Breast reduction surgery at Kingsbridge Private Hospital can help women who are unhappy with the shape, weight or appearance of their breasts by making them smaller and more lifted.
There are a number of reasons why female patients wish to undergo breast reduction surgery. This includes:
- Back, neck and shoulder pain caused by large, oversized breasts.
- Skin problems
- Limiting sporting activities
- Noticeable asymmetry (difference in size or shape) between their breasts
While breast reduction surgery at Kingsbridge Private Hospital can help women who are unhappy with the weight, size or shape of their breasts, it is important to note that breast size alters with body weight, so even after breast reduction surgery, your breasts may increase or decrease in size if your weight changes or you become pregnant.
It's important not to rush into the decision to have cosmetic surgery. Before you decide to have a breast reduction, you should think about the result you are hoping for and what will fit with your body shape. A more moderate reduction may give you a better result than a radical reduction.
What you need to know about breast reduction
There are various ways to perform a breast reduction. Your Consultant Surgeon will have an initial consultation with you at Kingsbridge Private Hospital to discuss their approach to your individual case and explain how your breasts are likely to look after surgery.
Breast reduction surgery typically takes between 2-4 hours, in which time, excess breast tissue will be removed through cuts on the lower part of your breasts and your nipples moved to suit the new shape. Your breasts will be re-shaped and the cuts closed with stitches (which may be dissolvable).and covered with a surgical dressing and support bra.
You can find out more on what to expect before, during and after your breast reduction surgery here.