A Breast reduction is performed to alleviate the size and weight of large breasts. Women with large breasts often experience medical complications such as back ache, poor posture, neck pain, rashes and skin infections. There is also a social complication where there may be difficulty in exercising, finding clothes ill-fitting, and self-consciousness.
At your consultation we will discuss with you the reasons for you wanting breast reduction surgery and your desired aesthetic result. Your surgeon will advise you on the best technique for them to use in order to achieve a balance between the two.
The surgery is performed under general anaesthetic can take between 2 and 4 hours. During your surgery breast tissue and skin are removed with your remaining breast tissue re-shaped and nipples repositioned for you desired look.
You will probably be required to stay overnight in hospital and you will be advised of this during your consultation. We recommend you take 2 weeks off from work and ensure that you rest well. It may be beneficial to arrange alternative childcare and household chore duties for those first 2 weeks. Normal activities can be resumed following week 4 after surgery and exercise can be undertaken following week 8. You will see an immediate result from your surgery, however it is important to remember that your breasts will be swollen are sore and it will take up to 2 months for them to settle. Your scarring will start to fade from 2 months but can take in excess of a year to fade significantly. Any sutures and bandages you have will be removed at your first follow up appointment and we will discuss with you your well-being and any concerns you may have.
Breast reduction does not have a set price. The options available to you will be discussed during your consultation as the price reflects the techniques needed as well as overnight stays in hospital and any additions you have purchased such as support bras.
As with any surgery, there are potential risks and complications. These will be discussed with you before any surgery takes place, along with your medical history and you will be provided with comprehensive information in relation to your specific procedure that you can take away and reflect over after your consultation. Don’t forget our friendly team are here to answer any questions you may have.