Breast Reduction

Breast reduction surgery is a procedure in which excess skin and breast tissue are removed and the breast is reshaped.
Breast Reduction
Reshape and embrace yourself with the best!

Breast Reduction

Breast Reduction
Reshape and embrace yourself with the best!

Breast Reduction

Breast reduction surgery is a procedure in which excess skin and breast tissue are removed and the breast is reshaped. Breast tissue can become larger than it should be for various reasons. Many reasons such as pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, genetic predisposition, hormonal disorders can cause you to have an uncomfortably large breast shape. Breast size not only disturbs you visually, but can also cause many problems due to the weight it creates. The most common of these are neck, back and lower back pain. In addition, various skin problems also occur due to the folding of the skin under the breast due to breast sagging.

What is Breast Reduction?

Breast reduction surgery is the process of reshaping the breast by removing the required amount of skin and breast tissue of the excess volume in the breasts. Each breast has different shape and size. Therefore, breast reduction surgeries should be planned as tailor-made. When planning this surgery, many factors such as the size of the breast shape, the amount of sagging, and the position of the nipple are considered.

In addition, the person's postoperative expectations should also be understood. Breast reduction surgery can be performed with various incision methods. The most commonly used of these are the following. Vertical scar (lolilop scar), Verticolateral scar (J scar), Inverted T Scar. Another important part of breast reduction surgery is how the nipple (areola) will be moved to its new position. In a large and saggy breast shapes, the nipple is located below instead of where it should be. In the preoperative planning, after determining where the nipple should be, it should be decided how to move it to the new nipple point. For this purpose, it must be carried on the so-called pedicle tissues in order to protect the blood supply (survival) of the nipple.

The most commonly used pedicle methods in breast reduction surgery are as follows: Superomedial, inferior, superior, superolateral and free nipple. After the incision and pedicle selection for breast reduction surgery is completed, the necessary drawings for the surgery are made on the breast and the surgery starts. Breast reduction surgery is performed under general anaesthesia. The duration of the surgery is approximately 2-3 hours. After the surgery, materials called drains are used for the drainage of bleeding and fluid accumulation in the incision areas. These drains are removed in 2-3 days depending on the amount of fluid coming out. After breast reduction surgery, hospitalisation is required for one night.

Breast Reduction at a glance

Below you can find detailed technical information that will help you learn more about the surgery. This information is general and may vary according to the operation and its combinations.

Duration of Treatment
(7 Days)
Duration of Operation
(2 Hours)
(1-6 Months)
Sleeping Position
(1 Week Face Up)
(10 Days)
(7 Days)
(10 Days)
Back to Work
(14 Days)
Exercise Restriction
(2 Months)
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Why do people have breast reduction surgery?

Why do people have breast reduction surgery?

Who Are the Ideal Candidates?

In order to have a breast reduction operation the ideal candidate should:

  • Be in good psychological and physical health
  • Have realistic expectations about the operation
  • Be at your ideal weight.
  • There should be no problem in the examination of your breast tissue with imaging methods (mammography, breast USG).
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Dr. Burak Pasinlioğlu

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Aesthetic & Plastic Surgery

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Here you will find some useful information that will help you prepare for your plastic surgery, prepare the necessary setup to avoid any problems that may arise, and make the necessary arrangements to ensure that everything goes smoothly during your stay in Turkiye.

Your journey for your aesthetic surgery will begin with a consultation with our famous aesthetic surgeon in Istanbul. This meeting will last about 30 minutes.

During your in person consultation with our famous plastic surgeon Dr. Burak Pasinlioğlu, you can ask all the questions you have in mind about the operation. It may be a good idea to write down all your questions before the consultation. Our doctor will get familiar with all your expectations and provide you detailed information about this subject by determining what is possible for your anatomy. In addition, our doctor will explain to you how the operation process will proceed after answering all your questions.

It is important to consider the following before you turn up for your cosmetic surgery.

Quit smoking: Smoking reduces blood flow in the skin. For this reason, we recommend that you quit smoking six weeks before the operation and during the recovery period in order to have a faster recovery process after the operation.

Minimise alcohol: Try to minimise alcohol drinking before the operation. Do not drink alcohol on the day of the operation or stop drinking a few days before. After the operation is completed, you are not allowed to drink alcohol until the medication given to you is finished. Our doctor and team will warn you about this.

General anaesthesia: Your operation will be performed under general anaesthesia. Eat eight hours before the operation. Don't drink water or eat less than six hours before the operation.

On the day of your operation, our transfer vehicle will pick you up from your hotel and transfer you to the hospital where the operation will take place. Before the operation, you will have a preliminary in person meeting with our doctor and our team once again. As a result of this preliminary meeting, drawings will be made and photos will be taken according to your expectations.

Your aesthetic surgery will end with drawing being made, check of blood tests, operation, hospital stay, discharge and follow-up process.

You may feel a little sleepy and tired after your aesthetic surgery. This condition will decrease after one or two hours of rest.

Our doctor will provide you information about the operation during discharge. They will explain what you should pay attention to after the operation and the use of medication. We expect you to take your medication regularly. You may feel a little sluggish and tired after the operation. This condition, can be taken under control with the painkillers prescribed to you.

During the recovery process, our teams will call you to ask about your condition and ask you for a photo. An online consultation will be made with you by communicating your recovery process to our doctor.

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We are here for you to plan your entire journey to make the operation you desire a much better experience for you. Considering all the details, we are always with you during your stay in Istanbul.

It is a detailed consultation with our experts about the organisation and operation.

Our famous plastic surgeon will answer all your questions in detail by inquiring your operation expectations during the in person consultation.

While renewing your body, you can evaluate all the care your skin needs with Famous Dermatologist Associate Professor Ezgi Özkur, get advice from them and start treatment.

Our doctor and nurses will check your eligibility for the operation by making the necessary medical assessment before the operation.

You will have your last pre-operative in person consultation with our doctor at the hospital. Our doctor will prepare you for the operation via drawings according to your expectations.

24 hour room service, satellite TV, breakfast, lunch, dinner and your own en-suite hospital room with en-suite bathroom for 1 or 2 days depending on the operation.

At your first follow-up consultation, our doctor will check you after the operation and tell you what you should pay attention to and the entire post-operative care process.

Our experienced staff, specially assigned for you, will be in contact with you during your stay in Istanbul after you are discharged from the hospital and will visit you whenever necessary

At your second follow-up visit, your treatment will be completed by our doctor by making your dressing. When you go back to your country, you will be told about all the procedures you need to do and pay attention to.

We will follow you closely for 1 year during your recovery process managed by our experienced team.

Frequently Asked Questions about breast reduction

You can find detailed information about the operation and organisation before you come to Turkiye. You can contact your sales representative for any other questions you may have.

Good candidates for breast reduction surgery are individuals who experience physical discomfort or pain due to large breasts, have breasts that are disproportionately large for their body frame, and have realistic expectations about the outcomes of the procedure.

Benefits of breast reduction surgery include alleviation of physical discomfort such as neck, back, and shoulder pain, improvement in posture, enhancement of body proportions, and increased self-confidence.

Yes, breast reduction surgery is generally safe when performed by a qualified and experienced plastic surgeon in a reputable medical facility. However, as with any surgical procedure, there are inherent risks and potential complications.

The duration of breast reduction surgery varies depending on the complexity of the procedure and individual patient factors but typically ranges from two to four hours.

The recovery process after breast reduction surgery involves wearing a surgical bra or compression garment, managing discomfort with pain medication, avoiding strenuous activities for several weeks, and attending follow-up appointments with the surgeon.

Breast reduction surgery can affect breastfeeding ability, as it may involve removing glandular tissue and repositioning the nipples. However, many women are still able to breastfeed after the procedure.

Yes, breast reduction surgery leaves scars, but they are typically well-concealed and fade over time. The location and extent of scarring depend on the surgical technique used and individual healing factors.

The goal of breast reduction surgery is to achieve a more proportionate and aesthetically pleasing breast size and shape. While some changes may occur over time due to factors such as aging and weight fluctuations, the results of breast reduction surgery are generally long-lasting.

While breast reduction surgery does not typically interfere with pregnancy or childbirth, it is generally recommended to postpone the procedure until after completing your family to avoid potential changes in breast size and shape.

While temporary changes in nipple sensation are common after breast reduction surgery, permanent loss of sensation is rare. The sensation may gradually return over time as the nerves heal.

Yes, breast reduction surgery can be combined with procedures such as breast lift (mastopexy), liposuction, or abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) for comprehensive body contouring results.

Risks and complications of breast reduction surgery may include infection, bleeding, poor wound healing, changes in nipple sensation, asymmetry, and adverse reactions to anesthesia. However, serious complications are rare when the procedure is performed by a skilled surgeon in a controlled environment.

Yes, breast reduction surgery can help correct breast asymmetry by removing excess tissue from one breast to achieve better symmetry with the other.

Preparing for breast reduction surgery may involve undergoing pre-operative tests, quitting smoking, avoiding certain medications and supplements, arranging for transportation to and from the surgical facility, and preparing your home for post-operative recovery.

Yes, breast reduction surgery can improve posture by reducing the weight and strain on the neck, back, and shoulders caused by large, heavy breasts.

While the results of breast reduction surgery are generally long-lasting, factors such as aging, weight fluctuations, and pregnancy may affect the appearance of the breasts over time. Maintaining a stable weight and following a healthy lifestyle can help preserve the results.

While both procedures aim to improve the appearance of the breasts, breast reduction surgery focuses on reducing breast size and volume, while breast lift surgery (mastopexy) focuses on lifting and reshaping sagging breasts without necessarily reducing their size.

Yes, breast reduction surgery is often recommended for individuals experiencing chronic pain, discomfort, and other physical symptoms related to large, heavy breasts



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Other surgeries you may have along with breast reduction

Breast reduction surgery is an aesthetic surgical procedure preferred by women to address certain health issues and aesthetic concerns they experience. This surgical intervention aims to alleviate discomfort typically caused by large and heavy breasts. It has the potential to provide both physical relief and aesthetic balance. Those opting for breast reduction in Turkey can benefit from expertise, reliability, and competitive pricing.

What Is Breast Reduction?

For women with large breasts, back, shoulder, and neck pain are significant problems. The discomfort and wounds caused by bras on the shoulders decrease the quality of life for women. Breast reduction surgeries eliminate these problems, resulting in a very high satisfaction rate. Problems occurring in different areas due to breast size can also be resolved with this operation.

Why Should You Get Your Breast Reduction In Turkey?

  • Cost: Breast Reduction in Turkey is more affordable compared to many Western countries without compromising the quality of the operation.
  • Qualified Surgeons: Turkey has well-trained and qualified plastic surgeons who have received education and training from reputable institutions.
  • Modern Facilities: Many private clinics and hospitals such as TrustMed in Turkey are equipped with modern facilities and adhere to international standards.
  • Privacy: You may prefer to undergo your Breast Reduction in Turkey, away from your local community for added privacy. Turkey offers a degree of anonymity for individuals seeking cosmetic surgery.

Are You A Good Candidate For Breast Reduction?

You are a good candidate for Breast Reduction if you:

  • are not pleased with your current body contour,
  • stopped breastfeeding at least a year ago,
  • have no problem in the examination of your breast tissue with imaging methods (mammography, breast USG),
  • are determined to undergo cosmetic surgeries to have your desired body.

Preoperative Preparation and Operation Process

Before breast reduction surgery, the surgeon examines the patient. They evaluate the patient's expectations and provide information about suitable implant options

  • Anesthesia: The surgery is generally performed under general anesthesia. This ensures that the patient feels no pain or discomfort during the procedure.
  • Incisions: The doctor typically makes incisions under the breast or around the areola to reduce breast size.
  • Removal of Excess Tissue: The doctor reduces breast size by removing excess breast tissue, fat tissue, and skin.
  • Reshaping the Breast: The remaining breast tissue and skin are reshaped to create a smaller and aesthetically balanced breast shape.
  • Closure of Incisions: The incisions are closed with stitches.

During the operation, reverse T or lollipop incision techniques can be used. In the lollipop method, the area around the nipple is preferred as the incision site. Excess skin and breast tissue are removed from this area. In this procedure, depending on suitability, the nipple can also be lifted upward. Care is taken to avoid damage to the milk ducts while closing the skin.

In the reverse T method, an incision is made in the lower part of the breast to form a reverse T shape. Excess breast tissue is removed from this area, and the skin is carefully closed, similar to the lollipop incision technique.

What Can You Expect After Breast Reduction In Istanbul?

  • Physical Relief: Large and heavy breasts can cause physical discomfort such as back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, and poor posture. Breast reduction surgery aims to alleviate these discomforts.
  • Aesthetic Balance: Body imbalance caused by large breasts can be corrected with breast reduction. This results in more balanced and aesthetically pleasing body proportions.
  • Increased Clothing Options: Smaller and more aesthetically balanced breasts expand clothing options and allow for wearing more comfortable clothes.

Boost in Confidence: Patients generally experience an increase in self-confidence after the surgery. It is common for them to feel more at peace with their new bodies and more comfortable overall.

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