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Breast reduction

Having large breasts that are out of proportion with the rest of your body frame can have physical and psychological effects. Breast reduction is one of the most life changing procedures we undertake here at Transform. If you experience one or more of the following symptoms because of the size of your breasts, you might be a suitable candidate for breast reduction surgery.

•    Backache
•    Neck pain
•    Painful rashes, sweating and even infections under the breasts
•    Poor posture
•    Difficulty in exercising or taking part in sports
•    Unwanted attention or harassment
•    Self-consciousness (for example, clothes don’t fit properly)
•    Depression

The most common reason women opt for a breast reduction is simply due to the fact that they feel their breasts are overly large and not in proportion with the rest of their body. Ultimately this can impact health, lifestyle and more commonly self-esteem. Some women opt for a breast reduction - or a 'boob reduction', to even out their silhouette when one breast is larger than the other.

To take part in breast reduction surgery you must be in good health both mentally and physically and have no pre-existing medical conditions. It is important to be realistic with your expectations and be aware of the limitations of this procedure. If your breasts are only slightly too large for your frame, it is important to weigh up the discomfort caused by them with the potential outcome of scarring as your breasts may not be as aesthetically pleasing as they once were following the procedure.

We know from our satisfied patients that your reduction surgery can have a positive impact on the way you feel about yourself. Your breast reduction surgery will leave you with smaller breasts and scarring will usually fade significantly over 12 to 18 months. In addition to this, a breast reduction can eliminate a number of ailments including backache, neck pain and painful rashes caused by excess sweat gathering under the breasts. Reducing the size of your breasts can help to improve posture, make partaking in sports easier and improve your self confidence among many other benefits.

The breast reduction or mammoplasty procedure itself is carried out under general anaesthetic and takes between two and four hours. There are several boob reduction techniques and the best one for you will depend on the size and shape of your breasts and the results you want to achieve. Your surgeon will ensure you’re fully aware of what the operation involves for you.

The procedure involves removing excess breast tissue, fat and skin via multiple incisions. The remaining breast tissue will be re-shaped to create smaller, more elevated breasts and your nipples will be moved to a new position to complete the procedure. The breast will become smaller and lifted in appearance and as a result, the areolas may be reduced in size to reflect these changes. Markings will be made before the surgery to indicate where the incisions should be made and once the tissue has been removed, drains will be put in place to collect excess fluid.

The cost of reduction surgery is on a per patient basis and will vary depending on your individual needs, but prices start at £5,300. This covers all of your care before and after the procedure, including our three-year aftercare programme.

Deciding how to cover the cost of breast reduction surgery is an integral part of the preparation process but fortunately there are a number of options open to you. If paying the total cost up front isn’t feasible, the fee can be broken down into manageable monthly payments that are interest free. Alternatively, you can make smaller payments over a two to five-year period should this suit your specific needs. To make cosmetic surgery an affordable reality, we work in partnership with a specialist finance provider to offer loans and interest free credit options. Please see our cosmetic surgery finance page for more details.

We understand that this very important decision for you goes far beyond cost. You can talk to us in complete confidence when you book a free appointment to discuss every aspect of breast reduction surgery.

Alys' breast reduction story

*Cosmetic surgery results and benefits can vary and are different for each individual. As such, Transform cannot guarantee specific results.

•    Up to 10 years aftercare for your additional peace of mind
•    Dedicated cosmetic surgery hospitals for continuous care in the best facilities
•    Experienced surgeons to advise and help you
•    Pre and post op nurse appointments at your local clinic

If you can’t find the information you require on this page or you have any additional concerns, we’ve covered all of the most commonly asked questions over on our FAQ page.

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