A breast reduction is usually performed for physical relief to help reduce the patient’s physical discomfort or any embarrassment caused by very large or sagging breasts.
Breast reduction surgery usually takes around two hours under general anaesthetic.
Following the procedure, you’ll normally need to stay in hospital for two nights.
Each patient’s breast reduction surgery is different. Your surgeon will examine you and discuss the achievable reduction in size.
All cosmetic surgery is associated with bruising, so you should expect this for 7-10 days after your breast reduction. Some patients remain bruised for longer and in rare cases for up to a month or more. You may start to see the results quickly but you will not see the final benefits of your surgery for many months.
We want you to make a fully informed decision before you go ahead with surgery, so we offer a private consultation at your local clinic free of charge. At your consultation, you’ll meet with a cosmetic surgeon to discuss the breast reduction options available and whether the surgery is the most suitable procedure for your needs. You’ll be able to ask questions about all aspects of the surgery, from breast size and aftercare to the results you can expect. You’ll also meet your patient care coordinator, who will be with you every step of the journey. They will give you a personal quotation of costs and information about finance options, the expected timescale, our surgical facilities and door-to-door transport services.
At your consultation, you can book your surgery if you feel ready, but there’s no obligation to go ahead. Cosmetic surgery is a big step and you may want to take time to do more research and think about your decision. We’ll give you a patient information booklet, which provides comprehensive information on your procedure and aftercare. This is an important resource and we require patients to read the detailed information it contains. You’ll also find lots of helpful information here on our website – you can read about our surgeons’ qualifications, THG’s cosmetic surgery expertise and inspiring stories from some of our patients. Our patient care coordinators are available to discuss any concerns you may have. And when you feel ready, they can book you in for your procedure. We also have a 14-day ‘cooling off’ period in place, which means that if you change your mind about the procedure after booking within that period, you will not be charged.
On the day of your surgery, your medical team will make your experience as comfortable as possible and you’ll meet your surgeon again before the procedure. Breast reduction surgery involves making incisions in the breasts. Your surgeon will carefully and skilfully remove excess skin and breast tissue. They will also take care to reshape the breasts and reposition the nipples to create a higher bustline. Breast reduction surgery usually takes around two hours under general anaesthetic.
We’ll be here throughout the recovery process to help you recuperate quickly. For breast reduction surgery you will normally need to stay in the hospital where your surgery has taken place for two nights following your procedure. Each patient is given a personalised care plan, developed with the advice of their surgeon. All THG hospitals are equipped to the highest standards of clinical care and patient comfort. Following your surgery, it’s normal for your breasts to feel sore for a few days and we’ll advise you on the type of bra you need to wear. We also recommend that you take 1-2 weeks off work to give your body plenty of time to heal. Although your breasts may feel swollen at first, they’ll settle into their new shape in a few months when you’ll be able to see the final results.
At THG, we offer a free package of aftercare support with all our cosmetic surgery procedures to give you complete peace of mind. You’ll benefit from the following aftercare: · Unlimited post-op appointments with a member of our clinical team whenever you need them · Surgical cover for 3 years – revision surgery where clinically indicated · Additional days’ stay in hospital where needed · Additional medication and dressings at no extra cost · Emergency telephone support, which you can use at any time.