Breast Reduction in Turkey
What is it?
Breast reduction, or reduction mammoplasty as it's referred to in medical circles, is a plastic surgery procedure that aims to make the breasts smaller and lighter. Having breasts that are perceived as being too big by the patient can cause physical and mental discomfort. They can often cause back and shoulder pain, and can also make it very hard for a woman to shop for upper body clothing pieces or exercise and play sports comfortably. Breast reduction surgery is very successful provided the patient has realistic expectations and had discussed them with their surgeon.
Who is it for?
Breast reduction is for women who suffer from back, neck or shoulder pain due to the weight of their breasts. It is also suitable for women who feel self-conscious of the size of their breasts and feel would look better with smaller breasts.
How much does it cost?
Breast reduction surgery in Turkey cost ranges between €2900 and €4000. This usually includes the hospitalization and all medications and blood tests. Many hospitals also offer accommodation and transport.
How is breast reduction surgery performed ?
Breast reduction is is always performed under general anesthesia, and requires one night hospitalization. The procedure lasts between 2 to 3 hours, depending on the technique used. There are three main surgical techniques for breast reduction, employed depending on the volume of glabs to be removed:
- If it is small, without associated ptosis: a simple incision around the areola is sufficient;
- If it is medium, with a slight ptosis, two incisions are made: one around the areola and another vertical, between the nipple and the lower part of the breast;
- If it is large associated with a significant ptosis, three incisions are necessary: one peri-alveolar, one vertical and one under the breast, hidden in the sub-mammary fold. The scar is said to be in the shape of an inverted T.
Why go to Turkey for a breast reduction?
What are the advantages of having a breast reduction in Turkey?
Turkey is a very popular destination that attracts millions of people each year from around the world. In addition to its touristic attractions, visitors have been coming increasingly in recent years for medical procedures, including breast implants. Turkey graduates one of the biggest number of plastic surgeons in Europe as there is so much demand. The high demand and competition causes the cost to go down and the quality to go up. As a result, patients end end up getting an excellent quality service for a much lower price