Breast reduction

Breast reduction is a common procedure and reduces the volume of the chest. This procedure provides a beautiful shape while leaving behind only minimal scarring. But beyond the purely aesthetic, breast reduction will put an end to the physical and functional pain caused by a chest that is too heavy, as well as its psychological consequences.

Even though several techniques enable breast size to be reduced, all of them remove excess skin and fatty or glandular tissue, thereby reducing the volume of the chest.

Above all, it is the experience and achievements of your aesthetic surgeon that will determine the choice of technique. The ideal is therefore to entrust your body to a specialist in breast surgery.

In reality, it will be necessary not just to give a pleasing shape to your breasts, but also to reposition the nipple.



Breast reduction, which is a procedure lasting for between two to three hours, can be performed in hospital outpatient surgery. Your breast surgery will not impose more than one week of disability. The final result will be achieved after several months.

If you plan to enlarge your family, it is better to fulfill this desire before have your breast reduction procedure carried out, although there are no contraindications regarding breastfeeding and/ or carrying a pregnancy to term.

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Every surgical procedure can involve a certain amount of risk and complications that the patient must accept; your plastic surgeon will make it his or her duty to reduce the rate of occurrence by choosing the technique best suited to your medical situation. Complications such as bleeding, wound or prosthesis infections and poor healing, although relatively rare, can occur with any type of surgery. This website has been written to complement the information received during consultations. This text is not exhaustive, and cannot replace a consultation with a specialist; it may answer some questions or raise others. Each patient will receive complete and detailed information in relation to his or her own medical status and the intervention of his or her choice. For more information, please consider a consultation or visit the official website of the Royal Belgian Society of Plastic Surgery:

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