BREAST REDUCTION: MAMMA REDUCTION IN KASSEL
A large, feminine breast is considered by many to be an ideal of beauty, but it can also become a burden. Persistent neck and back pain as well as discomfort during sports are usually causes for breast reduction. For women who are affected, the straps of the bra cut into the breasts and cause painful marks. They can also become a psychological burden.
In plastic and aesthetic surgery there are different surgical methods to gently reduce a large breast. At the Noahklinik in Kassel, our experienced specialist Prof. Dr. Noah will be happy to advise you on this.
Facts about breast reduction:
|Surgery duration:||2 to 3 hours|
Your specialist for plastic and aesthetic surgery
Prof. Ernst Magnus Noah, MD is a specialist in plastic and aesthetic surgery in Kassel. Before Prof. Dr. Noah set up his own practice, he was the head physician of a clinic department for plastic, reconstructive and aesthetic surgery for many years. He is a specialist in breast surgery such as breast reduction.
Why go to the Noah Clinic in Kassel?
- Prof. Noah is ex-president of the Association of German Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (VDÄPC)
- German Member of Parliament of ISAPS
- Above-average experience and high patient satisfaction in breast surgery
- Included several times in the Focus list of medical experts
- 25 years of experience as a plastic aesthetic surgeon
We look forward to seeing you and will be happy to advise you on your breast reduction operation!
Testimonials from patients
Breast reduction procedure
Which surgical technique breast reduction surgery is a possibility, we will clarify in advance in a personal conversation together with you. We will also explain the individual advantages and disadvantages of each method.
Depending on the size of the procedure, you will stay overnight in the clinic or be discharged as an outpatient. Here we work together with wonderful hotels. The outpatient solution requires that you have a companion. This way you can recover from the operation and we are by your side in case there are any difficulties in the healing process.
What is the best method for breast reduction?
There are many individual factors that influence the choice of surgical method:
- Extent of reduction of weight bearing in the chest
- Is the ability to breastfeed to be maintained?
- What shape is available and should the future breast have?
- Expected scar progression
- What is the current skin structure?
- How much excess skin needs to be removed?
Only when these questions have been clarified can the question be answered.
Hospitalisation and form of anaesthesia
Possible risks and complications
During your consultation and preliminary examination, you will learn about all the possible complications so that you can weigh up for yourself whether a mastectomy is an option for you.
Aftercare: scars, sports and risks
Even at home, you should rest. Although plastic surgery methods are now very gentle, breast reduction is not a minor procedure. To give the new breast support, a good sports bra should be worn for the six weeks after treatment. This will prevent too much tension on the sutures or scars. Sporting activities should also be paused for the time being. The risks of breast reduction and lifting are very low due to the highest hygienic standards and modern surgical methods. Nevertheless, you should attend the follow-up appointments, as this is the only way our doctors can quickly deal with complications.
Consistent scar care nurtures the skin in the operated area, resulting in fine, light scars that are barely visible. The concern that vertical scars remain very noticeable is often unfounded. It is precisely these scars that are often the least visible.
Support Bra / Compression Bra
Wearing a special bra or sports bra is necessary for the first few weeks after the operation (usually 6 weeks).
When can I resume sporting activities?
Light sporting activities are permitted again from the 2nd week after the operation. Physically strenuous activities will be discussed with you on a case-by-case basis.
Breast reduction: What costs are covered by health insurance?
Plastic and aesthetic surgery procedures are not normally covered by statutory health insurance, as the operations are usually performed for aesthetic reasons.
In the case of a breast reduction, however, it is possible to have the costs covered if there is a medical indication (e.g. occurrence of medical complaints such as fungal infections, inflammation in the underbust fold, pain in the back and neck due to the weight of the breast). We will gladly help you with the application and clarify together with you which expert opinions you need. Often, the medical service of the health insurance fund is involved in the examination. They check whether there are medical reasons.
Subsequent costs insurance
Please note that in the event of any complications, you may be required to contribute to the costs incurred by the health insurance companies, (§52 Social Security Code). It is therefore strongly advisable to take out follow-up costs insurance. Prof. Noah will be happy to advise you on this in detail.
Frequently asked questions and answers
Yes - they are still red at the beginning and become less noticeable during the healing process.
The costs depend on the scope of treatment. This is determined by your initial situation and your desire for change. Therefore, exact costs can only be stated after an examination. As a rule, the costs range between EUR 5500 and EUR 7000.
Breast reduction is interesting for women who suffer from large and heavy breasts. Through the reduction, it is possible to achieve a new quality of life and prevent subsequent health problems. For this reason, this operation can also be useful for younger women with pronounced gigantomastia. Basically, however, the breast growth must be completed.