Women with larger breasts choose to have breast reduction. Large breasts can cause tension on the musculoskeletal system and can make your body to lean forward because of the weight, an can generate neck hernia as well as severe pain.
Breast reduction in men is known as gynecomastia. It is a procedure to reduce the size of the male breast that grows due to excessive consumption of animal source foods and weight gain.
How Breast Reduction Works?
Breast reduction aims to raise the position of the sagging nipples, and reduce and reshape the breast tissue.
The operation may take 2 to 3 hours depending on the type of operation performed.
The incision marks on the breasts vary according to the technique used. This issue will be resolved by discussing with the doctor before the operation.
Breast reduction is performed in the operating room under general anesthesia.
The drain placed during the operation will be removed from the patient with ease 2 to 3 days after the surgery. The patient will be taken out of the operating room with a wirefree sports bra.
You will have a full liquid diet and can begin to walk 6 hours after the operation. You will stay in our clinic for one night. Drains will be removed and you will be able to take a bath. You need to use a wirefree and seamless sports bra for about a month. You are expected to return to normal life in a week.
Do I Need A Breast Screening Before The Surgery?
A mammogram is required before breast reduction. This mammogram will confirm if there is any cysts or cancer in the breasts. Eligibility for surgery will be determined. Physical examination of the breasts will be performed before the operation, and a mammogram or a breast ultrasound will show whether the breasts carry any risks for the procedure.
Breastfeeding and Risk of Cancer After The Surgery
The patients who will breastfeed after breast reduction should talk to their doctors to decide on the surgical technique. Techniques that protect the milk ducts and nipple connection should be preferred. Breast reduction is not a cause for cancer. If there is any suspicion for cancer, the breast tissue taken during the operation will be examined in the pathology laboratory, and a series of prospective measures will be taken.
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