Pain and discomfort from large breasts often occurs in the shoulders, lower neck and/or back and can be at its worst during physical activity. A breast reduction reduces, and usually eliminates this pain whilst helping to enhance posture, overall appearance and self-esteem.
Yes. There is evidence that obese women (BMI* over 30) who undergo breast reduction surgery have higher complication rates and wound healing problems. *BMI is a ratio of weight in kg over height squared. Ideal female BMI is 20-25.
The goal of surgery is to reduce your breasts to a size that is in better proportion to your physique and makes you feel more comfortable.
Although scars will be present, most patients believe they are worth it due to the significant health and lifestyle benefits of having breasts that are in proportion to their physique. The scars are situated around the areolae of the nipple and under the breasts andContinue reading
There is normally a slight difference in size between the breasts and this may persist following your procedure.
There will be some alteration in sensation of the nipples post surgery, but this often improves with time.
Possibly. There is still significant breast tissue remaining post surgery so it is possible for most women. A lot of large breasted women struggle to breastfeed. The evidence suggests 1/3 of women breast feed fully, 1/3 partially and 1/3 not at all and that theseContinue reading
Breast reduction surgery is performed under general anaesthetic with a 1-3 night hospital stay followed by 1-2 weeks off work to recover. Vigorous exercise can usually be resumed after about 6 weeks.