Breast Reduction

Large breasts can cause physical discomfort with back and neck pain and can affect your self-confidence restricting certain physical activities and can make it difficult to wear certain outfits.

Treatment details

Breast reduction surgery is a simple procedure which can improve these problems and patients are amongst our most satisfied, indicating that their surgery has changed their lives for the better.

The scars will be around the areola with an inverted T shape down to the fold of the breast and can take up to 1 year to fade. The type of operation and your requirements will be balanced against possible risks. Smoking is inadvisable with this type of surgery. All sutures are absorbable and do not need to be removed following procedure.

Liposuction is a form of breast reduction which can be performed in young women and teenagers who only require approximately one cup size reduction in breast volume, and have a moderate amount of fat within their breast. The process relies on the fact that skin following liposuction and a reduction in breast volume will naturally retract to a more suitable size and the nipple position may also rise to a more appropriate level. Only selected patients though are suitable for this procedure.

Our technique

Breast reduction involves breast tissue, tightening the skin and repositioning the nipple. It may also be possible to reposition your breast tissue to improve your breast projection, similar to having breast implants. Like breast uplift, there are several variations of breast reduction surgery with different resultant scars, and I will advise you on which you would be best suited for as part of your consultation.

Fulvio's advice

Before you decide to undergo any cosmetic surgery always do your research and find a reliable surgeon with a good reputation. Developing a rapport with your surgeon is essential. A consultation usually takes at least half an hour and it should be with the surgeon rather than a nurse or patient coordinator. I like to meet twice before surgery so you can ask all the questions you’ve thought of between meetings. If necessary I would prefer to meet more than twice before surgery than for you to have unanswered questions going into the operation. 

Aftercare
  • Analgesia (pain relief) – Ibuprofen and paracetamol
  • Surgical skin tapes should be left in place for the first week and replaced thereafter
  • The hospital or surgeon should be contacted if you develop a temperature, bleeding or rapid swelling
  • Wounds will be checked at 1 week, and I usually then see you at 1, 3 and 6 months.
  • Swelling reduces after a few weeks
Procedure statistics

General Anaesthetic

Reasonably mobile: from Day 1

Surgical bra for 4-6 weeks,
non-underwired bra for 2 months

Hospital stay: 1 night

Washing: Shower after Day 2,
bath after 2 weeks

Full recovery: 4-6 weeks

Surgery time: 1-1.5 hours

Driving: 1-2 weeks

We advise patients to stop smoking 2 week before and after any surgery

Time off work: 1-2 weeks

Exercise: 4-6 weeks

  • Dear Fulvio, Thank you so much for the fantastic Lipoabdominoplasty and breast reduction surgery that I had two weeks ago. The results have exceeded all my expectations that I had and I am so happy. I can’t stop looking at my new body in the mirror. As you know I had wanted this procedure for a long time but I was extremely nervous. From my first consultation with you, you allayed all my fears. Throughout, your calm, professional manner fill me with confidence that I was in safe hands and I was doing the right thing. At no time did you ever make me feel under any pressure. I would highly recommend you to anyone who is having similar surgery. You’ve change my life and I love my new breasts! See original

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