Some women may experience breast enlargement after childbirth and breastfeeding whereas, in some women, over-large breast complaints may be present as from puberty. The presence of large breasts (gigantomastia, breast hypertrophy) can cause psychological problems. It can also lead to physical complaints such as back and neck pain, redness and itching under the breasts. Breast reduction surgery (reduction mammoplasty) is an operation performed to normalize the sagging breasts that are larger than normal. There will be different scars depending on the technique used. These scars, which will be remarkable at first, will fade with time. Breast reduction is performed under general anesthesia. The patient stays in the hospital for 1-2 days.
BREAST ENLARGEMENT (Breast Prosthesis)
Breast augmentation surgery is to bring the breast to the desired size by placing a silicone prosthesis into a prepared space in the breast tissue. Depending on the condition of the person can be performed along with breast lifting surgery. The prosthesis may be placed behind the breast tissue, under subfascial (the fascia membrane) or behind the muscle according to the condition of the breast tissue. A scar of about 4-5 cm will form at the bottom of the breast. This scar fades over time and becomes barely noticeable. The operation is performed under general anesthesia. The patient is usually required to stay 1 night in the hospital. It has been proven that the prosthesis used today does not cause cancer and that there is no risk of “exploding”. Patients undergoing breast augmentation with silicone prosthesis do not need to have the prosthesis removed during pregnancy. However, correction of the breast may be needed after pregnancy because deformity may occur in the shape of the breast itself. In general, the presence of a prosthesis does not harm breastfeeding.
BREAST LIFT (Mastopexy)
Breast lift operation is performed in cases of sagging breast. The operation depends on the degree of sagging. Breast lift can be performed by nipple repositioning, silicone prosthesis or removal of excess skin.
BREAST REDUCTION in MEN (Gynecomasty)
Breast growth due to hormones during adolescence regresses in most men. Gynecomastia occurs when it doesn’t regress and becomes permanent. In some men, depending on various problems it may occur after puberty. The patient's history should be evaluated together with the examination and tests. After breast USG is taken, the structure of the breast is evaluated. The operation type is decided according to the structure of the breast. The results are satisfactory.