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Aesthetic Plastic Surgeon Serdar Bora Bayraktaroğlu

Plastic Surgeon

Serdar Bora Bayraktaroğlu graduated from Cerrahpaşa Faculty of Medicine English Medicine Program in 2005. He completed his plastic surgery training at Şişli Etfal Hospital Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery Clinic between 2005 and 2011. He completed his 'Microsurgery and Hand Surgery' training at the same clinic. Dr. In January 2009, Bayraktaroğlu successfully completed his six-month 'Facial Aesthetics' internship at The Facial Paralysis Institute in California-LA, USA

Completing his thesis in the field of microvascular surgery, Dr. Bayraktaroğlu has been working as a Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery Specialist since 2011.

A member of the Turkish Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Association, Dr. Bayraktaroğlu follows current developments in antiaging, medical aesthetics and aesthetic plastic surgery in many national and international organizations.

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The number of cosmetic procedures performed around the world in 2014.


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Percentage of women in cosmetic procedures performed.


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What İs Breast Reduction

What İs Breast Reduction


I am Plastic Surgeon Dr. Serdar Bora Bayraktaroğlu.

I am here with you with a new ‘Plastic Surgery of the week .’

The topic of this week is ‘Breast Reduction’

Again, I will tell you about Breast Reduction Surgery through an operation I have done.

Yes,  just like all breast surgeries, breast reduction surgery is also very important.

That’s because the surgery performed is the harbinger of a new era in a person’s life.

So What is Breast Reduction Surgery?

As I always say, breasts are the most important silhouette-defining parts of the female body.

It is also a symbol of femininity and fertility. In short, the plump and lively breast type, which reveals the female identity, is important in beautiful body perception.

Additionally, breasts have a very special and meaningful function in women, which is feeding their baby.

Now let’s come to our reasons for doing Breast Reduction Surgery:

In some women, breasts can be very large from puberty.

In other women, pregnancy and breastfeeding processes can make the breasts plump and enlarge, and the patient notices that after breastfeeding her breasts do not decrease in size and do not reach their old form.

Alternatively, after aging or weight gain, breasts may grow by gaining fat and they may lose their former small lively form and become large and saggy.

As you can see from the many reasons I’ve mentioned, women’s breasts grow over time by losing their old form, and this growth also causes sagging and the breasts no longer have their former, plump upright form.

We also come across cases where the large breasts are incompatible with the body shape.

For example, quite large breasts can be seen in a very petite woman. This can cause both aesthetic and health problems.

Breasts which are large for your body shape make you look older than you are and also make your upper body look larger.

Again, large breasts can cause back and neck pain and posture disorders.

My patients tell me these complaints by showing me bra straps marks on their shoulders and rash and allergies in their under-breast fold.

Again, the problem with such large breasts is not only the size but also the problem of sagging breasts over time.

In short, we do the ‘Breast Reduction Surgery’ not only for aesthetic concerns but also for achieving a size that is compatible with the body shape and having an overall healthy body.

After breast reduction surgery, my patients express their satisfaction by explaining that their neck and back pains have stopped, the rashes on the lower breast folds have disappeared, and the comfort of being able to go braless is expressed.

And as an aesthetic concern, researches show that the ideal breast size is medium-sized and that people find it more attractive.

Now let’s come to this patient;

This patient is in her mid-40sand her working life is intense.

She camouflages herself by wearing loose clothes, especially in her early youth. She tried to hide her appearance with a forward-leaning posture.

Her breasts lost their aesthetic appearance because of sagging over time.

My patient came to me to fix this distressing situation for her.

After my detailed examination, I showed her the new breast design suitable for her body shape before the surgery.

She liked the reduction rate I was going to do very much and she had the surgery.

So how was the surgery done?

In surgical breast reduction procedures; excess breast and adipose tissue are removed.

While these are taken, the nipple is also lifted by moving it to a higher point.

The breast tissue and breast skin are shaped

to create a smaller, more lively, new breast form.

The scars are hidden under the nipple, breast midline, and breast fold.

After the operation, a special bra is worn to stabilize the surgery performed and to protect the area.

After one night of hospital stay, resting at home begins.

And the patient returns to her normal life after a week.

We have achieved a very successful result in this patient’s operation. We have obtained the size which is most suitable for her body shape, the condition of her rib cage, height, weight, and skin structure.

And as you can see on the side, her new breasts look great on her.

I must state right away; if you are performing breast reduction surgery, you should definitely consider the patient’s expectations.

This is important for result satisfaction.

Breast reduction surgery is important.

A healthy and fit breast area has a very important place in human psychology and social status.

As I said, the satisfaction of the patient, who not only had aesthetic concerns but also got rid of the health problems of having large breasts, is very high.

The aesthetic appearance of the breast area, which appears especially in the person’s social life in the summer season in thin clothes or in the sea, makes the patient feel good.

Breast Reduction Surgery is performed in a personalized way.

Yes, I will say it again; as with many plastic surgeries, breast reduction surgery is also planned in a personalized way. I plan this surgery according to the person’s weight, age, expectations, breast tissue size, sagging amount, and skin structure.

This means that the surgery is personalized.

Breast reduction surgery increases the quality of life while adding a delightful prominence to the body.

By the way, I need to emphasize that breast reduction surgery does not prevent breastfeeding.

If we sum up briefly; After the surgery, recovery is provided by returning to normal life quickly.

And you can use your new breasts for a lifetime. However, without a doubt, taking care of yourself by not gaining or losing weight and doing sports is important in order to enjoy the results of this surgery for many years.

What Happens After the Operation?

After the operation, we host you in the hospital for one night. Small swelling and edema may occur.

.       You lie on your back and slightly inclined.

Sometimes I place small drains if I see it necessary and I pull them out the next morning as I see you off.

  • In the follow-up, I will do a week later, I only remove your tapes.

.       Since the stitches I have made during the surgery are dissolvable stitches, no stitches are removed in this procedure.

. Then, of course, you carefully return to your social life.

How long will the effect of surgery remain?

  • The effectiveness of this procedure lasts for years. But we shouldn’t forget that as we continue to age, there may be minor loosening over time.

And again, if you gain and lose weight quickly and intensely, unfortunately, the result of the surgery may be adversely affected.

What about scars

Breast reduction surgery is not a scarless surgery. However, the scars are in our natural folds, in special transition areas, and they become difficult to notice as they decrease over time.

Now I’m showing you the scars of my patient, these scars about 11 months after surgery, and you can see how weak and unclear they are.

Although breast reduction surgery leaves scars, its results are very successful.

When the patients choose between these vague scars and the satisfaction of the new breast shape they have acquired, they say it is good that we preferred the breast reduction surgery.

Combined Treatment

I can perform this surgical procedure on its own or as a part of body contouring. For example, I can plan it with other aesthetic procedures such as tummy tuck, VASER liposuction, or facelift.

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A Brief Overview of Breast Reduction:

Anesthesia: General anesthesia

Technique: Taking the appropriate amount of adipose tissue.

Duration: 120 minutes

Hospitalization: One night

Pain: Absent

Edema:  Mild-moderate

Suture: Removed one week later.

Scars: None

Normal Life: You can return to your social life after a week.

Efficacy: Persistence for years.

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What İs Mastopexy

What İs Mastopexy

Breast Lift (Mastopexy)

This week’s surgical procedure is ‘Breast Lift’

I will tell you about this surgery through a surgery I have done. In this way, you will be able to find answers to all the questions you have about the surgery.

Firstly; Breast lift surgeries are performed to remove sagging due to different reasons and to obtain an aesthetic appearance. After the end of breastfeeding after birth, shrinkage of the breasts and sagging in the tissue cause deformity.

In some patients, gaining and losing too much weight also causes non-aesthetic results. Again, in plump breasts, sagging may occur over time due to gravity. If you have a flexible skin, this sagging may increase in the future. All these situations disturb the person and can sometimes negatively affect their psychology.

With the breast lift surgery, it is aimed to regain the form and uprightness of the area. And with this surgery, asymmetry problems between the two breasts are also eliminated.

Now, through my patient, I want to tell what I did.

This patient is a lady in her late 40s who had multiple births. She was born with large breasts, but after birth, she had an intense sagging problem as a result of both breastfeeding and weight gain. Also, as you can see, there is a serious asymmetry and nipple curvature. In short, my patient is faced with a serious deformation problem.

During the examination, she stated that she was very unhappy about this situation. She said that she now wanted firmer and smaller breasts in volume. I also made a plan by taking my patient’s wishes into consideration. I put it in a smaller and more vibrant form. I also carried the nipple to an upright place. But more importantly, I would remove the asymmetry between the two breasts.

This operation made my patient so happy that she lost weight. In this way, she entered her new life in a good shape. The result, as you can see, was very successful. And this positive change made me very happy. Because touching a person’s life in this way is one of the most beautiful things in the world.

Who are eligible for breast reduction?

– Those with a structurally sagging breast,

– Those with large and sagging breasts,

– Those whose breasts hang by emptying after births and breastfeeding,

– Breast sagging after excessive weight loss,

– Those who experience sagging with age.

Who should have breast lift surgery?

Those who experience sagging in their breasts due to pregnancy, breastfeeding, weight gain or loss, or structural reasons are suitable candidates for breast lift surgery.

Which methods are used in breast lift aesthetics?

The rate of sagging in the breast area and the size of the breasts are evaluated and the surgical intervention to be used in breast lift aesthetics is determined.

In mild, loose, and saggy breasts:

If the size of the breasts is appropriate, the ring-shaped excess around the nipple is removed and the nipple is lifted slightly upwards. A ring-shaped scar remains around the nipple. If the sagging is small or not too large, drop silicone prosthesis is used.

In moderate to severe loose and sagging breasts:

In moderate sagging, the excess skin on the nipple is removed in the form of a ring. The breast tissue is collected from underneath and the incisions are closed. There would be a scar around the nipple. In severe sagging, while the breast is applied in the same application, the breast picks up towards the bottom.

At what ages is breast lift surgery applied?

This surgery is mostly applied to middle-aged patients who have given birth. Breast lift surgery can be performed in young patients with  structurally sagging breasts. Surgery can be performed at a very early age in patients with    tubular breast deformity , popularly known as goat breast. This condition is a congenital condition and is noticed at 13-14 years of age when breast growth begins.

Will there be any scars after breast lift surgery?

Scars can be formed in different ways depending on the sagging. Even if these scars are evident at the beginning, they vanish over time. If a prosthesis is used during breast lift, it is hidden indistinctly in the brownish area of the nipple and the junction with the white skin of the breast.

What are experienced after breast lift surgery?

– Patients can be discharged 5-6 hours after the operation.

– Wound control is performed in the dressing performed 2 days later.

– In the first periods, swelling and numbness in the nipple are seen. This is a temporary process.

– After the operation, the patient can return to work 3-4 days later.

– After 1 week, the bandage is opened.

– The patient wears a sports bra for 6 weeks.

– It is recommended that the patient stay away from heavy sports for 3 months.

How long will the effect of surgery remain?

  • You can enjoy the efficacy of this procedure for years. But as the aging continues, there may be small slackening over time.

And again, if you gain and lose weight quickly and intensely, unfortunately, the result of the surgery may be adversely affected.

Combined Treatment

I can perform this surgery individually or as a part of body contouring. Then, for example, I can plan it with tummy tuck or vaser liposuction aesthetics.

Yes, as with every breast surgery, I repeat: Breast surgeries do not prevent you from breastfeeding.  In other words, you can have breast aesthetic surgery in any period of your life.

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What İs Breast Augmentation

What İs Breast Augmentation


I am Aesthetic Surgeon Serdar Bora Bayraktaroğlu.

I am with you with ‘Breast Augmentation – Lift’, which is this week’s aesthetic surgery.

Yes, I will describe the ‘ breast augmentation-lift’ surgery through my patient; with pre- and post-photographs in this section.

But first, let’s look at what breast augmentation-lift surgery is:

Breast augmentation-lift, also known as mastopexy, is a procedure in which we make sagging, empty breast tissue younger and more firm by both enlarging and lifting, that is, reshaping the breast.

This makes the breasts look more upright and fit.

Just like in this patient…

So why is breast augmentation lift so popular?

Because the new breast tissue formed by this operation reflects on your body as a young and revived breast profile, which makes you look more beautiful and younger.

This patient came to me with the complaint of sagging.

Her appearance on the clothes she wore did not satisfy her even though she wore a bra. She wasn’t feeling well in her personal life, on holidays. Therefore, I planned a breast augmentation lift surgery for her. Because her breasts were sagging and insides were empty.

Why do the breasts sag? Why do they get empty?

Of course, there is no single answer to this question, but every woman experiences sagging breasts as a result of the aging process.

Especially after weight loss surgeries or pregnancy, breastfeeding, aging, gravity, family inheritance, excessive weight gain and loss,      laparoscopic sleeve, breasts get empty, weakened, and saggy.

Who is a good candidate for breast lift surgery?

Breast lift surgery is a very personal procedure. You should do this for yourself, not to fulfill someone else’s wishes or to try to fit any image.

If you are physically healthy and at a stable weight,

If you are uncomfortable with the sagging or flat appearance of your breasts,

If your breast is hollow with sagging tips pointing down,

If your skin is loose, wrinkled, or your nipple is sagging,

If there is a difference in volume and sagging between your breasts,

You are the ideal candidate for a breast augmentation lift. Of course, I make the final surgical plan after I examine you. Everyone may not follow these patterns.

One of the most frequently asked questions by my patients is whether breast augmentation lift poses an obstacle for pregnancy or breastfeeding.

No. It does not. This surgery won’t stop you from breastfeeding and getting pregnant. Just sharing this info with your surgeon in advance when planning your pregnancy date will get you the best result.

How about surgery?

Surgery is performed under general anesthesia.

And the surgery can be performed with different incision models.

These include:

Only incisions made on your nipples,

An incision around the nipple and perpendicular to the breast fold.

A horizontal incision around the nipple along the mammarian fold.

It can be classified as or a combination of these, keyhole-shaped incisions and reverse J-shaped incisions.

Which technique is applied to which patient depends on the condition of the person’s breast.

But I aim for the highest possible outcome with the least possible scar in my patients.

I apply a silicone implant to enlarge and volume your breast tissue during your surgery. Then I reposition your nipple at a natural height. I reshape your breast tissue to move it back to a more conical, more lively point.

I’ll shrink the enlarged nipple if I have to.

We hide your scars in natural grooves and folds in breast augmentation-lift. Your scar on your nipple diminishes over time as it settles between the skin. In other words, this procedure is a surgery resulting in a scar, but the scars fade and become unnoticeable over time.  So you don’t have to worry.

The surgery is painless. You will return to your social life in a week’s time with my instructions.

What happens after the surgery?

You’ll stay at the hospital overnight after the surgery. You sometimes have small tubes called draines, but not in every patient. I’ll remove these drainages the next day while I’m discharging you.

You’ll be wearing a special bra after surgery.

You have to wear this special bra for about 3 weeks.  There is no suture removal in the follow-up because your sutures are .

Things you need to know;

A slight sagging of the breasts may be observed over time in patients undergoing breast augmentation lift surgery. It’s natural, but you never go back to the way you were before.

Again, you can get pregnant after this type of surgery as I explained at the beginning. However, the process of this pregnancy in your breast cannot be predicted because it is your own process. My advice to you is to plan this surgery after the pregnancy process.

The procedure is less affected by careful weight control and average pregnancy processes. So, you can enjoy the results of the surgery for many years. It is important to remember that we age over time.

A brief overview of breast augmentation and lift:

Anesthesia: General anesthesia

Technique:  Removal of excess breast tissue and skin with breast augmentation and getting the breast upright.

Time: 120 minutes

Admission: 1 night

Pain: No

Edema: Mild to moderate

Suture: Dissoluble suture. No suture removal

Scar: Fading scars over time

Normal Life: You can go back to your social life after a week.

Efficacy: Persistent for years.

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