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Breast Reduction

Surgery to decrease the size of the breasts
and improve confidence and quality of life

Breast Reduction

Surgery to decrease the size of the breasts and improve confidence and quality of life

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AT A GLANCE

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Treats

Large, sagging and heavy breasts

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Anaesthesia

General anaesthetic

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Duration

2-3 hours

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Hospital stay

Day case or one night in hospital

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Recovery

4-6 weeks. Return to work in 1-2 weeks depending on the job

MAKING YOU, MORE YOU

Breast Reduction Surgery can be life-changing, easing back
pain, improving posture, and increasing body-confidence.

MAKING YOU, MORE YOU

Breast Reduction Surgery can be life-changing, easing back pain, improving posture, and increasing body-confidence.

TREATMENT OVERVIEW

Breast Reduction or Reduction Mammoplasty is surgery to make the breasts smaller and reduce their weight. The procedure can also reshape and lift the breasts, so they are firmer and more pert.

Breast Reduction Surgery can be life-changing, easing back pain, improving posture, and increasing body-confidence.

Can I breastfeed after Breast Reduction?

Generally, if you haven't completed your family, then it’s sensible to avoid this surgery. During pregnancy, the breasts increase in size, therefore negate the effects of the operation.

Talk to your surgeon to fully understand the risks and benefits of surgery. It’s important to understand that Breast reduction surgery can damage nerves and milk-producing ducts and glands, making breastfeeding difficult. If your nipple and areola are still attached to the breast tissue beneath them, then there is a greater likelihood that you'll be able to nurse. However, if the nipple was removed and then placed on a reconstructed breast, damage to the nerves, milk ducts and breast tissue may diminish sensation in your nipples and limit your milk flow.

The nerve supply to the nipples is vital to breastfeeding, as they trigger the release of hormones that affect lactation and milk let-down. The overall length of time since surgery has an effect. With increasing time, you're more likely to regain nipple sensation and produce milk.

You won’t know how your milk supply will be affected until you start trying to nurse. If you still have sensation in the nipple, then you have a much better chance of having a full supply. There are several groups out there who help and guide women who have had breast reductions and are hoping to breastfeed.

Let your baby's doctor know about your surgery. They will need to keep a close eye on your baby's weight gain.

What are the scars like from Breast Reduction?

All surgery leaves scarring. Our surgeons will do their utmost to ensure the scar is as small and discreet as possible. Plastic surgeons, like the specialists at Bella Vou, are skilled in making incisions and suturing in ways that minimise scarring.

Areola scars generally heal well. They are pink for several weeks and then start to settle. They mature well in almost all cases, but it is impossible to make them completely invisible. If the healed scar is discoloured, Bella Vou offers medical tattooing to camouflage it and blend it with the surrounding skin tone.

How long should I wear the surgical bra?

The surgical bra will support and protect your breasts as they heal. It's essential to wear it night and day for six weeks. At your six-week check, your consultant will check your wounds and your breasts and let you know if it's OK to return to your usual bra.

Will I lose sensation to my nipples?

There is a risk of nipple sensation changing following Breast Uplift and Breast Reduction Surgery. There is usually a temporary loss of sensation to the nipples, which may return as the swelling and bruising settles. Nipple sensation is generally derived from multiple sources from within the breast tissues. The reshaping and lifting of the breasts can interrupt the nerve supply, meaning that for some women, the change in nipple sensation can be permanent. Your surgeon will take time to answer all your questions and talk you through the risks and benefits of the procedures.

At Bella Vou we provide various payment options meaning you can spread the cost and enjoy a confident outlook at a price you can afford.


Prices start from £6,400 including general anaesthetic and two compression garments.

Finance your treatment

We can offer a wide range of incredible finance solutions and payment plans to help you pay for your procedure or treatment, starting from as little as 0% APR!

YOUR SIMPLE
5 STEP
JOURNEY

YOUR SIMPLE 5 STEP JOURNEY

Step 1. Free, no-obligation consultation

Bella Vou offers every client a free consultation with an accredited cosmetic surgeon. There is no obligation to proceed to treatment. The consultation is an opportunity to discuss the concerns you have with your body and the size you would like your breasts to be,

The expert aesthetic surgeon will evaluate your breast volume and position, your skin elasticity, the size and position of the areola, and your body shape. They will plan surgery to ensure the breast looks natural, in proportion, and correctly placed on the chest. Mr Amir Nakhdjevani says:

‘We make sure that we advise people correctly about whether surgery is right for them. We treat everyone as if they were our family. At Bella Vou, we never pressurise people or try to sell procedures. It's always about giving an honest opinion and honest advice.’

Step 2. Meet your surgeon

You will be offered a further appointment with your consultant before proceeding to Breast Reduction. This will give you a chance to find out more about the procedure and to ask any questions you may have.

The specialist surgeon will take your medical history, examine your breasts to check for lumps, and ensure you’re healthy and fit for surgery.

Step 3. Preparation for Breast Reduction

The Bella Vou team will give you individual pre-operative advice to reduce your chance of bleeding and infection. As soon as your operation time is set, they’ll also let you know when to stop eating and drinking in preparation for your general anaesthetic

It’s essential to tell the team if you're on any medications. You may be asked to stop taking aspirin or anti-inflammatory tablets, which can increase the risk of bruising. It's also important to stop smoking cigarettes and e-cigarettes before and after surgery because they can disrupt the healing process.

On the day of your surgery, you’ll be welcomed to Bella Vou, given a gown to wear and escorted to the state-of-the-art operating theatre.

Step 4. What happens during Breast Reduction?

Breast Reduction is carried out under general anaesthetic. You may need to spend one night in hospital to rest and recover.

The type of incision will depend on the size of your breasts, the look you want, and the amount of tissue to be removed. The surgeons usually use one of two types of incision:

The anchor incision is most frequently used. This is around the areola, extending vertically down to the natural breast crease and horizontally across the crease.

Lollipop incision results in smaller scarring. There is a circular scar around the areola, which extend in a downward vertical scar to the breast crease. Both scars heal well and usually fade to become unobtrusive.

The surgeon will excise excess fat, skin, and glandular tissue from the underneath and sides of the breasts. They will carefully measure the breast volume and plan the amount to be removed before your surgery, to ensure you get the results you want.

Your consultant will then lift and reshape the breasts to achieve a natural, youthful contour. They will also reposition the nipples and areola to enhance and rejuvenate the breasts. The size of the areola can also be decreased to suit the proportions and shape of your new breasts.

The surgeon will suture the incisions closed using absorbable sutures that don't need to be removed. Finally, a dressing and supportive sports bra are applied.

Step 5. Recovery from Breast Reduction

You may need to stay in hospital overnight following the operation. The staff at Bella Vou will offer safe and effective pain relief, carefully monitor your recovery, and provide support every step of the way

You will be given a supportive sports bra to protect the breasts and maintain your comfort as you heal. After one week, the nurse and wound care specialist will check your breasts and the scars. After two weeks, you will be able to increase activity gradually. However, excess arm movement and strenuous or repetitive activity should be avoided for up to six weeks, when you should be able to return to your usual routine.

At around six weeks, your surgeon will check your progress and ensure that you are healthy and happy with your results. The Bella Vou staff are always available if you have problems or questions at any time.

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