Surgical solutions for large breasts
If the size and shape of your breasts is causing you discomfort, Breast Reduction surgery could provide you with relief. From the clothes you choose to wear when you get up in the morning to the aches and pains in your neck and back you may experience throughout the day, having very large breasts can have a serious psychological and physical impact on the way you live your life.
Breast Reduction can ease back, neck and shoulder pain and help correct poor posture caused by large breasts. If there are items of clothing you avoid wearing because of physical discomfort or embarrassment, reduction surgery could help you discover clothing freedom, allowing you to choose swimwear, underwear and tops you would never have purchased in the past.
All procedures completed at EF MEDISPA are carried out by highly experienced cosmetic surgeons who are GMC registered. This is the required standard for performing operations such as breast reduction in the UK.
If you choose to have your Breast Reduction procedure with us, after an initial consultation you will receive a full, personalised treatment plan that will include meeting with your surgeon before treatment and aftercare provision from our expert medical team. At EF MEDISPA Breast Reduction surgery will be carried out at our partner’s private facilities. The surgery itself typically takes just a few hours, which means you could be treated in a day but there is also the option to spend a night in if needed.
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Summary of Breast reduction
- Procedure Time 2-3 hours
- Back To Work 1-2 weeks
- Anaesthetic General Anaesthesia
- Downtime 8-12 weeks
- Duration Of Results Permanent (Dependent on age, diet and lifestyle)
- Results Reshape your breasts and even out your silhouette*
*Individual results may vary.
Step by Step Breast Reduction
1 No Obligation Consultation
It’s very important that you feel happy and comfortable with your choice of procedure, so before we book you in for any type of treatment, we’ll always ask you to attend a no obligation consultation. This is an opportunity for you to ask one of our expert Treatment Coordinators questions about Breast Reduction and to share details of your medical history and your personal procedure aims. You will learn about Breast Reduction surgery in much more detail and discuss the procedure itself and associated aftercare. If at this point you are happy to proceed with the treatment we will book you a consultation with one of our highly experienced surgeons.
2 Before Your Procedure
We prioritise good communication to help you to feel more comfortable around your medical team. With this in mind, you will always meet your surgeon in advance of your Breast Reduction procedure. At the meeting, you will be able to discuss the procedure in more detail and ask questions about how you will look and feel before and after the breast reduction procedure, we will also confirm the cost of your treatment.
Next, your Treatment Coordinator will schedule any tests required such as blood tests, an ultrasound or mammogram and discuss your aftercare plan with you, so that you know what to expect after your Breast Reduction surgery.
3 During your Procedure
On the day of the procedure, you will have the opportunity to meet with your surgeon again so they can run through any issues that you may wish to discuss, and then ask you for your final consent before proceeding. You will also meet your anaesthetist, who will administer general anaesthetic to ensure your comfort and safety throughout the procedure.
Breast reduction surgery usually lasts between two and three hours. During the procedure your surgeon will make several careful incisions around the areola and in the crease of your breasts in order to remove unwanted tissue. The breast can then be reshaped and uplifted. You will then move to a private recovery suite, relaxing until you are ready to depart.
4 After Your Procedure
In your well-equipped recovery suite you will be made comfortable and have the option to relax with healthy snacks and herbal infusions. Your nurse will also guide you through your Breast Reduction aftercare; fitting your support bra and talking you through the painkillers and antibiotics you will need to take. Your medical team will monitor you closely until you are ready to continue your recovery at home.
Breast Reduction FAQs
How long does a breast reduction procedure take?
Every procedure differs slightly as the amount of breast tissue to be removed varies from person to person. Typically, Breast Reduction surgery will last between two and three hours.
Will my breast reduction leave a scar?
You will have a scar following the procedure, however our highly-skilled surgeons will use specialised techniques that minimise your Breast Reduction scars, you can discuss this further during your consultation.
What aftercare plan will be put in place?
After your breast surgery you will need to wear a support surgical bra 24 hours a day for four to six weeks. You will also attend scheduled review appointments with your surgeon, allowing your progress to be monitored closely.
Will I need any downtime?
You should avoid strenuous exercise of any kind for around one month, but you should be able to return to work and resume social activities. Bruising and swelling usually subside after around a month and most people are able to return to work within the same timeframe. More demanding physical activities such as heavy lifting will need to be built up to more slowly.
How long will my procedure results last?
Your surgeon will discuss with you how best to prolong the results of your surgery, which should be for life subject to diet and lifestyle changes. You will be made aware that losing or gaining significant amount of weight may impact on the size of your breasts, which may also change in shape due to gravity’s effects as you age.