Breast Reduction

A breast reduction is an aesthetic procedure that reduces the size of the breasts and reshapes them so that they are more proportionate to the rest of the body and are no longer a source of physical discomfort. It also reduces the size of the areola when needed.

Breast reduction surgery decreases the size of the breasts and reshapes them, improves body’s proportions and harmony, alleviates neck, back, and shoulder pain, relieves the physical and emotional burden of large breasts, in addition to boosting self-confidence.

You may want to consider Breast Reduction if:

  • Your breasts are large and disproportionate to your body.
  • You have neck, back or shoulder pain.
  • You have skin irritation under your breasts.
  • You have grooves in your shoulders from the bra straps.
  • You are suffering to find tops and bras that fit.


1. What type of incisions will I have?

Depending on the degree of breast tissue sagging we will have to choose between three common incision patterns:

  • Around the areola.
  • Around the areola and vertically down from the areola toward the breast fold.
  • Around the areola, vertically down from the areola toward the breast crease and horizontally along the breast fold.

Over time the incision lines will fade away and become barely visible. The quality of scar depends on many factors such as genetics and exposure to nicotine and sun. At The Skin Clinic we also use laser skin resurfacing to improve the scar outcome.

2. What is an internal bra?

Internal bra relies on different surgical techniques involving a special way of using sutures to secure the inferior pole of the breast. The main purpose of the internal bra is to increase the chest-to-umbilical distance, support the breast tissue so it doesn’t fall with time and make sure the breasts don’t slide laterally when the patient is lying down.

3. What to expect after the surgery?

It is normal to have swelling and some bruising for a few days after breast lift surgery, at The Skin Clinic we are proud to have developed techniques that reduce them tremendously. The recovery time is typically around 2 weeks during which you should rest and avoid straining.

  • You will feel some pain and discomfort in the first 3-5 days.
  • You will have a temporary change in nipple and skin sensation.
  • You will have to wear a surgical bra for around 2 months.
  • You will be able to return to work 1-2 weeks after the surgery.
  • You should not lift, drive or clean during the first two weeks.
  • It may take several months for the breasts to assume a more natural shape.
  • Incisions will initially look red for 2-3 months then become barely visible with time.
4. What are the possible risks and complications of breast reduction?

Complications sometimes occur, but with proper patient preparation, careful execution and follow up we reduce their occurrence and if they ever occur we are able to manage them.
The risks of breast reduction surgery will be discussed in full details during the consultation.

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