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The breast reduction operation, also known as a mammoplasty, 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.
If you struggle with a large breast, breast reduction surgery can ease back, shoulder and neck pain, improving your self-confidence and freedom to move. While there’s not a 100% guarantee, most people do see a major improvement in their symptoms after surgery.
The mammoplasty reduction procedure 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 stretch, or do strenuous exercise, while the final shape of your breasts may take months to settle.
You’ll need a minimum of two weeks off work with no strenuous activity or heavy lifting for six weeks.
It usually takes between two and four weeks before you can safely do an emergency stop but you may have to check with your insurance company.
You’ll need to wear a special bra night and day for six weeks after your breast reduction operation.
The smaller you are, the better result you should get from the surgery. Ideally, your BMI should be above 19 but less than 35.
You can have breast reduction surgery if you’re between 18-80, as long as you’re medically fit.
Every operation carries some risk. Here are some that could occur during breast reduction surgery for women: