BREAST REDUCTION SURGERY AND MASTOPEXY
Breast reduction surgery (reduction mammoplasty) is not only aesthetic but also a reconstructive surgery. Size and the weight of breasts can cause mechanical back and neck pain or even hunchback in patients. Daily physical activity can be limited. In addition, they create difficulties in choosing clothes, it can cause social and psychological problems by shaking the confidence of the women.
When the breast reduction surgery gives natural appearance, the problems listed above can be eliminated. The causes of breast enlargement include genetic factors, hormonal changes or some hormonal diseases. With weight changes, breastfeeding and gravitational effects, the current problem is further increased. The increase in breast tissue and consequent massive breast problems can also be seen in young girls which is called “virginal breast hypertrophy”.
Gigantomastia (extreme large breasts) can occur as early as 16-18 years of age. This condition can often cause health and psychological problems.
Duration of breast reduction and mastopexy surgery is usually 2-3 hours. It is done under general anesthesia, the patients are usually hospitalized for one night after surgery in full-fledged hospital conditions. After a few days the patient may return to their daily life. It is necessary to avoid heavy physical activities during recovery. No problems with pregnancy or breastfeeding after the procedure are expected. We do not recommend pregnancy for one year after surgery.