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Breast Reduction in Turkey

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Breast reduction surgery, also known as reduction mammaplasty or reduction mammoplasty surgery is a type of plastic surgery that is used to reduce the size of very large breasts, while maintaining full functionality in the region – this means the lactational capacity of the breasts is preserved.

Breast reduction surgery has three different aspects:

● Physical – Extremely large breasts can make ordinary activities such as sports very difficult
● Aesthetic – Some patients are embarrassed or self conscious due to the size of their breasts
● Psychological – The patient feels that this particular aspect of the body does not represent her

Procedures similar to breast reduction surgery include:

● Gynecomastia – breast reduction surgery in men
● Mastopexy – Breast lift surgery – it can be successfully combined with breast reduction surgery

Every year, surgeons perform over 90.000 reduction mammoplasty surgeries in the USA alone. Women turn to this treatment in order to relieve neck pain, back pain and even shoulder pain.

Breast Reduction Candidates

Breast reduction surgery or reduction mammoplasty surgery is recommended for patients with very large breasts or simply patients who wish to reduce the size of their breasts.

Am I Suitable for Breast Reduction?

Reduction mammoplasty surgery or breast reduction surgery is not recommended for patients suffering from heart problems, lung disease or severely overweight patients. Patients with serious health problems such as severe diabetes are not eligible for this breast reduction surgery, as general anaesthesia is used and it can put the patient’s life in danger.

Preparing for Breast Reduction

Patients should stop smoking at least a month before going in for breast reduction surgery. The intake of aspirin, vitamins and herbal teas is prohibited at least 2 weeks before reduction mammoplasty surgery.

How is Breast Reduction Performed?

Firstly, the patient will be put to sleep, under general anaesthesia. Then the surgeon will begin marking the incision spots. Usually, the surgeon will create an incision around the nipple, and then downward to the crease where the breast meets the chest wall. Once the incision is created, the surgeon will proceed to remove the patient’s extra fat, skin and mammary tissue from the breast and reposition the nipple to a more appropriate level. Breast reduction scars can resemble an inverted “T” shape or a keyhole. Drains are then placed and the incision is stitched up before being wrapped in bandages. The breast reduction recovery period can begin.

Breast Reduction Summary

Anesthesia

General anesthetic

Hospital Stay

Patient is required to stay 1 night in the hospital

Back to Sports

2 - 3 weeks

Duration of Operation

Between 2 to 3 hours

Back to Work

1 to 2 weeks

Breast Reduction Recovery

The breast reduction recovery period lasts around 2 weeks but it may take more time for the breast reduction scars to become less visible. Patients will be required to wear a special medical support bra during the breast reduction recovery period. Sleeping on the stomach is not allowed during this period. Patients can usually return to work in around 1-2 weeks but sports should be avoided for at least 2-3 weeks. Clinics usually provide patients with a full set of instructions in order to make the breast reduction recovery period easier to handle.

Breast Reduction Risks and Complications

Breast reduction complications can include one or more of the following:

● Excessive bleeding
● Scarring
● Permanent loss of sensitivity in the nipples region
● Infection
● Negative reaction to anaesthesia
● Hematoma
● Fat necrosis
● Breast asymmetry after breast reduction surgery
● Breast reduction revision surgery

Breast Reduction Side Effects

Reduction mammoplasty side effects can include a loss in nipple sensitivity, swelling, pain which can be soothed with painkillers, numbness in the chest area, feelings of discomfort and temporary bleeding. These post-operatory effects will gradually subside after the first week of the breast reduction recovery period.

Breast Reduction Success Rates

The average breast reduction surgery success rate is around 98%. Women have a lower chance of developing complications from reduction mammoplasty surgery.

Before and After Breast Reduction

Reduction mammoplasty surgery patients enjoy a more active lifestyle after the procedure. This procedure is a relief for women suffering from chronic shoulder, neck and back pain. The effects of reduction mammoplasty are practically indefinite – the procedure is life changing for most patients.

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NewAge Clinic

Istanbul, Turkey
9 reviews
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Acibadem Maslak Hospital

Istanbul, Turkey
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Estethica Atasehir

Istanbul, Turkey
16 reviews
TTB - Turkish Medical Association
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Medical Park Antalya Hospital

Antalya, Turkey
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Medipol Mega University Hospital

Istanbul, Turkey
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Medicana International Istanbul

Istanbul, Turkey
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FROM€ 2,500
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Medical Park Goztepe Hospital

Istanbul, Turkey
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Vanity Clinic

Istanbul, Turkey
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FROM€ 2,890
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Erdem Hospital

Istanbul, Turkey
ISO 9001:2000 - International Organization for Standardization
FROM€ 2,800
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Mediface Health Group

Antalya, Turkey
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Acibadem Bodrum Hospital

Muğla, Turkey
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Kolan International Hospital

Istanbul, Turkey
3 reviews
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Medical Park Ankara Hospital

Ankara, Turkey
4 reviews
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Ota & Jinemed Hospital

Istanbul, Turkey
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Ersoy Hospital

Istanbul, Turkey
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Breast Reduction Cost in Turkey

Cheapest Breast Reduction price in Turkey is € 2,000. Average Breast Reduction cost in Turkey is € 3,152 where prices can go as high as € 5,000.

With FlyMedi, you can connect with 17 Plastic Surgery centers in Turkey that are offering Breast Reduction procedures. These Plastic Surgery centers are accredited by international standard-setting bodies including JCI and TTB. Popular Breast Reduction destinations in Turkey include Istanbul, Ankara and Antalya.

Prices listed on this page are the average price for Breast Reduction. Clinics may require more details regarding your medical condition in order to provide you with a personalized Breast Reduction quote. For a more accurate Breast Reduction price quote, please click HERE.

Turkey

Turkey is a treasure trove of traditions, spices, street food delights and destinations for any intrepid tourist. It’s a mix between the familiar and the exotic, ranging from the bustling streets of Istanbul to the serene and relaxed Roman ruins spread around Turkey’s Western and Southern coast. Turkey is a fairly large country with 75 million inhabitants. The country spreads between Europe and Asia, with 97% of the country on the Asian side – Asian Turkey. Turkey is encircled and enjoys access to three different seas: The Black Sea, The Aegean Sea and the Mediterranean. Istanbul is the largest city in Turkey and the largest city in Europe, regarding population – It has over 14 million people.

Healthcare

Turkey’s medical infrastructure has improved greatly beginning with the early 2000s and now is one of the biggest medical tourism hubs in Europe and Asia. Turkey has the largest number of JCI-accredited hospitals, second only to the USA and hospitals are more often than not part of international healthcare groups, following strict European protocols and regulations. Turkey has 28.000 medical institutions spread across the European and Asian side but some of the biggest private hospitals and medical centres are in Istanbul, Ankara, Antalya and Bodrum – these also happen to be some of the best tourist destinations in Turkey.

Sights to See

Bodrum is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Turkey, with its sandy beaches and small streets littered with traditional shops and elegant restaurants. The town used to be called Halicarnassus, and the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus is one of the World’s Seven Ancient Wonders. Bodrum also features a castle built by the crusaders in the 15th century.

Istanbul is the home of several architectural treasures, including the Blue Mosque. The Blue Mosque was built on the orders of Sultan Ahmed between 1609 and 1616 and the Sultan’s body still resides within the mosque. The high ceiling is lined with more than 20000 handmade ceramic tiles, hence the name – The Blue Mosque.

Pamukkale, meaning “The Cotton Castle” in Turkish is a surreal destination in the country’s western region of Denizli, world renowned for its white terraces with warm spring water. The ancient Greek city of Hierapolis was built over the springs and Pamukkale was a renowned destination in antiquity as well. Tourists can visit the ancient Roman and Greek ruins of the baths, temples and theatres dating to the second century BC.

Things to Know

● If you don’t feel like waiting in a queue, you can get a VISA for Turkey online. The VISA usually costs around $20 for US travellers.

● Turkey’s population is predominantly Islamic so it’s a good idea to wear a headscarf while visiting mosques. Shorts or any other garments that fit under the knee are not prohibited by law but it’s considered good etiquette not to wear shorts for men or short skirts for women.

● You can change any sort of currency into the Turkish Lira – the Turkish currency just about everywhere. Most supermarkets and shops also accept credit cards.

● Roaming fees in Turkey can be somewhat expensive, so it’s a good idea to simply buy a new Turkish SIM card and use it while staying in Turkey.

● Turkey’s international calling code is +90.

● Electrical installations usually operate on 220 volts, 50 Hz and use European style plugs and European style sockets. Four and Five star hotels usually provide North American - 120 volts, 60 Hz sockets as well.

● Driving in Turkey can be a hassle sometimes, but very pleasurable at other times. Roads are usually in good shape and some roads actually lack traffic, so it can be a relaxing experience. In Turkey, people drive on the right, so that’s a detail you will need to keep in mind. In some areas, villagers made cardboard and marker pen signs in order to help lost tourist on their way.

● Renting a car in Turkey is quite simple and cheap. If you have the budget for a full insurance, you should definitely take it – if anything happens, at least you won’t have to worry about money.

● The Turkish Airlines Company, THY offers destinations to just about anywhere in the world with a total of 261 destinations. The company was founded in 1933 and features 285 passenger and cargo planes.

● Turkey uses the metric system which is easy enough to understand – 1 Km = 1000 meters, 1 Kg = 1000 grams, and so on. One mile equals 1.60 Km.

● Turkish people are warm and very hospitable - It is customary for people to hug and kiss both cheeks regardless of their gender.

● Turkish street food is very diverse, from the simple bagel-type snack Simit to the familiar pizza-type Lahmacun, there are tons of variants to just about anything. 



● Turkish coffee is world renowned, but it’s also a bit different than say, its American counterpart -  It is usually a strong coffee with a rich aroma, served very hot from a small traditional cup. Be careful not to drink any of the coffee grounds still in the cup.

● Turkish delight, as the name suggests, can be a really sweet delight for tourists. It is made from sugar, starch and just about any fruit or aroma imaginable, including walnuts, hazelnuts, pistachios, dates, lemon, orange, rosewater and many others. Turkish delight is usually served with coffee and it became popular all around the world, including in the Balkans region and as far as Brazil and North America.

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Breast Reduction FAQ

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Breast reduction and breastfeeding – Can I breastfeed after reduction mammoplasty surgery?

There is no definitive answer to this question. If the ducts and glands that produce milk are damaged, there may be problems with breastfeeding in the future. Nerve damage after reduction mammoplasty surgery can also make breastfeeding difficult.

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Can reduction mammoplasty surgery be combined with other procedures?

Yes, patients can combine reduction mammoplasty surgery with a tummy tuck procedure for a better result.

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Can liposuction be used alone for reduction mammoplasty surgery?

Yes, in some cases liposuction is enough to bring the desired results, but most cases require excision of skin tissue as well.