Breast Reduction

Breast Reduction. Women with large, heavy breasts can often suffer from tension and pain in the upper back and neck. Often they cannot do sport anymore and suffer from bra-straps cutting into their shoulders, and even tingling sensations in their fingers. A large bust is a significant psychological and physical burden on a woman.

Many women have large breasts since youth and puberty. In other cases, they developed over the years due to weight fluctuations, hormonal influences or after pregnancy. Loss of breast tissue and youthful shape can also be age related. In all cases, this leads to the woman's desire to have a harmonious, tight chest that fits her body. Through a corrective surgery of the breast, body awareness and, ultimately, quality of life improves. It also means a reduction of the glandular tissue, which reduces the risk of breast cancer.

Breast reduction (reductive mammaplasty) forms a smaller breast that is adjusted to the proportions of the patient. In a breast reduction surgery, not only the volume of the breast decreases, but an aesthetically pleasing shape can also be modelled. Various scar-minimising techniques are used. In this surgical correction of the excessive breast skin, fat and glandular tissue are removed primarily in the lower chest area. The nipples are raised and usually made somewhat smaller. Occasionally additional liposuction may be necessary to improve the outcome. The breast reduction is performed during a short hospital stay under general anaesthesia.

The surgery is performed under steady conditions under a general anaesthetic and takes between 2-3 hours. The stay in our clinic is usually 1-2 days. In most cases a drip can be inserted for a short time. The removal of this soft plastic tubing is not painful. A special brasier is worn for a few weeks after the breast augmentation in order to enable the most attractive result. Although movement is allowed after the surgery, intensive sports should be avoided for several weeks. The stitches used will dissolve naturally in a few weeks, eliminating the sometimes painful procedure of pulling them out. Regular follow up meetings are naturally available until everything has healed to your satisfaction.

For every operation:

Do not take blood thinning drugs such as aspirin, ASS, Plavix, Warfarin etc, 14 days before the elective surgery!

Do you still have questions to breast size, breast shape, scarring, sensitivity, and ability to breastfeed? I am happy to discuss these with you in peace and great detail in a free consultation.

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