Breast Reduction

Length of Stay in Hospital
1 Day
Length of Stay in the City
7 Days
Recovery Duration
1-2 Weeks
Operation Duration
2-4 Hours
Type of Anesthesia
General Anesthesia
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Breasts can grow for various reasons such as hormonal, genetic or weight gain. Too large breasts may affect health negatively, and not please the person aesthetically.

By removing the excess fat tissue, breast tissue and skin; breasts get smaller, lighter and firmer. In addition, diameter of dark skin around the nipple called 'areola' can be reduced during the operation according to the patient's request.

While the reduction is achieved with breast reduction operation, breast lift is also performed and the asymmetry in the breasts is adjusted if necessary. The goal is to provide a natural-looking chest area in a size and position compatible with patient’s desire and her body. Like any other surgery, breast reduction operation should also be personalized.

What Challenges of Big Breasts Bring to Daily Life?

  • Bras made to hide big breast are too expensive and having one bra is not enough.

  • Some actions such as exercise, running or bending can cause discomfort in the person.

  • Proned position can be difficult.

  • The buttons of shirts may not be closed easily and it may be necessary to hide the cleavage in some outfits.

  • Lower and upper body differences can make it difficult to buy and wear clothes.

  • Collapse in shoulders, neck and back pain can be disturbing.

How Is Breast Reduction Performed?

Breast reduction surgery is quite similar to the breast lift surgery in general. The volume of breast tissue is reduced, the excess skin is removed and the nipple is moved to its proper position. Every method that is applied leaves scars around the nipple. There will be a straight scar and an outward-facing L or a small inverted T scar that runs straight down from the nipple. The shape and the amount of scar left after the operation depend on the size of breast and the nature of breast skin. The scars on breasts are obvious at first, but after 1 year they get pale and become less distinct.

Recovery Process after the Breast Reduction Operation

  • Patients stay in the hospital for 1 night after the breast reduction.

  • Drains are used to prevent leaks that may occur inside and these drains are removed after an average of 2 days.

  • Shower is allowed after 3 days of dressing.

  • A special bra is worn just before discharge from the hospital and this bra is requested to be used for 1 month.

  • It takes 1-2 months for your breast to take its final shape. As the swelling decreases, the shape of breasts will begin to appear more clearly.

  • An average of 1 week is enough to return to daily life.

  • A resting period of 6 weeks is recommended before any sports activity. Although this period may vary among patients, your doctor will inform you in detail about the recovery and follow-up plan that is most suitable for you.

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Can I breastfeed after breast reduction operation?

Many women who have not yet had a child are afraid of this operation, thinking that their breastfeeding function will deteriorate. It is possible to perform the breast reduction operation with techniques that protect the mammary gland and milk ducts. You should inform your doctor about your concerns and decide on doctor's recommendation.

What can I do for the scars after the operation?

Incisions are very sensitive to sunlight during the recovery period. Direct sunlight and solarium should be avoided and sunscreen with factor 30 and above (with UVA and UVB protection) should be used for at least 6 months.

How much pain will I have after the operation?

The pain after breast reduction is at a level can be easily managed with painkillers.

Is there any loss of sensation after breast reduction operation?

Temporary loss of sensation is expected in every breast operation. However, the risk of permanent loss of sensation is extremely low. Unless there is a special health condition that requires removal of the nipple, permanent loss of sensation is not expected.

What is the age range of breast reduction operations?

Age is not a limiting criteria for breast reduction surgery, it can be applied at any age after maturity.

When can I return to work?

Patients can usually return to work within a week. If the job requires physical effort, the return to work may take 2-3 weeks.

How often should I come for a doctor check?

You should come for a doctor check within 3-5 days after the operation. Afterward, optional control can be made at 6 and 12 months.

What if I gain weight?

Breasts can grow back with too much weight gain than usual. For this reason, it is important to stay at a weight close to your current weight. It should also be noted that breasts can enlarge during the pregnancy.

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Walk-through: What's next?

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First Contact

From the very first contact, we will explore your situation in-depth and start planning the path to the beauty.


Doctor Choice

We will connect you with the best doctors in their fields for your special needs.



We will assist you to plan your trip and give you advises on city tours.


Transport and Transfer

Based on your operation schedule, you will fly to Istanbul on the most convenient date for you. From then on, your transfers and appointments will be arranged by us.


Operation Day

You will be in right hands to reveal your beauty on the date of the operation.



When your procedures are done, you will return home to enjoy your new life.