For some women, overly large breasts can take a toll on their physical and mental health. Heavy breasts often lead to muscle tension and poor posture. Some women also suffer psychologically from being stared at in public.

Breast reduction surgery (reduction mammaplasty) removes excess skin, fat and glandular tissue from the lower breast area. The upper parts are then formed into new, smaller breasts, with the nipple moved up to a higher position. The incision lines run around the areola and vertically down to the breast crease, forming a racquet-shaped or keyhole pattern.The surgical technique, i.e. incision pattern, used depends on the initial consultation assessment.

We usually perform a breast lift (mastopexy) at the same time as the reduction surgery.

The surgery is done under local or general anaesthesia. If it is done in general anaesthesia then you will spend two or three nights in the clinic, depending on the extent of the procedure. You will need to take about 2 weeks off work to recover. After the operation, you should wear a specialised support bra for 6 weeks. We also ask you to avoid sports for 6 weeks. There is usually no need to remove the stitches as we use self-dissolving stitches.