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Large breasts (macromastia)

Definition and causes of too large breasts

A disproportionately large breast is called macromastia in medical terminology. By this we mean a breast that is no longer in a normal relationship to the rest of the body shape. Macromastia can occur on one or both sides and cause major health problems. Many affected women suffer from chronic back pain due to the heavy breast weight. Tension, bad posture or inflammation of the skin in the area of ​​the underbust crease are not uncommon with very large breasts.

In many of those affected, the breast is naturally very strong. Hormonal changes can also lead to increased breast growth, for example during pregnancy. A high body weight usually does not play a role in the development of macromastia. However, being overweight can make the symptoms considerably worse, as more fatty tissue is stored in the breast.

How can macromastia be treated?

Surgical breast reduction is the only way to sustainably treat an oversized breast. Only with a moderate breast size may weight loss be sufficient to alleviate the symptoms. For most women affected, however, body weight only plays a subordinate role. If the breast is naturally or hormonally very large, we achieve very good results with the breast reduction.

The breast reduction is a procedure that takes several hours and is performed under general anesthesia in Stuttgart. After the procedure, you will stay in the clinic for one night for observation. Different techniques are used during the operation, depending on the shape and size of the breast. The process is planned individually for each patient so that we can respond specifically to your wishes and needs.

As a rule, the incision runs around the nipple, starting from this vertically downwards and, if necessary, also along the underbust crease. The surgeon uses these incisions to remove the excess tissue and move the nipple upwards. The soft tissues are also tightened. The surgeon then sutures the wounds and applies a compressive bandage. After a few days, this will be replaced by a special support bra that you should wear for several weeks.

Are there any risks involved in the operation?

Like any operation, breast reduction surgery involves certain risks. The general surgical risks include, for example, infections, secondary bleeding or wound healing disorders. In the clinic on Karlshöhe, we use the most modern anesthesia and hygiene technology to minimize the risk of complications. We will also provide you with detailed information on aftercare and wound care.

A specific risk of breast reduction are sensory disorders in the nipple area. In many cases, however, such abnormal sensations are only temporary and the feeling returns over time. Furthermore, breast reduction can impair the ability to breastfeed or, depending on the cutting technique, be completely lost.