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About Breast Reduction

Breast Reduction

A breast reduction procedure, also referred to as a mammoplasty, involves surgically removing fat and glandular tissue from the breast, to reduce the size and reshape the breast.

A breast reduction should be performed after the breasts have fully developed, which is usually during the late teens or early 20's. It is advisable to wait until after the patient is finished with pregnancy, as the breast tissue often changes during that time, which could have an effect on how breasts look after undergoing a reduction.

Patients with large breasts may find that a breast reduction can relieve back and neck pain, and can also boost self-confidence.

The procedure involves the removal of excess fat and skin and sometimes the nipple may need to be repositioned. Liposuction may be used to remove fat during the procedure.

Recommended for
  • Uncomfortably large breasts
  • Sagging breasts
  • Relieving back pain caused by heavy breasts

Time requirements

Number of days in hospital
1 - 2 days
Average length of stay abroad
1 weeks. The plastic surgeon will usually recommend waiting at least 7 days for healing to begin, but it can vary for each case.
Number of trips abroad needed
1.
Breast Reduction

Many women who have disproportioned large breasts choose to have a breast reduction to relieve neck and back pain.

Time requirements

Number of days in hospital 1 - 2 days
Average length of stay abroad 1 weeks. The plastic surgeon will usually recommend waiting at least 7 days for healing to begin, but it can vary for each case.
Number of trips abroad needed 1.

Time requirements

Number of days in hospital 1 - 2 days
Average length of stay abroad 1 weeks.

The plastic surgeon will usually recommend waiting at least 7 days for healing to begin, but it can vary for each case.

Number of trips abroad needed 1.
Breast Reduction
Many women who have disproportioned large breasts choose to have a breast reduction to relieve neck and back pain.

Compare Breast Reduction prices around the world

United States $ 10,549
Costa Rica $ 4,979
Spain $ 4,964
Mexico $ 3,485
Thailand $ 3,182
Turkey $ 2,918
Poland $ 2,705
Hungary $ 2,060

Source: Medigo prices

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How to find quality treatment abroad

Every year, close to 14 million patients travel worldwide for the purpose of receiving medical care. At MEDIGO, we provide our patients with access to the top clinics and doctors around the world. To discover where the best Breast Reduction clinics are for you, contact MEDIGO below to talk to us in complete confidence.

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Before Breast Reduction abroad

The patient will have a consultation with the surgeon to discuss the goals and expected outcome of the surgery, as well as to go through the surgery steps.

Before the surgery, the patient may be advised to stop taking certain medications, such as aspirin and to refrain from smoking and drinking in the 2 weeks leading up to the surgery. Before the day of the surgery, the patient may be asked to fast in order to prepare for the general anesthetic.

How is it performed

The incision may be made around the areola, which is the area around the nipple. This type of incision may leave visible scarring. Alternatively, the incision may be made around the nipple and then extend downward towards the bottom of the breast.

Once the incision is made, the excess tissue and fat is removed. Some surgeries may require the nipples to be reshaped and/or moved and sometimes liposuction may be used to help to remove the excess fat. Once the excess fat and tissue have been removed, the incision is then closed with sutures.

Anesthesia

Usually general anesthetic, but for more minor reductions, local anesthetic is sometimes used.

Procedure duration

The Breast Reduction takes 2 to 3 hours.

Breast Reduction
The surgeon will remove fat and tissue from the breast, reducing the size and lifting the breast.

What to expect after Breast Reduction

Post procedure care

After the procedure, patients will usually spend the first night in hospital, and may have surgical drains to remove fluid from the surgical site. These drains are usually removed after 24 hours or so. For the first week after the surgery, patients may have bandages around the breasts, and after that the surgeon will usually recommend wearing a sports bra for the first month.

Possible discomfort

Some swelling and discomfort for the first two or three days is normal, as is some lesser discomfort for another week following surgery.

Some patients find wearing a surgical bra 24 hours a day for a week following surgery lessens their discomfort and aids recovery.

Important things to know about Breast Reduction

Not recommended for
  • Heavy smoker
  • Young patients who may still be developing
  • Overweight
  • Women planning to have children (as the breasts may grow, and the surgery may prevent women from being able to breastfeed)
Potential risks
  • Infection
  • Bleeding
  • Bruising
  • Scarring
  • Nerve damage
  • Dissatisfaction with the results
  • Problems breastfeeding (as some operations involve separating the nipples from the milk ducts)

Compare Breast Reduction prices around the world

United States $ 10,549
Costa Rica $ 4,979
Spain $ 4,964
Mexico $ 3,485
Thailand $ 3,182
Turkey $ 2,918
Poland $ 2,705
Hungary $ 2,060

Source: Medigo prices

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Breast Reduction Specialists

179 clinics on MEDIGO offer Breast Reduction

KCM Clinic

Jelenia Góra, Poland

89

$ 5,585

Preecha Aesthetic Institute

Bangkok, Thailand

$ 5,750

Sikarin Hospital

Bangkok, Thailand

96

$ 4,939

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179 clinics on MEDIGO offer Breast Reduction

KCM Clinic

Jelenia Góra, Poland

89

$ 5,585

Preecha Aesthetic Institute

Bangkok, Thailand

$ 5,750

Sikarin Hospital

Bangkok, Thailand

96

$ 4,939

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Breast Reduction Specialists

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