BREAST REDUCTION AND MASTOPEXY
BREAST REDUCTION SURGERY
This surgery performed to reduce the size of the breast by removing excess skin, glandular tissue and fat. In this way, an aesthetic harmony is aimed for as the breast are reduced.
This type of surgery is indicated for breasts that are very large and cause problems such as back pain and issues with posture.
The surgery can be performed from the age of 16, and in some very uncommon cases between the ages of 12 and 15 for psychological reasons.
There exist various techniques that can be used during breast reduction depending on factors such as the volume of sagging.
It is important to understand that discrete asymmetry can be present. Recovery is total rest until for seven days after the operation. There are restrictions on excessive arm movement for one or two weeks. After two months it is possible to start going in the sun (but not before this) and exercise can be started after the 3rd month.
The results can be seen in the first 30 days but final results take approximately 6-12 months in terms of scars, shape, volume, consistency and sensitivity. Usually general anaesthetic is used for breast reduction. The surgery time is approximately between 3-4 hours. And it is important to stay in hospital for 24 hours.
It is also important to rest at home for the first 7 days post-op. There are restrictions on arm movements at least from day 7 to day 15 post-op (when the stitches are removed). Sun exposure should be avoided for 2 months and exercise that involves the arms should be avoided for 3 months. The results can start to be seen within the first 30 days. However, it will take approximately 6 months to a year to see the final results. General anaesthesia is normally used for this procedure.