Large breasts in proportion to the rest of the body can often lead to a mental strain in young women and, with age, their weight can also labour them physically. Sagging breasts can often be corrected with the simple use of push-up bras or a breast lift. Large breasts, on the other hand, limits the affected woman in her choice of clothing and strengthens the desire to bring the breasts into proportion. In a breast reduction operation, not only is excess skin removed but tissue and fat deposits are also reduced. In men, it is often sufficient with a one-off liposuction treatment.
Scars run (as with breast lifts) along the nipple surround, down toward the breast fold and when necessary in the fold itself. The volume of the breast is reduced through the removal of tissue from the lower part of the breast, all the while being protected by a nerve- and blood supply from the nipple. A supplementary liposuction can further remodel the breast from the side os the armpit
Treatment and operation preparation: Obtain timely, comprehensive medical advice and risk awareness, including a full medical check-up with blood evaluation and ECG. In addition, there will be mammography, measurement of the breasts, possibly a smoking ban.
Duration of operation: 2-3 hours
Staying at the clinic: 2 days
Work incapacity: Depending on physical strain involved, 1-4 weeks
Social capacity: After 3-5 days
Sport: After 4-8 weeks
Sun-bathing and solarium: After 4 weeks, cover scars
Sauna: After 4 weeks
After care: Removal of drain tubes after 2 days, possible removal of threads after 7-14 days, scar care, lymph drainage, a special compression bra, possible scar correction.
Durability: Years; a breast lift may be necessary later.
Special risks: Secondary bleeding, healing problems of the skin, glanular tissue or fatty tissue. Broad scars, sensitivity defects of the skin and/or nipples, loss of breast-feeding capability.
Cost absorption: Possibly covered by health insurance in cases where 400-500 gramm per breast need to be removed and proof of an associated illness, such as spinal problems.