Breasts that are too large can be a major burden. A so-called macromastia can develop as early as puberty and, in addition to physical problems, also affects the person psychologically.
Patients often suffer from back and neck pain, bra cuts and skin irritations. A breast reduction can reduce the breasts’ height and weight and adapt them harmoniously to the patient’s figure, thereby relieving physical discomfort immediately.
• How does a breast reduction work?
• What should I watch out for after the breast reduction?
• Further questions about breast reduction?
• What do you have to consider before and after the operation?
How does a breast reduction work?
In a personal consultation, we discuss the patient’s individual problems and carry out initial examinations. It is particularly important to me that all questions are answered in detail and that my patients receive all information about the various surgical techniques. Then we create the individual treatment plan together with the patient. Before breast reduction surgery, a mammography or breast ultrasound is required from the age of 40, or earlier if there is a family history of breast cancer.
During the operation, which we perform at the Andreasklinik Klinik, excess glandular tissue is removed without affecting the natural shape of the breast. The removed parts of the gland are sent in for a tissue examination in order to rule out diseases of the mammary gland. With our scar-saving surgical technique, scar formation can be reduced to a minimum. In addition to removing the glandular tissue, the areola size is reduced and raised, and the breast skin is tightened.
What should I watch out for after the breast reduction?
We recommend staying overnight in the hospital for at least one night in the case of breast reduction. After the operation, only minor pain is to be expected, which can be treated with medication if necessary. After removing the wound drainage, a special bra is put on, which must be worn day and night for the next 6 weeks. The expected downtime is 1–2 weeks. After about 2–3 weeks, the wounds will be healed, so the stitches can be pulled. We recommend that you stop exercising for 6 weeks.
Our patients also receive special scar creams for follow-up treatment.
The final shape of the breast is achieved after 3–4 months, and most of the scars are almost invisible after about 6 months.
More questions about breast reduction?
If you have any further questions, please contact us either by phone or using our contact form. We would be happy to arrange a personal consultation in my practice in Cham.
|Duration:||1.5 – 2 hours|
|Clinic stay:||1 night|
|Downtime:||1 – 2 weeks|
|Suture pulling:||14 – 20 days|
|Sociable:||1 – 3 days|
|Sport:||After approx. 6 weeks|