Breast reduction in Vienna

A breast reduction is performed if the breasts are too large and heavy. A breast lift is practically always performed at the same time.

Breast reduction

The most important facts about breast reduction

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Breast reduction surgery

Breast reduction surgery, also known as breast reduction, is a surgical procedure that aims to reduce the size of the breasts and give them an attractive shape.

Many women suffer from overly large breasts. In my experience, back pain, bra straps cutting in, problems with clothing and during sport are the reasons why women have their breasts reduced.

Medical reasons for a breast reduction

  1. Back pain: Many women with larger breasts complain of chronic back pain as the extra weight puts strain on the spine.
  2. Neck pain and shoulder complaints: The strain on the shoulder caused by bra straps cutting into the neck can lead to persistent pain and tension. The strain on the neck area often leads to chronic cervical vertebrae complaints.
  3. Skin problems: Skin folds can form under the breasts in which sweat collects and can lead to skin irritation and infections due to skin friction. (so-called intertrigo)

A breast reduction always includes a breast lift.

A breast reduction is an option:

Health complaints such as back or neck pain can be caused by the weight of the breasts.

Skin irritations or infections can occur due to skin folds and sweat accumulation under the breasts.

Self-confidence is significantly impaired due to the disproportionate breast size and shape.

Die Brustverkleinerung ist eine Operation bei der Brüste verkleinert und neu geformt werden.

With breast augmentation with autologous fat and breast augmentation with implants, we offer two methods of breast augmentation if you are unhappy with the size of your breasts.

Guide to breast reduction - The path to your new self

It is very important to me to support you in your decision by providing comprehensive information. In addition, a trusting relationship with your doctor is always beneficial.

Our procedure for operations

Arrange a consultation

Simply book an appointment online via "Arrange consultation" or by phone +43 1 417 05 05. We are happy to get in contact with you.

Talk to Dr. Roland Resch

At your first consultation you will be thoroughly informed about the procedure you are planning to go through. We will answer all your questions. You will take home all the documents needed concerning your treatment.

Take your time

Take your time to think it over and read the documents we provide about your planned procedure. A reflection period of about 14 days is recommended for most procedures.

2nd consultation

In a second appointment we go through all aspects of the procedure again, and I will be happy to answer all your questions.


If you decide to have the procedure, we will find a suitable date for you.

Make an appointment

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3 steps of a breast reduction


A breast reduction is always performed under general anesthesia or twilight sleep. Our anesthetist will guide you through the operation.

Breast reduction method

There are numerous different methods of breast reduction (medically known as "mammoplasty"). To achieve a good result, it is almost always necessary to move the nipple as well. Tissue below the nipple is removed to varying degrees in order to achieve an attractive breast shape. To do this, it is necessary to pull the scar below the nipple downwards. In certain cases, it must also be placed in the underbust crease. The respective method depends on the initial findings of each patient.

Aftercare and recovery

The recovery time for a breast reduction is relatively short. Depending on your activity, you can return to your everyday working life very quickly. Office work can be resumed after approx. 1 week, heavy and more strenuous work after approx. 4-6 weeks.

Breast reduction - What you should know!

How permanent is a breast reduction?

This depends on various factors. The results of a breast reduction usually last for years to decades with good and very good results. It also depends on how regularly you wear a bra, whether your skin is exposed to the sun a lot, weight fluctuations and certain hormonal factors.

What are the risks of a breast reduction?

Patient safety is my top priority! However, every surgical procedure involves certain risks. The use of modern techniques and methods can significantly reduce the risk. Post-operative bleeding or wound healing disorders may occur after an operation. Overall, however, these complications are rare. I will answer all your questions in a personal consultation.

Is breastfeeding still possible after a breast reduction?

It is not possible to predict whether or not breastfeeding will be possible after a breast lift or breast reduction. On the one hand, it depends on the technology used, and on the other on individual factors. About 50% of women retain the ability to breastfeed. It is important to note that approximately 30% of non-operated women CANNOT breastfeed.

When are sports and saunas be resumed after breast reduction?

That also depends a little on the extent of the change. However, you should always allow yourself a break of 6 weeks. After that, you should always wear a sports bra when exercising. Sports such as running are particularly stressful for the breast. Wait three months before going to the sauna.

What cup size can I expect after a breast reduction?

Unfortunately, it is not possible or only possible with difficulty to operate on a specific cup size. The cup size also says relatively little about the actual volume of an individual woman’s breasts. The aim is to achieve a harmonious overall appearance in which the breast blends well and harmoniously into your body image. In most cases, this is roughly a C-cup.

How do I prepare for a breast reduction?

Before a breast reduction, we will discuss the following points together in order to positively influence the success in advance and avoid risks:

  • General state of health and any illnesses
  • The influence of nicotine on the wound healing process. If possible, avoid smoking for 3 weeks before and after surgery.
  • The importance of avoiding aspirin and other anti-inflammatory drugs, as these greatly impair blood clotting.
  • There should be no acute or severe chronic illnesses that contraindicate a surgical procedure.
  • Chronic illnesses such as high blood pressure or diabetes must be well controlled with medication.
  • If you are going home on the same day as the operation, arrange transportation home in advance and ensure that someone is with you for at least the first night after surgery.
  • Prepare everything you will need after the operation at home and put the most important things within easy reach so that you don’t have to stretch too much after the operation and can devote yourself to your recovery.
  • Regardless of the type of procedure, drinking enough water before and after the procedure is essential for recovery.

How much does a breast reduction cost?

The cost of a breast reduction is € 5,990.

The price includes all additional costs, including the special bra. There are no hidden costs!

Prices valid from 01.01.2024

Does health insurance cover the costs of a breast reduction?

Health insurance companies sometimes cover the costs of breast reduction surgery. However, certain conditions must be met for this. The body weight must be relatively low and the breast volume to be surgically removed relatively high. In individual cases, a visit to the head physician is necessary. The costs of a breast lift are almost never or extremely rarely covered by health insurance.