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Breast reduction


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Breasts which are too large und heavy represent not only an aesthetic, but also a medical and psychologic problem. These women often complain of backache and shoulder pain and the breasts itself are painful during movement and sports. In many cases there is skin irritation and inflammation in the submammary fold. Prior to surgery we recommend a mammography in patients over 30 years of age.

There are over 30 different surgical procedures for breast reduction und breast tightening. For the typical breast reduction the removed tissue must be over 400g. If not it is more a breast tightening. If there is not an extreme juvenile breast hypertrophy it is beneficial to perform the operation after the last planned pregnancy.

The operation is done under a perioperative antibiotic prophylaxis. After the operation the patient should stay at least one night under medical supervision und a special bra must give support for about the follwing 5 weeks. Recovery time is between one  and two weeks.

Please note

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Be careful

Following your physician's instructions is key to the success of your surgery. It is important that the surgical incisions are not subjected to excessive force, swelling, abrasion or motion during the time of healing. Dr. Michel will give you specific instructions on how to care for yourself. Additionally it is of major importance to comply with the rules of the follow up intervals.

Costs of your operation

As aesthetic and reconstructive surgery is always a very individual procedure the costs can vary widely according to the extent of the operation. A concrete price note can be given with the first appointment.


If financing is desired the best is to contact your bank. German institutions financing beauty procedures might be available too.