Frequently Asked Questions

Breast Lift Frequently Asked Questions

In which situations breast implant and breast lift operations are performed?

Some patients might have inadequate breast tissue. In case of gland and fat tissue decrement due to breastfeeding and for the patients with saggy nipples, we definitely need to apply silicon prosthesis procedure for breast lifting. For this reason, we are trying to obtain a certain volume by combining breast implant and breast lift procedures.

How many techniques are there for breast reduction surgery?

Although, there are hundreds technics defined for this surgery, we can categorize 3 or 4 technics by the type of scar. These are: periareolar scar that occurs around breast, keyhole or lollipop scar that occurs vertically around and under breast, anchor technic that is shaped as upside down T; we can use all these technics for breast lifting and breast reduction operations.

What is the youngest age to be eligible for breast reduction surgery?

Every women over the age of 18 may have a breast reduction surgery. But, usually slightly overweight and newly gave-birth people have this procedure.

When will the final result achieved after breast reduction surgery?

We see the results for breast operations within 3 – 6 months. We advise patient to use sports bra for the first 3 weeks and we see the final result within 3 – 6 months.

Is it reasonable to have breast reduction if I never gave birth?

We usually perform breast reduction surgeries in case of backpain and lower backpain. If breasts are not saggy and distance to nipple is around 20-25 cm, patient may have the surgery without worrying about breastfeeding. But, in case of a forementioned distance goes up to 28 – 29 cm and breasts are very saggy, it might affect capabilities of breastfeeding as the patient ages.

What is are differences or similarities between breast reduction and breast lift operations?

Breast lifting, mastectomy or breast reduction have differences. Technics and scars are similar.

Mastectomy procedure performed by lifting the breast without removing breast tissue.

Breast reduction procedure performed by removing and reshaping breast tissue.

How long does breast reduction operation take?

Breast lift operations takes around 2 hours. It is performed under general anesthesia. It is advised for patient to stay at the hospital overnight.

How long do patients need to stay in Istanbul for breast reduction surgery?

For breast reduction surgery, patient should stay in Istanbul for around 5-7 days.

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