Dr. med. Dr. med.

Christina Irene

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
und Ästhetische Chirurgie

International Center for
Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery

personal - trusting - passionate

International Center for
Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery

Plastische Chirurgie München - Dr. med. Dr. med. Christina Günter
Blende schräg - Dr. med. Dr. med. Christina Günter Plastische Chirurgie München
Breast Reduction / Reduction Mammaplasty

Breast Reduction Munich / Reduction Mammaplasty

Breast Reduction / Reduction Mammaplasty

Large breasts (macromastia or gigantomastia) are not solely an aesthetic problem. They are heavy, and their weight lies above and in front of the body’s center of gravity. Sooner or later, many women develop specific complaints that may become pathological. Back- and shoulder pains may seem harmless, but they often lead to permanent postural defects, excessive wear and tear on the spine, and even herniated discs. Add to that the psychological distress associated with large breasts, especially in young girls. These issues may persist for a lifetime, negatively impacting their social and sexual relationships, and may even trigger depression. Quite often, large breasts cause severe discomfort during physical activities. Consequently, the affected girls and women avoid such exercise, which, in turn, promotes obesity. 

A breast reduction, therefore, is not merely a cosmetic procedure; it also brings functional relief and emotional well-being to the affected women.

Before such a surgical procedure, detailed consultations are imperative. It is essential to talk about the motivation for this kind of surgery, to discuss whether the desired result can be achieved, and to speak about possible limitations. Other important topics are alternative treatments, as well as potential adverse side effects and possible risks. 

Depending on the shape of the breasts and the desired result, there are several incision options which will form different scars. Almost all incisions, however, have one aspect in common: The required cut around the areola and the vertical incision down to the fold below the breast. It is this vertical scar that causes concern for many women, but it usually heals quickly and inconspicuously. After a few months, it will be hardly visible. Breast reduction surgery clearly demonstrates that the wound healing and regeneration process takes several weeks, maybe even months. Immediately after surgery, the breasts do not yet look like they will after the regeneration period when they will have gained their new shape. As is true for any surgery, the breast area’s sensitivity may be impaired in the first months after the procedure. These issues will be discussed sensitively and in detail, in a personal consultation with Dr. Dr. Christina Günter. She will also explain the course of treatment as well as possible adverse side effects and risks. You will, of course, also have the opportunity to resolve any open questions.


As with any surgical procedure, breast reduction surgery may lead to bruising (hematoma), secondary bleeding, swelling, wound healing disorders, infections, and wound dehiscence. Temporary numbness of the treated area may also occur. It is only natural to feel some tension in your breasts after breast reduction surgery that may last for several weeks.

If you decide on a breast reduction, it is essential that you are cared for professionally and personally during the entire process. 

I attach great importance to perceiving, advising, and treating you as an individual, with all your personality’s facets. My many years of experience, expertise, empathy, and communication are central pillars of my therapeutic success. Intensive and personal post-treatment care is as much a focus of my work as the preparation and the treatment itself. After all, a perfect result can only be achieved by working together as a team. 

It goes without saying that your health is always given priority. Surgery that negatively affects your health or physical integrity is not recommended and should not be performed in the first place.

Your advantages

  • Relief for body and mind
  • Concealed incisions wherever possible, and low scar technique
  • At least two extensive consultations before to surgery
  • Intensive follow-up treatment 
  • Qualified contact person pre- and post-treatment
  • Experience with and focus on breast surgery
  • Honest cost transparency
  • Comprehensively qualified instructor and trainer for plastic and aesthetic surgeons
  • International activity

Die wichtigsten Fakten zu Brustreduktion

  • ANESTHESIA: General anesthesia
  • HOSPITAL STAY: 2 days
  • COSTS: will be determined individually after the preliminary consultation, depending on the work involved
  • FOLLOW-UP-TREATMENT: 6 weeks to 12 month
  • REMOVAL OF SUTURES: not applicable
  • SOCIAL ACTIVITIES: after 2 to 3 weeks
  • PHYSICAL EXERCISE: after 6 weeks