Breast Reduction Surgery

What is Breast Reduction Surgery ?

Breast reduction surgery is done to decrease the size of the breast in order to have a smaller size of the breast. There a lot psychological problems and issues and many personal embarrassments linked with the condition of oversized breast. The problem of oversized breast is common in both men and women who face numerous problems and are concerned with their looks or appearance. Female Breast reduction surgery (mammoplasty) is done to take out the extra fat, skin and glandular tissue in order to have a proper breast size according to the body. Gynecomastia or 'male breast' is the presence of glands in the male chest area. Male breast reduction cannot be done with the help of exercises or diets, surgery is the only treatment available.

Female Breast Reduction

The problem of oversize breast in females can be treated with the help of mammoplasty( breast reduction) surgery. Females with oversized breast are not happy with their overall appearance and look. Females also face a number of problems associated with oversized breast like skin irritation, postures concerns, physical pain and bra strap marks.

Male Breast Reduction

The condition of male breast (gynecomastia) is generally results from the disproportion between androgen (male hormone) and estrogen (female hormone). This disproportion leads to deposition of glands in the chest areas. This problem is generally seen in the young boys. The development of male breast is not due to any diseases or obesity, and this is the reason why it cannot be treated with the help of medicines. Surgery is the only treatment left.

Who should consider Breast Reduction ?


  • Candidates who do not have any serious diseases
  • Nonsmokers as smoking can delay the healing process
  • Women whose breasts are fully developed or enlarged ( a size D or larger)


  • You are bothered by the feeling that your breast are too large
  • You have realistic expectations
  • You are physically healthy and of normal weight
  • Your breast development has stabilized.

Types of Breast Reduction

  • Free Nipple Grafts
  • Vertical incision breast reduction
  • Pedicle method
  • Scar less breast reduction/ breast liposuction
  • Another incision or traditional breast reduction
  • Gynecomastia (male breast reduction surgery)

Procedure for Female Breast Reduction Surgery

The procedure used for the reduction of the breast depends on the volume of breast to be and also the amount of skin sagging to be corrected. The procedure starts first with the marking the area of the breast with the patient in a standing position. All the required parts are first marked like the breast tissue, or the area where the nipple is placed and the amount of the skin. The whole surgery is performed under general anesthesia and takes four hours to finish. The time required to perform the surgery is on the quantity of breast which needs to be reduced or on the technique used.. Different techniques like liposuction and short scar technique are the most preferred options.

Procedure for Male Breast Reduction Surgery

The term 'reduction mammoplasty' is used to correct gynecomastia. The surgery is performed under local or general anesthesia and takes 1-2 hours to complete. It is essential to know the breast tissues before carrying out the surgery. The two kinds of tissues are Glandular tissue (dense and firm), the second one is Fatty tissue (soft tissue). The proportion of both these tissues differs from person to person. A lot many times liposuction technique is used to remove the excessive fatty tissue where the glandular tissue is overboard. The excessive fatty tissue can also be removed with the help of a scalpel.

After Breast Reduction Surgery

The dressing is removed after 2-4 days and stitches after a week. The patient can resume light activities after a few days of the surgery. The patient should not do strenuous exercises for three to four weeks. Physical activity should also be avoided for at least six weeks.

Cost of Breast Reduction Surgery in India

Breast reduction cost in India is extremely affordable and the patients can avail high class medical services in all the plastic surgery breast reduction and cosmetic procedures. In most of the developed countries, the liposuction technique can be extremely expensive as compared to treatment available in India.

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