Before after photos breast reduction

The photos below show patients before and after a breast reduction (also known as mammary reduction). The after photos are usually taken from 6 months after the operation. Before this time, the result is already visible but often not 100% conclusive due to swelling.

Form your own opinion based on these results

For all breast reductions, photos are taken for documentation purposes during the consultation. This serves both for planning the operation and for comparison. These operations are body-shape altering procedures. The change is clearly visible immediately after the procedure, but will “work” somewhat within the first 3 months. Patients go through an emotional time here. Initially, there is often some doubt about the purpose and success of the operation, which is often accompanied by a degree of uncertainty. Due to the initial swelling and possible hematoma formation (bruising), the result does not yet meet expectations. As soon as the initial swelling is reduced and the haematoma fades, the result can already be seen more clearly. Patients describe this phase as “relief”. As the goal is foreseeable, the start, i.e. the original state before the operation, is often forgotten. As the last swelling subsides approx. 2-3 months after the operation, the actual “joy” about the result of the operation begins. However, this joy is then permanent and is reinforced by the direct comparison of the “before” pictures.

Here you will find a small selection of photos of patients of different age groups and different anatomical variations.

What you can expect after a breast reduction

In the photos selected above, you can see the results approximately 6-12 months after a breast reduction. Occasionally, liposuction and body contouring of the fatty tissue on the sides of the breast is also performed. This also shapes the sides of the upper body. The result is a natural, not artificial, overall appearance. Of course, every anatomy is unique, but you may find yourself in one or the other picture.

But what will you look like shortly after the operation? Immediately after the operation, the treated areas will swell slightly. Occasionally there are hematomas (bruising) which can last for about 10-14 days.

The final result can be assessed after about 6-12 months, when the newly formed tissue becomes visible. We always take great care to ensure that the surrounding areas are also treated in order to leave the transition and therefore the appearance as natural as possible!