Facts on breast reduction
|Treatment methods:||Minimal scarring, with T, J or L-shaped incisions|
|Treatment duration:||2,5-4 hours|
|Post-treatment:||No drains required, only adhesive bandages and bra; check-ups after 10–12 days, 6 weeks, 6 months, 1 year|
|Removal of sutures:||Absorbable sutures used|
|Costs:||From 8,000 EUR|
Women who suffer from oversized breasts carry a burden in two respects. Firstly, on a physical level, a large bust can cause considerable pain and represent a real impediment. Many patients develop severe postural defects over time which, ultimately, cause their entire bodies to share the pain caused by enlarged breasts.
Yet women living with oversized breasts also have to deal with stares and judgement from strangers wherever they go; this causes many to develop strong feelings of shame, feel uncomfortable in their own skin and even shut themselves away. As the restrictions placed on their social life continue to grow, many of these women search for a permanent solution to this problem.
Our surgical breast reduction procedures allow us to give our patients back their self-confidence, improve their health and enhance their quality of life. Breast reduction is a lasting way to reduce breast size both visibly and tangibly. For our patients, the decision to undergo a breast reduction takes a load off in the truest sense of the word – ultimately, they will be able to live the rest of their lives free of the physical and emotional burdens of an oversized bust.
Here at Central Aesthetics, we’re always happy to help women find the perfect treatment method for their requirements. We would also be happy to arrange an in-depth one-to-one breast reduction consultation on request. Simply give us a call to arrange a non-binding consultation appointment at our practice.
Frequently asked questions on breast reduction
Breast reduction surgery is suitable for any women who suffer from an oversized bust and who would like to improve their self-esteem by reducing the size of their breasts. A breast reduction might also be advisable if a woman suffers from back pains and postural problems caused by her large bust. In the surgery itself, we remove excessive fat tissue and glandular tissue, shift the areola upwards and also tauten the skin if necessary. The result is a significantly smaller, lighter bust that also appears natural in its proportions.
Surgical breast reductions instantly achieve lasting results: the patient’s breasts are tangibly lighter immediately after the surgery, they can wear a smaller bra straight away – and no longer have to hide their bust away when out in public. The overwhelming majority of our patients have been delighted with the results of their treatment, and enjoy an enhanced quality of life immediately after the surgery.
In a breast reduction, we remove part of the breast’s glandular tissue. Exactly how much tissue we remove and by how much we reduce chest measurement at the bust’s most prominent point varies from one patient to the next. When planning the procedure, we always take the patient’s wishes into account to make certain they’ll be completely satisfied with the results.
However, breast reduction surgery does not affect the underbust measurement. This measurement is determined by the bone structure of the upper torso – something we can’t reduce in a breast reduction. The surgery simply aims to reduce the volume and weight of the breast itself.
Whether or not any scarring is left behind by the breast reduction primarily depends on the surgical technique used. Breast reductions using suction leave no visible scarring. In this method, the breast’s fat content is reduced through liposuction without the need to make any incisions in the skin. Instead, fine cannulas are used to extract the fat – and leave behind no visible scarring. However, breast reductions through suction methods are only suitable for breasts with a high fat content.
In a classic (surgical) breast reduction, we work using the so-called T-technique or another technique that results in little scarring. A breast reduction using the T-technique involves three incisions in the skin: one around the areola, a second running vertically down from the areola and a third in the crease beneath the breast. The surgeon then uses these incisions as a means to remove the excess tissue. The diameter of the areola is then reduced before it’s moved to a new position higher on the breast. The low-scarring technique is almost identical, but no incision is made in the crease beneath the breast.
Therefore, the exact location of any scars can vary depending on the surgical technique. Precisely how visible scars will be after surgery depends on several factors: how the incisions are made, to what extent, and the quality of the individual’s body tissue.
It is entirely possible to combine a breast reduction with surgery to lift the breast – indeed, in many cases it makes perfect sense. Opting for a breast lift after the excess tissue has been removed can help to afford the bust a more attractive and dynamic appearance. To achieve this, we work with the patient to plan both steps together at the start of the process.
Of course, at our practice we’re happy to advise you personally on how best to combine a breast reduction with a breast lift.
Not only can an oversized bust cause a whole array of physical problems, for many women large breasts also represent a considerable psychological burden. In a breast reduction surgery, we remove excess tissue to reduce the size of the breast and help the patient to achieve an enhanced quality of life. We would be happy to answer any questions in detail and address any concerns you might have. You can contact us via our contact form or by telephone at +49 (0)69 902 871 13. We look forward to hearing from you!