Breast reduction surgeries have become an increasingly popular choice for men and women across the UK. For women, the option to reduce the size of their breasts allows for the relief of various symptoms including discomfort, aching and pain in the shoulders, back and neck due to excess weight. Women may also experience skin irritation between the breast and the chest wall, or at the location of the bra straps due to excess pressure.
Male breast reduction Turkey procedures offers men the opportunity to gain flatter chests in cases where they may be storing excess fat and tissue beneath their nipples. Between 40 and 60% of men will experience breast tissue enlargement throughout their lifetime and in the cases where this may be difficult to reduce with exercise or diet changes, a reduction can remove these tissue deposits.
Breast reduction surgery in Turkey, also known as mammoplasty, provides a solution to reduce aches and pains, as well as the opportunity to improve self-esteem. Surgeons can use one of a few different methods depending on the patient’s desired outcome, anatomy and the tissue needing to be removed in order to achieve these results:
Liposuction for breast reduction in Turkey may be used in cases where the tissue to be removed mostly consists of fat. This is particularly common for male breast reduction, even though it is equally as frequent in women who have undergone extensive weight loss, or pregnancy. Liposuction offers a shorter and far less invasive procedure when compared to incision methods, although it is only suited to those who need a slight reduction in size and minimal, if any sagging.
The vertical breast reduction Turkey procedure involves creating lollipop-shaped incisions on the breast from which breast tissue can be removed. One incision is made around the areola, while the other runs vertically from this incision, down to the crease beneath the breast. By removing the tissue and fat, the surgeon can create a smaller breast while also providing a breast lift. While there will be scarring to consider with this method, it will only feature on the lower part of the beast.
The anchor method is similar to that of the vertical incisions but features a third incision along the crease of the breast. This method is particularly common for those seeking a more dramatic reduction in size, or for those who have notable sagging or asymmetry that they would like to correct. As with the vertical incisions, there will be scarring, but in both cases, this will fade over the following year.
Your breast reduction surgery in Turkey will take place under general anaesthetic and you will be provided with full overnight care for the hours following your surgery. Patients are provided will full aftercare instructions, including medication expectations, methods for reducing soreness, how to change your bandages and how to utilise the surgical bra.
Am I Eligible For Breast Reduction Surgery In Turkey?
Anyone seeking a breast reduction in Turkey is likely to be eligible for the procedure, providing you are medically fit enough to undergo any type of surgical procedure. If your breasts have finished maturing and the size is causing you discomfort or low self-confidence, a reduction can provide a long-term solution.
For women looking to have children in the future and intend to breastfeed, ensure that you express this concern to your surgeon ahead of the procedure. A breast reduction is unlikely to damage milk glands or the nipple, but by informing your surgeon, extra care can be taken in this case and the method chosen for your breast reduction may be altered to suit.
Our surgeons available for your breast reduction in Turkey are accredited individuals with decades of experience in providing successful breast reduction surgery on both men and women. For this reason, while there are risks to consider, they are minimised by the personalisation and adaptation of the methods available, as well as the care taken by your chosen practitioner. Some of the risks associated with breast reduction surgery may include:
- Unfavourable Scarring
- Anaesthesia Risks
- Bleeding or Blood Clots
- Skin Discolouration
- Damage To Deeper Structures
- Fluid Build-Up
- Firmness Of The Breasts
- Loss Of Skin/Tissue Where Incisions Meet
- Loss Of Nipple And Areola Tissue Or Sensation
- Deep Vein Thrombosis, Cardiac or Pulmonary Complications
- Pain Which May Be Persistent
- Fat Necrosis
Every care will be taken by your surgeon to reduce or eliminate risks where possible, and our aftercare packages will provide full and ongoing support for up to 12 months after your procedure. This way, we can stay on hand to help prevent and reduce the effects of any poor healing before it can have a lasting effect on you and your breasts.
It’s important to note that the above risks are very rare at our clinics in Istanbul and Izmir, however, we provide the guidance and solutions regardless to ensure that every eventuality is covered.
Our plastic surgeon is a member of the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS). He is a Professor with a book on breast surgery and 25 years of surgical experience.
Our hospital is rated A+ by the Turkish Ministry of Health and accredited by JCI representing gold standards in hygiene and quality. We use FDA approved Mentor implants.
We provide dedicated aftercare while in Turkey and after return to home country. We review your pictures every 1-3-6-9-12 months and make recommendations for best results possible.
Male & Female Breast Reduction Surgery In Istanbul & Izmir
Every case for breast reduction in Turkey here at Longevita is entirely tailored and personalised to every patient. Whether it’s the method of surgery or the travel itinerary, we will remain on hand to provide information, support and travel guidance where needed.
On the day of your surgery, you will be driven to the hospital, where you’ll have a meeting with your surgeon and your host to discuss the procedure. You will have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have, express your expectations from the surgery, and sign the final consent forms.
The surgery itself will last around two to three hours, after which you will be required to stay the night in the hospital. In most cases, you will be discharged from the hospital to rest at your chosen hotel for the next few days. On the second day after your surgery, you may be able to take part in relaxing activities such as a tour or going out for a meal, but it’s recommended that you spend most of the day resting.
|LENGTH:||1 to several hours|
|ANESTHESIA:||General in most cases|
|SIDE EFFECTS:||Change in nipple sensation, Temporary bruising, swelling, discomfort, soreness, numbness, permanent scar|
|RISK:||Bleeding, infection, skin loss, asymmetry, loss of nipple sensation.|
|RECOVERY:||Back to work: 1 to 2 weeks More strenuous activity: 1 month Fading of scars: several months to 1 year or more|
|RESULT LASTS:||Depends on the patient. Gravity, pregnancy, weight changes or age may cause sagging|
What is Breast Reduction?
Large and sagging breasts may result in pain on the shoulders and neck, backache, skin irritations and painful pressure due to bra straps. Due to their sexual nature, the excessive largeness of the breasts may take too much attention from the opposite sex, causing annoying comments and sexual innuendoes. Such problems might create psychological distress to women who complain about having large and sagging breasts. The emotional discomfort and self-consciousness usually related with having large sagging breasts are significant to many women. Also known as reduction mammoplasty, breast reduction surgery helps achieve a breast size that is proportionate with patient’s body and minimize the discomfort related with overly large breasts. Breast reduction surgery or reduction mammoplasty improves the size and shape of breasts. One of the most received complaints of women with large breasts is that it is very hard to dress fashionably and be active in sports, especially during the summer.
How Breast Reduction is Performed
Breast reduction in Turkey is often performed through cuts on breasts with the removal of the excess fat, glandular tissue and skin. In some cases, liposuction is also used as an excision technique for removing the fat. If fatty tissue is the main factor for overly large breasts then liposuction technique alone might be used for breast reduction surgery.
Patients are given either intravenous sedation or general anaesthesia before surgery. There are three types of incisions possible in breast reduction surgery. The first one is a circular pattern around the areola. The second one is a keyhole shaped incision with a cut around the areola and vertically down to the breast crease. The third one is an inverted T or anchor-shaped incision. The incision lines are visible and permanent however they are hidden underneath a swimsuit or bra. After the cut is made, the nipple that remains tied to its original blood and nerve supply is repositioned. If necessary, the areola is reduced by excising skin. For extremely large pendulous breasts, the nipple and areola may need to be moved and transplanted to an upper position on the breast (free nipple graft). The incisions are brought together to reform the smaller breast. Stitches are layered deep within the breast tissue to create and support the reshaped breasts. Stitches, skin adhesives and/or surgical tape are used to close the skin. Incision lines are permanent, yet in most cases will disappear and significantly improve over time.
Results of Breast Reduction
One can see the results of the breast reduction surgery immediately. Post-surgical inflammation will gradually subside and incision lines will dissolve. The results of reduction mammoplasty are long-lasting. The new breast size should relieve the patient from the pain and physical limitations experienced prior to boob reduction. The new look will enhance self image and boost self-confidence. Breast reduction surgery will make breasts smaller and firmer. The patients will have greater pleasure in playing sports and engaging in physical activities.
The day after the surgery, the patient will be encouraged to walk for a little bit. Couple of days later the patient will be able to move around in confidence. Activities such as straining, bending and lifting must not be done since these activities may cause more swelling or even bleeding. The patient will be recommended to wear a support bra for a few weeks. Usually, sutures will fade in stages over a period of nearly three weeks, beginning about one week after reduction mammoplasty. The patient may feel less sensitivity on the nipple and areola areas that is usual but temporary. After breast reduction surgery, it is usually possible to return to work in just a couple of weeks.
Limitations of Breast Reduction
If one does not gain or lose a substantial amount of weight or become pregnant, breast size will remain fairly constant. Yet, gravity and the effects of ageing will sooner or later change the size and shape of virtually every woman’s breasts. One may choose to undergo breast lift to reshape breasts into more youthful form.
Risks of Breast Reduction
The risks of breast reduction surgery are:
- Unfavourable scarring
- Anaesthesia risks
- Bleeding (hematoma)
- Blood clots
- Poor wound healing
- Skin discolouration, permanent pigmentation changes, swelling and bruising
- Damage to deeper structures either temporary or permanent
- Fluid accumulation
- Excessive firmness of the breasts
- Potential inability to breast-feed
- Potential loss of skin/tissue of breasts where incisions meet
- Potential, partial or total loss of nipple and areola
- Deep vein thrombosis, cardiac and pulmonary complications
- Pain which may be persistent
- Fat necrosis
You arrive at the hospital in the morning to meet your doctor in person. The plastic surgeon will explain you the surgery in detail and examine you. You will have an opportunity to discuss the details of your breast reduction surgery with your doctor. If you would like to proceed, you will be asked to pay your remaining balance and sign consent forms. You will then have your tests and checks to confirm your suitability for surgery. The surgery usually lasts for two to three hours. Anaesthesia will ease and you will regain consciousness within an hour after the surgery. Your doctor performs initial check-up and you stay at the hospital on the first night of surgery.
You rest at your hotel on the second day. Your doctor will perform the second check up in the morning before your discharge from the hospital. You will be advised on your medication and you will be provided instructions on the dressing routine and using the medical bra. You will stay in your hotel room and rest as much as possible for the remaining of the day.
You are advised to continue resting in your room on your third day. You should avoid heavy activities but may take a walk or go out for dinner. If you feel well enough, you can also attend city sightseeing tours in order to explore the cultural and historical parts of the city.
You visit the plastic surgeon’s private practice for final check-up, removal of drainage and change of dressing. Your doctor advises you further on medication and the types of activities you can get involved in over the course of your recovery period. You will be ready to go back home after your fourth day in Turkey.
Is it okay to have the breast uplift and reduction at the same time?
Your surgeon may advise you breast uplift procedure depending on the condition of your breasts and you can have both procedures at the same time.
How long do the results last?
Normally, breast reduction surgery results last forever. If the patient gains a significant amount of weight or becomes pregnant, the breast size may increase again.
Will my breast reduction scars ever disappear?
Like other surgical scars, breast reduction surgery scars will not disappear completely. But the scars may fade away so well that they are hardly visible. It also depends on your genetic skin type and sensitivity.
On the third day following your breast reduction in Turkey, you may be able to return home, but you will undergo a full check-up to ensure that this is the case. Your aftercare is included in the initial price, including 12 months of support, check-ins and updates.
We pride ourselves on offering affordable breast reduction cost in Turkey, ensuring each of our procedures is accessible to the wider public. Whether for medical or cosmetic reasons, our breast reduction surgery begins at £1,850 for the full package, which includes all medical fees, your transport from the airport, your accommodation, a personal host to provide support throughout your stay in Turkey and a 12-month aftercare process that ensures you always have the help you need, if you should need it.
With checks at month 1, 3, 6, 9 and 12, we keep a close eye on your healing process to ensure that you are getting the results you desire. We have clinicians available in the UK should you need medical help and the same host will remain contactable for the full year after your procedure, ensuring familiarity and optimal communication throughout.
To book your free consultation, you can contact us on 02036 916 851 or fill in our online enquiry form to speak to a member of our in-house call centre.
Other Plastic Surgery Procedures
Mastopexy, also known as boob uplift, helps drooping or sagging breasts to achieve fullness. It can be performed together with breast enlargement.
Breast augmentation, commonly referred to as boob job, can be performed using round or teardrop implants.