Breast Reduction (Breast Lifting)

When the breast has lost its firmness and sags, many women consider themselves unattractive and suffer from this visible "premature aging." Overly large breasts may further promote this development and cause physical discomfort.

Using the most modern surgical techniques, our breast expert Leonard Nenad Josipovic at Rosenpark Clinic reshapes the sagging breast, reduces its size if needed, and lifts it. He can additionally adapt overexpanded or overly large nipples to the new breast shape and breast size.

However, family planning should be considered prior to the procedure: Surgical breast lifting or reduction can affect the ability to breastfeed and further pregnancies can have a negative effect on surgically corrected breasts.

How is it performed?

The surgical techniques for breast lifting and breast reduction (reduction mammoplasty) are fundamentally similar, except in the case of breast reduction, additional glandular tissue is removed. To lift sagging breasts, excess skin is removed, the base of the breast is narrowed, and the glandular tissue is remodelled. If the breast is felt to be too small overall, despite sagging or loss of volume, a breast implant can significantly improve its size and firmness.

What sort of anesthesia is necessary?

The breast lift/reduction is performed under general anaesthesia.

You can find more information under anaesthesia.

When can I resume normal daily activities?

You may leave the clinic after spending one night here. Following the procedure, an elastic compression dressing will be applied for one day and thereafter, for four to six weeks, you will wear a special bra which we have fitted. You may resume your normal daily activities after five to six days. Athletic activities should be avoided for four weeks.

You can find more information in our "Breast surgery" information sheets, which you can request from us free of charge.

Are you interested in a no-obligation personal consultation for breast surgery at Rosenpark Klinik? We would be happy to schedule an appointment for you.