Considering a Breast Reduction? Here’s what you need to know

Considering a Breast Reduction? Here’s what you need to know

It’s one of the most commonly performed Cosmetic Surgeries and the results can have a dramatic effects on a patient’s self-confidence and lifestyle, but what else do you need to know if you’re considering a Breast Reduction?

Very large boobs can have a big impact on a woman’s life, as one Cosmetic Surgeon explains, “when you have really large breasts, it really changes people’s focus of you and your wish to be taken seriously for what you’re saying.”

Chantel James opted for the surgery to reduce her HH breasts earlier this year. At just 5ft 3inches her body was out of proportion leaving Chantel in constant pain from the weight of her chest. She also struggled to find clothes that fitted properly, was limited when it came to exercising and worried her breasts had begun to sag. “I really did come to a point where I was like, ‘it doesn’t really matter how I look right now, I just don’t want to feel like this anymore.’” Chantel described.

Carried out under general anaesthetic, a Breast Reduction reduces the amount of tissue in the breast and gives an uplift. The Surgeon makes an incision vertically from the nipple to the base of your breast, removes some of the tissue and, if necessary, resets the areola to form new, smaller breasts. The procedure generally takes around three hours and will require you to take one to two weeks off work for recovery.

As well as being happier with the appearance of their breasts, many patients report a greater freedom in their lifestyle and a fantastic boost to their self-confidence following the operation.

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