Breast reduction

The breasts are composed of adipose (fatty) tissue and mammary glands. When the amount of adipose tissues increases, the chest becomes softer, but also less firm. It is for this reason that most large breasts sag more easily. The problem may be aesthetic, but overly large breasts can also cause pain in the neck, shoulders and even irritation in the breast fold. They can also hinder daily activities or sport.

For these reasons, many women want to reduce the size of their breasts. The procedure then performed is a breast reduction and a breast lift. The nipples are not removed. They remain attached to the nerves, the mammary gland tissue and the blood vessels to maintain their sensitivity. The tissue of the mammary gland is removed at the left and right under the nipple. The nipple is then repositioned higher in order to reduce the breast, making it firmer, prettier and lifted.

Breast reduction surgery can be performed as an outpatient or at a day clinic. Drains are usually placed after surgery and removed the following day.

The operation is generally much less painful than expected. It will then be necessary to wear a sports bra for 4 weeks. A bandage is placed over the scars after the operation and should remain in place for 2 weeks.

Cost Price


Breast reduction 4.400€
Gynecomastia (breast reduction for men) 3.400€

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