Neck or back pain, problems with skin hygiene or skin irritation at the base of the breast, impediment in physical activities or painful stretch marks when wearing a bra can be a result of heavy breasts. They can also have a considerable psychological impact with repercussions on social life.



A breast reduction removes excessive breast glandular tissue together with a part of the skin. The aim is to reposition the breast and restore the projection of the breast with a good position of the nipples. The scar usually runs around the areola, vertically to the lower inframammary fold and into the inframammary fold (full or L-shaped).



During the consultation, a breast examination will be carried out and measurements taken. These measurements are necessary to see if you are eligible for reimbursement of the operation. A mammography will also have to be performed. The plastic surgeon will discuss with you the technique as well as possible complications and the post-operative course.



  • poor wound healing
  • infection
  • changes in nipple or breast sensation, which may be temporary or permanent
  • loss of skin, nipple or areola in very heavy breast
  • allergy
  • bleeding.