What is Breast Reduction?

Many women are troubled by back and shoulder pain due to their large breasts and find certain physical activities and exercise such as running challenging and uncomfortable. Whilst adding to a patient’s general comfort, breast reduction surgery can prove very beneficial to women of all ages and can have a positive impact on their self-esteem.

Some women also feel self-conscious about the size and appearance of their enlarged breasts and find that they are restricted in what clothing and swimwear they can wear.

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What are the Benefits of Breast Reduction Surgery?

There are a number of reasons why a woman may opt for this procedure, having breast reduction surgery can help to:

  • Improve the shape and look of the breasts.
  • Reduce associated back and neck pain that carrying larger breasts can cause.
  • Reduce bra discomfort and bra strap irritation.
  • Improve confidence and self-esteem.
  • Make exercising easier and reduce discomfort during physical activity.
  • Improve how your clothes fit and increase your wardrobe options e.g. swimwear, strappy tops, vests etc.

How does Breast Reduction Surgery work?

Our experienced surgeons will work with the patient to understand their personal requirements and will recommend the best treatment plan for them, discussing the risks, limitations, and benefits of breast reduction surgery. A reduction may be required in one or both breasts and typically combines an areola reduction and or lift.

A breast reduction is a complex surgical procedure and is carried out under general anaesthetic. The procedure can take between 1.5-3 hrs and patients will be required to stay overnight to recover in our hospital.

Following breast reduction surgery, patients will have dressings on their breasts and in some cases drains (plastic tubes attached to suction bottles). The drains will remove any fluid that collects after the procedure and will be removed by a nurse before the patient is discharged from hospital.

Patients are advised to take 7-14 days off work following a breast reduction procedure .Wound care is extremely important following a breast reduction procedure, patients are required to keep their incisions clean and dry and avoid using perfumed products or creams for 6 weeks post-op.

What is a Gigantomastia procedure?

Gigantomastia is defined as excessive growth in breast tissue resulting in extremely large breasts. It can affect one or both breasts, causing breast asymmetry. Gigantomastia may occur spontaneously, during puberty or pregnancy, or while taking certain medications.

Large breasts can become debilitating to many women, often affecting their self-confidence and quality of life, preventing them from participating in sport and exercise and limiting the clothing options available to them. Problems associated with large breasts can include the following: back and neck pain due to heavy breasts, rashes and irritation from bra straps and breast pain.

Gigantomastia surgery is similar to a breast reduction technique, however, the amount of breast tissue removed is greater (500g+ per breast) and the distance from the sternum to nipple pre surgery is typically greater than 30cm. Your expert surgeon will discuss the risks and limitations involved as well as the life changing results this procedure can bring.

UK Based Consultations

Here at Want Surgery you will only speak to medically trained staff. We offer a unique consultation service which allows patients to speak directly to our surgery expert via a secure and private call, FREE of charge. During your consultation you can discuss the often personal and emotional reasons you are considering a cosmetic procedure from the comfort and privacy of your own home.

Want Surgery’s specialist trained medical advisor will guide you through the whole process of the surgical procedure and discuss the outcome you are hoping to achieve.

Call us now on 0113123456 today to arrange your consultation or click here to request a call back.

Before and After

Below are a few examples of body contouring procedures carried out by our partners. As you can see, the results are life-changing. Our clients now feel better about the way they look. They can finally fit into clothes that were previously unavailable to them. More importantly, they’re no longer worried about their appearance and have more love for themselves than ever before.


Book a free consultation with our medical team and love your body today. Start the process by clicking here. During your consultation, we will talk you through the different countries and options that we have available. You can also ask us any lingering questions before you proceed.

Alternately, please feel free to contact us with any questions in advance of your consultation. We understand that a cosmetic procedure is a big decision, and we want to make sure you have all the information you need before making it.

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