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Breast Reduction/ Breast Lift

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Breast Reduction / Breast Lift

  • Duration: App. 3~5 hours
  • Anesthesia: General Anesthesia
  • Fasting: From 8 hours before the surgery
  • Stitch Removal: 2 weeks after
  • Hospitalization: 1 day
  • Hemo Vac Removal: 3 days after
  • Recommended Staying Period in Korea: Min. 2 weeks
  • Mani & Pedicure: Must be removed
  • Special Aftercare: Injection to reduce scarring, pumpkin extract (help reduce swelling), ultrasound examination for breast (for revision surgery case), post operation breast massage care program

Before & After


What is Breast Reduction?

Many Asian women have less breast tissue so it is believed that breast reduction is a rare procedure, but on the contrary, it occurs more often than before. The average Asian women have breasts with 200-250cc of volume, but some have 400cc which is heavy physically and emotionally painful. Breast reduction procedure is more complex than breast augmentation so consulting a WONJIN specialist is important before proceeding with the surgery. It is recommended to get a breast lift after breast reduction to correct possible drooped breasts.

Appropriate for those who

  1. Have oversized breasts
  2. Are dissatisfied with current shape of breasts

Level of drooping

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Stage A mastoptosis

The nipple is at the level of the line underneath breast, or drooped less than 1cm from this line

Stage B mastoptosis

The nipple is drooped about 1-2cm from the line underneath the breast, but remains above the lowest Stage C level.

Stage C mastoptosis

The nipple is facing downward because it is drooped more than 3cm from the line underneath the breast

Surgical methods for each stage

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Incision Methods

Vertical Incision (Vertical Scar Technique)

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Case of oversized breasts

Would like to retain breast-feeding potential

Though it may leave minor scarring after the operation, surgeons strongly recommend this method because it shortens operation time and less/no complication occur.

Surgical Method

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Areola Incision (Inferior Pedicle Technique)

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Case of slightly/not-so oversized breasts

Sensitive about leaving scars

Would like to retain breast-feeding potential

Surgical Method

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Complex Incision (Inferior Pedicle Technique)

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Case of excessively oversized and drooped breast

Appropriate for breasts lacking elasticity

Expect dramatic downsizing of the breast

Not sensitive about scars remaining

Surgical Method

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General complications : bleeding, infection, and inflammation may occur after surgical procedure

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Breast Reduction / Breast Lift

  • Duration: App. 3~5 hours
  • Anesthesia: General Anesthesia
  • Fasting: From 8 hours before the surgery
  • Stitch Removal: 2 weeks after
  • Hospitalization: 1 day
  • Hemo Vac Removal: 3 days after
  • Recommended Staying Period in Korea : Min. 2 weeks
  • Mani & Pedicure : Must be removed
  • Special Aftercare : Injection to reduce scarring, pumpkin extract (help reduce swelling), ultrasound examination for breast (for revision surgery case), post operation breast massage care program

Before & After


What is Breast Reduction?

With age and pregnancy, breast tissue and skin lose elastic fibers which cause the breasts to droop. Breast lifting helps saggy breasts to regain their elasticity and volume. It is also common among women who lose weight suddenly, and for women who have large breasts that went through pregnancy and breast feeding. Breast lift can also be done after breast reduction surgery to correct drooped breasts.

Appropriate for those who

  1. Have extreme mastoptosis (drooped breasts)
  2. Want to correct drooped breasts (especially due to breast-feeding)

Level of drooping

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Stage A mastoptosis

The nipple is at the level of the line underneath breast, or drooped less than 1cm from this line

Stage B mastoptosis

The nipple is drooped about 1-2cm from the line underneath the breast, but remains above the lowest Stage C level.

Stage C mastoptosis

The nipple is facing downward because it is drooped more than 3cm from the line underneath the breast

Surgical methods for each stage

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Incision Methods

Vertical Incision (Vertical Scar Technique)

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Case of oversized breasts

Would like to retain breast-feeding potential

Though it may leave minor scarring after the operation, surgeons strongly recommend this method because it shortens operation time and less/no complication occur.

Surgical Method

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Areola Incision (Inferior Pedicle Technique)

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Case of slightly/not-so oversized breasts

Sensitive about leaving scars

Would like to retain breast-feeding potential

Surgical Method

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Complex Incision (Inferior Pedicle Technique)

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Case of excessively oversized and drooped breast

Appropriate for breasts lacking elasticity

Expect dramatic downsizing of the breast

Not sensitive about scars remaining

Surgical Method

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General complications : bleeding, infection, and inflammation may occur after surgical procedure