Breast reduction or augmentation surgeries are not performed only for aesthetic concerns. The mammary glands are usually not damaged in these surgeries which can be performed due to the physiological and psychological problems of women, especially in the fertile period. Contrary to popular belief in society, women who have children after these surgeries, which are performed without damaging the nipple, can breastfeed their babies; the prosthesis is not damaged and the shape of the breast does not change.
The breast reduction process provides significant comfort to the person as a mother and woman.
Breast size causes neck, arm, waist and back pain, especially in petite women, and brings important health problems. In breast reduction operations, excess fat, breast tissue that gives fullness, and skin are removed and the breast is tried to be brought to its ideal size. Excess fat is removed by liposuction. In reduction surgeries, planning is made by taking into account the expectations and requests of the patient. However, the natural appearance that is suitable, as well as the demands of women, should be considered. In other words, the weight, height, shoulder circumference, and general appearance of the woman should be evaluated together before the operation.
Mammary glands are preserved in breast surgery
Before deciding on breast augmentation or reduction surgery, women of childbearing age ask, "Will I be able to breastfeed my child if I become a mother?" While women seek the answer to this question, they encounter rumors spread by hearsay. During such surgical operations, the mammary glands in the breast of young patients in a childbearing period are preserved. Such operations are planned according to the physical condition of the woman and the age factor. However, it should not be forgotten that breastfeeding is highly related to the emotional and hormonal status of the mother. Many women who have not had breast surgery may not be able to breastfeed, often for other reasons.
The reduced breast does not increase in size as much as before during the puerperium.
Breast surgery is performed by preserving the mammary glands as much as possible, and after the operation, the expectant mother does not have any structural problems with breastfeeding. Many women who have had breast surgery continue to breastfeed, even when they become mothers years later. On the other hand, during pregnancy and lactation, a woman's breasts increase in size more physiologically. In women with large breasts, this situation increases the existing problems (such as shoulder, waist, back pain, rash, limitation of movement). Another advantage of breast reduction surgery in this patient group is that the reduced breasts never reach their original size during the puerperium and lactation period.
Personalized methods are used
Silicone implants used in breast augmentation surgeries are placed under the breast tissue or muscle tissue. The mammary glands remain completely on the upper side and are protected. Hence, it never creates an obstacle to breastfeeding. Some women even have trouble breastfeeding due to underdeveloped breast tissue. Thanks to the implant used in breast surgery, the breast tissue is more prominent, so that the baby can grasp the nipple more easily. However, in the case of a hidden nipple or an inverted nipple, the baby's chance of sucking decreases. In this case, surgery is not recommended because it damages the milk ducts. In breast augmentation surgery using silicone implants, the breast tissue is pulled forward by preserving the mammary glands, and the inverted nipple situation is also eliminated.
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