Doctor Luc Vanrenterghem

Recognised Plastic Surgeon

Belgiëlei 169 - 2018 Antwerp

Tel. 03 281 60 00

For a personal consultation: 03 281 60 00

Breast reduction


  • heavy
  • drooping breasts causing back and shoulder pain
  • flat breasts
  • drooping breasts
  • excessively large nipples

Breast reduction is recommended for patients with breasts that are too large (breast hypertrophy), causing pain in the shoulders, neck or back, or fungal infections in the fold below the breast. Health insurance schemes sometimes pay for this procedure. The breast is reduced in size via an incision running vertically below the nipple and around the nipple. It is usually possible to avoid making a horizontal incision in the fold below the breast. You will usually have to spend one night, or in rare cases two nights, in hospital.

We advise you to make an appointment to discuss your wishes and requirements.

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