With the help of Breast Reduction, also known as Mammaplasty; we get rid of unwanted odors,  chronic back pain, deep creases in the shoulder from the straps of a bra, skin irritation such as rashes underneath the breasts. Our breasts, which have reached larger than normal sizes, are brought to the sizes we desire with the breast reduction surgery. We remove excess breast fat, glandular tissue and skin.

Breast reduction surgery can be performed to people who have completed their body growth, such as other breast surgeries, after the 18-20 age range. Patient will be affected aesthetically and hormonally, if the surgery performed before the body growth. Therefore, if we do not have a medical problem, we wait for body growth.

Breast Reduction Surgery

Breast Reduction Surgery is performed under general anesthesia and takes about 2 to 3 hours with the help of inverted-T incision or lolipop incision techniques.

Inverted-T Incision: An incision is made around the areola and then continues down the center of the lower half of the breast, then an incision is made horizontally along the breast crease. The incisions form the inverted-t shape.
You will go down a few cup sizes or more.

Iverted-T Incision      Inverted-T Incision After

Lolipop Incision: An incision is made around the areola and then continues vertically down the center of the lower half of the breast. The incisions form the lolipop shape.

You will go down a cup size.

Lolipop Incision      Lolipop Incision After

After removing the sagging skin and breast tissue and moving the nipple upwards according to the body characteristics, the skin is closed by paying attention to the milk channels. The surgery is ended by placing the drainage tubes to the incision sites in your breasts to drain any excess blood or fluid.

Criteria For Choosing Technique in Breast Reduction Surgery

  • Size of breast
  • Distance between nipple and breast crease
  • Breast tissue
  • Breast skin
  • Shoulder / hip width
  • Distance between nipple and sholulder / hip

Pain After Breast Reduction Surgery

Pain is not different from other surgeries. Pain is relieved on the first day at the hospital by intravenous painkillers, afterwards relieved by the painkiller tablets. Occasionally aching and stinging can be felt up to one year.

Recovery After Breast Reduction Surgery

After breast reduction surgery we will give you well-fitted surgical bra similar to sports bra to you to wear, will be used about 6 weeks. If you want extra bra, we will provide for you. After the surgery you will stay one night at the hospital. In this way, your follow-up is done by nurses, and you will have more comfortable first night with pain killers that provided by the hospital. Next morning you will be discharged from the hospital after my checks. I will remove the drainage tubes on the 3rd day.  For a period you will feel your breasts are swollen, it will decrease day by day. You can return to normal activities in about 1 week.

You will have 3rd and 7th day check-ups after the surgery in doctor’s clinic. On the 3rd day check-up, your dressing will be changed and the drainage tubes will be removed. After 7th day check-up, you are free to fly.

Scar After Breast Reductioın Surgery

It is common that tere will be scar after incision. The scars will vary according to the technique that was decided for surgery. Scars from a breast lift can usually be hidden by bras and bathing suits. Over time, the clarity of the scars will decrease. They’ll soften and become thin and white within one to two years.

Breast Reduction And Breastfeeding

It is possible to preserve the breastfeeding by means of methods which protect the mammary gland and its connection with the nipple. However, in order to obtain the appropriate reduction in the breasts that are too large, the breastfeeding  can be sacrificed with the consent of the patient.

What to Consider After Breast Reduction Surgery

  • It is necessary to rest at home until the drainage tubes are removed.
  • You will take your prescribed medications exactly as directed.
  • You will have to renew your dressings.
  • Weight should not be lifted for at least 6 weeks.
  • You will have to wear the bra, which has been given to you, for at least 6 weeks.
  • We do not lie on our breasts for 15 days.

Risks After Surgery

  • Bleeding or hematoma formation
  • Irregularities or asymmetry in the shape and size of the breasts
  • Difficulty breast-feeding


Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is there anything wrong for people who are pregnant and who are planning to become pregnant to have cosmetic breast surgeries?

Since the breasts will be deformed with breastfeeding, I recommend cosmetic breast surgeries to be done after 6 months when the breastfeeding is finished.

  • Is breast reduction surgery effective in reducing back pain? I am 34 years old, my breasts are big, and i have a chronic back pain. Thanks.

Chronic back pain has many reasons. One of them is posture deterioration due to excessive size of the breasts. Yes, after the breast reduction surgery, your posture will be improved and your back pain will decrease as the weight of your breasts will decrease.


  • Do you think mammogram is necessary for breast surgeries?

It is not compulsory to have mammogram or usg routinely before Breast Surgery. It is recommended in patients with a family history of breast cancer or other risk factors. If there is a suspicious area in the examinations, it is not appropriate to perform a breast surgery without being fully confirmed by a general surgery physician who deals with breast cancer. I generally request usg for all patients under 40 years of age, and mammogram over the age of 40 years.

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