With increasing age,
the shape and size of female breasts
may change considerably.
Firm and well-shaped breasts.
Hormonal variations over the monthly cycle, changes in weight, pregnancy and breastfeeding as well as the impact of gravity play an major role in this …
My new look:
Harmoniously shaped breasts.
The size and shape of the breasts are changed according to your wishes. They will be lifted significantly and will become firm again. Breast reduction performed at our practice in Munich is aimed at achieving this goal.
If you have any further questions or would like to learn more about a specific procedure, feel free to email us or arrange for us to call you back or make an appointment for a comprehensive personal consultation at our plastic surgery practice.
How is breast reduction performed?
The number of surgical techniques available for a female breast reduction or lift is greater than in any other field of plastic surgery. What they all have in common is an incision around the nipple. Usually, another vertical incision is made from the nipple to the lower fold of the breast, with an additional horizontal incision being made along the lower fold of the breast in some cases.
In breast reduction, excess skin is removed through these incisions; the breast is lifted and, if necessary, reduced by removing glandular and fatty tissue. A breast lift always makes the breast somewhat smaller, which can be offset by additionally inserting a breast implant.
Frequently asked questions about breast reduction
- Lie and sleep on your back with your chest in slightly elevated position.
- Avoid any intense physical effort and excessive arm movements.
- Take at least 1 week, or preferably 2 weeks, before returning to work.
- Avoid any sporting activities, sauna and strenuous activities for 4 weeks after the surgery.
- The stitches will not be removed until three to four weeks after surgery! You should wear a very support bra for at least 12 weeks.
- Avoid medications that increase the tendency to bleed (e.g. medicines containing acetylsalicylic acid, such as aspirin or ASS) 15 days prior to the surgery.
- Stop smoking 2 weeks prior to the surgery! Smoking contributes to circulatory disorders and poor wound healing!
Can I have a breast correction if I still plan to have children?
Hormonal influences during pregnancy and especially during the breastfeeding period cause significant changes in the breast. That is why you should not be planning to have any more children, because a pregnancy could undo the result of a breast correction.
Will I need to stay at the hospital?
Only minor breast lifts can be performed on an outpatient basis or even under local anaesthesia. Due to the risk of postoperative bleeding, inpatient monitoring for at least one night is recommended. A breast lift is usually performed under general anaesthesia.
How long does the procedure take and how much does it cost?
A breast reduction or breast lift takes about 3 to 5 hours and costs EUR 4,800 to EUR 7,000.
We will be happy to find the optimum financing option for you together with our partner MEDIPAY.
What risks are associated with the procedure?
Possible risks include: asymmetry, loss of ability to breastfeed, circulatory and sensory disturbances in the nipple, wide scars, necessity of revision surgery to improve the breast shape and scars.
Are the costs covered by the health insurance?
Large breasts often lead to back pain, which is why a reduction may be indicated not only for aesthetic but also for medical reasons. However, health insurance providers have been less and less willing to cover the costs, because back pain is often used as an excuse to have the surgery paid for. If at least 0.8% of body weight is removed in the form of breast tissue per side, the costs are likely to be covered by health insurance.
How long will the result last?
Regardless of the surgical technique used, hormonal and external influences still have an effect on the body after surgery, which means that breasts may begin to sag again several years after a breast lift.