Noting that a large breast structure can lead to chronic neck and back pain, hunchback and similar posture disorders, and even difficult breathing. Turkey Medicals member and JCI Antalya hospital Aesthetic, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Specialist Doctor said that by reducing the breast to the appropriate size with surgery, the pain can be reduced and the posture disorders can be eliminated.

The pectoral muscle, which is strengthened by sports, does not have an aesthetic or the straightening contribution to fermale breasts.

The cause of back and neck pain

Aesthetic, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Specialist Dr. stated that the size of the breast structure causes back and neck pain in many women due to the effect of gravity and weight, stating that “In addition, the urge to hide caused by social reservations also leads to a posture disorder known as hunchback. In terms of life comfort, we recommend for the best breast reduction in Antalya with breast size problems. After breast reduction operations, back pain is significantly reduced if there is no other medical reason,” she said.

The only method is surgical intervention

Pointing out that surgery is the only method to eliminate the enlarged and sagging breast structure and provide an aesthetic image, Doctor “Although weight gain, especially after sports and diets, reduces some of the adipose tissue in the breast, sagging can become a major problem,” said. For sagging that occurs after diets and sports in overweight women, reduction and lift surgeries are performed. The pectoral muscle, which is strengthened by sports, does not have an aesthetic or straightening contribution to the breasts,” she said.

Straightening and shaping in the same operation

Doctor mentioned that one of the most common operations of aesthetic surgery is breast reduction surgery, stating that this surgery includes many interventions; removing excess skin, fat and tissue in the breast, lifting the sagging breast and aesthetic shaping operations are performed as a whole in one session. Doctor stated that the measurements were taken during the preoperative planning and the technique to be used was decided according to the anatomical structure of the person.

Breast reduction surgery takes longer than breast augmentation surgery, Doctor said, “Various methods are being applied today. In the past, breast reduction surgeries that left a ‘reverse T’-shaped scar were performed, and today we also prefer a different surgical method called a ‘lollipop scar’. The advantage of this method is that the operation scar is small and more suitable for the natural fold of the chest, and also does not attract attention because it is located in the lower part,” she said.

Milk ducts are protected during surgery

Noting that with the lollipop trail technique, the milk ducts are protected as much as possible according to the person’s age and fertility, Doctor said, “The breastfeeding problems of 5-10 percent that can be experienced after such operations are seriously reduced thanks to this technique. Suture scars formed during surgery, which takes an average of 2 hours, are also reduced to a minimum level thanks to the techniques applied by plastic surgery,” she said.

To whom is it recommended?

Stating that the nipple is recommended for women who are below the bottom line of the breast as a level due to aesthetic concerns, Doctor stated: “The important thing here is the profit and loss balance, which is different for every woman. The physical, psychological and aesthetic profit that a woman will earn from surgery is taken into account. It turns out that after these operations, women’s self-confidence increases, they do not isolate themselves from society. Due to the improvement of the quality of care after surgery with the help of developing medical technologies, the risks of complications are significantly reduced in breast reduction and shaping operations.’’

The time of return to work after surgery depends on the patient

Also clarifying the process after the operation, Doctor said that when to return to work after surgery depends on the person’s resistance to pain and the degree of difficulty of his work. Doctor stated that if a person is doing a very active job, he should rest for about 10 days after breast reduction surgery, but if he is doing work at the desk, he can return to his job within 48-72 hours after breast reduction surgery until the effect of anesthesia has passed. After surgery, the direc (tube used to drain inflammation) placed in the chest may be removed in a shorter time in some people, Dr. “In this way, people can take a bath shortly after the operation. In case of discharge, it is recommended that people wear a cotton bra without a underwire and put gauze in it. Because the wires in the underwire bra create lines under the breast by pressing, a underwire bra is used. This bra should be used continuously for the first one or two weeks,” she said.


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President of Organ Transplant Center at MedicalPark Hospital Antalya

Turkey's world-renowned organ transplant specialist. Dr. Demirbaş has 104 international publications and 102 national publications.

Physician's Resume:

Born on August 7, 1963 in Çorum, Prof. Dr. Alper Demirbaş has been continuing his work as the President of MedicalPark Antalya Hospital Organ Transplantation Center since 2008.

Prof. who performed the first tissue incompatible kidney transplant in Turkey, the first blood type incompatible kidney transplant, the first kidney-pancreas transplant program and the first cadaveric donor and live donor liver transplant in Antalya. Dr. As of August 2016, Alper Demirbaş has performed 4900 kidney transplants, 500 liver transplants and 95 pancreas transplants.

In addition to being the chairman of 6 national congresses, he has also been an invited speaker at 12 international and 65 national scientific congresses. Dr. Alper Demirbaş was married and the father of 1 girl and 1 boy.


Eczacibasi Medical Award of 2002, Akdeniz University Service Award of 2005, Izder Medical Man of the Year Award of 2006, BÖHAK Medical Man of the Year Award of 2007, Sabah Mediterranean Newspaper Scientist of the Year Award of 2007, ANTIKAD Scientist of the Year Award of 2009, Social Ethics Association Award of 2010, Işık University Medical Man of the Year Award of 2015, VTV Antalya's Brand Value Award of 2015.


Doctor of Medicine Degree Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine Ankara, General Surgeon Ministry of Health Turkey EKFMG (0-477-343-8), University of Miami School of Medicine Member of Multiple Organ Transplant, ASTS Multiorgan Transplant Scholarship. Lecturer at Kyoto University. Lecturer at University of Essen, Research assistant at the University of Cambridge .

Professional Members:

American Society of Transplant Surgeons, American Transplantation Society Nominated, Middle East and Southern Africa Council Transplantation Society 2007, International Liver Transplantation Association, Turkish Transplantation Association, Turkish Society of Surgery, Turkish Hepatobiliary Surgery Association.


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