Breast Reduction Surgery

Breast reduction surgery reduces the volume and reshapes the breasts to achieve a comfortable breast size.
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Benefits of Breast Reduction

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    Relieve issues such as back, neck, and shoulder pain due to large breasts.
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    Improved posture and overall physical well-being.
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    Ease in finding clothing that fits comfortably.
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    More balanced and aesthetically pleasing breast appearance.


What is Breast Reduction Surgery?

Medical breast reduction surgery involves the removal of excess breast tissue, fat and skin for a more proportionate breast size.

This beauty enhancement procedure is tailored to individual preferences, ensuring a personalised approach that aligns with the patient’s desired breast size and shape.

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Breast Reduction Surgery Procedure

How Breast Reduction Surgery Works


Comprehensive consultation where our plastic surgeon, Dr Andrew Cheah, evaluates the patient's health, discusses goals, and plans the surgical approach.


The patient is placed under general anaesthesia to ensure comfort throughout the procedure. Then, our surgeon makes planned incisions around the areola, extending downward and horizontally along the breast crease to remove excess breast tissue, fat, and skin.

The remaining breast tissue is lifted, and the nipple-areola complex may be repositioned for a natural look. The incisions are closed with sutures, and surgical dressings are applied.

What to Expect after Breast Reduction Surgery

Breast Reduction Surgery Recovery

Patients who are recovering from breast reduction surgery are advised to wear a supportive bra during the immediate postoperative period. In this phase, swelling and bruising are normal and will gradually subside. Patients may resume light activities within two to six weeks while avoiding strenuous exercises.

In the intermediate phase, or months two to six, scars continue to evolve and mature. Patients may use silicone sheets or creams for optimal scar healing. At six months onwards, residual swelling or irregularities improve. Patients experience the final result of the procedure.

Breast Reduction Surgery Care

To promote optimal healing and comfort after breast reduction surgery, it is advisable to:
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    Adhere to the surgeon's postoperative care instructions.
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    Continue wearing a supportive bra for the specified duration.
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    Refrain from strenuous activities, especially in the initial weeks.
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    Maintain good hydration and consume nutritious meals to support the healing process.
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    Attend scheduled follow-up appointments for monitoring and guidance.

Who are Good Candidates for Breast Reduction Surgery

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    Individuals with disproportionately large breasts in relation to their body frame.
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    Individuals who are experiencing physical discomfort such as back, neck, or shoulder pain and posture issues due to the weight of their breasts.
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    Individuals suffering from skin irritation or rashes beneath the breast crease.
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    Individuals with uneven or asymmetrical breasts that affect overall body symmetry.
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    Individuals with good overall health and a commitment to follow pre and postoperative care instructions.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. Breast reduction surgery is safe when performed by a qualified and experienced plastic surgeon in an accredited facility.
Yes. Breast reduction surgery is safe when performed by a qualified and experienced plastic surgeon in an accredited facility.
Breast reduction surgery is a common procedure for women experiencing physical discomfort or seeking aesthetic improvements.
Quit smoking several weeks before surgery, follow preoperative fasting instructions, and arrange a support system for the postoperative recovery period.
Breast reduction surgery requires excess tissue removal and nipple repositioning to achieve a natural size and shape.
The cost of breast reduction surgery in Singapore varies depending on location, surgeon expertise, and specific techniques. The estimated Breast Reduction Surgery cost is $10,000. The cost is Medisave-Claimable if more than 500g (total) of breast tissue is removed. Please call us if you need more information regarding the surgery cost.
Patients may experience mild to moderate pain during the initial recovery period.
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