Breast Reduction Surgery


Certainly, breast reduction isn't for everybody. Breast reduction surgery is one of the most difficult cosmetic surgeries, and you must see board certified breast specialists in Korea with lots of experience in breast reduction. You might think that breast reduction is for people in the west because Asians usually don't possess too large of breasts. In fact, there are many customers in Korea who seek breast reduction and breast lift as their solution to uncomfortably large breasts. Furthermore, correcting saggy breasts through breast lift is quite common in Korea and it is frequently combined with breast augmentation if you want to increase the size of your breasts along with lifting. Usually, those who are suffering from neck pain and back pain due to their large breasts are candidates for breast reduction surgery. Keep in mind that bigger isn't always better. Having beautiful breasts that fit your body size is most important, and plastic surgeons in Korea will also recommend likewise.

  • Breast Reduction in Korea

Breast Reduction Surgery Before and After

Breast Reduction Cost in Korea

USD$8000-$12,000 : Breast reduction surgery in Korea is one of the most expensive procedures because of its level of difficulty. The surgery cost will go up and down depending on the skill of the surgeon and your breast condition, and sometimes liposuction is added to your surgery plan, which might increase the overall price.

Breast Reduction in Korea Quick Facts

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Hospitalization Yes. You will need to stay at the clinic for 1-2 days after surgery. If your pain persists, you will be advised to stay a bit longer to speed up healing process. Most customers are okay to return to hotel 1 day after breast reduction surgery.
Stitch Removal Day 10-14 Days after surgery. Keep in mind that breast reduction will have more incisions than breast augmentation, thus leave more stitches. You will be visiting the clinic in Korea 3-5 times, and each time, your breast specialist will examine the breast condition in depth.
Anesthesia General Anesthesia. Of course, before you go under general anesthesia, you will be given a heart checkup, blood checkup, etc. to make sure that your body is ready for it. The entire surgery will just like taking a very long nap, and everything will be done before you wake up.
How long is the operation? 3 to 4 hours. Breast reduction is such a delicate and high-level surgery. Your plastic surgeon in Korea will make sure to minimize scarring and swelling by carefully making incisions. Of course, during that time, Korean breast plastic surgeons will try best to make your breasts as real-looking as possible.

Breast Reduction Recovery

Everyday activity is possible 2 weeks after breast reduction, but you can start exercising after 4-6 weeks. Seoul TouchUp experienced that breast reduction is one of the most satisfying cosmetic surgeries if done properly. Also, keep in mind that every person's healing process is different, and you must follow the doctor's orders for recovery. You will be wearing some special elastic sports bra for a few weeks, and advised not to have sexual intercourse for at least 4 weeks. Unfortunately, breast reduction will leave some scars, but it will be less visible after time goes by. You can expect that 6 months to 1 year after breast reduction in Korea, your breasts will look very natural, and fully healed. More instructions will be given while you are in South Korea, and make sure to spend enough time with your cosmetic surgeon.

Breast Reduction Surgery Before and After

1. Breast Reduction in Korea

There are 2 big parts in breast reduction : correcting the degree of saggyness and the size of your breasts. If the former is done alone, it is called "breast lift", and if they are done together, it is called "breast reduction". Both are quite common in Korea, so you can find numerous breast specialists. However, what makes Korean plastic surgeons great is that Korean surgeons focus on leaving less scars and creating more natural-looking breast shapes. Sometimes, instead of vertical incisions (Inverted T), liposuction or underneath your breast incisions technique will be used to minimize scarring. Also, some Korean women have small and saggy breasts. In this case, if breast augmentation doesn't fix the problem, breast lift and breast augmentation are done together to bring back more feminine looking breasts. Since consultation through pictures can tell half of the story, Seoul TouchUp recommends you to come to clinic and have in-person consultation with a doctor in Korea.

2. Best Candidate for Breast Reduction in Korea

If you are suffering from neck pain or back pain because of your large breasts, you are a candidate for breast reduction. Also, due to large breasts, your bra is perhaps so tight that it chafes your skin, causing redness and itchiness on the connecting straps. This is certainly something that you hope to fix. If you are a candidate for breast reduction, your breasts are maybe genetically large and droopy or got larger and droopier after childbirth. Those are aesthetically not beautiful because it may make your body look big and fat, and also make your shoulders look wide. However, wait till you don't have any plan for more babies because breast reduction will affect your breastfeeding function.

3. Breast Reduction Procedure

Repositioning nipples and getting rid of excess skin and fat in your breasts are very sophisticated procedures. For most cases, Inverted T Incision Method will be used to reduce breasts, but if your breast droopiness is not severe, incision around areola method, or liposuction assisted breast reduction method will be chosen for your case. Although breast reduction leaves scars, as time goes by, scars won't be as visible. It is also a relief that scars will never be visible when wearing swimsuits, tank tops and dresses, because incisions are made underneath your nipples. Make sure what cup size you are currently at and what cup size you want to be at. This will be decided during consultation and your breast analysis using up-to-date medical technology in South Korea. This way, you will be able to visualize your surgery result, and eventually more satisfied with the surgery results even after many years.

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