Breast reduction

Breast reduction is a common procedure which reduces the size of the breasts. This procedure ensures an attractive shape with minimal scarring. But beyond the purely aesthetic aspect, breast reduction puts an end to the physical and functional pain of overly large breasts and their psychological consequences.

Several techniques can be used to reduce breast size, but all remove excess skin, fatty tissue and glandular tissue to reduce the size of the breast.


It is above all the experience and achievements of your plastic surgeon that will guide your choice of technique. The ideal solution is to entrust your figure to a breast surgery specialist.

How does the operation work?

Breast reduction surgery, which lasts 2 to 3 hours, can be carried out on an outpatient basis. Your breast surgery will not leave you incapacitated for more than a week. The result will be definitive after several months.

If you are planning to expand your family, it is best to fulfil this wish before carrying out your breast reduction, but there is no contraindication to breastfeeding and/or carrying a pregnancy to term.


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Every surgical procedure can involve risks and complications that the patient must accept; your plastic surgeon will make it his duty to reduce the rate of these by choosing the technique best suited to your medical situation. Complications such as haemorrhage, wound or prosthesis infections and poor healing, although relatively rare, can occur with any type of surgery. This document has been drawn up to supplement the information received during the consultations. This text is not exhaustive, and cannot replace a specialist consultation; it may answer certain questions or raise others. Each patient will receive full and detailed information, in line with their own medical status and the procedure of their choice.

For more information, please consider a consultation or visit the website of the official body of the Royal Belgian Society of Plastic Surgery :

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