Breast reduction

Top 10 questions and answers about breast reduction for mammary hypertrophy:


Breast reduction, performed by a cosmetic surgeon in Paris is a straightforward operation. The breast reduction surgery in Paris to correct mammary hypertrophy consists of reducing the breast size. A cosmetic surgeon in Paris, specialist in mammary surgery invites you to discover the rates, fees and before/after photos for breast reduction in Paris. To correct mammary hypertrophy, breast reduction is achieved through a T, a vertical or a periareolar scar. You will find here above a before/after photo of surgical correction of mammary hypertrophy.

1 – What is breast reduction and mammary hypertrophy?

Mammary hypertrophy is excessive mammary glands that may be responsible for physical problems like back pain or/and psychological issues. The social security may cover part of the costs for breast reduction if the volume to be removed exceeds 300 gm from each breast.

2 – What is involved in breast reduction? Can breast reduction be done without surgery?

Breast reduction involves a breast and areola lift and reducing their size. Re-draping of the skin is necessary to not only reduce the size of the breast but also to give the breast a lovely shape. It is not possible to reduce breast size without surgery. No ‘firming’ cream can reduce breast size and cure backache. To correct hypertrophy of the breast a surgical operation is necessary.

3 – How long does the breast reduction surgery take?

Breast reduction surgery takes about 2 hours.

4 – What is the length of the stay at the clinic for breast hypertrophy correction?

The stay after breast reduction surgery is 1 or 2 nights.

5 – Is breast reduction surgery painful?

Breast reduction surgery for breast hypertrophy is mildly painful. In the majority of cases simple painkillers like Doliprane are enough. The operation takes place under general anaesthesia so you will not feel anything during the surgery.

6 – What scars result from a breast reduction operation?

In most cases, breast reduction surgery results in 3 scars: a periareolar scar, a vertical scar and a horizontal scar under the breast. Sometimes, 2 scars are sufficient if the breast hypertrophy is moderate (periareolar and vertical scars).

7 – Is it possible to breast feed or get pregnant after breast reduction surgery?

A post operation pregnancy is obviously possible but it is recommended that you wait 6 months after the breast reduction surgery. Breast-feeding is not always possible after breast reduction surgery.

8 – Does breast reduction surgery increase the risk of breast cancer?

The risk of breast cancer is not increased by this surgery which consists only of reducing breast size. It is thought that it actually reduces the risk of breast cancer because there is less breast tissue. The probability of having breast cancer is logically lower after breast reduction.

9 – What are the risks of breast reduction surgery?

Performed by a certified plastic surgeon qualified in plastic, cosmetic and reconstructive surgery in a certified plastic surgery clinic, breast reduction is commonly practiced and is considered a sure operation. Like in all surgery complications are possible but rare. These are listed in the information flyer of the French Society for Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery. If properly managed, complications leave little or no trace. Post operation monitoring is therefore indispensable. Dr Louafi takes care of the post-operative monitoring of his patients.

Specific risks will be detailed and explained during the consultation.

10 – What are the rates for breast reduction surgery? Does the social security reimburse breast hypertrophy?

Reimbursement by the social security is only possible if more than 300 gm are removed from each breast. Only the surgeon is authorized to present your case for reimbursement if the reduction will require removal of more than 300 gm from each breast. In this case the cost of the clinic will be entirely paid by the social security. You will be left with the complementary surgeon and anaesthetist’s fees, which may be fully paid by your mutuelle depending on your contract with them. The complementary fees for surgery are varied (Rates from 3600 euros) and may be fully settled by your mutuelle. You may not have to pay anything, depending on your case, even if the operation takes place in a private clinic. Please find all the rates for cosmetic surgery with Dr Louafi on this website. (Estimated rates from..).

In conclusion, breast reduction is a straightforward operation that gives very good to excellent results in a majority of the cases in terms of functional benefits both physical and psychological. Like for all surgery it presents a risk of complications even though the risk is very low when the operation is performed meticulously and professionally. One must therefore ensure that they choose a qualified board certified cosmetic and plastic surgeon who will not only perform the surgery but will also ensure post operation monitoring. A surgeon who will accompany you all through the process: before, during and after the operation.

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    Published on 01/02/2019 by (last updated on 16/04/2019)

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