Breast reduction operations are applied to individuals who experience health problems due to large breast. Aesthetic anxiety, nappy rash, bra marks, back pain, heart and lung problems are the main reasons for breast reduction operation.
How is breast reduction operation applied?
In breast reduction, breast tissue, fat tissue and skin operations are simultaneously completed. Brown tissue on the nipple is removed and placed to ideal position of lifted breast. Generally, breast reduction is completed under general anaesthesia and this surgical operation often takes 3-4 hours. After the surgery, patients spend the night at the hospital. In breast operations, organic and soluble suture materials are used. 7-14 days after the operation, sutures start to disappear. After breast reduction operation, special bra is recommended for 1 month. In certain operations, different techniques may be applied to both breasts to ensure symmetry. Patients will achieve aesthetic and healthy look.
Breastfeeding after breast reduction operation
One of the important point to select the breast reduction operation technique for female patients is the plans to have children. Because some of the techniques may lead 20% decrease in breast milk amount. While reducing the breast, protecting milk canals and nipple connection will not cause a problem during breastfeeding. But it may not be possible to reduce the breast and keep this connection for cases with extremely large breasts. Therefore, it is important to inform the doctor if the patient is planning to have a child.
Breast Reduction Operation (Gynecomastia) in Men
Men can also experience larger breasts as much as women. This problem in men also causes psychologic problems.
Breast size of men can occur due to alcohol, hormonal problems, steroid treatments, certain chronical diseases, tumours, fast-food or certain infections.
Large breast problem in men can be resolved with liposuction if this problem is not in advanced stage. Individuals must have breast surgery if the problem is advanced. Operation can take between 2-3 hours and patients must use special corset for 3-6 weeks after the surgery. From the 2nd day of the operation, patients can go back to daily routine. After breast reduction operation, patients are psychologically relaxed and have increased self-confidence.