Reduction mammoplasty

Female breast size can sometimes increase uncomfortably, which is not only an aesthetic problem for the patient, but also the weight of the breasts is causing back pain and postural disorders. The increase in size often results in sagging and elongating, and sweating can even develop a fungoid process on the skin in the contacting areas under the breast.

Unpleasant enlargement of the glandular and adipose tissue of the breast may be of genetic origin, but may develop as a phenomenon of hormonal diseases or high adiposity. Disorders of hormone biosynthesis and secretion should be detected and treated by an endocrinologist colleague, but in other cases, surgical reduction of the breast, reduction mammoplasty, or breast reduction of the breast will be the solution of choice.


Most often, the rate of reduction can be between 30 and 60%. The tasks before and after the reduction mammoplasty, the post-treatments and the recovery period, as well as the unpleasant side effects and possible complications are also the same as in the breast lift menu, with some additions:

  • The duration of the surgery can be half or an hour longer.
  • In reduction mammoplasty, periareolar (around the nipple) incision is very rarely used, and in some cases a longer inverted T-scar cannot be avoided – which is extremely rarely used for pure mastopexy (breast lift).
  • The chances of surgical complications occurring increase by several percent, especially when it comes to massive reductions. With a significant reduction, the chances of circulatory and innervation problems may also increase, especially if the nipples need to be placed 12 to 16 cm higher than the sagging condition. The chance of effusion is also 1-2% higher. The ability to breastfeed usually remains in this case as well, but with removal above 50-60% we cannot be sure. The requirement for rest and the discomfort and pain experienced after surgery are usually the same as with mastopexy (breast lift).