“My breasts did not match my body. They were too big, too heavy and sometimes really painful. I was also ashamed. Exercising was not pleasant for me, but now it is.”


Astrid (32 years old)

Frequently asked Questions

Do I have to worry about ugly scars?

A breast reduction causes scars. Not all scars will be in the crease of your breast. Making the scars invisible as much as possible is a very important part of the treatment.

Does the insurance reimburse this procedure?

If you have had the breast reduction done for cosmetic reasons, this operation will not be reimbursed. If you have done the reduction to get rid of your back pain and neck pain, you may be reimbursed. Ask your insurance company. Often the requirement is a cup size DD or larger and a period of posture therapy (physiotherapy, Mensendieck or Caesar therapy) that has not helped or only temporarily.

Is breast reduction painful?

The procedure takes place under anesthesia, so you will not feel anything. In the period after the breast reduction, you may have to deal with sensitive and sometimes painful breasts. You will therefore have to use painkillers.

When can I get back to work?

Most of the time you can return to work after two weeks. Allow a period of one and a half months to two months before you can start exercising again and do heavy physical work. During this period, you should also wear a sturdy sports bra day and night.

Before and after photos

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Plastic surgeon

Doctor Xander R. Bakker

I am an experienced plastic surgeon, specialized in cosmetic surgery. I have been working as a plastic surgeon since 2005. For a long time, I have been working as an all-round plastic surgeon in several leading hospitals. Therefore, I have gained a lot of experience. Plastic surgery of the face has always had my special attention.

My work requires a personal and tailor-made approach. This is what makes my work so fascinating. Every time I ask myself: ‘Will I be able to bring a change, which makes the patient happier?’ It is always great when this is possible, but sometimes it also means saying ‘no’.

I focus completely on aesthetic plastic surgery. My areas of interest are the face, breast corrections, liposuction and lipofilling of the face and body. By attending many international conferences and courses I stay up-to-date. This way you can be assured that I always deliver state-of-the-art work.

Plastic surgeon Xander Bakker

my specialties

Do you always look tired and gloomy because of your drooping eyelids? Do you want to look fresh, younger and full of energy again? Eyelid correction

Do you find your nose ugly because of the shape? Do you want a beautiful nose that fits your face nicely? Nose correction

Do you want to get rid of your wrinkles and sagging skin? Do you want to look younger, without wrinkles on your face? Face-lift

Would you like to have your face wrinkles and folds filled? Safely, with your own fat cells? Lipofilling face

Are you dissatisfied with your breasts? Are they too flat or too small? Do you want to have fuller and larger breasts? Breast augmentation

Do you want to get rid of wrinkles and other skin imperfections? Do you want to look younger and fresher again? Chemical peel

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