Reduction Mammoplasty is a surgery that aims to reduce breast volume. The excessive weight of the breasts causes discomfort, creates pressure on the shoulder area, affects walking and posture, and even leads to neck hernia and further problems in the long term. The amount to be reduced is determined by the measurements of the breasts and their ratio to the body. In breast reduction operations, the breast volume is reduced and the nipple is moved to a proportionate place. Breast reduction is performed under general anaesthesia and lasts about 3-4 hours. Pre-operative drawings are the most important part of the surgery. Using these measurements, the location of the nipple and the amount of breast tissue to be removed are determined.
It is recommended for the patient to spend at least one day in the hospital after the operation. For 2 months after the operation, excessive movement of the chest muscles should be avoided. The use of a special bra the breasts for the first 2 months contributes to the recovery of the breasts and reduces the movement of the chest muscles. Usual activity could resumed within 3-5 days.