Breast Reduction Surgery (Reduction mammoplasty)

At-a-glance
Duration 2 - 3 hours
Anaesthesia General
Hospital Stay 0 - 1 night
Recovery 2 - 4 weeks
Addresses Oversized breasts

If your breasts are causing you health problems, Breast Reduction Surgery (Mammoplasty) can help you. Large breasts are not only a nuisance to some women, but also the cause of physical discomfort, pain, and for some, a lack of confidence and self-esteem. Surgical breast reduction is a popular and effective treatment for large, heavy and sagging breasts.


What does it look like?

Take a look at some before and after photos right here. Drag the slider left and right to see the amazing transformations!


Is this right for me?

Do you feel that the weight of your breasts causes discomfort around the shoulders and neck? Do you have problems keeping the skin in the breast creases healthy? Do you get unwanted attention because of your breast size? Do your breasts interfere with professional or recreational activities? If you experience any of these problems, you could be helped by breast reduction surgery.

The surgery will relieve you of the extra weight from heavy breasts and may help you to be more active as a result. Within reason it is possible to reduce the breast size to suit the wishes of patients and this will be carefully assessed when you consult with our specialists.

You will also have a full explanation of the advantages and the potential problems that can be associated with breast reduction. If you are a healthy adult, the surgery is a low risk procedure.

What the procedure involves

Breast reduction removes skin and breast tissue usually from the underneath and sides of the breast and reshapes the remaining breast tissue to give natural and more youthful appearance. This is carefully measured and planned at your consultation and again immediately prior to surgery. The remaining skin and tissue is reshaped around the nipple and the resulting breast is smaller, lighter and uplifted. Scars are sited around the nipple pad, from the nipple pad vertically down to the breast crease and then side to side in the breast crease. These heal well and are generally very subtle once the healing process is complete. It is day case general anaesthetic surgery which takes 2-3 hours.

Typically, patients do not seem to experience much pain after this surgery. A soft supportive bra should be worn for 6 weeks and strenuous or repetitive activity must be avoided during this time.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Should I be concerned about breast cancer and breast surgery?
  • What are the scars like from Breast Reduction?
  • What happens after Breast Reduction surgery?
  • What happens if I have children?
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If you are unhappy with the shape, weight or droop of their breasts, then Breast Reduction Surgery can help you by making them smaller and more lifted.

Breast Reduction Surgery at Bella Vou

Breast Reduction Surgery (Mammoplasty) can relieve physical symptoms such as breast discomfort, neck ache, backache, shoulder pain, skin irritations under the breast fold, painful pressure from bra straps and difficulties and discomfort during exercise. If you are unsure of how much you would like your breasts to be reduced, our experienced team of cosmetic surgeons can help you and provide breast reduction before and after photos that can be very helpful for conceptualizing the objective of surgery but it is impossible to predict an exact cup-size following breast reduction.

What does Breast Reduction Surgery involve?

Breast reduction removes skin and breast tissue usually from the underneath and sides of the breast and reshapes the remaining breast tissue to give natural and more youthful appearance. This is carefully measured and planned at your consultation and again immediately prior to surgery. The remaining skin and tissue is reshaped around the nipple and the resulting breast is smaller, lighter and uplifted. Scars are sited around the nipple pad, from the nipple pad vertically down to the breast crease. These heal well and are generally very subtle once the healing process is complete. It is day case general anaesthetic surgery which takes approximately 2-3 hours.

Breast Reduction Surgery Recovery

Typically, patients do not seem to experience much pain after this surgery. A soft supportive bra should be worn for 6 weeks and strenuous or repetitive activity must be avoided during this time.

Breast Reduction Surgery Cost

In general, Breast Reduction Surgery costs between £4-7000 depending on the extent of your surgery. At Bella Vou, we provide a variety of different payment and finance options to make life easier for you. Meaning you can enjoy the look you deserve without having to sweat over the cost.

What our clients have said...
Amir Nakhdjevani is kind, patient and highly personable, with an outstanding surgical ability. My scars have healed so well as to be invisible and the symmetry achieved is better than before. I was an incredibly nervous and stressed patient, but Amir and the team were patient and always available to answer my questions and deal with my concerns. Everyone at Bella Vou offers a personal and professional service, I feel like a friend rather than a patient.
Liv
Breast Reduction Surgery
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