Breast Reduction / Lifting

Surgery Time

Breast reduction/lifting surgery takes around 1-2 hours.

Hospital Stay

You need to stay for 1 night after surgery.

Days in South Korea

We suggest you stay at least 14 days after surgery.


It takes 2 to 3 months to recover from breast reduction/lifting surgery.

Breast Reduction

Some women have breasts that are out of proportion or excessively large, compared to their weight and height. Large breasts can cause a number of problems; such as back pain, neck pain, bad posture from an anterior shoulder rotation, and bra strap pain. Finding a bra or swimsuit top that fit correctly can be a concerning issue as well! Having excessively large breasts may also severely hamper enjoyment of physical activities.

Regardless of the patient’s motivation, the objective of breast reduction surgery is to achieve a desirable chest shape with minimal scarring. Various techniques are used, and our qualified surgeons will choose the ideal technique based on the patient’s existing breast anatomy, type, and amount of tissue to be removed for the most desirable outcome.

Vertical Technique

The surgeon will make an incision around the nipple and vertically down the nipple to the bottom of the breast. This is ideal for a moderate reduction in breast size an leaves some scarring on the breast where incision is made.

Before Surgery: Vertical Incision

After Surgery: Vertical Incision

Inverted T Technique (wise, inferior pedical)

The surgeon will make an incision around the nipple, down the bottom of the breast, and then a vertical incision underneath the breast. Ideal for significant breast size reduction, the scarring is similar to that of the vertical incision technique, with one additional scar running along the crease underneath the breasts.

Before Surgery: Inverted T-cut Incision

After Surgery: Inverted T-cut Incision

Liposuction Technique

This procedure is less invasive and is completed in a shorter amount of time with almost no scarring, which is most ideal for a slight reduction.

Depending on the level of care, most scars will fade within the first year and will be completely concealed when wearing a bra or bikini.

Breast Lift

Mastopexy – Also known as a breast lift, this is a medical procedure to change the elevation of your breasts. Women get breast lifts for a variety of reasons: Examples include, stretching and sagging of the breast tissue from pregnancy or weight fluctuations, age, and the prolonged effects of gravity reducing the natural elasticity of breast tissue over time.

A breast lift does not change the size of your breasts, but it can help restore the breast tissue to a more youthful and firm appearance, by reducing sagging and raising the overall position of nipples. Most patients also choose to have a breast augmentation or breast reduction done in combination with their breast lift.

Before Surgery: Breast Lift (Mastopexy)

After Surgery: Breast Lift (Mastopexy)

FAQ Breast Reduction / Lifting

It is not possible to suggest the cc directly and the volume of implant is not important because the cc will differ depending on the implant diameter. Therefore, the most important thing is to choose a correct implant with a diameter that match one’s chest. once the diameter has been chosen, you need also choose the degree of projection of the implant, then it will give you the cc. You could also tell the doctor the cup size you would like to have, and the doctor will suggest you with the number.

Before in the 2000s, it is mentioned that breast implant needs to be changed every 10 years. However, 20 years have passed and the implant has improved a lot. Currently, according to the implant manufacturer, if there is no problem with the implant, then there is no need to change.

After the surgery, a scar will be left at the surgical site for about 2~4cm.

It depends on what type of incision done during the surgery. if breast underline incision is used, the scar will be located in breast under fold. if armpit incision is used, the scar will be located on the armpit folds. If areola incision is used, then the scar will be around the areola circle.

It is not completely impossible. After having breast surgery, you can attend a dermatology to get a scar laser. It will make the scar faded and make it less seen.

You are advised to not lay down with your breast down and being pressed. you will also need to avoid getting your breast squeezed for around 4~6 months. Please avoid excessive exercise for 6 months as well.

Yes, sex or having intercourse will not give any problem to the breast. However, please avoid to get breast squeezed and avoid the breast getting moved.