Breast Reduction (Reduction mammoplasty)

If you are unhappy with the shape, weight or droop of your breasts, then Breast Reduction Surgery can help you by making them smaller and more lifted. Physical relief will be through reducing the overall weight of the breast, hence reducing breast discomfort (mastalgia); aching neck/back/shoulders; skin irritations under the breast fold; and painful pressure from bra straps;and subsequently improving your posture. Psychologically, this will improve your self-confidence and make you feel less self-conscious about the size.

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

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 does this 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. Your surgeon will carefully measure and plan this at consultation and again prior to your surgery. Once the excess breast tissue has been removed, the remaining skin is redraped and secured around the nipple areola complex (NAC/ nipple pad) hence this gives a smaller, lighter and uplifted breast.

The scars are sited around the NAC and usually extend 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the recovery like?

Typically, patients do not seem to experience much pain after this surgery. You will wear a soft supportive bra for 6 weeks and ideally should avoid strenuous or repetitive activity during this time. You can subsequently restart your normal exercise routine gradually after 6 weeks. Keeping the stretching and excessive movements to a minimum in the first 4 - 6 weeks helps to keep the scarring from stretching.

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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.

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