Cost: Around £4,000 – £7,500
Treatment Time: 3 – 5 Hours
Recovery Time: Around 6 Weeks
Popularity: 0.5 Million procedures globally in 2017
Everything You need to know about Breast Reduction
What is Breast Reduction?
Breast reduction, reduces the size and improves the shape of the breasts while relieving the physical and emotional burden of overly large breasts. It is often referred to as reduction mammoplasty.
Why do people have Breast Reduction?
The goal of breast reduction surgery is to reduce the size of your breasts and reshape them so that they are proportionate to the rest of your body and are no longer a source of physical or emotional discomfort.
Am I a good candidate?
If you believe your breasts are too large for your body frame and they are causing back and neck aches or making breathing difficult or are making you unhappy and self-conscious, then you may want to consider breast reduction.
However, it is very important that you are in good health, have a positive attitude and realistic expectations, and your skin has adequate elasticity, before undergoing this procedure.
Another important consideration is family planning. If you are planning to have a baby in the near term, pregnancy may affect the results of breast reduction. Also, breast reduction could possibly affect your ability to breastfeed in the future. It is important to discuss this with your surgeon during the consultation.
What are my options?
After removing excess breast tissue, fat and skin, the nipple and areola are shifted up. Skin above the nipple is brought down and together to reshape the breast. If you have fatty breasts, need a minor-to-moderate reduction, and do not need to correct sagging, a breast liposuction may be right for you.
What should I look out for?
All surgical procedures have some degree of risk. Fortunately, significant complications from a breast reduction are infrequent.
Other risks specific to breast augmentation are outlined below:
- Reaction to anaesthesia
- Hair loss
- Impaired breastfeeding.