Breast Reduction Surgeries Not Only Provide Aesthetic Results but Also Preserve Women's Health
Plastic, Reconstructive, and Aesthetic Surgery Specialist Associate Prof. Dr. Bilge Kağan Aysal, who mentions the positive effects of breast reduction surgeries on women's overall health, also enhancing their quality of life, stated, "Breast size in women can lead to problems such as neck pain, back pain, triggering hernias, or hygiene issues. While breast reduction surgeries are often performed for aesthetic concerns, they also provide significant assistance to patients in terms of health." Our expert added, "We can say that breast reduction is a truly gratifying surgery in every sense."
Associate Prof. Dr. Bilge Kağan Aysal, a specialist in Plastic, Reconstructive, and Aesthetic Surgery at Yeditepe University Koşuyolu Hospital, emphasized that breasts are a part of a woman's identity throughout every stage of her life, including pregnancy, breastfeeding, and aging. He mentioned that various structural or hormonal changes in the body can affect breast tissue. Therefore, in addition to genetic factors, actions related to femininity such as pregnancy and breastfeeding can also impact breast size. Our expert pointed out that when a woman's breast size is larger than her body structure, it can lead to certain health problems, significantly affecting a woman's quality of life. Therefore, he stated, "Breast reduction surgeries are not only performed for aesthetic reasons. They can also be applied to resolve these physical problems experienced by women."
"Large Breasts Can Lead to Spinal Issues in Women"
Associate Prof. Dr. Bilge Kağan Aysal, providing information about the physical problems that large breast size can cause, explained, "Especially in young women, social issues like embarrassment and self-consciousness can arise. In addition, problems such as neck pain, back pain, triggering hernias, or hygiene issues can lead to spinal disorders. Our bodies are biologically adaptable to various conditions. Therefore, if the center of gravity is disrupted, ligaments and bone structures in our spine adapt forward. This means that if the weight is forward, conditions like hunching, back, and back pain can occur. Additionally, eczema under the breasts or hygiene issues due to sweating can also occur. Breast reduction surgeries are effectively performed to address both social and health problems that women who are uncomfortable with the size of their breasts may experience."
"It Can Lead to Social Problems"
The Plastic, Reconstructive, and Aesthetic Surgery Specialist emphasized that a large and sagging breast can bring both health problems and social issues for women, stating, "A standard and not excessively large breast often implies sagging as well. In other words, a large breast often has a significant volume and is saggy. This situation can lead to not only health problems but also various social issues such as difficulty in choosing clothes, young patients trying to isolate themselves, clothes not fitting properly when bought according to the body, or being loose when bought according to the breast."
"Screening Is Conducted Before the Surgery!"
Our specialist mentioned that they put all patients through a health screening before breast reduction surgery. They stated, "In the initial evaluation for breast reduction surgery, the first priority is to screen the patient using breast ultrasound to check for any cancer risk if the patient is suitable. If there is no tumor or any risky condition, we prepare the woman to undergo the surgery."
"We Recommend It for Women Above 18 Years of Age"
Our specialist mentioned that breast reduction surgery can be performed on every woman who has completed their body development. They stated, "We often recommend it for women above 18 years of age, as they have typically reached adulthood and can make their own decisions. We can say that breast reduction is a truly gratifying surgery in every sense."
Our expert provided the following information about what to consider before and after the surgery: "If our patient is deemed suitable for the surgery after the necessary evaluations, the surgery is performed. The procedure typically takes about three hours. After the breast surgery, patients usually stay in the hospital for about a day, and they have a recovery period of approximately one week. At the end of this period, they can return to minor daily activities, and after one month, they can return to their routine lives."
"It's Possible to Breastfeed After the Surgery"
The Plastic, Reconstructive, and Aesthetic Surgery Specialist mentioned that breast reduction surgery doesn't have defined harm, but sometimes women have concerns like "I won't be able to breastfeed, and I won't be able to nurse my baby." They stated, "It's not possible to predict in advance which women will be able to breastfeed. However, we can say that there are mothers who can breastfeed after breast reduction surgeries."
"It Doesn't Trigger Breast Cancer!"
Associate Prof. Dr. Bilge Kağan Aysal, a specialist in Plastic, Reconstructive, and Aesthetic Surgery at Yeditepe University Koşuyolu Hospital, reminded that there are some misconceptions in the public regarding breast aesthetic surgeries and expressed his views on this matter: "Undergoing breast reduction surgery does not trigger breast cancer. In fact, reducing the volume of the breast during surgery can decrease the likelihood of a tumor forming in the removed area in the future. However, if there is any concern like 'does a surgical incision on my body lead to breast cancer,' breast reduction surgery alone does not cause breast cancer."