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    Breast Reconstruction

    What is Breast Reconstruction?

    Breast reconstruction (Breast Repair) is the reconstruction of the breast or breasts lost due to surgical intervention, usually after breast cancer treatment or as a result of a traumatic situation. This surgical procedure significantly improves the patient’s physical appearance and psychological health after breast loss.

    How is Breast Reconstruction (Breast Repair) Performed?

    Breast reconstruction can be performed using a variety of surgical techniques. There are two main methods:

    Reconstruction with Implants: In this method, a new breast is provided to replace the lost breast tissue using breast implants.

    Flap Reconstruction: In this method, a new breast is provided using tissue, fat, and sometimes muscles taken from the patient’s body.

    Who is Breast Reconstruction (Repair) Suitable for?
    • Those who underwent mastectomy after breast cancer treatment,
    • Those who experienced breast loss as a result of a traumatic event,
    • Those who have natural breast deficiency due to breast development disorders,
    • Those who experience breast deficiency due to genetic factors.
    At What Ages is Breast Reconstruction (Repair) Done?

    Breast reconstruction can usually be performed after breast development is completed, that is, from the age of 18. However, since each patient is different, age limits may vary according to individual conditions and needs.

    What are the Prosthesis Types in Breast Reconstruction?

    The prosthesis types in terms of their contents in breast reconstruction are as follows;

    • Saline Implants: These are filled with sterile salt water
    • Silicone Implants: These are made with silicone gel filling and It provides a more natural feeling to the breast tissue.

    The prosthesis types in terms of their contents shapes in breast reconstruction are as follows:

    • Round breast silicones are such as a hemisphere and as a result of its implanting a well-rounded appearance is achieved in the breast area.
    • Anatomical (drop shape) implants, as its name signifies, are such as a raindrop. The upper part of this prosthesis is thin and the lower part is wider, and when placed on the chest, a fuller appearance is achieved at the lower part.
    How Many Days Does Breast Reconstruction Take?

    Breast augmentation surgery takes approximately 1-3 hours. After the surgery, the patient stays under observation in the hospital for 1 day, and then is discharged. The patient can return to work within an average of 4-7 days.

    What Are The Points To Be Considered Before Breast Reconstruction?
    • You should not eat or drink anything for at least 6 hours before the operation.
    • Before the surgery, you should inform your doctor about all your health information such as your chronic diseases, diseases you have had, genetic diseases and medications you use
    • Smoking should be stopped for a week.
    • Aspirin or similar blood thinners should be discontinued 1 week in advance with the advice of a doctor.
    What Are The Points To Be Considered After Breast Reconstruction ?
    • Antibiotics prescribed by your doctor should be used regularly.
    • After the surgery, you need to rest at home for 1-2 weeks.
    • Smoking and alcohol should be stopped or reduced for a long time.
    • You can take a warm bath 1 week after the surgery and return to your daily life by wearing the special bra recommended for you.
    • Heavy sports and activities should be avoided for the first 2 months.
    • You should not lie face down in the first days.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Frequently Asked Questions

    * For informational purposes only, be sure to consult your doctor for diagnosis and treatment.

    • Breast reduction surgery takes approximately 2-3 hours.

    • After breast reduction surgery, it is important that you should wear a special bra and pay attention to your movements. As long as you follow these rules, you can return to your normal life within 3-4 days. There may be swelling and bruising in your breasts after the operation, and these complications usually disappear completely within 2-3 weeks.

    Breast reduction surgery is a safe procedure if it is performed in a hospital, in a sterile operating environment, under the well-skilled expert team and specialist doctor.

    • The results of breast reduction surgery are permanent.

    • It is an operation usually performed on anyone over the age of 18. However, it can also be performed under the age of 18 in cases where it affects the person’s daily life.

    • After breast reduction surgery, 1 night at the hospital should be stayed. In some cases, the breasts may be taped after the surgery, these tapes will be removed within 1-3 days, or a sports bra may be worn directly after the operation. It is recommended that you should not lift weights and do sports activities for 1-2 months. The breasts regain their natural appearance within 2-3 months and then take their full form within 6 months.

    • It is performed under general anesthesia, no pain or hurt is felt during the procedure.

    • It is performed under general anesthesia.

    • Breast Reduction Surgery is safe and risk-free if performed in a full-fledged hospital with a specialist physician and team. There is no scar. Incisions are made in places light, inconspicuous, and well-hidden. If the scar cream and other instructions given by the doctor are followed, there will be no scars.

    • It is not recommended to enter/swim at the pool or the sea for approximately 1 month after the surgery.

    • The breasts will have a natural appearance within 1-2 months. It takes up to 6 months for the full desired result.

    • Breast reduction surgery results are permanent; therefore, there is no need to operate again. The surgery can be performed again after factors such as age, birth, excessive weight gain, etc.

    • Swelling is most noticeable in the first week after surgery. The swelling disappears within 2-3 weeks.

    • Edema is most noticeable in the first week after surgery. The edema disappears within 2-3 weeks.

    • Please contact us to get information about breast reduction surgery costs in 2024. Our specialists will get back to you immediately and answer all your questions.

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