Breast Reduction

Breast Reduction

‘Breast reduction surgery is a surgical procedure that not only gives the woman a more beautiful breast shape, but also lightens her great burden'.
Dr. Caner Kaçmaz

Breasts can be structurally large or they can grow later as a result of weight gain, breastfeeding and some hormonal conditions. Large breasts cause women to have serious problems, because women with large breasts cannot wear tight clothes, they hesitate to wear bikinis, they have to choose underwear that can hide their large breasts, they have difficulty in performing certain activities, bra straps create pressure on their shoulder area due to excessive load, and rash or irritation occurs under their breasts. Most importantly, the load on the spine causes forward bending from the neck and waist, and subsequently, humpbacks. This condition leads to some social problems and loss of self-confidence in women. With breast reduction surgery, your breasts look more beautiful, and you get rid of the burden on your neck.

Who Are Suitable Candidates for Breast Reduction Surgery?

All women who complain about the large size of their breasts are suitable candidates for this surgical procedure.

How Long After Breastfeeding Period Can a Breast Reduction Operation Be Performed?

The breast reduction procedure can be performed at least 1 year after delivery and 6-9 months after the end of breastfeeding period.

Does A Breast Reduction Operation Also Lift the Breasts?

As the breast volume increases, the breasts usually begin to sag, and in some cases, this sagging can even reach serious levels. In breast reduction surgery, the breasts are also lifted during their reduction process.

Can The Size of The Areola Be Reduced In The Same Breast Reduction Operation?

As the degree of sagging and enlargement in the breast increases, the areola expands in proportion to it as well. In such cases, while your breasts are reduced, the diameters of your areolas are reduced accordingly.

What Techniques Do You Use in Breast Reduction Operations?

Basically, there are 2 types of breast reduction techniques. For women whose breast sizes are relatively not too large, operations are performed with the 'vertical scar' technique, which leaves a scar in the form of a straight line extending down from the nipple, while the 'Inverted-T' technique is used for women with larger breast sizes.

Does A Breast Reduction Operation Leaves A Scar?

Scars are more obvious in the early postoperative period of breast reduction. Scars are more obvious in the early postoperative period of breast reduction.


The breast reduction procedure is performed under general anesthesia. The procedure takes 2 to 3 hours. After the operation, 1-night hospital stay is required. Patients can return to their daily activities after 3 to 4 days on average. It is recommended to wear a special bra for 1 month. It is recommended to avoid all strenuous activities, lifting heavy things, reaching out with the arms, and lying face down for a period of 1 month.

Does The Breast Reduction Procedure Pose Any Obstacle to Breastfeeding?

When performed using the right technique by an experienced surgeon, breast reduction surgery does not pose any obstacle to breastfeeding.

Will My Breasts Enlarge Again After The Breast Reduction Operation?

After the breast reduction operation, you will maintain the shape of your breasts for many years, as long as you wear appropriate bras regularly, and avoid conditions such as weight gain or breastfeeding.

Treatment Details
Type Of Anesthesia General Anesthesia
Duration Of Operation 2-3 Hours
Hospital Stay 1 Night
Length Of Stay In Istanbul 6 Days
Returning To Daily Activities 3-4 Days
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