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Breast reduction is an aesthetic surgery procedure performed in order to reduce the size of the large breast removing excess breast fat, glandular tissue and skin together. With breast reduction surgery, your breast size will be in proportion to your body.

What is Breast Reduction Aesthetics?

One of the most basic elements of female beauty is the beauty of the breasts. Having beautiful, shaped and desired size breasts makes women feel beautiful and positively affects their self-confidence. Otherwise, women who are not satisfied with their physical appearance may face self-confidence problems. The widespread understanding of beauty in society can be counted among the main reasons for the increase in women’s interest in breast aesthetics. However, breast aesthetic operations can be applied not only for aesthetic concerns but also to eliminate some health problems.


Breast reduction aesthetics; It is a surgical procedure performed to remove the skin and mammary gland tissue that causes heaviness and sagging in the breasts and to give the remaining breasts a more aesthetic and lifted appearance. Although breast reduction aesthetics is seen as a cosmetic surgery performed with aesthetic concerns, it is basically a reconstructive surgery.


Sagging due to the size of the breasts can cause significant back and neck pain and even hunchback in women. The size of the breasts may cause sores, fungus, rashes or infections under the breasts. Women with larger than normal breasts may face difficulties in performing daily physical activities. Choosing clothes can also be a challenging process.


With breast reduction aesthetics, the physical and psychological comfort of the patient can be maximized by reshaping the breast tissue to be compatible with the patient’s body size.

Why is Breast Reduction Aesthetics Performed?

Women’s breasts stand out as complex structures that are not only limited to aesthetic concerns, but can also cause physical and psychological problems. For this reason, breast reduction aesthetics may become an important necessity not only to improve the external appearance, but also in terms of health.


Women who are uncomfortable with breast size may prefer breast reduction aesthetics due to problems such as shoulder, back and lower back pain. Over time, problems such as hunchback caused by large breasts, irritation and diaper rash due to excessive sweating, and numbness in the arms due to pressure from bra straps may occur. Such situations can negatively affect the daily life of the person and lead to loss of self-confidence.


Breast reduction aesthetics is not only applied to eliminate aesthetic concerns. It also aims to improve one’s health and quality of life. Therefore, it is also considered a functional surgical intervention.

Who is Breast Reduction Aesthetics Suitable for?

Breast reduction aesthetics;

– People who experience back and neck pain due to their breasts being larger than normal,
– who have diaper rash, irritation or fungus under their breasts,
– Having sagging problems due to the size of their breasts,
– It can be applied to women who are uncomfortable with their breasts being larger than normal.

What are the Types of Breast Reduction Aesthetics?

Breast reduction aesthetics is performed by removing excess skin and fat tissue in the breast. It is usually performed under general anesthesia. Breast reduction aesthetics can be applied with different techniques. During the operation, lollipop or inverted T-shaped incisions can be made. The operation time usually varies between 2.5 and 4 hours. When determining the technique to be applied during surgery; factors such as breast size, nipple position, breast tissue, skin structure and body measurements are taken into consideration.


In the lollipop incision method, a circular incision is made around the nipple. Excess breast tissue and skin are removed. During the operation, the nipple can be moved to the desired position according to the anatomical structure of the patient. In the inverted T incision method, an inverted T-shaped incision is made under the breast. The procedure is completed after the excess breast tissue and skin are removed.

Operation Process

Breast reduction surgery can be performed with lollipop incision and inverted T incision methods. The method to be applied is determined as a result of a patient-specific evaluation. In this process, the method to be applied should be determined by evaluating various factors such as the patient’s skin structure, the position of the nipple according to the breast fold, the size of the breasts, breast tissue, the distance between the shoulder and hip and the nipple.

In the lollipop incision method, a circular incision is made around the patient’s nipple. Excess breast and skin tissue is removed. The physical appearance of the person should be evaluated while determining the new size of the breast. If necessary, the nipple can be moved upwards. The procedure, which must be carried out meticulously to prevent damage to the milk ducts, is completed by closing the incisions.

The Inverted T incision method is applied by making an inverted T-shaped incision in the lower part of the breast. The procedure is completed by removing excess breast and skin tissue. Breast reduction surgery is usually combined with breast lift surgery.

Recovery Process

After breast reduction surgery, swelling, bruising and numbness may occur in the application area. In addition, mild pain may be felt in the early postoperative period. These natural side effects usually resolve spontaneously within a few days. In this process, the medications prescribed by the doctor should be used regularly to increase the comfort of the patient and to have a fast and healthy recovery process. The swollen and edematous appearance of the breast tissue disappears within 3 to 4 weeks on average.


In order to reduce the amount of pain and contribute to the shaping of the breast, a sports bra that does not put pressure on the breasts and prevents them from shaking should be used. In addition, heavy exercises should be avoided for the first 3 months following the surgery. Again, the patient should take care not to lift heavy during the recovery period.


After breast reduction surgery, movements and activities that may cause strain on the arms should be avoided. Since the healing process may be different for each patient, the doctor’s approval should be obtained before starting tennis, swimming and other sports activities. Again, care should be taken to stay away from environments such as sauna, Turkish bath and solarium for the period specified by the doctor.


Depending on the technique applied in breast reduction surgery, incision scars may remain in different areas. With a healthy healing process, the scars lose their prominence over time. For this, dressing should not be interrupted and hygiene of the incision areas should be ensured.

What are the Risks of Breast Reduction Surgery?

As with any surgical intervention, some risks may arise in breast reduction aesthetics. Bleeding, one of these risks, may occur during or after surgery. In addition, infection may develop. Decreased sensitivity of the nipple and breast skin may occur. As a result of poor scar healing, scars may remain prominent. Neck, back and shoulder pain may persist for some time after surgery. These pains can usually be controlled with the use of simple painkillers.

Age Restriction

Breast reduction aesthetics should be performed in adulthood when anatomical growth is complete. This usually occurs after the age of 18. However, in cases that cause serious risks to physical and mental health, breast reduction aesthetics may be performed at a younger age after a special evaluation. This decision is made taking into account the health status of the patients and the surgical risks. It is applied with the approval of the doctor and the family.

Breast Reduction Aesthetics Prices

Breast reduction aesthetic prices are determined depending on the experience of the plastic surgeon who will perform the surgery, the price policy of the clinic where the surgery will be performed, the technique to be applied during surgery, the complexity of the procedure, whether it will be combined with a different plastic surgery procedure and many other factors. Therefore, breast reduction aesthetic prices may vary depending on the patient.


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Breast Reduction Treatment & Recovery Process

  • 1-3 hours
  • 1 day (Before the operation)
  • 4-7 days (After the operation)
  • 6-12 months

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