Breast Reduction in Kuala Lumpur

The Ultimate Guide to Breast Reduction in Kuala Lumpur

Last fact-checked: 24 September 2020

With a breast reduction in Kuala Lumpur, you can reduce problems associated with excess breast mass, such as shoulder and back pain, for up to 70% less compared to clinics back home.

Having a large chest can also lead to a poor posture or unwanted attention and you may find it difficult to find bras and clothes that fit. 

Breast reduction surgery will enable you to reduce the size of your breasts and help you feel better about yourself. Patients also report increased self-confidence and enjoy being able to find bras and swimsuits, as well as a huge variety of other clothes without needing to resort to plus-size options.

Why Consider Breast Reduction Surgery in Kuala Lumpur?

Cosmetic surgery is notoriously expensive in Australia, New Zealand and other Western countries. Flying to Kuala Lumpur enables you to save several thousand on the price of the same procedure at one of our verified clinics.

While you're there (before your surgery), it's also possible to enjoy an exciting holiday in Kuala Lumpur, which is a hugely popular Southeast Asian tourist destination. KL, as it is popularly called, has numerous tourist attractions, including bird parks, gardens, lakes, rain forests, museums, places of worship and more. It is also known for its varied cuisine, museums, nightlife, including stunning rooftop bars, and shopping options.

KL also has excellent medical facilities with well-qualified and experienced doctors and supporting staff. The hospitals and medical clinics are modern and well equipped, and you won't face any communication issues as surgeons and staff speak English.

Why Book with Medical Departures?

Medical Departures carries out all the necessary investigations and make sure that the doctors are well trained, experienced and qualified. Clinics and hospitals must meet our high standards before being listed on our site and we also conduct post-surgery patient interviews when required. All these aspects ensure that you have a rewarding surgical experience at a great rate.

Get started now by taking a look at these top clinics in Kuala Lumpur for breast reduction surgery

How Long Does the Surgery Take and What Is the Recovery Period?

This is major cosmetic surgery and takes time. Also called reduction mammoplasty surgery, the surgery can take as long as three to five hours. It is carried out under general or local anaesthesia as the surgeon has to make different cuts, remove tissue and fat and cut extra skin and then suture it. Usually, the nipples have to be repositioned as well. You will have some scars and you need to be realistic about the scarring, though these will fade over time.

For your recovery, it should be noted that you will:

  • Need to plan to be off work for at least a week and it will take you a couple of weeks to recover more.
  • Follow a course of antibiotics and painkillers
  • Need to sleep on your back and not put weight on your breasts.
  • Be restricted in terms of what activities you can do until you have fully recovered
  • Have to wear special surgical bras for a few weeks

What Is the Cost of Breast Reduction Surgery?

As an example, if you are getting the surgery done in Australia you can expect to be out of pocket by AUD 6,000 to AUD 10,000. In case you can show cause that is medically relevant for this surgery, the insurance company may pay for it, but it is a long process to get insurance approval and meet their standards, which are not clear cut in the first place.

In Kuala Lumpur, you can expect to pay around AUD 3,000—and not have to go through insurance companies or wait months or even years for surgery.

Please note: These are estimated prices at the time of writing. To see updated prices, as well as photos, surgeon profiles, patient reviews and location maps, check out these top-rated clinics in Kuala Lumpur for breast reduction surgery:

What Now?

If big boobs have always bothered you, it may be time to opt for reduction surgery. Medical Departures has a streamlined booking process that makes it easy for you to book your surgery. Contact us by phone, email or online chat to get started. Or if you are ready to book your appointment, you can do so right here any time of the day or night, at no charge to you.


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