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Breast reduction

Large breasts can cause very significant health problems in women. The most important of these are;

  • neck, back and shoulder pain,

  • Discomfort caused by rash and odor from the contact of the breasts on the abdomen,

  • Restriction of physical activities and inability to wear desired clothing,

  • Pit-hole distortion created by the bra strap on the shoulder

By having a breast reduction done in Turkey, Izmir Medical Esthetic Travel gives you the chance to get rid of all these problems. 

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Who are the best candidates for breast reduction?

Breast tissue develops until the end of adolescence. The weight created during and after this period   determines the size of the breasts. In some cases, individuals may genetically have large breasts. Whether due to weight gain or genetic reasons, large breasts affect patients both physically and mentally. Especially in adolescence, it can cause people to become introverted, making it difficult to find suitable clothes. Also, large breasts cause rashes and sores. Women with large breasts may have difficulty exercising. In the long run, this causes people to stop exercising and cause them to gain weight. Anyone who has all these negative effects and does not have a health problem to undergo surgery can have breast reduction surgery.

Breast reduction at a glance

Procedure: Breast reduction

Duration: 2-3 hours

Stay : 2-day hospital 4-day hotel

Anesthesia: General

Recovery: 7 days Scar: Shape of an inverted \T\

Results: final result 3-6 months

Breast reduction incisions

In breast reduction surgery, the incision and scar vary depending on the method used. Breast reduction generally involves two incisions. For breasts that sag less, a circular incision is made around the nipple.

The other method has an inverted "T" incision and is performed on larger breasts. This scar runs from around the nipple to the bottom of the breast. The scars disappear significantly over time. Especially in women with fair skin, the scar almost disappears over the years. After the procedure, your surgeon shares key points about the scars and things to watch out for. 

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How is breast reduction surgery performed?


There are surgical techniques that vary depending on the condition of the breasts. The surgeon will decide during the examination which of these techniques is appropriate for the patients with a few measurements. 


Breasts can be reduced in the desired amount with the method called the nipple transplant technique. This technique is generally used with very large breasts. It is used in people who do plan to become pregnant. It is not a preferred method due to the loss of feeling in the nipple after the procedure and the risk of preventing breastfeeding. 

Another method is to protect the nipple and lift the nipple after enough tissue has been removed. In this method, the breastfeeding function is not affected, because the milk ducts are protected. A breast reduction takes an average of 2 hours, depending on the condition of the breasts under general anesthesia.  

General information about breast reduction



There are risks arising from anesthesia and surgical risks with breast reduction. The risks of anesthesia can be minimized with detailed analysis and examinations before surgery. Surgical risks such as bleeding, infection, loss of sensation can also be controlled with proper planning before the procedure.

Breast reduction costs in Turkey


The cost of breast reduction varies between 5500€ and 8000€ in the Americas and Europe. That's just treatment. With the consultation and aftercare, prices can increase by about 500€ - 1000€.

Breast reduction in Turkey costs about 3500€-4500€. It is an all inclusive package. It includes everything you need such as the surgery, hospital stays, all tests and check-ups, consultation, accommodation, VIP transfers to the airport.

The cost difference is due to labor costs and operational costs. There is also a currency difference between Turkey and Europe. Thus, aesthetic surgeons perform many breast surgeries in Turkey. They are very experienced and achieve the best breast reduction results. 

Breast reduction recovery

Drains are used to prevent bleeding problems after the procedure. These drains are removed 2 days after the procedure. After a one night stay in the hospital due to anesthesia, patients are discharged.

When you stay in a hospital environment, you can easily deal with pain. After discharge, the pain is easily controlled with the medications given by the surgeon.

After the operation, a special bra is used. This bra is used for the first 3 weeks until the wounds have healed. After 3 weeks, patients can start wearing their own bra.

In the first 10 days, the breasts may appear larger due to edema.

After 10 days, edema and bruising are almost gone.

Patients can easily return to their daily life and work after 10 days.

How much weight is removed during breast reduction?

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Surgeon and patient decide together how much tissue will be removed during a breast reduction. Some people want their breasts reduced as much as possible, while others don't. It is very important that the surgeon and the patient have a joint decision. After the necessary measurements and planning, excess tissue is removed and the breasts are reduced. 

Frequently Asked Questions

I have big breasts, so I want to have a breast reduction. I want to achieve a proportional bust size. Is it possible for me to determine the ideal shape, how can we determine it?

The main factor that affects the durability of the outcome of the surgery is reaching the ideal weight before plastic surgery can be performed anywhere in the body. If weight loss is planned after a breast reduction, it is important to have a more proportional breast to the body after the operation.

How long does a breast reduction take?

How long does a breast reduction take?

Will I feel pain?

There is mild pain for the first 2 days after the procedure. This pain can be controlled during and after this period with effective painkillers.

Can I breastfeed after a breast reduction?

Depending on the techniques used in breast reduction, breastfeeding function may be affected. Techniques to protect milk ducts are used for patients with a pregnancy plan after the procedure.

Can a breast reduction in Turkey be performed with a breast lift?

After removing enough tissue during a breast reduction, the remaining breast tissue and nipple are moved to where they should be. In this way, while the breast is reduced, it is also lifted.

Are breast reduction scars permanent?

There is a certain scar depending on the technique to be used in breast reduction. Whichever method is used, the scar will become a thin white spot that will fade after a long period of time.

How long does the breast reduction recovery take?

Breast tissue can grow back due to abnormal weight changes and pregnancy after a breast reduction. That is why weight control after the procedure is important.

Are my nipples moving?

The saggy nipple is replaced during the breast reduction after the necessary measurements have been taken.

Can I breastfeed after a breast reduction?

During breast reduction, breastfeeding function can be protected by using the protective techniques of the milk ducts.

How long do the breast reduction results last?

By maintaining the weight after the procedure, it is possible to maintain the result of a breast reduction for many years.

How painful is a breast reduction?

After the breast reduction, the pain during the admission period can be combated with effective painkillers. In the postoperative period, painkillers prescribed by the surgeon are used.

How soon can I resume my normal activities after a breast reduction?

The drains are removed on the 2nd day after the breast reduction. With the removal of these drains, patients can quickly return to their daily lives. At the end of the first week, they can easily lift their arms and return to work at the desk.

Why choose Izmir Medical Esthetic Travel for the best breast job in Turkey?

Izmir Medical Esthetic Travel works with highly experienced aesthetic surgeons. They have over 20 years of experience in their field and are members of ASPS (American Society of Plastic Surgery) and TAPS (Turkish Society of Plastic Surgery). Our surgeons have performed over 1000 breast augmentations. The surgery is performed in JCI accredited hospitals. We arrange a nice 5-star hotel close to your hospital or your choice from our 5-STARS packages. Our medical team member will welcome you at the airport and take you to the hotel with a VIP transfer. We guide you through every step of your breast job in Turkey. Patient satisfaction is the most important value for Izmir Medical Esthetic Travel

We offer you:

  • Most modern technology.

  • Desired breasts.

  • Best prices.

  • Amazing, natural-looking results.

  • Aftercare support after breast reduction.

  • Perfect guidance and support every day of your stay 24 hours, you are not alone for a minute.

Is there any warranty?

Turkey is one of the top destinations for medical tourism among patients. 700,000 patients visit Turkey every year. Cosmetic surgeries are performed with experienced surgeons. Patient satisfaction is very important to us and is closely monitored. We will contact you after returning home. We will follow you through your full recovery. Although it happens very rarely, every surgery has its own risks and complications. If you need corrective surgery, it's free.

If there are any additional questions, please feel free to contact me, greetings Mehtab.

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