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Who Can Do Breast Reduction?

  • Healthy women who have large breasts and want to resolve issues such as chronic back, neck, and shoulder pain arising from large breasts

  • Women who are not pregnant or breastfeeding

  • Women who have rash or skin irritation under the breasts and experience difficulty fitting into bras and clothing 

Treatment Duration

2-3 hours

Potential Risks & Side Effects

  • Anesthesia risks

  • Infection

  • Scarring

  • Changes in nipple or breast sensation

  • Bleeding (hematoma)

  • Blood clots

  • Breast contour and shape irregularities 

Recovery Time

It may take 2 to 6 weeks to fully recover from breast reduction surgery. Patients may stay away from work for 2 to 3 weeks and may need help with daily activities after surgery.

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Alternative Treatments

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Breast Reduction at Estethica Atasehir

How Does It Work?

You begin by having an online consultation with one of our Healthcare Consultants who is a specialist in Breast Reduction. The consultant will most probably ask you the following questions:

  • Do you have any medical conditions that we should be aware of?
  • Are you currently taking any medication?
  • What do you expect from the surgery?

For your online consultation, we will kindly ask you to send your photos as shown in the Photography Guide down below, so we can evaluate your case.

What Does a Breast Reduction Surgery Involve?

Once you have decided to undergo a breast reduction surgery, we will plan and customize the whole procedure so as to suit your personal preferences, needs, and the clinics’ practices. Although it can differ from one patient to the other, there are quite a few stages involved in this procedure. To give you an idea, here is what you can expect:

Surgery Preparation

When you arrive at the clinic, you will have a face-to-face consultation with your breast reduction surgeon. Part of the discussions will be about your expectations and goals. You will undergo both physical, blood tests, and an X-ray of the breast (mammogram) so as to examine your overall health condition.

After this, the surgeon will make an illustration of what to expect by drawing marks on your new breast line. Once everything has been set, your surgeon will then give you anesthesia.


Once you are anesthetized, the surgery will begin. Your surgeon will start by making an incision around the areola to the breast crease and an inverted T-shaped incision. After the incisions, your surgeon will reposition the nipples, and remove unwanted fat, glandular tissue, and excess skin from your breasts. The surgeon will then reshape the remaining tissue according to your expectations. 

To some patients, incision lines can be permanent, but to others, they tend to disappear and improve significantly over a certain period of time –especially when the surgery is performed by an experienced surgeon.  

In addition to breast reduction, your surgeon can also recommend a breast lift as a complementary procedure for maximum aesthetic change.

What Should I Expect from a Breast Reducing Procedure?

  • Immediately after the surgery, your breasts will be covered with gauze or a bandage. A tube may be placed under each arm to discharge the excess blood or fluids.

  • In the first days or weeks after surgery, you will feel tenderness in your breasts and experience swelling and bruising that is normal and will disappear over time. Your surgeon will probably recommend an elastic compression bra to support the breasts and reduce swelling.

  • You should limit physical activity for two to four weeks and avoid wearing underwire bras for several months after surgery. Postoperative scarring usually disappears over time. You should also avoid driving until wearing a seatbelt is no longer painful.

  • Your surgeon and clinic will conduct follow-up visits both to get sutures and to check for recovery.

  • Make sure you walk, drink fluids regularly, and add raw fruits to your diet

  • Do not smoke. This can be the most important cause of serious healing problems.

  • Start walking gently on the evening of surgery - this will reduce swelling, reduce the likelihood of blood clots or pneumonia and help prevent constipation.

  • Avoid strong activities for 4-6 weeks. Then gradually increase your activity intensity according to your tolerance. After 2 weeks you can do light lower body exercises, but you should wait 6 weeks before performing upper body exercises.

  • You can take a shower 48 hours after removing the drain tubes.

  • Avoid exposing the scars to the sun for at least 12 months and always use a strong sunscreen (SPF 30 or higher) if exposure to the sun is unavoidable.

  • Keep the incisions clean and check for signs of infection daily.

  • Wear your surgical bra 24/7 for 6 weeks after surgery, or as often as your surgeon recommends.

  • Your surgeon may allow you to switch to sports bras after 2 weeks.

  • Carefully follow your surgeon's post-operative instructions and report important changes you feel during your recovery period.

What To Avoid Before Breast Reduction?

  • A week before the procedure, you should stop taking Aspirin and any other meds associated with blood thinning.

  • If you are allergic to any drugs, you should inform your surgeon as soon as possible.

  • Patients are advised to avoid smoking 24 hours before the surgery.

  • Consuming any alcoholic beverages can affect anesthesia. So you should not take in anything alcoholic 24 hours prior to surgery.

  • If you are taking meds for chronic or acute diseases such as diabetes and heart disease, you should inform your surgeon before the surgery commences.  

Quick Facts

Procedure  Breast Reduction
Duration  2 - 3  hours
Stay  5 - 8 nights hotel
Cost in Turkey  €3150 - €3750
Anesthesia  General anesthesia
Recovery  2 to 6 weeks
Final Results  4 - 6 weeks
Side Effects  Scar tissue, pain, numbness in nipple
Risks  Infection, blood clots, bleeding
Success Rate  90%
Exercise  After 6 - 8 weeks
Back To Work  After 2 -3 weeks
Scars  Yes (hidden)
Pain  Slight
Related Procedures  Breast reconstruction, Breast Implant


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Is Breast Reducing Painful?

You may feel pain or soreness after the procedure is done. However, your surgeon may prescribe painkillers to relieve this pain and discomfort.

Does Breast Reducing Leave a Scar?

Most breast Reducing scars will appear red or pink and mostly hidden under the bikini line and they become less noticeable over time.

How Many Cup Sizes Can I Go Down with Breast Reduction?

Most breast-reducing patients go down one to two cup sizes after the procedure.


Learn more about Breast Reduction in Turkey by comparing costs and reviewing the clinics and doctors.

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    Catalina B. , Romania
    star star Mar 2023
    I had a breast reduction done at IEC and I am so happy with the results. The surgeons really listened to my needs and concerns and helped me choose the right procedure for me. The staff was very friendly and helpful throughout the entire process. I would definitely recommend this clinic to anyoneee
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    Felicia, Spain
    star star Mar 2023
    I'm so glad I chose this clinic for my breast reduction surgery! The team was compassionate and understanding, and the results are beyond my expectations. I feel so much more comfortable now. Thank you and loves...
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    Clarisa, Spain
    star star Feb 2023
    I feel lucky to run into Flymedi, they love what they do and as a result, there are great outcomes to see..
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    Hannah, Germany
    star star Feb 2023
    I knew I am with a talented team from the moment we first touched. May the best be with you guuys, and many thanks to both my field friends and my amazing consultant...
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    Nicholas, United States
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    Alicia, Spain
    star star Jan 2023
    I am incredibly delighted with how well they welcomed me, many thanks<3
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    Heather, United Kingdom
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    Meaghan, United Kingdom
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    Lucile, France
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    Mariana, Spain
    star star May 2022
    While doing a price search for plastic surgery in my own country, I came across flymedi and had my surgery at esteworld for a much more reasonable price and I am very happy. The team and flymedi were very professional.
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    Sophia, United Kingdom
    star star Apr 2022
    Ana was extremely helpful, friendly and made planning my trip so much easier. I don't know what I would have done without her! Going overseas to a country you've never been to before to get plastic surgery can be scary, having Ana made it a lot less scary knowing you have somebody there that's on your team to help you.
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    Carolina, Spain
    star star Apr 2022
    No esperaba una profesionalidad tan organizada. Desde mi consultora hasta mi médico, desde el aeropuerto hasta mi atención posterior al tratamiento, todo transcurrió sin problemas y organizado.
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    Samia, United Kingdom
    star star Feb 2022
    Dr. Omer Sagir is a wonderful Surgeon! He attended every question I have since the beginning. I felt very comfortable in his clinic, and his team was always professional as well. Special thanks to Anastasia, who helped me during my stay in Istanbul all the time. I loved the results!!
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    Vukašin, Serbia
    star star Jan 2022
    Thank you for all the florence nightingale team and my doctor. I have been feeling better since I had the surgery. Professional and caring staff
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    Joana, Portugal
    star star Jan 2022
    I recommend Flymedi %100 and my doctor went above and beyond. They contacted me as soon as I reached out. First, I spoke to Angela; later, Umar. Both had been incredible and answered all my questions. Trust me, I had a lot of questions. I have already recommended Flymedi to my family and friends. It was a perfect way to combine my treatment with a short vacation.
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    Sophia L., Germany
    star star May 2021
    I got a much needed breast reduction from Luna Clinic and couldn’t be more satisfied with the outcome. It genuinely changed my life having this procedure done and I felt so comfortable throughout which was important to me. Thanks everyone.
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    Ellis McLintock, Turkey
    star star Aug 2020
    From start to finish my experience with Flymedi was exceptional. The coordinator, Abud worked hard at finding the right surgeon for me. He was constantly in contact while I was away to ensure everything went smoothly. I honestly could not be happier with the company. Dr Ozge has done an exceptional job too. Thank you Abud for making me feel confident again!
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    Barbara, Germany
    star star Mar 2019
    Flymedi hat mich gut beraten und mir einen tollen Arzt mit Betreuungsservice vermittelt. Ich war zur Brustverkleinerung in Istanbul. Die OP, das Pesonal im Krankenhaus, die Beratung und die deutschsprachige Begleitung war top. Sämtliche Transfers vom Hotel zur Klinik, zur Nachuntersuchung und zum Flughafen waren super organisiert. Flymedi hat sich rundum toll gekümmert und immer nach dem aktuellsten Gesundheitszustand gefragt. Ich bin froh mich dagür entschieden zu haben und kann es nur weiterempfehlen. Vielen Dank dafür
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    Maribeth, Switzerland
    star star Jan 2019
    I highly recommended Mustafa was good assistance all the way through. From airport, hotel, and hospital. The surgeon who conduct the operation did a great job. I was hesitant at first and was scared what would be the result but waking up after the surgery I was surprised by his professionalism. As well as Mustafa was being present every time I needed him out anytime I could contacted him. He never fails. Thanks to Y'ALL guys.
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