If you feel that your breasts are overly large, are not in proportion to the rest of your body or are causing you pain & discomfort, you may want to consider breast reduction surgery.
There are many factors that can affect the size of women’s breasts, such as:
- Inherited genes
- Body weight
What is Breast Reduction Surgery?
Also known as a mammoplasty, breast reduction surgery is an operation that removes the excess weight and volume of the breasts. The breasts are then reshaped and the nipples are repositioned to form new smaller breasts.
What are the benefits of Breast Reduction Surgery?
Having breast reduction surgery has many benefits, these include:
- Reducing the size of your breast can leave you feeling more comfortable as it can help eliminate the constant pain of indentation from bra straps, skin irritation, back and neck pain and posture problems.
- Allowing more comfortable involvement in sporting activities that otherwise would be painful or awkward with large, heavy breasts
- A change in your appearance. Having large breasts that are out of proportion to your height and weight can be embarrassing and frustrating. For teenagers and young women this may be the case especially wearing swimsuits and various clothing due to unwelcome attention and the size/fitting of many high-street brands.
- Increased confidence. It may be the case you feel & look better in clothes and are pain free, boosting both your mood and confidence.
The Breast Reduction procedure
There are several different surgical designs to reshape the breasts. All of them will involve a scar around the areola of the breast. Each method uses different techniques, which result in different scars – each will have advantages and disadvantages. Your surgeon will discuss this with you in detail and, with your approval, will select the best technique for your particular case.
Before & After Photos
Read one of our patient's full testimonial, after her Breat Reduction Surgery with Mr Prasad, Consultant Breast Surgeon.
Breast Reducation prices
Each patient is unique - different expectations and as such different requirements. We don't apply a "one size fits all" approach to cosmetic surgery, and as such the price of the surgery will depend on the exact requirements of your individual procedure. We have included an expected price range below, but really - we'd love to meet with you first to gain a better understanding of what you are looking for and what we can do to help you achieve the desired outcome.
The first step, should be to book in for a free of charge initial consultation - see the Consultant, so that you can discuss your hopes and expectations. Once the consultant has had a conversation with you, a member of our team will be in touch to provide you with a full quote. This quote will include everything - pre-op, surgery itself, post-op and aftercare.
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Free of charge
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(day case, general anaesthetic)
£4,995.00 - £6,495.00
from £104.07 per month
(14.9% APR, 48 months)
from £185.04 per month
(16.9% APR, 24 months)
* Default deposit amount (25%) can be varied and costs can be spread over a longer/shorter period, such that the monthly payment amounts are more suited to each individual situation.
Frequently Asked Questions
What size will my breast be reduced to?
Your surgeon will examine you and your breasts in proportion to your body to see roughly how much tissue can be removed and still give you a natural in proportion breast shape. The surgeon will discuss the various options with you and will make recommendations that are appropriate and suitable to you.
Who is a good candidate for breast reduction surgery?
This procedure can relieve those that are effected from physical symptoms such as breast discomfort, neck ache, backache, and shoulder pain, skin irritations under the breast fold, painful pressure from bra straps and difficulties and discomfort during exercise.
It is also suitable for those people who are psychologically affected by the size of their breast(s).
What are the risks of breast reduction surgery?
The surgeon will discuss all risks with you before the surgery, however a few to note include:
- Scaring will be noticeable on the breasts, however, how bad the scars will be vary depending on the person and by the type of incision made. After surgery, scars will be red and swollen, but typically the scars will fade over time.
- There is a small chance of losing feeling in the nipples or breasts. Often this loss of sensation is temporary; lasting only a couple of months, which will vary depending onthe person.
- The ability to breastfeed can be reduced after surgery. For some women, there is still the possibility, depending on what type of reduction is carried out.
- There is a risk of unevenly positioned nipples or breasts that are not the same size or shape. This is usually due to untrained or unskilled surgeons – Pall Mall Medical only use highly experienced and highly skilled surgeons
What are the alternatives to breast reduction surgery?
In some cases, it is possible that surgery can be the second solution to reducing the problem of having large breasts.
Alternative options may consist of:
- Weight loss - This can reduce the amount of fatty tissue around your breasts.
- Physiotherapy - Receiving recommended exercise from a physiotherapist can often help with aches and pains that are caused bylarge breasts.
- Psychological - Receiving support and treatment if having large breasts are causing emotional or mental health issues can be very beneficial.
- Specialised fitted bras - Most discomfort is caused by the wrong sized bras being worn. Getting a professional to fit a correctly sized bra may help reduce discomfort.
How long will it take to heal?
This can vary due to people healing at different rates, but for most cases it will be around 2-6 weeks. Patients usually return to work within 2 weeks of the surgery, however, to assure the best chance of healing, you should avoid bending over, liftiing your arms over your head and any exercise until after three weeks post-op.
What will my scars look like?
A common reduction scar is in the shape of an anchor it will surround your areola and go vertically down to the breast crease, then horizontally along the natural breast crease.