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Breast Dr Vivien Moris

Breast Reduction

Breast reduction

Breast reduction is considered for physical relief and emotional well-being. It's ideal for those experiencing back pain, skin irritation, and activity limitations due to large breasts. It also helps with fitting issues and improves self-image.

Hospital stay

The patient is able to return home on the same day of the surgery, as it is an outpatient procedure.

Surgical technique

Breast reduction surgery involves removing excess breast tissue, fat, and skin to achieve a smaller, more proportionate breast size. 

Post-operative care

The most common scar is the anchor. Dressings are applied to the scars, it is possible to take a shower without the dressings and apply soap and water directly to the scars, on day after the surgery


The surgery last less than 2 hour under general anesthesia

Sports / Daily life

The patient should avoid lifting weights, including children, for one month. Normal sedentary activities can be resumed on the day of the surgery.

Breast reduction Dr Vivien Moris


What are the scars for a breast reduction?

I used the anchor scar to perform a breast reduction. This scar starts with a circular incision around the areola, continues with a vertical line extending down from the bottom of the areola to the breast crease, and finishes with a horizontal scar that lies along the natural fold under the breast. This comprehensive scar pattern allows for extensive breast reshaping and reduction, and is a common approach in these surgeries. With time, these scars usually fade and become less prominent.

I am really afraid by the scars, can you help the scarring process?

Your concern about scarring is completely understandable and a common one among patients considering surgery. I am dedicated to providing the best care not only during the surgery but also in the post-operative healing process, especially in managing scars. To aid in scar reduction and healing, I utilize advanced laser therapies. During surgery, I can use the Urgotouch laser, which is designed to minimize scarring as the incisions heal. Then, one or two months post-surgery, I can offer treatments with a CO2 laser, a technology known for its effectiveness in improving the appearance of scars by promoting skin resurfacing and regeneration.

Additionally, I offer innovative options like stem cell therapy with SVF (Stromal Vascular Fraction) and PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma) treatments after the surgery. These therapies utilize your body's natural healing mechanisms to further enhance the healing process and improve the appearance of scars.

Someone told me that I should use a silicone implant with the breast reduction. Is this true?

Absolutely not true: 

The primary goal of breast reduction is to decrease the overall size and weight of the breasts, addressing issues like physical discomfort and aesthetic concerns. Adding a silicone implant would counteract this objective by reintroducing volume.

In my practice, the focus during a breast reduction is on reshaping and repositioning the existing breast tissue to achieve a desirable and aesthetically pleasing result without the need for implants. This approach allows for the natural contours of the breast to be enhanced while avoiding potential complications associated with implants. The aim is to create a balanced and proportionate breast size that aligns with your body frame and personal preferences.

Should I do babies before breast surgery?

A frequent question we encounter from women considering breast augmentation is whether they should have children before undergoing the procedure. This is an important consideration, as pregnancy and breastfeeding can affect breast size and shape, potentially altering the results of the surgery. Pregnancy can lead to natural changes in the breasts that might impact the aesthetic outcome of the augmentation. If you plan to have children in the near future, you may wish to postpone the surgery until after completing your family. However, if pregnancy is not planned for several years, you might choose to proceed with the augmentation.

When can I resume sport activities?

It's important for patients to understand that the recovery period can vary, and returning to physical activity should be a gradual process. Typically, light activities, such as walking, can be resumed within a few days post-surgery, aiding circulation and recovery. However, it's crucial to avoid strenuous activities, especially those that involve the chest muscles like weight lifting for at least four to six weeks. This allows the implants to properly settle and the incision sites to heal. High-impact activities, such as running or jumping, should be reintroduced slowly and only after one month after the surgery.

What are the risks of breast recuction?

Breast reduction surgery carries risks like scarring, sensation changes in the nipples, and potential asymmetry in breast size or shape. Infections, bleeding, and healing complications are also possible, along with challenges in breastfeeding for some women. Anesthesia used during the procedure poses additional risks. Discussing these with your surgeon and following post-operative care instructions are crucial for managing these risks

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