Breast Reduction

About Breast Reduction Surgery

If you feel that your breasts are overly large and not in proportion with the rest of your Breast Reductionbody, you are not alone. Hundreds of women visit our clinics with the same problem and many opt for breast reduction surgery with one our highly trained and experienced cosmetic surgeons.

We understand that having overly large breasts can affect self confidence but also cause physical discomfort in the form of back and neck pain, and can make it difficult to find clothes and swimwear to fit properly and look as you’d like them to.

Breast reduction surgery is a simple procedure that can have a profoundly positive effect on self esteem, can increase the ability to move freely and exercise, and can ensure you feel comfortable with how your body looks. Many of our breast reduction patients say having the surgery has changed their life.

BENEFITS OF BREAST REDUCTION SURGERY

  • Increased self-confidence and self-esteem
  • A wider choice of bras/swimwear
  • Improvement in posture
  • The ability to wear more fitted clothing
  • Reduced chance backache
  • Ability to participate in sporting activities

THE PROCEDURE FOR BREAST REDUCTIONS

Breast reduction surgery is a commonly performed and straightforward operation which involves reducing the amount of breast and fatty tissues whilst uplifting the breast tissue. The operation is carried out under general anaesthetic and you will be required to stay in hospital for one to two nights, and to take one to two weeks off work. The surgery itself usually takes around three hours to complete, but this is dependent on the size of your breasts and on whether the surgeon needs to reposition the nipples in order to achieve a completely natural look after the breast reduction.

BREAST REDUCTION PRICES

There is no set price for breast reduction surgery as every single patient is different and treated on an entirely individual, case-by-case basis. In order to get a quote that is specific to you, find your nearest cosmetic surgery clinic and please book in for your free consultation with one of our nurses to discuss your requirements in complete confidence. The price you are given will include everything from the breast reduction procedure itself, to the cost of your overnight stay and after care appointments – there are no hidden costs.

Is Breast Reduction right for me?

CHOOSING TO HAVE BREAST REDUCTION SURGERY

There are many reasons why people choose to have breast reduction surgery:Breast Reduction

  • Heavy and pendulous breasts which give mild discomfort
  • Larger than normal breasts and can cause a great deal of distress and discomfort
  • Backache from having to support the extra weight and breast pain
  • Shoulder marks from the pressure of bra straps
  • Difficulty in buying clothes due to disproportion
  • Difficulty in purchasing underwear
  • Inability to wear strappy tops or even the choice to not wear a bra
  • Desire to look better in your clothes / swimwear
  • Inability to take part in physical sports

WHO SHOULD HAVE BREAST REDUCTION SURGERY

The final decision will be made between you and your Cosmetic Surgeon. The procedure is most suitable for those patients who experience discomfort from their breast or who feel self-conscious about their size.

The Harley Medical Group has been committed to providing excellence in Cosmetic Surgery and Non Surgical Solutions in the UK since it was established. During this time, we have developed a full understanding of the many reasons why people have Cosmetic Surgery and how it can improve how they feel about themselves.

What's next

Find out more about our procedures and treatments, for a free no obligation consultation and to meet with a nurse please contact us on 0800 022 3479 or book online.

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I HAVE SURGERY?

Breast ReductionYou will need to purchase a sports bra to take with you to the hospital. The size of the bra will be determined at your consultation with your Cosmetic Surgeon.

If you are a smoker, take aspirin or any other medication, your Cosmetic Surgeon will wish to discuss this with you at your consultation. Your Cosmetic Surgeon will advise you when you are to discontinue and resume these activities.

THE DAY OF YOUR BREAST REDUCTION SURGERY

Your Cosmetic Surgeon will visit you in your room and mark your breasts in preparation for surgery, and will be there to answer any last minute questions you may have.

When you wake up from the anaesthetic you will have dressings and your supportive bra in place. You will be offered pain relief should you require it, and there may be drainage tubes in place in each breast. These drains will be removed before your discharge from hospital. You can expect to be in hospital for one or two days. This will be agreed with your Surgeon prior to your admission.

GOING HOME AFTER BREAST REDUCTION SURGERY

Your Cosmetic Surgeon will advise how much time you will require off work (this will be approximately between two to four weeks depending on your occupation), how long you will need to wear your post surgery bra for and when you will be able commence normal activities.

You will need someone to look after you to relieve you of your general chores, such as shopping, household duties and childcare. Please be aware that you will feel tired for the first few weeks following your breast reduction surgery.

It is important to keep the incisions and breasts dry during the early days and leave all the dressings intact until you return to the clinic at approximately seven days. Please do not wear an underwired bra until you have discussed this with your Surgeon.

It is very important that you attend the follow up post surgery appointment which has been made for you, to care for your wound and see your Cosmetic Surgeon post-operatively to make sure that you are healing well.

You will have your own personal Nurse Counsellor both before and after your procedure to support you and answer any questions you may have.

RECOVERY FROM BREAST REDUCTION SURGERY

Your new breasts will require a good amount of support in the months following surgery, therefore you will be required to wear a post-surgery bra or sports bra for up to three months during the day and at night. You will be able to shower or bath as normal a few days after the surgery, simply by removing your bra just before and putting it on again immediately afterwards. It is advised that you take at least one week off work in order to give your breasts proper time to recover. Your surgeon will advise you on how soon you can resume normal daily activities and exercise.

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What's next

Find out more about our procedures and treatments, for a free no obligation consultation and to meet with a nurse please contact us on 0800 022 3479 or book online.

 

REAL LIFE STORIES

Sam had Breast Reduction Surgery at The Harley Medical Group. Her operation was featured on 'The Truth about Beauty' on UK TV Style with Martine McCutcheon.

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BEFORE AND AFTER SHOTS

Breast Reduction - Before and After Photos:

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Is Breast Reduction right for me?

There are many reasons why people choose to have breast reduction surgery:

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Heavy and pendulous breasts which give mild discomfort
Larger than normal breasts and can cause a great deal of distress and discomfort
Backache from having to support the extra weight and breast pain
Shoulder marks from the pressure of bra straps
Difficulty in buying clothes due to disproportion
Difficulty in purchasing underwear
Inability to wear strappy tops or even the choice to not wear a bra
Desire to look better in your clothes / swimwear
Inability to take part in physical sports

 

Who should have Breast Reduction Surgery?

The final decision will be made between you and your Cosmetic Surgeon. The procedure is most suitable for those patients who experience discomfort from their breast or who feel self-conscious about their size. The Harley Medical Group has been committed to providing excellence in Cosmetic Surgery and Non Surgical Solutions in the UK since it was established. During this time, we have developed a full understanding of the many reasons why people have Cosmetic Surgery and how it can improve how they feel about themselves. For more information see our guide Choosing your Cosmetic Surgery Provider.