Breast Reduction Surgery – What is Involved?

By 14th February 2017Latest News

What are the advantages of having breast reduction surgery?

In the UK breast enlargement cosmetic surgery is the most popular cosmetic procedure, however there are a very high number of women who have such large breasts that they can cause them problems, not only from an aesthetic point of view but also the physical and psychological problems the can be linked to having a very large breast size. Breast reduction surgery can help if you:

• Have a very large bust or heavy breasts
• If the size of your breasts are disproportionate to your body size
• Suffer from back pain or neck and shoulder pain due to the weight of your breasts.
• Suffer from poor posture due to having heavy breasts
• Experience discomfort from your bra straps cutting into your shoulders.
• Have problems playing sport, exercising or running due to heavy breasts.

A breast reduction operation addresses this problem for you and safely reduces the amount of breast tissue leaving with more natural sized breast that look better and feel more comfortable and are more in proportion to the rest of your body. The breast reduction operation is actually regarded as having the highest satisfaction rate out of all cosmetic procedures.

What are the typical results following breast reduction?

Following surgery, you can see from the rest reduction before and after photographs below that not only are the breasts made smaller and reshaped but also the nipples that once sat too low have been repositioned for an overall better and more pleasing result.

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What is the recovery period after breast reduction surgery?

Most patients will stay in hospital for 1 – 2 nights following breast reduction surgery. It is then advised that you take 2 weeks off work to allow the area to heal. If you have a particular strenuous job involving lots of lifting then 3 weeks may be required. Patients can gently return to sporting activities after 4 – 5 weeks but listen to your body and start gradually. You will have a scar on each breast following breast reduction mammoplasty but these will start to fade after about 12 months. Most patients agree that the presence of any remaining faint scars is much better than having heavy, restrictive breasts and that they see significant improvements following their breast reduction operation.

What is the recovery period after breast reduction surgery?

Most patients will stay in hospital for 1 – 2 nights following breast reduction surgery. It is then advised that you take 2 weeks off work to allow the area to heal. If you have a particular strenuous job involving lots of lifting then 3 weeks may be required. Patients can gently return to sporting activities after 4 – 5 weeks but listen to your body and start gradually. You will have a scar on each breast following breast reduction mammoplasty but these will start to fade after about 12 months. Most patients agree that the presence of any remaining faint scars is much better than having heavy, restrictive breasts and that they see significant improvements following their breast reduction operation.

To make sure that you have recovered from the general Post-surgery, you will need to recover from the anaesthetic which will require a stay in hospital overnight. You can return to work after about two weeks, but you should avoid any strenuous activity such as exercise, for about 6 weeks. This photograph shows how the scars on this patient appear 2 years after having breast reduction surgery.

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I am interested in breast reduction surgery. What do I do next?

To discuss breast reduction surgery costs and information to have the procedure carried out with a BAPRAS accredited surgeon in your nearest hospital hospital in the UK or to make an appointment for a breast reduction consultation, please call 0844 335 6126 for a friendly, informal chat.