Op. Dr. Burak Pasinlioglu

Clinic Address

Harbiye Mah. Mim Kemal Öke Cad. Erenler Apt. No:12 Daire: 1 Nişantaşı, Şişli - İstanbul

Phone Number

+90 212 706 9075

E-mail Address

[email protected]

Breast Reduction

Breast Reduction

Breast reduction surgery is one of the aesthetic operations that women often prefer. Breast reduction surgery is suitable for every adult individual. The accepted age limit for this is 18. The continuation of breast development in women until the age of 18 is the most important reason for this situation. People who do not have any risky mass in the breast area with the age limit or who do not have a condition that prevents surgery are suitable candidates for breast reduction surgery.

Breast Reduction
Breast Reduction

F.A.Q.

Breast Reduction

You can be discharged 1 day after the operation. After 1 week, you can return to your daily routines and business life.

Before the breast reduction operation, general anesthesia is applied to the patient. Accordingly, the patient does not feel any pain during the operation. After this surgery, patients can be discharged 1 day later, depending on the doctor's approval and the patient's request. Considering this way, it would not be wrong to state that a very difficult process awaits the patient after the operation.

Short-term edema and swelling can be seen after the operation. Such situations last for a maximum of 4 weeks. It may take up to 6 or 12 months for the whole process to be completed in a healthy way and for the desired shape to emerge.

In breast reduction surgery, incision lines are needed to remove excess tissue from the breast. Accordingly, it is expected that some scarring will remain after the breast reduction procedure, as in all surgeries where incision is made. These scars are evident in the first period after the surgery. Over time, depending on the self-healing of the skin, it becomes pale and its visibility decreases. At the end of 1 year, the traces become indistinct.

The duration of the operation may vary between 2-3 hours. General anesthesia is applied. It is necessary to stay under observation for 1 day after the operation.

Doctor Details

Op. Dr. Burak PASİNLİOĞLU graduated from Ankara Science High School in 2006 and Ankara University Faculty of Medicine in 2013. In 2019, he completed his residency at Gazi University Plastic Surgery Clinic; He received the title of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeon. In 2020, he received the European Plastic Surgery Recognition (EBOPRAS). Since 2021, he has been accepting patients in his private practice.

Who Can Benefit From Breast Reduction Surgery?

Breast reduction surgery is suitable for every adult woman. The accepted age limit for this is 18. The continuation of breast development in women until the age of 18 is the most important reason for this situation. People who do not have any risky mass in the breast area with the age limit or who do not have a condition that prevents surgery are suitable candidates for breast reduction surgery. Many women today seek physicians for breast reduction surgery. Women who apply for breast reduction surgery generally complain about the following:

  • Physical Discomfort: Large breasts can cause shoulder, back, and neck pain, posture problems, and deep chest grooves. Such discomforts can negatively affect daily activities and quality of life. Moreover, they can hinder engaging in sports or maintaining an active lifestyle.

  • Psychological Effects: Large breast sizes can negatively affect women's self-confidence and body image. Feelings of discomfort in social interactions, psychological stress, and even depression can be associated with this condition, especially for young women during adolescence.

  • Aesthetic Concerns: Some women may request breast reduction surgery because they feel that large breast sizes appear disproportionate to their bodies. This concern may be related to clothing choices that limit or cause discomfort to the individual.

How is Breast Reduction Procedure Applied?

Breast reduction surgery typically involves making surgical incisions and removing excess breast tissue. During the operation, an appropriate technique is chosen based on factors such as the patient's breast size, skin elasticity, distribution of breast tissue, and desired outcomes. Commonly used techniques include:

  • Lollipop Technique: In this technique, an incision is made around the nipple extending downwards and ending at the crease under the breast. Excess breast tissue and skin are removed from this area, and the breast is reshaped. This technique is ideal for patients requiring moderate breast reduction.

  • Anchor (Inverted-T) Technique: This technique involves making a downward incision from the nipple similar to the lollipop method, but in addition, a horizontal incision is made under the breast to create an inverted-T shape. This allows for the removal of more tissue and more dramatic reshaping, suitable for correcting severe breast sagging.

Risks and Side Effects of Breast Reduction Surgery

Although breast reduction surgery is generally a safe procedure, there may be some risks and side effects. These may include infection, bleeding, anesthesia reactions, wound dehiscence, sensory loss, changes in nipple sensitivity, scar visibility, and asymmetry. However, these complications are rare and can be minimized under the care of an experienced surgeon.

Results and Expected Process of Breast Reduction Surgery

The results of breast reduction surgery are generally positive for patients. Positive outcomes such as reduction of physical discomfort, improvement in body image, and increased self-confidence are commonly reported. However, the full recovery process and visibility of results may take several weeks or months. Regular follow-ups and compliance with the surgeon's recommendations are crucial for successful recovery.

Cost and Insurance Coverage of Breast Reduction Surgery

The cost of breast reduction surgery may vary depending on the techniques used, the surgeon's experience, and the patient's needs. In some cases, insurance companies may cover such surgeries depending on medical necessity. However, insurance coverage and payment options may vary from patient to patient, so it is important to contact the insurance company in advance.

Psychosocial Effects of Breast Reduction Surgery

In addition to the physical effects, the psychosocial effects of breast reduction surgery are also important. After this surgery, women may experience increased self-confidence, feel more comfortable in social interactions, and generally improve their quality of life. Therefore, women considering breast reduction surgery can expect both physical and emotional healing and satisfaction.

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