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  • Medically reviewed by Dr kam Singh Bsc(Hons), MRCGP, MBCAM
    Medical Advisory Committee for London Private Hospital
    Last Reviewed July 4th 2024

    What is Breast Reduction?

    Breast reduction surgery is a common choice at London Private Hospital for those with excessively large breasts. This procedure is beneficial for alleviating pain and discomfort, enhancing posture, and improving aesthetics.

    Large breasts can lead to back, shoulder, and neck pain, hinder physical activities, and make it difficult to wear certain clothes. Breast reduction surgery addresses these issues by:

    Easing Pain: Reducing breast size relieves back, shoulders, and neck discomfort.

    Improving Posture: The surgery helps correct poor posture caused by the weight of large breasts.

    Enhancing Appearance: It creates a more natural and proportionate breast size, boosting self-confidence.

    Correcting Asymmetry: Surgeons can even out uneven breast sizes for a symmetrical look.

    Adjusting Nipple Position: It can also correct downward-pointing nipples caused by heavy breasts.

    Overall, breast reduction surgery improves both the size and shape of the breasts, allowing patients to lead a more active lifestyle.

    Who Should Consider Breast Reduction Surgery?

    Candidates for Breast Reduction Surgery

    Breast reduction surgery is intended to alleviate physical discomfort and improve the quality of life for individuals with disproportionately large breasts. Ideal candidates typically exhibit the following:

    Discomfort and Pain: Pain in the back, neck, and shoulder caused by heavy breasts.

    Skin Issues: Chronic rashes and skin irritation under the breasts.

    Bra Strap Grooves: Deep shoulder grooves from bra straps due to breast weight.

    Restricted Activity: Difficulty engaging in physical activities like sports or exercise.

    Clothing Challenges: Trouble finding well-fitting clothes and feeling self-conscious about appearance.

    Body Image: Low self-esteem and body image issues stemming from breast size.

    Emotional Distress: Stress or depression related to physical and lifestyle limitations.

    Consulting with a board-certified plastic surgeon is crucial to assess individual circumstances and ensure the best outcomes.

    What Happens During Breast Reduction Surgery?

    Breast reduction surgery is a procedure to make breasts smaller. Here’s a simplified rundown of what happens:

    You get medicine to sleep: This ensures you don’t feel anything during the surgery.

    The surgeon makes cuts: There are different ways to make cuts, but they are usually around the nipple or underneath the breast. The surgeon will discuss with you beforehand how to minimise scarring.

    Extra tissue is removed: The surgeon removes fat, skin and breast tissue to reduce the size and reshape your breasts.

    Recovery: After the surgery, you’ll rest and recover in the hospital for about a day.

    Recovery and Aftercare for Breast Reduction Surgery

    Following breast reduction surgery, patients can expect a period of recovery and require attentive aftercare:

    Immediate Post-op: Patients are monitored in the recovery room before being discharged with prescribed pain medication and post-operative instructions.

    Rest and Recovery: Rest is crucial in the initial days following surgery. Patients should avoid strenuous activities and lifting heavy objects for several weeks.

    Compression Garments: Wearing a supportive surgical bra or compression garment helps reduce swelling and supports the healing process.

    Follow-up Visits: Regular follow-up appointments with the surgeon are essential to monitor healing progress and address any concerns.

    Scar Care: Proper wound care, including keeping the incision sites clean and avoiding sun exposure, helps minimise scarring.

    Gradual Return to Normal Activities: Patients can gradually resume light activities after a few weeks, with full recovery typically taking several months.

    Healthy Lifestyle: Maintaining a healthy lifestyle, including a balanced diet and regular exercise, supports optimal healing and long-term results.

    Patience and Self-care: It’s essential for patients to be patient with the recovery process and prioritise self-care to ensure the best possible outcome.

    Adhering to post-operative instructions and seeking prompt medical attention for any unusual symptoms or complications can help facilitate a smooth recovery from breast reduction surgery.

    Complications & Side Effects

    At London Private Hospital, while we strive for optimal outcomes, it’s important to acknowledge potential risks associated with medical procedures. Here’s a brief overview:

    General Risks: Infection and bleeding are possible complications with any procedure. We maintain rigorous safety protocols to minimise these risks.

    Treatment-Specific Risks: Surgery carries risks such as anaesthesia complications and blood clots. Medications and therapies may cause side effects like nausea or fatigue.

    Postoperative Concerns: Pain, wound complications, and emotional distress are common post-surgery. We offer comprehensive support and pain management strategies.

    Rest assured, our team prioritises your safety and well-being throughout your healthcare journey.

    Why Choose Us?

    Get a consultation with us today to learn if breast reduction can help you reach your goals with no pressure. Our team is here to answer your questions and guide you on your breast-reduction journey.

    Ready to take the first step? Call 0161 507 8822 today!

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Will breast reduction surgery leave visible scars?

    Our surgeons minimise scarring using advanced techniques and strategic incision placement. Over time, scars fade and become less noticeable.

    Will insurance cover breast reduction surgery?

    Insurance coverage varies. Our team can assist in navigating the process and determining if you qualify for coverage.

    How can I schedule a consultation for breast reduction surgery at London Private Hospital?

    Contact our office to schedule a consultation. We’ll discuss your goals, evaluate candidacy, and develop a personalised treatment plan.

    How long do the results of breast reduction surgery last?

    Results are generally long-lasting, though factors like weight fluctuations and ageng can affect them. Following postoperative care instructions helps maintain results.

    Can breast reduction surgery improve my quality of life?

    Yes, many patients report significant improvement in quality of life, including relief from discomfort and increased self-confidence.

    Could I lose feeling in my nipples after surgery?

    While changes in nipple sensation are possible after breast reduction surgery, complete loss of feeling is rare. Sensation typically returns gradually over time.

    Can I breastfeed after having breast reduction surgery?

    Breast reduction surgery may impact breastfeeding, but many women can still breastfeed successfully. Discuss your breastfeeding goals with your surgeon during the consultation.

    Can men have breast reduction surgery?

    Yes, men can undergo breast reduction surgery to treat gynaecomastia, a condition involving enlarged breast tissue. This procedure can improve self-confidence and chest contour.

    Finance Options for Breast Reduction at London Private Hospital

    Feeling like your breasts are overlarge? Breast reduction can help! Here at London Private Hospital, we offer this procedure to give you a more balanced look. We also offer 0% finance options through Chrysalis Finance to make breast reduction surgery more affordable. What this means for you: Pay for your surgery in manageable monthly payments with NO interest! Get pre-approved to see if you qualify (your credit score, etc.). Review the terms carefully before making a decision. Ready to learn more? Contact us today! During your consultation, we can discuss your goals, recommend the best surgery plan for you, and provide a final price. Don't wait to achieve a more confident you! Contact London Private Hospital today to explore breast reduction and discuss 0% finance options!

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