Breast Reduction

Its purpose

Breast reduction surgery removes fat, glandular tissue and skin to give you the breast size and shape that you want. In addition to a more attractive shape, there is the added benefit of less strain being placed on the back and neck.

If you would like, during your breast enlargement surgery, we can also reposition the nipples to a more natural place and correct any asymmetry – where one breast is noticeably larger than the other.

What happens

Your operation would be performed while you’re under general anaesthetic and takes between two to three hours to complete. You will usually stay in hospital overnight once the procedure is completed.


Naturally there will be some bruising, swelling and discomfort for a few days after surgery, but we will prescribe painkillers. Dissolving stitches are usually used, which leave no marking and do not have to be removed.

We will arrange an appointment for you about a week after the procedure, to make sure everything is healing well, and then you will see your consultant six to eight weeks later. It’s important to relax when you get home and avoid stretching, pulling, heavy lifting or hard exercise for at least six weeks.