Astrid Plastic Surgery Clinic

Breast Reduction Surgery

Why Choose Astrid

  • Breast enhancement surgeries are signature treatments at Astrid Plastic Surgery.
  • Our plastic surgeons are experienced in a range of breast reduction surgical techniques to address different concerns faced by patient with breast hypertrophy.
  • Patients can visualise their outcome with our Vectra 3D-simulation program and scar treatments are available to minimise scarring.

Breast Reduction Surgery

Similar names: Reduction mammoplasty, surgery for breast hypertrophy / mammary hyperplasia / gigantomastia


Women with overly large breasts (breast hypertrophy) suffer from a myriad of symptoms. Neck, shoulder and back pains are commonly cited because the weight of the breasts puts significant strain on the muscles and joints. Patient often have a hunched (kypohotic) posture as a result. The skin folds under the breasts are often inflicted with skin rashes or even infections. Many find it difficult to exercise and find garments that fit them. Ptosis (sagging) of the breasts is also almost universal.

Breast reduction surgery is often a life-changing procedure for women suffering from these symptoms. Excessive breast tissues and skin are removed, the breasts are lifted and, most importantly, the quality of life is improved. Because the surgery alleviates many medical ailments that patients suffer from breast hypertrophy, it is often covered by Medisave or insurance.


Breast Reduction Surgery
01-surgical scissors

Procedure Time:
2 – 3 hours


Monitored sedation /
general anaesthesia

Day Surgery

Recovery Time:
2 days


Surgeries often done together with breast augmentation to maximise breast aesthetics:


  • Avoid supplements such as fish oils, vitamin E, Ginseng, glucosamine a week before surgery.
  • Stop smoking to maximise your healing ability. (make use of this opportunity to quit!)
  • Avoid chest exercises for a week before surgery.

It is advisable to avoid strenuous exercises and carrying heavy loads for a week after surgery.


  • The duration depends on the extent of the breast reduction surgery and the type of work you do.
  • For office-based work, this is around 3 to 5 days.

For moderate to severe breast hypertrophy, this may be covered by Medisave or you health insurance.

The operation can be carried out as a day surgery. Hospitalisation is optional.

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