Breast reduction or mammaplasty is surgery that removes fat, glandular tissue, and skin from the female breasts to reduce and reshape them so that they have a more youthful shape and the discomfort of living with heavy breasts disappears.
Many women who have large breasts find them very uncomfortable as they go about their daily lives. They often suffer from terrible back pain, pain in their shoulders and neck, and even wearing a bra can cause irritation as the straps dig into their skin.
Breast reduction surgery is nearly always performed under a general anaesthetic. Private costs for a breast reduction can range from approximately £3,500 - £5,500
Dr Puneet Gupta demonstrates the Microlipo technique for Breast reduction
This video outlines the steps taken in a combined breast reduction and tummy tuck procedure in women who have excess breast and abdomen skin due to weight loss
If large breasts cause you distress, or leave you feeling self conscious, or your breasts are uneven in size, this breast reduction surgery could be suitable for you.
Explanation of the different breast reduction techniques, such as superior, inferior, lateral pedicle in order to help you decide which one is best for you
This video discusses anaesthetic risks including thrombosis, interruption of blood supply to the nipple, delayed healing , fat necrosis, and poor scarring following breast reduction surgery.
This video highlights a woman who has undergone previous breast reduction surgery and wants to further reduce the size of her breasts and improve their symmetry and the shape of her nipples.
A video explaining the best way to look after your scars to help improve healing two weeks after surgery
This video describes how patients are likely to feel after breast reduction surgery
This video describes what usually happens before and after breast reduction surgery,