Breast Reduction - Reduction Mammoplasty

Do you feel self-conscious and depressed because your Breasts are Too Large?  Do your Large Breasts cause you back, neck and shoulder pains; attract unwanted comment; or make it difficult to find clothes you like?  Maybe a Breast Reduction is the answer.

What is a Breast Reduction?  Breast Reduction (or Reduction Mammoplasty) involves removing excess fat and skin from the breasts.  The breasts are reshaped and the nipples  moved to a higher position.  You will be left with a scar - typically in the crease under the breast, around the nipple and from the nipple down to base of the breast.  Scarring usually fades over time.

The operation is performed under a general anaesthetic.  Expect to stay in hospital for at least one night and possibly longer.

Breast Reduction Risks Breast Reduction is a commonly performed and generally safe surgical procedure if performed by a suitably qualified surgeon.    As with any operation conducted under general anaesthetic - there are risks and possible side effects or complications.

You should discuss with your surgeon what you are hoping to gain from the operation and be sure know what you can reasonably expect and that you understand the risks.

You should look for a specialist cosmetic surgeon operating at a suitable clinic or hospital and check they have appropriate qualifications and can provide evidence of successful procedures.

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