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Breast cosmetic surgery Paris

Cosmetic surgery of the breasts or breast surgery is one of the most common cosmetic and plastic surgery procedures. Breast surgery allows for breast reconstruction to improve the appearance, volume and shape of the breasts.

The most common techniques used in breast surgery are the placement of breast prostheses or breast implants and breast lipofilling for breast augmentation. Breast lift or breast ptosis treatment is used to lift sagging breasts and breast reduction surgery to reduce breast size.

This information sheet was written in July 2020 by Dr. PESSIS who is a plastic surgeon in Paris specializing in breast surgery (breast augmentation and breast reduction, breast lift) and breast reconstruction (tuberous breasts, breast cancer …)

Breast cosmetic surgery

Augmentation mammaire par prothese mammaire

Breast augmentation

Breast augmentation is a cosmetic surgery procedure that increases the volume of the breasts using breast prostheses or breast lipofilling (fat injections).

Reduction mammaire

Breast reduction

Breast reduction and breast enlargement are cosmetic breast surgery procedures that reduce the volume of the breast and harmonize the breasts with the rest of the body.

lifting mammaire ou cure de ptose mammaire

Breast lift

The breast lift or breast ptosis treatment is a cosmetic surgery procedure that allows the lifting of sagging breasts after pregnancy or weight loss. The breast lift enhances the volume of the breasts without changing the volume of the breasts.

Malformation des seins

Breast malformation

Tuberous breasts are a very common breast deformity. Aesthetic surgery of the breasts allows the treatment of tuberous breasts through the installation of breast prostheses associated with the cure of ptosis or breast lift.



Male gynecomastia refers to the presence of a mammary gland in a man that gives the impression of having breasts. The treatment of gynecomastia is surgical through cosmetic breast surgery.

Umbilical nipples

La chirurgie des mamelons ombiliqués est un traitement très fréquent de chirurgie esthétique des seins qui permet de faire ressortir le mamelon ombiliqué ou invaginé c’est à dire les mamelons rentrants.

How is breast plastic surgery performed?

  • Two cosmetic surgery medical consultations with your plastic surgeon to analyze your breasts and determine a surgical strategy.
  • Anesthesia consultation
  • Smoking cessation

In the operating room under general anesthesia, cosmetic breast surgery lasts an average of 1 to 2 hours depending on the complexity of your case.

The patient is discharged the same evening or the next day.

Post-operative pain is moderate and lasts a few days.

The swelling and bruising last about fifteen days.

It is necessary to plan a ten-day vacation.

The results are appreciable after one month.

  • Breast augmentation: from € 5500
  • Breast reduction : from 4000 € onwards
  • Breast lift: from 4000 € onwards
  • Umbilical nipples: from € 2000

Social security coverage is possible for breast reduction if your breasts are large (breast hypertrophy)


Breast ptosis refers to a drooping and sagging appearance of the breasts. Breast ptosis is caused by a sagging of the mammary gland, the fat located in the breasts and the skin of the breasts.

Breast implants last between 10 and 15 years on average. It is necessary to change breast implants every 10 to 15 years to prevent complications.

  • Breast reduction in case of breast hypertrophy
  • Breast reconstruction after cancer

Breast lifting is not reimbursed by the social security system.

  • From the age of 18, so that the growth of the breasts is completed.

In some cases, it is possible to perform a breast reduction at the age of 17 if the discomfort is significant with the agreement of both parents.

Cosmetic surgery of the breasts includes cosmetic surgery procedures that improve the volume, shape and appearance of the breasts, i.e:

  • Breast augmentation
  • Breast reduction
  • Breast lift and ptosis treatment
  • Treatment of breast deformities
  • Treatment of gynecomastia
  • Treatment of umbilical nipples

The objectives of cosmetic breast surgery are as follows:

  • Increase the volume of the breasts
  • Reduce the volume of the breasts
  • To lift sagging breasts
  • To treat tuberous breasts
  • Embellish the breasts
  • Improve breast shape
  • Treat gynecomastia
  • Treating umbilical nipples

Cosmetic surgery of the breasts is intended for all patients who wish to improve the volume, shape and curvature of their breasts and those who seek to treat a malformation: tuberous breasts, gynecomastia, umbilicated nipples


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