Breast Reduction

Breast Reduction in Turkey

Breast Reduction in Turkey Istanbul is a cosmetic procedure performed by a plastic surgeon to correct the shape of women’s breasts who complain from enlarged breasts for several reasons that may be genetic or as a result of weight gain.

The results of breast reduction can be seen immediately after the procedure which takes an average of about 3 hours under full body anesthesia. We will show the details that every woman needs to do this procedure in the following lines.

Anesthesia Full
Process Duration3 Hours
Stay in Hospital1 Night is needed after process
ResultsImmediate / Lifetime
Convalescence10-15 Days
Cost in Turk Aesthetic3500 – 4500 EUR
Breast Reduction in Turkey

How is Breast Reduction Surgery Done in Turkey?

The surgery is carried out with the aim of reducing the size of the breast from its normal size, which is due to problems in the shape of the chest and the body in general, such as pain and pressure on the spine, back, neck and shortness of breath.

From the breasts, for a woman to get a tighter, more beautiful breast shape with a size consistent with her body. The results are not limited to cosmetic only, but also to improving the performance of body functions.

Breast reduction Surgery Video

Here we will show you how to perform the surgery in video.

Who Can Perform Breast Reduction Surgery? 

Women who have sagging breasts or a large chest size that is not consistent with the body shape in general, and everyone who is over 18 years old and enjoys good health, and everyone who wants to have beautiful and harmonious breasts to gain more self-confidence resort to the surgery.

Who Can Not Perform Breast Reduction? 

Some women may complain of large and heavy breasts, but their health condition does not qualify them to perform the procedure due to a chronic disease such as heart disease and irregular diabetes, in addition to cases of advanced tumors, a doctor should be consulted before performing the operation, everyone who has a problem with wound healing. Finally, the procedure should not be considered for girls who are under 18 years old.

What is the specialty of the doctor who performs breast reduction surgery?

Breast reduction surgery is one of the cosmetic options, so the doctor who performs the surgery is a plastic surgeon who specializes in plastic surgery and has sufficient experience to perform these operations. No other doctor from any other specialization can perform this type of operation.

Anesthesia Type Used in Breast Reduction Surgery in Turkey

Breast reduction surgery cannot be performed with local anesthesia only. It can be performed under general anesthesia.

The patient must fast for at least six hours before starting this operation and fast after the operation is completed for a period ranging in the middle of about four hours, after which the patient can start with simple meals and then gradually return to the usual diet.

Breast Reduction Steps in Turkey

Breast reduction surgery goes through three stages, like other operations:

Total Time: 3 hours

Before the process

breast reduction in turkey

Before starting the breast reduction operation, it is preferable to tell the medical team or the doctor about any chronic diseases that the person suffers from or any medications used, if any, and to tell the doctor about any previous operations that were performed and not to omit any information related to the patient’s health condition. Several instructions must be followed, the most important of which are:
The implementation team discusses the results of the process.
Refrain from food and drink for at least six hours before the operation.
Inform the medical team about any medications used.
Refrain from alcohol and smoking for at least one week before the operation.
Stop any blood-thinning medications such as aspirin after consulting a doctor.
Choose comfortable clothes on the day of the operation.

During the Process

breast reduction in turkey

The method in which the operation will be performed and what the patient prefers regarding the shape of the chest after the operation are determined. After applying general anesthesia, the surgeon creates incisions around the nipple and the brown area that surrounds it. The second incision is vertical from the brown areola to the sagging area in the breast. After that, the doctor removes the fat, tissue and excess breast skin and raises the nipple and the surrounding areola to a higher height. It is also possible to reduce the areola surrounding the nipple, which often enlarges after pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding. The operation takes an average of 3 hours.

After the Process

The doctor gives a bandage to tighten the chest after the operation, it must be used for two to three days, and then the bruises begin to disappear and fade gradually. It may take about one to three weeks. As for the medical threads, they dissolve gradually.
It is preferable not to wear a bra that contains skewers or sponges. It is recommended to wear a sports bra throughout the day and it is assumed that sports activity or driving a car should be avoided for a period of 30 days. After a month, it is possible to return to normal life and practice normal activities, but it is better to avoid lifting heavy things or doing any exercise for two months.

Before and After Breast Reduction Surgery in Turkey Istanbul

Below are some pictures of before and after the surgery that was performed at Turk Aesthetic in Istanbul, Turkey.

Post op Breast Reduction Tips

There are many instructions to be followed after surgery, the most important of which are:

  • Follow the instructions given by the doctor carefully.
  • Adhere to the use of medicines on time.
  • Avoid strenuous work in the first period after the operation.
  • Wear a medical corset.
  • Recline Properly

Pros & Cons


There are no negatives to mention for breast reduction procedures except if  the operation is performed by a surgeon who lacks experience and professionalism, and thus the mismatch in the size of the breasts.


  • The results of the successful surgery give the woman self-confidence, attractiveness and femininity because the harmonious breast increases the beauty of the woman’s body.
  • Getting rid of pain due to the large size of the chest.
  • Get rid of irritations that occur under the chest due to sweating from the drooping chest.

Side Effects

  • The patient may feel some tingling and numbness in the nipple.
  • Differences in the size and girth of the breasts can occur due to the surgeon’s lack of experience.
  • Feeling of slight itching during wound healing.

Breast Reduction Surgery in Turkey Istanbul

Turkey in general, and Istanbul in particular, is the destination for many tourists who visit Turkey for the purpose of treatment and tourism at the same time because of the many advantages, such as the multiplicity of options, the expertise of doctors, the quality of service and reasonable prices.

The operation is one of the options available for body beautification in Turkey, and its cost varies between 3500- 4000 euros, according to each center.

Breast Reduction Surgery Cost in Turkey

The cost of breast reduction surgery in Turkey varies from place to place according to several things:

  • The reputation of the medical center or hospital.
  • Doctor’s experience.
  • The attached services provided by the center because some centers offer packages that include treatment, accommodation and transportation.

At Turk Aesthetic Istanbul Turkey, the cost of surgery is approximately 4000 euros. To request the cost of the package including accommodation and transportation, you can contact the Turk Aesthetic team via the contact page.


How long does breast reduction surgery take?

About 3-4 hours.

When will the result of breast reduction surgery appear?

The results of the procedure are immediate and can be clearly seen once the effects of the surgery wear off.

What is the success rate of breast reduction surgery?

It is directly proportional to the skill of the physician performing the procedure.

Can a breast reduction operation be performed under local anaesthesia?

Only breast reduction surgery can be performed under general anaesthesia.

What is the cost of breast reduction surgery in Turkey?

In Turk Aesthetic Istanbul, the cost of breast reduction surgery is 3500 – 4500 euros. In Turkey, the cost generally ranges from 3500 – 4500 euros.

What is the recovery period after breast reduction surgery?

About 10 – 15 days.

Can breasts enlarge and sag after breast reduction surgery?

The results of breast reduction surgery are not permanent for life.

How long does it take to use the corset after breast reduction surgery?

The appropriate period for using the corset ranges between 45 – 60 days.

And finally, you can contact our team directly to request information and prices from Turk Aesthetic.

Breast Reduction in Turkey