Breast Reduction

What is Breast Reduction?

Breast Reduction, or alternatively known as reduction mammoplasty, is a surgical procedure that removed excess skin and fat to reduce the size of breasts, making them feel lighter, lifted and ultimately an improved shape.

Why women choose Breast Reduction?

Why women choose Breast Reduction?

This procedure can reduce discomfort that large breasts can cause, such as backache, neck or shoulder pain, inflamed skin, and inability to exercise coherently. Furthermore, women can opt for this procedure to enhance physical appearance to make their breasts proportionally better sized for their body.

Why women choose Breast Reduction?
Breast Reduction operation

Breast Reduction operation

  • It will take place at the internationally accredited Luxury Private Hospital. 
  • It will be performed under general anaesthesia
  • The approximate time of the operation is around 3 hours
  • You will be required to stay in Istanbul for a total of 6 nights
  • Patient will stay overnight in the hospital after the operation.
Breast Reduction operation
Procedure details: Breast Reduction

Procedure details: Breast Reduction

In medical terms, large breasts can contribute to hernia, rash, and pain in the spinal or cervical disk. People with such issues demands immediate functional improvement instead of aesthetic considerations.

Breast reduction makes it possible to lift and downsize the breasts nicely. You need to take into account before you have this surgery is that it will involve getting scar marks. Unfortunately, there is no chance of doing this surgery without leaving a scar on your body with today's medical technology and techniques. A T-shaped scar will be left upside down when you see the breast from the front.

Under general anesthesia, the excess tissue in the breasts and skin are removed and the nipple with remaining breast tissue is taken to the correct position.

Procedure details: Breast Reduction

How to prepare for Breast Reduction?

You have a dedicated team of patient advisors, nurses, and your surgeon to support you throughout the entire journey, and after it. However, Breast Reduction is a surgery that demands you to take several steps to help ensure that your treatment goes as smoothly as possible. Avoiding some points can help you recover faster, and also minimize the risk of complications.

3 Weeks Before

3 Weeks Before

It is essential to share all the relevant information regarding any prescribed medications you are currently taking, or have previously took.


Smoking has a negative impact on Breast Reduction surgeries, and it is strictly prohibited at this stage. It can slow down the recovery, and pose post-surgery risks. You must not use any type of tobacco product or e-cigarettes too. 

1 Weeks Before

1 Week Before

Anaesthesia is required for surgery, therefore all types of herbal supplements and teas should be avoided at least one week prior to surgery.


Blood thinning medication is prohibited. If you are unsure if you are taking them, please do not hesitate to ask your surgeon.


You may use painkillers, but only if they contain paracetamol. Please avoid non-paracetamol ones, and inform your surgeon if they are a necessity.

Last Night Before

Last Night Before

Please do not eat, drink (including water) or chew gum eight hours before surgery. 


For a breast reduction surgery, a shower or bath is required either on the morning of surgery, or the night before.

Surgery Day

Surgery Day

You must not put on any makeup on the day of your surgery. We also kindly ask to remove any contact lenses, jewelry and accessories, too.


Please wear comfortable and adequate clothing for your surgery, and if possible, wear a dress shirt for your surgeon’s convenience.

After the Breast Reduction

You're not expected to have any pain for the first 8-12 hours after you get out of surgery as your surgeon uses a technique that is known as intercostal block during surgery.

Patients can take a shower 3-4 days after your surgery. Your surgeon may recommend that you wear your medical silicone bra for a month. You can get back to work one week later under normal conditions, and you can begin to exercise and do other things that does not require extra physical effort.

Rhinoplasty FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions of Breast Reduction

  • 01 Why do you wish for Breast Reduction? When the breast tissue is too large, it is both an aesthetically bad image and harmful to the health of the neck and spine. If you are in such a situation, you can consider this surgery.
  • 02 Is Breast Reduction OK for me? Women who haven’t breastfed and whose breast tissue is too large in terms of aesthetics and weight are suitable for this surgery.
  • 03 What is involved in the Breast Reduction? Under general anesthesia, the excess tissue in the breasts and skin are removed from the nipple and the remaining breast tissue is taken to the correct position.
  • 04 What's the risk? There is no significant risk other than standard surgical procedures.
  • 01 When will the Doctor be checking up on me? Your doctor will be checking you on the 1st and 5th day after your surgery.
  • 02 How long does it take for me to recover completely? It will take up to 1 month to return to normal condition after the surgery. It will take between 6 months and 1 year for the scars to return to skin colour and become less noticeable.
  • 03 Will I be left with scars after the operation? After the breast reduction surgery, there will be a scar. Depending on the chosen technique, a round, lollipop or reverse t-shaped scar will remain around the nipple. Within 6 months to 1 year, these scars will turn to skin colour and become less noticeable.
  • 01 How many days will I stay in Istanbul? You will be required to stay in Istanbul for six nights.
  • 02 How long am I going to need to take off work? 7 days.
  • 03 Does the price include everything? All the operation procedures, accommodation, airport concierge, dedicated patient coordinator, and transfers is included in the priced, but you will need to purchase flights to Istanbul.


Breast Reduction Duration Of Stay Price