Breast reduction

Breast reduction surgery is performed to women who suffer from overly large breasts. This operation is carried out not only for aesthetical reasons, but also for the physical discomfort: to eliminate the back pain, respiratory disorders, or inflammation of the skin under the breasts.

Breast reduction is a surgical procedure in when large, descended breasts with lost firmness the reduced and lifted giving them a natural breast shape.


Breast reduction surgery is performed under general anaesthesia. During the operation the lowered nipple is reduced and raised, and the excess breast tissue is removed.

The cut is stitched vertically or in an inverted T shape.

Vertical incision breast reduction scheme
Inverted T incision breast reduction scheme

Operational risk

The surgery of breast reduction as well as any intervention may have some reaction to the anaesthesia, temporary swelling, a sense of tension, decreased nipple sensitivity, post-operative pain, bruising. Very rarely, bleeding, wound infection, scar hypertrophy may occur.

Post-operative period

Patients can return to work after 7-12 days. Breast swelling and bruising may last for a few weeks. Physical activity is limited for several months.

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