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Breast reduction surgery

Breast Reduction surgery in Kerala 

Breast reduction surgery is a cosmetic surgery for reducing large breasts and lifting them to normal position on the chest. Breast reduction can now be done as a daycare surgery without hospital stay. മലയാളത്തിൽ വായിക്കുവാൻ ഇവിടെ ക്ലിക്ക് ചെയ്യുക

Problems with very big breasts-

Most women who seek breast reduction surgery are bothered by the heaviness of the breasts. The heavy breasts cause back and neck pain. They also restrict social and physical activities. Very large breasts are not aesthetically attractive and most women complain of becoming less confident about their appearance. Inability to get proper inner wear ia another issue. Large chest size also restricts the choice of clothes for the woman.

Breast reduction in Kerala

Breast reduction surgery creates attractive, normal sized and uplifted breasts and relieves women of all the problems from heavy breasts.  Breast reduction surgery carries a very high satisfaction rate. Breast reduction is an open surgery whereby the excess breast tissue and skin is removed and the nipple and areola are placed back in a normal location. This results in much smaller and uplifted breasts.

There are multiple safe techniques used for reducing large sagging breasts, the choice of technique in a particular case depends on the quantum of reduction required. 

Because breast reduction surgery is an open procedure, creating dramatic changes to the breast architecture, there will be visible marks on the breast. The marks do fade over a period of time although they do not disappear completely. Fortunately, the marks are in the middle of the breast which is the least exposed area.

Cost of breast reduction surgery in Kerala, India

The total cost of female breast reduction can vary depending on the surgical plan. Total cost in Cochin, Kerala can vary from INR 200,000- 350,000.

Best hospital for breast reduction in Kerala 

Breast reduction is best performed by a cosmetic plastic surgeon. The surgery may be done in a hospital with adequate clean facilities.  Dr. Hari Menon performs breast reduction at Lakeshore hospital in Cochin, Ernakulam. More photos of Breast Reduction surgery in Kerala, India.

Breasts reduction surgery in Cochin, India

Anesthesia- breast reduction is performed under general anesthesia with intra operative monitoring of vital parameters.

Recovery after breast reduction surgery

Even though breast reduction requires an open approach and rearrangement of the breast tissue, the post operative period is relatively pain free. There may be minor discomfort, which is well controlled with pain medicines. Normal routine can be resumed in 24 hours. Heavy work and lifting weights should be avoided for 4 weeks. A well supportive sports bra is to be worn for a month following the surgery. It is recommended to have frequent follow up visits with your surgeon for the initial 2-3 weeks following surgery.

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Breast feeding after breast reduction surgery

Most of the breast reductions are moderate reductions where the breast milk ducts and most of the glands are preserved. In massive reductions, a significant portion of glands are removed. Breast feeding can be possible after moderate breast reductions. There may be decrease in the amount of milk produced and top feeds may be required. Breast feeding may not be possible after massive reductions.

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Breast reduction and breast cancer

Removal of breast tissue may reduce the chance of having breast cancer, though this is not concretely proved. Patients who have undergone breast reductions are advised to undergo cancer screening as general advised, which is a mammogram every year after age 40.

Compliactions after breast reduction surgery 

Breast reduction surgery has an overall complication rate of 5- 10%, most of which are minor healing problems. Uncommon problems could be-

Delayed healing

Fat necrosis

Change in sensation

Unfavorable scars

Necrosis of skin


Anesthesia related problems.

Discuss with Dr. Hari Menon regarding the best method for you as well as risks and safety aspects of breast reduction surgery.

Synonym- Reduction mammaplasty

Frequently Asked Questions

Breast Reduction in Kerala

 Breast reduction surgery takes 2-3 hours normally. The surgery is performed under general anesthesia. Breast reduction for large heavy and sagging breasts is a common procedure in Kerala.

Safe breast reduction in Kerala

Breast reduction is a relatively safe procedure. Standard risks of a major surgery under anesthesia do exist for breast reduction. The incidence of major complications have been very low in breast reductions in Kerala.

 The amount of breast reduction will depend on the size of breast before surgery and also your wishes. In very large breasts, the breasts can be reduced to half the size or even one third the size before surgery. The aim is to create a normal sized and normal looking breast. In very large and sagging breasts, the surgeon will aim to reduce the maximum possible without compromising safety and viability of tissues.

Pain after breast reduction surgery 

Breast reduction is always performed under general anesthesia, so the surgery is pain less. The post operative period is also fairly comfortable. Regular pain medications will be prescribed for few days.The operated areas will be numb for quite some time and thats why breast reduction is generally pain free in the post op period.

Recovery after Breast reduction  

Breast reduction is a fast recovery procedure and does not require bed rest. Routine activities can be resumed from next day. Heavy physical work should be restricted for a month after surgery. A week off from work should be planned for you to relax after surgery.

Top center in Kerala for breast reduction 

Breast reduction/ cosmetic breast surgery for treatment of large breasts is regularly performed by Dr.Hari Menon at Lakeshore hospital in Cochin. The number of breast reduction surgeries is steadily increasing in Kerala as the awareness about treatment is increasing. 

 Pre op work up will include blood tests, breast imaging- Mammography of ultrasound scan and ant other tests for anesthesia fitness. Smokers should quit smoking 1 month prior to surgery. Aspirin, clopidrogel and other blood thinners should be stopped 1 week prior to surgery. Plan the surgery at a time when you can easily manage few days of rest and relaxation.

 Breast reduction surgery involves disruption of the normal breast architecture. The main milk ducts under the nipple are preserved as will be some amount of breast tissue. Breast feeding may be reduced or may not be possible after a major breast reduction/ Reduction mammaplasty surgery

 It is very unlikely that the breasts will enlarge to the previous size. Some increase or decrease in size can happen along with change in body weight. Ageing changes like decrease in skin elasticity will also happen gradually over decades. If you become pregnant after breast reduction surgery, significant increase in breast size can happen in the later stages of pregnancy. Estrogen replacement treatments can also cause breast enlargement.

 There are no reports to suggest increase in breast cancer risk after breast reduction. On the contrary some studies have found that breast cancer risk may decrease after breast reduction due to removal of large amounts of breast tissue. Regular breast cancer screening should be continued even after breast reduction for people with high risk and those after 40 years of age.


Chance of major complications in breast reduction are low. Wound infection and hematoma can occur in the early period. Wound breakdown, asymmetry, prominent scars, decreased or absent sensation in nipple, fat necrosis and anesthesia related problems are possible complications. Long term satisfaction rates after breast reduction is very high.



Small and moderate breast reductions/ breast lift can be performed as day care surgery. Large breast reductions and people coming from distant places require 1 night hospital admission after surgery. 

Breast reduction is best performed by a cosmetic plastic surgeon. Breast reduction/ reduction mammaplsty can be done at most major hospitals in Kerala.Breast reduction  is regularly performed at the Cosmetic surgery department in Lakeshore hospital, Cochin. Dr.Hari Menon is a plastic surgeon specializing in cosmetic surgery. 

Liposuction can reduce the bulk of the breasts to some extent, but will not help to improve the shape of a large sagging breast. Liposuction is usually combined with breast reduction surgery to further improve the result. 

Keyhole breast reduction for women is another term for liposuction of breast. Keyhole breast reduction works only in a minor percentage of women with heavy breasts. 

 The fat component in large breasts may respond to weight reduction. The breast tissue will not reduce with any non surgical treatment.

Drain tubes are not always required after breast reduction surgery. In fact, most cases of breast reduction do not require drains. Tumescent infiltration technique and meticulous control of blood vessels during surgery has obviated the need of routine drains in breast reduction surgery 

The results of breast reduction surgery/ reduction mammaplasty will last for any years. Significant changes in body weight can affect the breast shape also. Pregnancy of hormonal treatments after breast reduction can also result in increase in breast size. Ageing also affects skin elasticity and breast shape.

The cost of breast reduction surgery will depend on the severity of breast enlarment and category of room chosen. The total cost can vary from INR 120,000-280,000. USD 1800-USD 3800. The cost includes all hospital expenses.