Patients may request a breast reduction for aesthetic or health reasons. Many women who opt for breast reduction surgery suffer due to the heavy weight of their breasts. In addition to back pain, this can also lead to poor posture or inflammation in the breast crease. Unfortunately, some women don’t just suffer physical effects from their large breasts, but psychological ones, too. This unfortunate situation can be remedied using breast reduction surgery.
If you’ve already given this type of surgery a lot of thought, you can find all of the preliminary information about how a breast reduction works at the EPPSTEIN Clinic Stuttgart here.
In order to ensure harmonious proportions and a pleasing aesthetic appearance, the potential shape of your new breasts will be discussed with you in detail. Dr. Eppstein will be able to advise you personally during your consultation at our clinic in Stuttgart. As soon as we have answered any questions you may have and discussed what you are hoping to achieve, we can book an appointment for surgery.
A breast reduction is performed under general anaesthetic and takes around 2-3 hours. The surgery is performed in our own surgical theatre here at the EPPSTEIN Clinic in the middle of Stuttgart. Excess glands and skin are removed during surgery, and your own tissue is reshaped to form smaller, firm breasts.
In most cases, we use the scar-minimising “Lejour” technique here at the EPPSTEIN Clinic.
The aim of this technique is to avoid a long scar in the crease below the breast. By preserving the patient’s own dermis, we can create a so-called “internal bra” effect (dermis flap). This effect helps ensure a long-lasting result, improving quality of life.
After the surgery, you will stay in the clinic as an inpatient for one night. You can usually return to an office job around 1 week after the surgery. After 1 week, you will have a follow-up appointment at the clinic for a check-up, and your stitches will be removed after 2 weeks. You can usually start with physical work and gentle exercise after 3-4 weeks. You should wear a sports bra for 6 weeks after surgery.
We want you to feel as comfortable as you do at home during your stay in our clinic. Our luxurious and lovingly designed patient rooms offer the right space to relax in the centre of Stuttgart.
It’s also important to be able to offer all amenities and services under one roof. Which is why we offer a surgical theatre as well as two patient rooms that have been equipped with state-of-the-art medical technology.
The EPPSTEIN Clinic in Stuttgart offers you the opportunity to be treated in a highly modern clinic in the heart of the Stuttgart inner city. It’s really important to us that you feel comfortable here. Which is why we are available for you round the clock during your stay, and are by your side if you have any questions or need anything.
And of course, the team here at EPPSTEIN Clinic Stuttgart will stick by your side during the entire after-care process and any follow-up appointments.
We would be happy to advise you in a personal discussion. We will work with you to find the best treatment option tailored to you. Book an appointment:
* In person: Büchsenstraße 10, 70173 Stuttgart
* Via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
* Via phone: 0711-98693777
Our expert team looks forward to your visit.
Allgemeine Fragen & Antworten
– Do I have to pay a fee for the consultation?
Yes, because the consultation is a medical service that has to be charged for in accordance with the German Scale of Fees for Physicians (GOÄ), we charge a one-off cost of €50 for your individual and in-depth consultation appointment.
– Which costs are associate with my treatment and are there financing options available?
We can provide you with precise details about treatment costs after an in-depth examination. We offer flexible financing models for your treatment. Please feel free to contact us at any time in case of any questions or for a non-binding financing offer.
– Will health insurance cover the costs?
In general, plastic surgery is not covered by health insurance, even in cases of psychological distress. However, you should seek advice from your health insurance company.
– Can the treatment be performed at the EPPSTEIN Clinic?
Yes, we have our own surgical theatre, so we are able to perform all treatments and surgeries on site.
– Why does EPPSTEIN Clinic not have any before and after photos?
According to Section 11 (1) of the Pharmaceutical Advertising Law, German doctors are not allowed to advertise plastic surgery using comparative pictures of how people look before and after surgery (before and after photos).
– I have a long journey, can the person accompanying me also spend the night in the clinic?
Yes, your companion can also stay overnight at the clinic.
– Can multiple treatments be performed during one appointment?
In general, multiple treatment can be performed during one appointment. However, we will discuss the possibility of combining various treatments during your personal consultation.
– What is the difference between a plastic surgeon and a specialist for plastic and aesthetic surgery?
After completing their medical studies, a specialist for plastic and aesthetic surgery specialises in plastic, reconstructive, and aesthetic surgery during their 6-year residency. Since “plastic surgeon” is not a protected term, any doctor can describe themself as a plastic surgeon without having done this specialist training. Which is why we recommend placing your trust in a specialist, like Dr. Eppstein.
– Is the EPPSTEIN Clinic a member of any professional associations?
Dr. med. Ron Julius Eppstein is a regular member of DGPRÄC (the German Society of Plastic, Reconstructive, and Aesthetic Surgeons), the ISAPS (the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery), the VDÄPC (Association of German Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons) and the GÄCD (Society for Aesthetic Surgery Germany e.V.).
– Will I be charged extra for staying overnight at the clinic?
No, overnight costs are included in your surgery price. You will not be charged any additional costs.
Vor dem Eingriff
– How long does it normally take from consultation to surgery?
In general, your consultation and surgery appointment will be a few weeks apart. Legally, we have to adhere to a minimum period of 48 hours between the consultation and actually performing an elective procedure.
Legally, we have to adhere to a minimum period of 48 hours between the consultation and actually performing an elective procedure.
Certain secondary illnesses or taking anticoagulant medications may mean that it is not possible to perform plastic surgery. These things will be discussed in detail during your informed consent discussion.
– How can I best prepare for surgery?
During your consultation, Dr. Eppstein will explain everything you need to know before surgery. You should not take any medications like ASA (aspirin) that can affect blood clotting two weeks before the surgery. You should also avoid smoking cigarettes. Everything else is included in our “before and after” leaflet, which you will be given during your consultation.
– Can I sleep on my stomach after breast reduction surgery?
You should ideally sleep on your back for the first 2 weeks following breast reduction surgery. After this, it’s usually fine to sleep on your side. It’s usually possible to sleep on your stomach a few months after breast reduction.
– Does a breast lift affect my ability to breastfeed?
There is a 20-30% risk that breastfeeding will be affected by a breast reduction.
– When can I wear an underwired or pushup bra?
You shouldn’t wear an underwired or pushup bra for 6 months after surgery, instead you should wear a comfortable sports bra. You can wear underwired and pushup bras again round 6 weeks after the breast reduction.
– Will the results of breast surgery change after pregnancy?
Breasts change with every pregnancy. It’s impossible to predict exactly how much a pregnancy will change the result of breast surgery, as everyone and every body is different.
– Will I have visible scars?
We usually use the scar-minimising “Lejour” technique to perform breast reduction surgery, which means that the scars are very discreet.
– Can breasts lose sensitivity from the surgery?
In general, sensitivity will return a few months after surgery. In rare cases, sensitivity may continue to be affected.
– Will breast surgery affect a future mammogram (cancer prevention)?
In general, a breast reduction will not affect a future mammogram. However, you should make your treating physician aware of the surgery so that they can properly assess the internal scars.
– Do the nipples need to be removed during a breast reduction?
If breasts are too large, the nipples can often sit too low down. In this case, we move the nipple higher up, into the right position. Because the nipples aren’t separated from their base during this procedure, the risk of circulatory problems or long-term sensitivity issues is low.
Nach dem Eingriff
– What should I do in case of complications?
You will be given an emergency number that you can use to reach Dr. Eppstein at any time. Please call right away in case of any complications.
– How can I ensure I recover well?
Getting enough physical rest and eating healthily are important factors for ensuring that your wounds heal quickly. Avoiding cigarettes and alcohol is equally important. Dr. Eppstein will discuss other individual factors with you during your consultation.
– Will I be in pain after surgery?
In general, the pain is quite tolerable. Dr. Eppstein will write you a prescription for pain medication depending on the type of surgery.
– How long do I need to wait before I can see the final result of my treatment?
A visible result is usually achieved after 3 months. The final result will then generally be visible after 6 months. Scars will settle into their final form around a year after surgery.
– Can my aftercare also be performed by a different doctor or in hospital, since I have a long journey?
This is possible under certain circumstances, but should be discussed with Dr. Eppstein individually.
– Do smoking and drinking alcohol have a direct effect on my recovery?
Smoking can cause blood vessels to constrict, which worsens blood flow to vessels and affects healing. So you should avoid cigarettes and alcohol to ensure a quicker healing process.