Breast Reduction Surgery
Breast is an organ that is the symbol of fertility, femininity and motherhood, and plays an important role in the social identity of women. Apart from its appearance, breasts, which are of great importance functionally as breastfeeding, may differ in size and shape in every woman. Nowadays, breast reduction surgeries are of great importance due to their negative impact on health among the aesthetic operations performed under the name of breast aesthetics. Compared to other breast surgeries, breast reduction surgeries, which are not performed solely for aesthetic purposes, have recently become the most common aesthetic surgeries performed by plastic surgeons.
Causes of Breast Growth
Breast reduction surgery differs from other breast surgeries in one aspect. It is a plastic surgery performed not only for psychological reasons but also for physiological reasons, since women with large breasts may have some or all of the findings such as neck, back, waist pain, posture disorders, skin problems under the breast due to sweating, pressure marks on the shoulders due to bra straps. Genetic characteristics also play a big role in breast growth. Genetically, in some families, breasts are always large. When women who previously had normal sized breasts gain weight, their breasts may also grow. Giving birth and breastfeeding can cause breast growth and sagging. Hormonal disorders or drugs used can also cause breast enlargement.
What is Breast Reduction Surgery?
If there is a proportional size in the breasts, it causes both aesthetic and functional problems in these people. Big breasts may lose their relatively aesthetic appearance. On the other hand, large breasts cause neck, shoulder and back pain. In fact, this situation creates posture disorders and these disorders can become permanent. The inability to wear the desired clothes and the visible disproportion can negatively affect the psychology of women.
Such problems are eliminated by breast reduction surgery, so that the person can continue his normal healthy life more easily.
It is possible to use many techniques in breast reduction surgery. Some criteria are taken into consideration in the choice of technique.
- Patient's breast volume
- Breast sagging condition
- Breast tissue density and position
- Age of the patient
- Whether there will be pregnancy expectancy after surgery
- Scars’ location preference
- Smoking story
- Drugs used and Habits