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Breast Reduction | Mammaplasty

Large breasts may cause back and neck pain, bra strap indentation and skin irritation. It may also be socially debilitating. The goal of breast reduction is to give a woman smaller, more shapely breasts in proportion to the rest of her body.

The procedure:

Breast reduction involves reducing the amount of breast tissue whilst uplifting the breast at the same time. In order to achieve the desired outcome the Surgeon may need to reposition the nipple and areola to give the breasts a natural appearance. This surgery usually takes about three hours to complete, depending on the amount of tissue to be removed. The operation is carried out with general anaesthesia, and requires a 1 to 2-night stay in hospital.


Following breast reduction surgery, it may be necessary to take one or two weeks off work, and avoid heavy lifting or pushing during that time. A sports type supportive bra should be worn afterwards for up to 6 weeks, day and night whilst healing takes place.

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