Breast reduction

Large breasts, also called breast hypertrophy, can be frustrating in everyday life, it might cause physical pain and also discomfort when practicing sports or simply to dress.

Breast reduction surgery consists of reducing the volume of the breast and obtaining a harmonious shape according to the anatomy and the wishes of the patient.
Depending on the initial volume of the breasts and their level of sagging, several types of scars, always big, are possible for this operation. This important aspect is always brought up with the surgeon during consultations and is at the heart of Urgo Laboratoires’ concerns. Laser scar treatment can be performed in the operating room to give you every chance of having a better scar.

Learn more about the operation


  • Performed under general anesthesia by a plastic surgeon
  • Lasts between 2 to 3 hours
  • The surgical procedure:
    • Raising the areola and nipple
    • Removal of the breast gland
    • Cut off excess skin
    • Reshaping the breasts
    • Suture the incision
  • UrgoTouch ® laser treatment possible after the sutures
  • 1 to 2 days of hospitalization or outpatient
  • Breast reduction may be eligible for social security coverage


There will be up to 3 scars :

  • Periareolar scar: around the areola
  • Vertical scar: between the lower edge of the areola and the sub-mammary fold
  • Horizontal scar: under the breast fold, which may be avoided depending on the anatomy and quality of the skin

To know
The choice of the type of operation will of course take into account the scar but also the harmony of the silhouette and the shape of the breast. It is sometimes preferable to have a nice curve and an additional discreet scar than to have fewer scars but a less perfect shape…


  • Rest for about 2 weeks is recommended
  • A wound dressing is placed for 4 weeks after the operation in addition to the bra support
  • Sports is not recommended within 2 months of the intervention
  • Your surgeon will monitor the results of the operation and the progress of the healing process (duration to be defined with your surgeon)
  • Final result between 3 and 6 months
  • The result of the scar is definitive between 18 and 24 months

For any information about the operation

Speak directly with your surgeon.
He/She will be able to answer your questions and reassure you.

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