When it comes to women’s breasts, bigger is not always good. For many women, especially those with small body frames, having large breasts can come with several problems that can be life-threatening at times.
Thanks to the advent of technology, women with large breasts are now able to reduce their size and make them perkier and beautiful. All this is done during a surgical procedure known as breast reduction surgery.
What is a Breast Reduction Surgery?
In the medical world, breast reduction surgery is also referred to as reduction mammoplasty. As the name suggests, the procedure involves reducing or decreasing the volume of the breast. You can think of it as a procedure that is designed to remove excess skin or fatty tissues from the breasts so as to change their appearance by making them proportional to the body contours.
Most women who have difficulties in trying to fit their breasts into their bras and clothes have benefited from this surgery. Mammoplasty is that type of a surgery that boosts your confidence and helps you attain that attractive cleavage.
Apart from being performed as a cosmetic procedure, breast reduction surgery can also be done for medical purposes. Men who suffer from the Gynecomastia condition found a remedy in mammoplasty.
Breast reduction surgery has been performed for over two decades now, and today it is regarded as one of the most popular cosmetic plastic surgeries performed on women.
But as popular as it is, it is associated with a number of potential side effects, and that's why you should make sure that it is performed by the most experienced surgeon. So, whether the procedure is done for medical or cosmetic purposes, it still comes with potential risks such as infection, bleeding, bruising, scarring, bruising, and variations in the symmetry, shape, or size of the breasts.
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What is the Aim of Breast Reduction Surgery?
The primary aim of breast reduction surgery is to reduce the size of the breasts and give them an attractive look.
But as mentioned earlier, it can be performed as a medical procedure that can be used to address problematic conditions caused by having excessively large breasts.
So, besides the aesthetics aims of the surgery, here are some of the medical problems that it can solve:
- Backbone problems
- Discomfort when exercising
- Irritation underneath the breast
- Sagging or droopy breasts that can be caused by pregnancy
- Discomfort anywhere around the nipple or areola
- Painful shoulders
How is Breast Reduction Surgery Performed?
Reduction mammoplasty is performed under general anesthesia so as to make sure that the patient is comfortable. Under normal circumstances, it takes two hours to perform the surgery, but if the volume of the fatty tissues to be removed is large, the surgery can go beyond two hours.
There are two techniques that surgeons use when performing breast reduction surgery; its either the incision or the liposuction technique. So, after the surgeons have made marks on your breasts, and anesthesia has kicked in, here is how the surgery plays out for either of the techniques:
The Incision Technique
Small incisions are made in the area around the areola or nipple, and the excess unwanted skin is loosened through and ejected from the breast through the incisions. What follows after this is the repositioning of the nipple, and this process is carefully done in a way that is in tandem with the body contours.
Since they are incisions involved in this technique, small bruises will be left in the area around the nipple, and this means that there won’t be breastfeeding for a number of months.
The Liposuction Technique
With this technique, tiny incisions are made underneath the breast, and a medical tube known as the cannula is used by your surgeons to drain the excess fatty tissues from your breasts. This, therefore, reduces the sizes of your breast. The liposuction technique doesn't affect the patient's nipple or the breastfeeding pattern of the patient. It also comes with minor scars that are not visible even when one is wearing a bikini.
What is the Cost of Breast Reduction Surgery in Turkey?
The average price of breast reduction surgery in Turkey is € 2,500. It's a fair and logical price considering that this price includes medical tests, the surgeon fee, anesthesia fee, post-surgery garments, clinic or surgical facility fees, and meds to be used after the surgery.
Having low prices doesn’t necessarily mean that the country has low-quality medical facilities and inexperienced doctors. Turkey has some of the world’s best international hospitals that use technologically advanced equipment.
This content is edited by Flymedi Medical Editors in October 2019