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Breast Reduction

Breast Reduction Surgery

Breast reduction surgery is a procedure used to remove excess tissue, fat, and skin from your breasts and is also known as a reduction mammaplasty. Those women with large breasts may choose to have breast reduction in order to achieve a breast size proportionate to their bodies or to ease discomfort.

There are several other reasons to seek breast reduction surgery cape town, including: chronic neck, back and/or shoulder pain, chronic skin irritation or rashes under the breasts, ill-fitting bras and clothing, poor self-image related to your large breasts, breast nerve pain, and even restricted activity. Of course breast reduction surgery cost is sometimes a factor, but choosing Cape Town for your procedure can save you a considerable amount.

Typically there are very conditions that would preclude you from having breast reduction surgery, such as: being severely obese, certain medical conditions such as diabetes, have a desire to avoid scars on your breasts, or are a heavy smoker. While you can have breast reduction surgery at any age, if your breasts aren’t fully developed yet, you may require a second surgery down the road.


Reshaping of oversized and drooping breast. Surgical excision of excess breast tissue, fat with removal of overlying skin resulting in tightening of the breast skin envelope.
Lollipop scar: Scarring around areola, vertically down to fold. Anchor type scar : as above, with additional scar in horizontal breast fold.

Duration of procedure:

2 – 3.5 hours. Dependant on size of breast reduction surgery.


General anaesthetic. Optional local anaesthesia with intravenous sedation if applicable in smaller cases. All anaesthesia administered by experienced board-certified anaesthetists.


Larger reductions will be required to stay overnight at a recovery retreat. Smaller reductions will be discharged on same day.


Temporary bruising, swelling and discomfort for 2-4 weeks. Swelling may be asymmetrical which settles with time. Temporary areola numbness/hypersensitivity.


Feeling better and back to work: 1 week or more.
Strenuous activity: 1 month.
Fading of scars: several months to a year.
Application of ‘Surgeons Choice’ tissue scar repair oil over the Micropore from second postoperative week.


Improvement in both size and shape of breasts.

Decreased discomfort with improved exercize tolerance.
Better fitting bras and aesthetic improvement of body proportions.
Psychologically uplifting with improvement in self esteem and self confidence.

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