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Breast Reduction Surgery

Breast Reduction Surgery

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Breast Reduction Overview

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
  • Hormonal


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 repositioned to form newer and smaller breasts.

What are the benefits of Breast Reduction Surgery?  

Having breast reduction surgery has many benefits:

  • 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 involvement in sporting activities that otherwise would be painful or awkward with large, heavy breasts
  • Alter 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. 

The Breast Reduction procedure itself

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. 

Breast Reduction process

Before & After Photos

Before and after photos - breast reduction surgery

Patient Testimonial

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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Initial consultation

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Breast Reduction

(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 too?

Your surgeon will examine you and look at your proportions to enable him to see roughly how much tissue he will be able to take to 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 from undergoing breast reduction surgery 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 scars fade overtime.
  • There is a small chance of losing feeling in the nipples or breasts. Often this loss of sensation is temporary; lasting a couple of months, this can vary depending of the person.
  • The ability to breastfeed can be reduced after surgery. For some women there is still the possibility, depending on what type of reduction was carried out.
  • There is a risk of unevenly positioned nipples, or breasts that are not the same size or shape.

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 - Getting exercise from a physiotherapist can often help with aches and pains that are caused from large 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 can help reduce discomfort.

How long will it take to heal?

This can vary due to people healing at different rates, but for most cases around 2-6 weeks. Patients usually return to work within 2 weeks.  However, to reassure the best chance of healing well, you should not bend over, lift your arms over your head or 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 vertically down to breast crease then horizontal along natural breast crease.