Mammoplasty refers to various operations performed by women who are not satisfied with the size or shape of their breasts. It involves breast reduction, augmentation, and reconstruction.
Mammoplasty is performed with various silicone and implants for breast sizes. One of the most important reasons why women want mammoplasty is the need for breast aesthetics in case of volume reduction after pregnancy, shape differences between the breasts and breast reconstructions after cancer surgery. However, sometimes it can also be performed to boost self-confidence.
Mammoplasty is performed under general anesthesia. A small incision is made in the armpit), areola or lower breast fold. Mammoplasty operation takes around 1 – 2 hours on average and patients are kept in hospital for a day. Individuals who want to enhance their physical and aesthetical appearance and those who struggle with sports activities.
Mastopexy, or in other words, breast lifting operation is a popular operation woman undergoes to enhance physical appearance. Breast lifting operations performed leaving very small scars due to advancement in health technology with very little pain and no need for hospitalization.
Surgery gives back patients their self-confidence and makes them feel better. In mastopexy surgeries, nipples are shaped to the right position, excess skin is removed, and breast tissue is shaped. It can also be performed after breast reduction operations on large and sagging breasts. It is applied to individuals with structurally sagging breasts, to those with large and sagging breasts, and to breasts sagging after breastfeeding. To generally classify, breast lifting operations are performed on middle-aged patients. In patients under 18 years of age, mastopexy operation is not performed unless there is a special case.
In augmentation mammoplasty operations, breast shape, nipple position correction and symmetry procedures are performed. For these procedures, generally silicone gel-filled implants are used.
Augmentation mammoplasty operations are performed with an average of 1-2 hours under general anesthetic. The operation is performed by placing the prostheses around the nipple, under the breast or through the navel. A fast recovery is achievable.
Breast reduction operations are called reduction mammoplasty. Breast reduction operations are performed to individuals who have big breasts and discomfort with physical mobility. It is quite common for individuals with large breasts to experience back and neck pain in addition to physical discomfort. A small scar will be present after surgery. However, the remaining scar becomes indistinct in time. Like other breast procedures, breast reduction is also performed under general anaesthetic and takes an average of 1-2 hours.
There are some issues to be considered after surgery. Especially after the surgery, it is necessary to avoid sports that develop muscles and heavy for an average of 3-6 months.