Reduction mammoplasty is a type of aesthetic surgery performed to reduce over-sized breasts causing neck and back pain with brassiere lines on shoulders.
When should I undergo a reduction mammoplasty operation?
You need to reach your ideal weight if you have decided to undergo a reduction mammoplasty operation. It is best to undergo a reduction mammoplasty operation when you are at an ideal weight considering your height, you will have visibly better outcomes in terms of aesthetics. Besides, scars can be shorter in this way.
How should I get prepared for a reduction mammoplasty operation?
You should necessarily minimize, ideally stop smoking before undergoing a reduction mammoplasty operation. We advise our patients to stop smoking at least 3-4 weeks in advance of the operation and to avoid smoking for at least 4 weeks following the operation. A person who has lost weight and stopped smoking is an ideal patient for reduction mammoplasty.
Which technique is used for reduction mammoplasty?
Every surgeon may use a different technique. Our surgeons use the superior pedicle technique with superior nipple sensation and circulation and minimal reverse T-shape scar. In this technique, the operation is completed with a reverse T-shape scar that starts from the nipple, goes down the whole breast in the middle line and continues in the lower fold of the breast.
Should I use a special dressing or corset after the operation?
For 6 weeks after a reduction mammoplasty operation, you need to wear a special front-zipped brassiere similar to an athlete’s brassiere.
Will the size of my brassiere change after a reduction mammoplasty operation?
The numerical size of your brassiere (75, 80, 85, 90, 95 etc.) means the circumference of the breast wall, which, unfortunately, remains the same after a reduction mammoplasty. The volume of breast indicated with letters like A, B or C, will change after the surgery as desired. Particularly patients with cup size C or D look for a reduction mammoplasty due to troubles such as neck pain, unfitting clothing and the problems caused by brassiere straps. Patients mainly become size B following a reduction mammoplasty, but it is almost impossible to become size A.
Will I have permanent scars after the operation?
A patient with cup size D will have reverse T-shaped scars following a reduction mammoplasty operation. While the appearance of these scars will improve over time, they won’t completely disappear. Activities and social life of patients significantly improve following a reduction mammoplasty by Plastic Surgeon, which is a desirable health outcome.
Does a reduction mammoplasty operation cause cancer?
A reduction mammoplasty operation does NOT cause breast cancer. As the patients have their breasts examined in the pre- and post-operation process, early diagnosis of cancer will be possible.
When does the appearance of scars improve following a reduction mammoplasty operation?
A patient with cup size D will have reverse T-shaped scars following a reduction mammoplasty operation. While the appearance of these scars will improve over time, they won’t completely disappear.
Will I have a sensation loss in the breast after a reduction mammoplasty operation?
There won’t be a sensation loss in the breast after a reduction mammoplasty operation.
Can I have abdominal and leg liposuction together with reduction mammoplasty?
Yes, you can have abdominal and leg liposuction together with reduction mammoplasty.
Is reduction mammoplasty a difficult operation?
Reduction mammoplasty is not a difficult operation. Though patients may feel pain for the first two days, they can return to their daily routines as early as the next after the operation.
Is reduction mammoplasty a risky operation?
Reduction mammoplasty poses the risks similar to those any surgery poses. It has no specific risk.
Can reduction mammoplasty be performed without anesthesia?
No, it can’t. Reduction mammoplasty operation must be performed in a surgery room under general anesthesia.
Can reduction mammoplasty be performed using laser?
Laser cannot be used in reduction mammoplasty. This operation can only be performed by surgery.
What is reduction mammoplasty in men called?
Reduction mammoplasty for men is called as gynecomastia.
Can I breastfeed my baby after a reduction mammoplasty operation?
There will certainly be reduction in the amount of breast milk after a reduction mammoplasty. So we generally advise our patients to undergo this operation once they have given birth and breast fed their babies (once the baby has been weaned).
How long does the recovery process take after a reduction mammoplasty operation?
The recovery period after a reduction mammoplasty operation is 2 weeks.
When will the scars disappear after a reduction mammoplasty operation?
You may have pinky-red and swollen scars for the first 2 months. You will start treating these scars 2 weeks after the operation, using the special care creams prescribed by your physician. Scars will become less noticeable after the third month. They will have become barely noticeable by the 6th month and look like a thin line after one year.
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