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Overly large breasts can cause back problems and confidence issues; breast reduction surgery can help treat these problems, providing an improved and firmer appearance in the process.

Why you might need a breast reduction

Women may seek a breast reduction for a number of reasons – such as back and neck pain and poor posture. Plus-sized women may feel self-conscious and embarrassed about their appearance and look to improve self-confidence by reducing the size of their breasts.

What are the benefits of a breast reduction?

Patients that undergo breast reduction surgery enjoy the relief that comes with having smaller breasts. 

Some of the benefits include:

  • Improved self-confidence
  • Less pain in the back and neck
  • Improved posture

What does a breast reduction involve?

Breast reduction surgery involves your surgeon removing excess fatty tissue and skin from your breasts. Our consultant surgeon will then reshape and reposition your breasts to lift and firm them.

It may also be necessary to re-position your nipples to compliment your new breast shape and to create a more natural result.Depending on the amount of reduction needed, the surgeon will use different incisions, resulting in various scars. This will be discussed fully at your consultation.

Your surgeon may place drains either side of your breasts, which are usually removed the day after surgery, and though you will have some scarring, it will fade significantly over time.

Recovery time

As the operation is performed under a general anaesthetic, you will usually be required to stay in the hospital for two nights. When it's time for you to leave, you will be given a follow-up appointment with your consultant, and then referred to the dressing clinic for the removal of any stitches, together with any prescribed medication.

Breast reduction patients are recommended to have a couple of weeks off work after surgery to ensure time to rest and recover comfortably at home. Any strenuous work or activity should be avoided for several weeks.

Treatment Cost

Treatment costs will vary according to your unique needs. The full pricing options will be discussed with you during your initial consultation. 

We’d be delighted if you wanted to arrange a consultation with us. Please call the Helpline on 0800 917 4922 for free and professional advice or submit a contact form here for more information.

To make a fully informed decision, click this link for a guide on what to consider before making a decision.

Treatment Stage Consultant Fees Hospital Fees
Breast Reduction (unilateral) Breast Reduction (bilateral)
Initial Consultation £110.00
Main treatment £3,595.00 £5,865.00
Post-discharge care Included Included
Subtotals £110.00 £3,595.00 £5,865.00
Total £3,705.00 £5,975.00
Breast reduction unilateral / bilateral

The guide price is correct as of 2nd June 2017

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