCAN Health was unique from the very beginning to the end. One of my friends recommended me MCAN Health’s breast reduction in Turkey. At first I was not sure having a breast reduction surgery abroad. But I could not have it in my country either due to high prices. Then I checked the qualifications of MCAN Health’s breast reduction surgeons. They all had great educational background with international experience which encouraged me to contact MCAN Health. From the first contact, MCAN Health was there for me. I even had consultation about my breast reduction surgery via skype. Turkey was magical as well. I had my breast reduction surgery at highest standards and also had a great holiday in Turkey with an affordable budget. MCAN Health realized my dream and now I feel way more confident about my boobs."

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