Breast Reduction

Breast reduction surgery can be a good option for women whose breasts are impacting their quality of life. If your breasts prevent you from making the most of everyday life or sporting activities, causing you pain or poor posture, surgery could be for you.

Common Questions

What is breast reduction surgery

The procedure makes the breasts smaller, more lifted, and less heavy by removing excess tissue and skin. The remaining tissue is then reshaped to resize your breasts. We guide you through the process, with our specialist team available to answer any questions or concerns you may have.

Why would I have breast reduction surgery?

If you struggle with a large breast, a breast reduction can ease back, shoulder and neck pain, improving your self-confidence and freedom to move.


What can I expect after breast reduction surgery?

The surgery takes around two and a half hours and you’ll need to stay in Hospital overnight. After a day or two you should be allowed home. We will give you painkillers to take home as your breasts may be sore and swollen following surgery.

It's important you take your time to recover. It may be weeks before you can drive, stretch, or do strenuous exercise, while the final shape of your breasts may take months to settle.

Mr Ash Subramanian explains breast reduction surgery

Ash Subramanian, Consultant Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon talks about breast reduction surgery at Benenden Hospital.

Mr Ash Subramanian

Contact Benenden Hospital

It’s easy to make an appointment; you can ask your GP or give us a call on 01580 230661.