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Breast Reduction

For those experiencing discomfort or self-consciousness due to overly large breasts, breast reduction surgery offers a solution. This procedure involves the removal of excess breast tissue and skin to achieve a more proportionate breast size, alleviating physical strain and enhancing overall body contours.


I am now just over 2 months on from my operation and I am so happy with how the whole process has been, from the first consultation, through to the day of the operation itself, all the way through to today. And I really feel like I’ve been well supported throughout the whole process.

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About the operation

The surgical procedure typically spans a duration of 2 to 3 hours, with patients being discharged and able to return home the day after. The dissolving stitches used during the operation are designed to autonomously facilitate the healing process. It is generally expected that the breasts will undergo a comprehensive healing and shaping process over an average period of 3 months following the procedure. This timeline encompasses the gradual settling of tissues and the achievement of the desired aesthetic outcome.


Choosing to have a breast reduction

Opting for a breast reduction is a decision often motivated by a combination of physical and emotional factors. Women may choose this surgical procedure to alleviate physical discomfort associated with disproportionately large breasts, such as back, neck, and shoulder pain. Beyond the physical relief, a breast reduction can also enhance one's overall quality of life by improving posture and reducing limitations on physical activities. The decision may also be influenced by the desire for a more proportionate and balanced body shape. Emotionally, individuals may seek a breast reduction to address self-esteem issues or emotional discomfort related to body image.

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What are the possible complications?

The resulting scars from the operation will encircle the nipple/areola, extend downward into the breast crease, and also run within the breast crease, forming a configuration resembling an inverted "T" or anchor. Postoperative complications may include the possibility of infections, which could necessitate the use of antibiotics for treatment. In addition, there is a potential for bleeding within the breast, and if this occurs, removal procedures may be required. It's important to note that alterations in nipple sensation may occur following the operation, but with time, improvement in sensation is possible.


When can I get back to work?

Typically, a recommended recovery period of two weeks is advised after the procedure. During the initial return to activities, individuals are encouraged to engage in lighter duties to minimize any potential discomfort. To provide additional support during the healing process, it is recommended to wear a non-underwired bra, such as a sports bra, consistently both day and night for up to six weeks. This comprehensive approach to recovery not only allows for a gradual return to regular activities but also ensures sustained support, contributing to an effective and comfortable recuperation period.

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