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Breast Reduction

Breast Reduction

Very large breasts pose an elementary problem for many women. They feel restricted in their social and physical activitites as well as having to deal with physical problems such as back pain, cutting bra-straps and eczema under the breast.

There are different ways to make breasts smaller. The operation is called breast reduction. The suitable operation has to be found for every breast individually, depending on size and shape of the breast. When reducing the size of the breast, skin, fat and glandular tissue are reduced and the nipple is shifted to the top. The scars run circularly around the nipple, vertically from it to the mammary fold and along the mammary fold itself. So called "scar saving" techniques are also possible (vertical mammaplasty). Initially, the scars are apparent, however they lose reddening within the first 3 months after the operation and become flatter. Wearing a support bra day and night is advisable after the operation in order to take weight off the scars.

A breast reduction can be either done as a single procedure or combined with other cosmetic operations. If you want more information on this procedure please call us or contact us by e-mail. 

Breast Reduction Details

Breast Reduction


Hospital Stay: 1 - 2 days 

Type of anaesthesia: general anaesthesia 

Follow-up treatment: support bra for 6-12 weeks, avoidance of strenuous sports for 3 months 

Risks: haematoma, disturbance of healing process, unsightly scarring, loss of the nipple, reduction or loss of ability to breast-feed, irritation in sensitivity of the nipples 

Final result: after 3 - 6 months 

Recovery period: approximately 2-4 weeks