Officially called Reduction Mammaplasty, a breast reduction is an operation to reduce the volume of the breasts. Large breasts can cause physical symptoms such as grooving in the shoulders from their bra, rashes under the breasts, difficulty finding bras or clothing, poor posture, neck, shoulder or back pain. It is one of the operations associated with significant improvement in the quality of life for patients.
Breast reduction is performed under a general anaesthetic and usually requires an overnight stay in hospital. Patients may need to have a drain in either breast immediately after the procedure and these will be removed prior to discharge.
Duration – 2 – 2.5 Hours
Hospital stay – Day surgery or Overnight stay
Costs – from £5500
Return to work – 2 weeks
Location – London, Manchester, Beirut, Doha