Breast reduction

Why use breast reduction?

Large breasts are mostly a problem for active women.
When you have too big breasts that are almost impossible to support, run, walk or do any type of sport, it puts a tremendous strain on your back and neck. This usually results in chronic pain

Breast reduction is the surgical solution to relieve most of these symptoms, with the added benefit that it also helps to refine the silhouette and give it more balanced and elegant proportions.


Am I a good candidate for breast reduction?

Breast reduction is usually done after the decision to have no more children. Because pregnancy and breastfeeding can have significant and unpredictable effects on the size and shape of the breasts.

Nevertheless, many women decide to undergo breast reduction surgery before having children.

In general the following cases are indications for breast reduction:

  • Breasts too big compared to the silhouette of the woman
  • Pain in the back, neck and / or shoulder aggravated by the weight of the breasts
  • Can not do certain physical activities because of breast size and weight


  Breast upift without implant price: £ 1 840

This package includes: the Surgery, anesthesia, use of the operating room, stay at the clinic, drugs, surgeon and anesthesiologist fees, a compression bra, convalescence at the hotel and transfers (Airport / Clinic / Hotel).

 Anesthesia : General

 Length of stay : 6 days (5 nights): 3 nights at the clinic / 2 nights at the hotel

Mammary lift scar :T-shaped inverted, periareolar or vertical

Time of absence before returning to work :You can return to work after one week. Do not exert yourself and keep moderate physical activity for 15 days.

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Before breast reduction surgery

Why I want a breast reduction ?

Your consultation about breast reduction
The success and safety of your breast reduction procedure depends heavily on your total candor during your consultation. Your surgeon will ask you a number of questions about your health, your desires, and your lifestyle.

During your consultation be prepared to discuss:

Reasons to undergo surgery, your expectations and the desired result:

  • Your state of health, your drug allergies and medical treatments
  • Your use of medications, vitamins, herbal supplements, alcohol, tobacco and drugs
  • Your previous surgeries
  • Family history of breast cancer and results of any previous mammogram or biopsy


Your plastic surgeon will also:

  • Assessment of your general health and any existing illness or pre-existing risk factors
  • Examining your breasts by taking detailed measurements of their size and shape, the quality of the skin, the location of your nipples and areolas.
  • Take pictures for your medical record
  • Discuss options and recommendations for your case
  • Discussions of likely outcomes of your breast reduction procedure and any possible risks or complications


Before breast reduction surgery, you will also be recommended to:

  • Make a complete blood test
  • Do a mammogram or breast ultrasound to check the condition of your glands and the absence of cysts.
  • Stop smoking a few weeks before to avoid hinder healing.
  • Avoid taking aspirin, anti-inflammatory medications and herbal supplements as they can increase bleeding


Breast reduction surgery steps

Techniques of breast reduction :



The incision
Breast reduction involves one of the following three incision techniques:

  • an anchoring incision

The anchoring incision is a traditional incision made around the areola, vertically along the chest, then horizontally along the crease of the chest.
reduction mammaire

  • Une incision verticale

The vertical incision is placed around the areolar border and vertically along the breast to reduce scarring.
reduction mammaire

  • an incision without scar.

A scar-free incision involves tiny incisions made at the breast or armpit fold, and excess fat is removed by liposuction.
reduction mammaire

Surgical reduction

Through incisions, the surgeon removes excess fat, tissue and skin from the lower chest.
If the patient has, for the most part, adipose tissue in her breasts, she may need liposuction to reduce breast size. This will result in minimal scarring, less trauma to the breast tissue and reduced risk of complications.
Repositioning of the breasts
After the incisions, the surgeon will remove excess tissue (including skin and fat), and the remaining breast tissue will be reshaped.

The nipple and areola are then repositioned in proportion to the new smaller size of the breasts.
In extreme cases with very large breasts, the use of a technique called free nipple transplant may be necessary.
In this type of procedure, the entire nipple and areola are removed and then transplanted to a higher position. If necessary, the size of the areola can also be reduced by surgically removing the skin around its perimeter.


After the surgery :

What to expect after a breast reduction ?

The recovery time varies from one person to another, but you will be able to get up and walk the same day of the surgery, even if you need someone to assist you (the nurses are there for )
Although you are allowed to take a shower a few days after the surgery, you will probably need help getting dressed because you will not be able to fully move your arms.
Most patients will be ready to drive and return to office work within a week, so pain relief will be needed in the first few weeks.
Your cosmetic surgeon will probably ask you to wait at least 3 to 4 weeks before resuming the exercise other than walking.
A special bra will be provided and you should wear it for a few weeks

From 1 to 14 days

You wear a special bra (which will be provided) night and day.
You can gradually resume normal activity, but do not do anything tiring.

From 2 to 4 weeks

Hematomas and scars will continue to disappear gradually.
The stitches begin to subside.
The appearance of the breasts continues to improve.

From 6 – 9 months

The scars start to fade and disappear. The final result begins to appear.

Some tips to respect:
  • Avoid driving for one to two weeks. You will be able to wear a seatbelt if you place a small pillow on your chest.
  • Not in sexual activity for at least a week.
  • Avoid smoking for two weeks. Smoking delays healing and can cause an infection.
  • Do not lift heavy objects for the first 6 weeks
  • Do not engage in physical activities such as running or aerobics for six weeks.
  • Never expose your scars to the sun for at least six months. You must absolutely avoid tanning.
  • You can return to work in one to six weeks (the average time is three weeks) depending on your professional activity.

To see also :

Cosmetic surgery for women

Breast augmentation

Breast lift with implants

Breast lift without implants