Breast Reduction surgery
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Who would benefit from a breast reduction?
How do we do a breast reduction?
What is the final result of breast reduction?
Breast reduction surgery is a surgical operation to remove excess breast fat, glandular tissue, and skin to achieve a breast size proportionate to the body.
The surgery is usually performed on women with large breasts that cause physical and emotional problems.
How do we do a Breast Reduction?
Patients can typically have a breast reduction performed and go home the same day, with an occasional requirement for an overnight stay.
The procedure is done under general anaesthetic where they are put to sleep.
The incision most commonly is around the nipple, extends straight down to the breast crease and then runs in this crease to both the inside and outside of the chest.
Occasionally, patients may have a tube inserted to drain away fluid.
The wounds are dressed to ensure the nipples can be checked for blood supply and the patient is immediately placed into medical-grade compression bras to support the changes.
What kind of patients would benefit from a Breast Reduction?
Typically patients have backache, that may be linked to poor posture leaning forward.
Some patients may have infections under the breast that needs to be treated with medications.
The bra may cause indentations at the shoulders that are visible even when no bra is worn. Some patients take avoidance measures such as loose clothing.
There may be genetic components to larger breasts in the family.
What do we do before a Breast Reduction?
When clients come into the clinic, our UK trained plastic surgeon with expert knowledge makes a full assessment.
The surgeon establishes reasons sought for surgery and what the client hopes to achieve as an end result.
As a part of the assessment process, the surgeon will establish the amount of excess breast tissue & skin and the type of reduction each individual patient would benefit from.
Additionally, the effects on the back and shoulders are performed to ensure all aspects of the problems patients may have.
Measurements are taken to provide a more specific approach to planning and surgery.
This helps us to provide a more scientific approach that can help the patients visualise the final effect.
It is important for the patient to be appropriately counselled to understand the whole process including surgery and recovery process after surgery.
Patients are given at least 2 weeks to make a considered decision and only once both patient and surgeons, are happy does the patient proceed to surgery.
What do patients see after a Breast Reduction?
Patients are put in a support bra right after surgery to help support the change.
As soon as they are comfortable, patients will be able to notice the change in size. There will be some swelling but there should not be any pain.
Once ready, patients can go home with pre-booked follow up appointments.
What are the alternatives to Breast Reduction ?
Due to large breasts, patients may choose avoidance with loose clothing but there tend not to be many alternatives to reduce the size of the breast.
There are some who use liposuction, but this does not deal with the extra skin.
Depending on the amount of extra skin and breast tissue, different incisions can be used such as around the nipple only, the nipple and straight line down the breast or one that includes an incision under the breast.
Consult Your Surgeon
How much does Breast Reduction cost?
SURGICAL TIME2 - 2.5 hours
SUGGESTED TIME OFF WORK2 weeks
DAY CASEYes / occasionally an overnight stay
SUGGESTED TIME BEFORE SHOWERING48 hours
Our UK trained and qualified surgeons
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Why Choose Kliniken for Breast Reduction Surgery
- Discuss your needs
Generous hour long consultations to discuss your needs
- Innovative approach
Natural and innovative approach to treatments
- Helps you rest and recuperate
Country side and clean air helps you rest and recuperate
- Same clinician
Same clinician from start to finish
- Attentive care
Personalised and attentive care throughout
- Privacy and Discretion
Privacy and discretion of our clients is paramount