These days, it is perfectly acceptable to talk about plans for breast augmentation surgery with your friends, acquaintances, and even colleagues. Discussion of breast reduction surgery, however, seems to remain taboo. As a result, women with overly large and heavy breasts may feel they have to deal with the problem on their own. But there is no reason for that. If your breasts constantly bother you while you exercise and perform daily tasks, cause neck tension and/or pain, or create emotional distress, Dr. Hubmann can offer you breast reduction surgery. The goal is for you to feel liberated and enjoy life again self-confidently.
Inpatient care for 1 night
Breast reduction surgery employs different methods to remove excess tissue, lift your breasts, and adapt them to your figure. The nipples are attractively repositioned, and your breasts are reshaped. Dr. Hubmann offers a wide range of state-of-the-art surgical techniques to improve the shape of your breasts.
|Duration of treatment: 2-3 hours for both breasts|
|Anesthesia: general anesthesia|
|Inpatient care: 1 night|
|Postoperative guidelines: special support bra for 6 weeks|
|Suture removal: not applicable|
|Return to (office) work: after 1-2 weeks|
|Strenuous exercise: after 4 weeks|
During the personalized consultation, you will learn which method or combination of them can achieve the best results for you and Dr. Hubmann will develop an individual treatment plan based on his ABSOLUTELY YOU concept.
As with all of his treatments, Dr. Hubmann performs breast reduction surgery with the utmost precision. You will receive close attention and care from both him and his team before, during, and after the procedure. Your adherence to the recommendations for postoperative care is essential to ensure that you are fully satisfied with the results of your breast reduction. This will pave the way to a new YOU.
This depends on the size of your breasts before surgery and the amount of the desired reduction. In addition, there must be enough tissue behind the nipple to ensure that blood flow is unimpaired. In exceptional cases, when breast reduction is extensive, the nipples can be transplanted to another position. Dr. Hubmann will consider and discuss all of these aspects during your consultation.
In principle, the connections from the mammary gland to the nipple are retained, so breastfeeding remains possible after breast reduction surgery. However, you should wait at least one year after surgery before attempting to breastfeed to ensure that healing is complete.
After breast reduction surgery, the breast’s sensitivity to touch may decrease or increase. Some patients describe diminished sensitivity, while other patients report that sensitivity increases after breast reduction.
During breast reduction surgery, the nipples are also slightly reduced in size and adapted to the new breast. The position of the nipples is also modified, meaning that they are placed higher up, which enhances the overall appearance of your breasts.
Pain can occur during the days following breast reduction surgery. However, during your stay with us, Dr. Hubmann will manage your pain and prescribe appropriate pain medication for your recovery at home.
Depending on the size of your breasts before surgery and the extent of the desired reduction, various techniques are used. To place the nipple at a position that fits the new breast size, a circular incision around the nipple (areola) is required to permit removal of a certain amount of breast tissue. If additional tissue must be removed, an incision vertically from the lower edge of the nipple to the crease underneath the breast is required. If the breast reduction is sizable, another incision is made that runs horizontally and partially on the underside of the breast. In most cases this scar will be nearly completely hidden below your new breast. All surgical scars fade significantly over time and can be hidden easily by a bra or a bikini top. We recommend that you regularly apply fat-containing cream or silicon-containing scar gel to the scars starting on the 15th day after surgery. In addition, during the first 6 to 12 months after surgery, you should consistently protect scars from the sun by wearing sun protective clothing or applying sunscreen with SPF of at least 50. This will reduce the risk of scar tissue proliferation.
Your reduced breasts continue to be subject to normal changes of the body. It is therefore possible that significant weight fluctuations, pregnancy, or aging will impact the shape and size of your breasts.