Breast reduction (mammoplasty); ; It is an operation performed due to factors such as sagging of the breast, lack of symmetry in the breasts because the breasts are too large, as well as shoulder, back, neck pain, hump on the back, rash under the breast, and the cutting of the skin by the bra strip due to the breast size of the patient. This operation is an operation that takes 2 or 3 hours under general anesthesia.
It is generally a mildly painful procedure. After the operation, pain that responds to painkillers occurs.
A hose called a drain, is attached to the patient during surgery to collect the blood accumulated in the operation area. These drains are removed after 1-2 days. The patient can take a bath 3 to 4 days after the drain is removed. We recommend that you refrain from doing heavy work during this process.
Although it varies according to the breast size and the surgery technique, it is expected to leave an inverted 'T' shaped scar in huge breasts. This may decrease over time.
In general, after puberty, the development of breast tissue is expected to be completed. We recommend this operation from the age of 18. Although it is very rare, it can be done from the age of 16-17 in some patients if it affects their social life and leaves the patient in a difficult situation in terms of health.
Can the Breast Grow Back After Surgery?
Generally not expected. However, breast tissue is a tissue that can be affected by hormonal changes. If the patient gains weight, it can grow because it is an organic structure, and it can shrink when weight is lost.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Yahya BALTU Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery Clinic