Breast Reduction

Breast reduction involves surgery to remove excess skin and breast tissue. Breasts that are too large may be caused by an increase in the volume of the mammary gland, known as breast hypertrophy, or by an increase in the fatty tissues of the breasts, often occurring after menopause, following weight gain or hormonal problems. Breasts that are too heavy can cause chronic back and shoulder pain, headaches and posture problems. Physical exercise is often painful, and it becomes difficult to find appropriate clothing. With breast reduction, you can reduce the size of your breasts and raise their position to give them a more toned and firmer appearance.

  • Consultation and Surgical Procedure
  • Results and Recovery

During your consultation with Dr Schlaudraff at Concept Clinic, he will discuss with you the results you would like to obtain and advise you on the various surgical options for your breast reduction. He will determine with you which technique is best suited to your needs. The Doctor will also inform you whether your health insurance might cover the costs of the operation.

Breast reduction surgery is performed under general anaesthesia in Concept Clinic’s modern and fully equipped surgery theatre, which meets with the highest standards of comfort and hygiene. The procedure takes between two and three hours.

You will be able to resume a light activity 2 to 3 days after the surgery and gradually increase your activity in 7 to 10 days, except for energetic movements of the arms. You will have to wear a sports bra to stabilise and support the breasts for 4 to 6 weeks, which is the normal time needed for a full recovery.

The change in volume is visible immediately after the breast reduction, but the final result will be seen more clearly after 8 to 12 weeks, once the swelling has gone down. The scars must be rigorously protected from the sun for 3 to 9 months and will gradually fade until barely visible within 12 to 24 months.