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Breast reduction surgery with The Hospital Group

We’re the UK’s most trusted weight loss & cosmetic surgery provider

Celebrate a comfortable, smaller shape

Choosing breast reduction surgery could lead the way to a new, confident you. We’re here to help every step of the way if you want to achieve a smaller shape.

Breast reduction surgery, or mammoplasty, is a way of reducing the size and weight of the breasts. It can help to improve the proportions and shape of your breasts, and many patients find it helps to ease physical discomfort and bring back a renewed sense of confidence.

If you have a very large bust size, we understand that this can feel uncomfortable and create problems with posture and back and shoulder pain. It might affect your self-confidence or limit your choice of clothes to styles you don’t feel confident wearing.

Our leading cosmetic surgeons can advise you on whether a breast reduction is suitable for the results you want to achieve. Get in touch if you want to know more, or book a free consultation and start your journey today.

Why choose The Hospital Group for breast reduction surgery?

At The Hospital Group, we perform thousands of procedures each year and are the largest and most trusted providers of cosmetic and weight loss surgery in the UK. Some of the reasons why people choose us include:

  • We understand how important it is to have the most experienced cosmetic surgeons behind your breast reduction surgery. That’s why we only work with surgeons who are General Medical Council registered.

  • We offer world-class facilities, such as our own state-of-the-art private hospital, Dolan Park in Worcestershire. There’s also The Riverside Hospital in London, The Pines Hospital in Manchester and all of our clinics located across the UK.

  • A dedicated team provides the best care every step of the way, starting with your first consultation and throughout your entire aftercare, whether you choose our standard three years that’s included with all cosmetic surgery procedures or extended six years of aftercare.

Learn more about why to choose The Hospital Group as the place to pursue your breast reduction surgery.

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Breast reduction surgery frequently asked questions


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When you’re deciding whether to have surgery, it’s reassuring to have all the facts. You’ll be able to ask any questions at your consultation, but here are some that our patients most frequently ask.

Breast reduction FAQs

After breast reduction surgery, it’s quite natural to see some scarring where you’ve had incisions. However, these will fade over time and our cosmetic surgeons take care to ensure the incisions are made in areas where any scars would be discreet.

We can do a breast uplift as part of your breast reduction when it is wanted and needed for you to achieve the look you want.

Breast reduction surgery involves removing excess breast tissue and fat, so it will remove some of the weight from your chest and help you feel more comfortable. However, this type of procedure isn’t there to help you lose weight. We do offer weight loss surgery if this is something you’re interested in.

If the weight of your breasts has been causing you back pain, then a reduction can help to relieve some of this discomfort.

There is a chance that breast reduction could affect your ability to breastfeed. Your cosmetic surgeon will discuss this with you at your initial consultation if you are concerned about this.

You won’t feel any pain during your breast reduction surgery because you’ll be under general anaesthetic. Afterwards, it’s quite normal to feel a bit sore for a few days, but we’ll be there to give you all the advice and support you need.

Our cosmetic surgeons are highly experienced, so they’ll ensure your procedure goes as smoothly as possible and without complications. While breast reduction, as with all types of surgery, comes with some level of risk, your surgeon will discuss this with you at your first consultation and help to allay the fears you might have.

During your breast reduction procedure, your cosmetic surgeon will make incisions in your breasts and carefully remove excess skin and breast tissue to give you a smaller bust. They’ll also reshape your breasts and reposition your nipples to raise your bustline.

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.

Yes, there is a separate procedure for male breast reduction, or gynaecomastia, which can create a sleek, trim physique by removing the excess fat and skin from the chest area. Read more about our gynaecomastia procedure.

Yes, there is a separate procedure for male breast reduction, or gynaecomastia, which can create a sleek, trim physique by removing the excess fat and skin from the chest area. Read more about our gynaecomastia procedure.

After your surgery, it’s quite normal to feel a bit sore and bruised. Your cosmetic surgeon will talk to you about this, as well as other potential risks related to this procedure when you come for your first consultation. They’ll be able to answer any questions you have and relieve your worries.

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.

Because everyone is unique and has different needs, we’ll give you a personalised quotation for your breast reduction when you come for your first consultation. You’ll also find out about our finance options, including our 0% finance that lets you spread the cost out over 6 or 12 months.

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More details on breast reduction surgery


At The Hospital Group, we’re here to look after you. As UK market leaders in cosmetic surgery, we offer advice you can trust, treatment based on your individual needs, and support throughout your journey with us. Here’s a step-by-step guide to what you can expect.

Breast Reduction Details

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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