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Breast reduction is thought of a cosmetic procedure done to correct the appearance of a woman’s breasts, however it is a reconstructive operation that is not aesthetic.

Women undergoing this procedure will communicate their desired results with their doctors to explore the possibilities. The aim of breast reduction is to create natural looking breasts.

Weight gain, breastfeeding, genetic factors, hormonal changes, and/or certain diseases cause large and sagging breasts. This may cause back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, and a humpback. In addition, women will also opt for breast reduction due to difficulty breathing, breast teat and skin sores caused by friction. Large breasts may cause a woman to feel self-conscious about her physique and may influence her choice of clothing.

The final result of the surgery will depend on age, skin elasticity, lifestyle, and hereditary factors. Pregnancy and excessive weight gain during the post-surgery period will certainly cause some changes in your breasts. But since there is a decrease in breast tissue, these changes will not be as drastic.

Preoperative care

It is important that you express your expectations clearly with your surgeon. An examination will be conducted, taking into consideration the following factors: the size of your breasts, the condition of your skin, your age, and whether you have children or not.

The following physical examinations will be carried out: a pathology test, chest film removal, mammography, and even breast ultrasound, if necessary.

Smoking should be avoided 2-weeks prior to your surgery and 10-15 days after your surgery.

Breast Reduction Operation

Breast reduction is performed under general anaesthesia and usually lasts 2.5 to 4 hours. During breast reduction surgery, an incision is created around the nipple where excess breast tissue and skin are removed. The nipple is then modified to suit the breasts.

Postoperative care

After surgery, hospitalisation of about 2-3 days is required. The patient may resume work after 1 week. Strenuous physical activity should be avoided for 2 months.

Expect swelling and slight bruises. This will disappear after awhile. The final results will be visible after 6-months to 1-year. During this period, weight gain and hormonal changes will influence the shape of the breasts.

Expect some scarring from the surgical incision. This will usually fade over time.

The Risks of Breast Reduction Surgery

As with every surgery, breast reduction surgery has some risks. Rarely, haemorrhaging may occur. There is an increased risk of Infection, which rarely occurs. To reduce the risk of infection, the surgeon uses protective antibiotics prior to surgery. Allergic reactions may occur. There may be a delay in the healing of the wound.

There may be a temporary decrease in nipple and skin sensitivity. You may not be satisfied with the size and shape of the breasts immediately after surgery as they are not the final results. Stiffness in the breasts may occur in rare cases. Neck, back and shoulder pain may continue after the surgery due to strain placed on these areas prior to surgery.

BREAST AUGMENTATION SURGERY

Breast augmentation is a cosmetic procedure performed to enhance the breasts of a woman. Breast augmentation is a very popular procedure women undergo after the appearance of their breasts have changed due to pregnancy, ageing, breastfeeding, and genetic asymmetry. The breasts are enhanced by placing implants into the breasts.

The procedure is performed under local or general anaesthesia. It usually takes 1-2 hours to perform. An incision of 4-5 cm is created to insert the implant. The implant is placed either behind the breast tissue or behind the chest muscle, depending on the breast structure of the patient. Hospitalisation of 2-3 days is usually required.

The various types of breast implants consist of the following:

Silicone implants. These implants consist of an outer silicone layer, which has been filled with a sterile water (saline) solution. They are manufactured for use in various sizes. They are approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration).

Silicon implants that are gel-filled. These implants consist of an outer silicone layer. This inside is empty. It is filled with a saline solution during surgery.

PVP: The inside of the silicone implant is filled with chemical called PVP (Polyvinyl Pyrrolidone Povidone). This implant, which is in ready-to-use and gel-like form, has been withdrawn from the market by the manufacturer.

Soybean Oil: The silicone-outer-layer implant is filled with soya oil. The ready-to-use implant is a new innovation.

Preoperative care

Avoid the use of aspirin and other blood thinning medication 2-weeks prior to your surgery.

Avoid the consumption of alcohol and smoking 2-weeks prior to your surgery.

A mammography and an ultrasound should be performed prior to the surgery if the patient is over 40-years-old.

Risk Factors

If the patient is using cigarettes, she should leave it 2 weeks before the operation and not at least 15-20 days after the operation.

Postoperative care

When undergoing breast augmentation there is a risk of developing a hardened or constricted capsule. A thin capsule does not cause any problems, but if the capsule is of medium thickness, there may be a slight stiffness in the breasts. Very rarely the body may reject foreign substance. In such a case it is necessary to remove the implants.

Many patients are usually concerned about the resilience of implants against punctures. Silicone prostheses are resistant to external bumps. Of course, the effect on the prosthesis used is great. Another concern is whether there is a risk of breast cancer developing after inserting breast implants. Studies suggest there is no link between breast implants and developing cancer. If breast cancer develops, surgery and treatments for cancers are required.

Haemorrhage and infection are rare after surgery. Some patients complain of increased and decreased sensitivity of the breasts, as well as numbness around the incision. This is usually temporary.

After Operation

There is usually minimal discomfort after the procedure. If the implant is placed behind the chest muscle, there may be limitations in arm movement for a few days. After the procedure, the breast is wrapped. If there are unheated stitches, it is taken in 10-12 days. The patient can return to work within 3-4 days. However, vigorous physical activity should be avoided for 2-months. Within 3 weeks, the breast resorbs the prosthesis and acquires normal function.

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Joe Hilpert

USA

I have had a very good experience with my operation. Despite the very late arrival of my flight they were there to meet me at the airport. The hotel was first class.
All the staff were extremely friendly and explained things to me at every stage. After the initial anaesthetic injections, the whole thing was painless. I am looking forward to seeing my new head of hair!
The price included included everything except the follow up shampoo and vitamins.

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Larry Steuber

GERMANY

Most brilliant team that look after you as if you're family. They are incredibly diligent and professional in every manner when it comes to the procedure and information given to you. The facilities are top of the range and you could not ask for a better operation than with iSTAViTA Hair Clinic and his amazing team! Thank You iSTAViTa Hair Clinic...

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Ahmad Lejeune

FRANCE

Mon expérience s’est bien passé, l’hôtel est tres bien , l’équipe de la clinique à l’écoute.
Je suis content de mon expérience . J’ai hâte de voir la repousse . Ce qui m’a réconforter c’est qu’ils nous donnent un certificat qui explique que si ça ne va pas au niveau de la repousse Si nous ne somme pas satisfait , ils nous reprennent en charge assez vite .

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Danilo Bellini

ITALY

Very positive experience with Dr.Erhan istavita hair clinic. From pickup at the airport, to shutting me back & forth from the clinic to the hotel along with procedure and after care has overall been a very positive experience and I would recommend this clinic to anyone looking for hair transplant in Turkey.

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Jordi Camacho

SPAIN

Mi experiencia con istavita ha sido muy buena, era mi primer contacto para efectuar la operación en Turquía y todas las dudas que me iban surgiendo, Kerem me las iba resolviendo. Todo ha sido tal como el me lo explico. La recogida en el aeropuerto,los traslados,el excelente hotel y lo principal la clínica y todo su equipo. Una experiencia muy buena en un país tan lejano y desconocido.

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Mirko Fleischer

GERMANY

Since 3 weeks my procedure and I’m very pleased so far , obviously I will know more in the coming months, but everything is exceeding expectations so far. My experience with istavita Hair Clinic was Five Star from start to finish. The clinic was modern and clean. Everything was very professional, all my questions were answered promptly and with confidence. All the members of staff, the owner and doctor were polite, friendly and showed an excellent level of care. Would highly recommend.

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Ross Davis

UNITED KINGDOM

My totall experience was great with sapphire hair clinic .from the beginning that they pick you up from the airport till they bring you back to the airport was everything perfect organized . You can feel that you are in hand of a very professional team , so I can recommend sapphire hair clinic to everybody who is doubting to do this .
So thanks again to all the team from sapphire hair clinic

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Nathan Rossi

ITALY

istavita Hair Clinic and his staff are far superior than any doctors in the states. The hospital are new, modern and spotlessly clean. From the moment I arrived at the hospital the day of the procedure I had a team of 6 to 8 medical professionals taking care of my every need and making me feel as comfortable as possible at every stage of the process. If you’re planning to have a hair Transplant I can’t recommend kerem highly enough!

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Axel Roland

CANADA

I was so impressed by the professional staff and the clean clinic, It was an amazing painless experience. i had one surgery in the past and i was shocked to find out that the second time, was so painless. The staff are so nice and professionals, responsive and answer every question over call and text. i recommend every person who need this procedure to go to sapphire hair clinic

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Gabriel Studer

USA

had a great experience with istavita clinic from start to finish. Understandably with a treatment such as this, I did a lot of research & compared a number of different clinics & physicians. My contact for MedHair was a guy who answered my many questions quickly & with a great deal of patience at different times of the day. He was clear as to what to expect which lived up to what happened.