Breast Reductions in Ireland

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Breast reduction surgery is a safe and common type of cosmetic surgery. Women often opt for breast reduction surgery when they feel unhappy with the shape or weight of their breasts. Large breasts can cause backache, shoulder pain, neck pain, skin irritations, and even low self-esteem. They can limit physical activity and uncomfortably press into bra straps.

The general ambition of breast reduction surgery is to make the breasts smaller and more lifted. The technical term for breast reduction surgery is a 'reduction mammoplasty'. Breast surgery can help to:

  • Balance a difference in breast size.
  • Make the breasts look more aesthetically pleasing.
  • Solve the pains and problems associated with large breasts.

What does breast reduction surgery involve?

After your initial consultation, your consultant will make you aware of what to expect and what to bring along to the clinic on the day of your operation. On that day, you will meet your aesthetic surgeon team. The breast reduction procedure begins once the general anaesthetic is applied, so you will be asleep during the entire operation.

Then your Breast surgeon will:

  • Move your nipples and areola into the new, desired position -- while the nipple is still attached to its blood supply.
  • Remove excess fat and excess breast tissue, and excess skin.
  • Begin the reconstructive process of reshaping the remaining breast tissue.
Breast reduction surgery takes up to about 3-5 hours and most clients are discharged from the clinic or hospital after 1 or 2 days. The breast tissue may remain slightly swollen for up to 3 months after the operation, but most people are fully recovered after 6 weeks.

Once the swelling subsides you will be able to see clearly the new size of your breasts and how the removal of excess tissue has changed them.

What can I expect from my initial consultation?

Your surgeon will ask you questions about your general health, if you have a family history of breast cancer, along with any of the symptoms you may suffer from. Then they will ask you about the size and shape of your breasts, and what concerns you have and what it is you would like to change about them.

After a careful assessment, your surgeon will then determine if your circumstances are suitable for breast reduction surgery. Then they will talk to you about the type of surgery, the techniques involved, along with any likely outcomes and potential risks.

We use 3D imaging software that can provide an estimation of what your new breasts will look like after the operation. We will also provide the finalised cost of your breast reduction surgery, and set a date for the cosmetic surgery itself.

Depending on the circumstances, a second consultation may be required. This is because there is a lot of information to consider.

How much does breast reduction surgery cost?

At GBS Clinic, the breast reduction service that we offer usually costs between 6500 and 8500 euros depending on the amount of work required. Certain factors can influence the price, including by how much the breasts are reduced. Your surgeon will provide you with a final price at your initial consultation before the operation takes place.

What about breast reduction aftercare?

At GBS Clinic Ltd we offer a comprehensive aftercare promise to all of our clients. Including:

  • A review after the operation. This usually takes place two weeks after the operation.
  • Follow-up, post-operative appointments with your cosmetic surgeon at no extra cost for three months.
  • 24/7 telephone numbers you can call if you have any general health questions with your consultant plastic surgeon.
After the operation, your surgeon will tell you what you can and should not do during the recovery period. For example, everyone post-breast reduction surgery should avoid heavy lifting for about 6 weeks.

Breast reduction surgery is not as inconvenient as it at first seems to be. For example, it will not affect breastfeed capabilities, as it usually takes place below the mammary glands. Similarly, bruising should be minimal.

Initially, there may be some pain for a few days, which can be relieved with painkillers. The scarring from the operation will fade with time. It usually takes about 6 weeks for them to fade completely, but they should be invisible under normal clothing, bikini tops and bras.
Day 1 - 7 Week 2 4 - 6 weeks 6 - 9 months
You may have some mild discomfort. You may still feel a bit tender. Avoid heavy lifting or pushing. Scars will begin to fade away.
Keep moving to avoid post-op complications. Stitches will be removed. Avoid heavy lifting or pushing. You will begin to see the final result.
Wear a sports bra at all times for 3 weeks. You may be able to return to work and drive. Wearing a night bra is no longer needed. Almost all discomfort will have vanished.

Potential breast reduction problems

Breast reduction surgery is a straightforward surgical process and most operations are trouble-free. However, no surgery is without its risks. In some cases, breast reduction surgery can result in scars, unevenly shaped breasts or nipples, a loss of nipple sensation, and in rare cases excessive bleeding, infection and blood clots.

It is important to note that we have an emergency 24/7 telephone line for our customers who have concerns. We also offer free post-operative consultations and appointments for up to three months after the cosmetic surgery.

A note on the GBS Clinic Ltd team

Our surgeons are members of the Irish Medical Council (the equivalent of the UK's GMC) and are trained in both general and Oncoplastic surgery -- with special areas of expertise in cosmetic breast surgery. They have routinely and safely performed hundreds of different types of breast reduction operations for cosmetic and reconstructive purposes.

Book your consultation today for breast reduction surgery in Ireland with the GBS Clinic Ltd team

Are you looking for breast reduction surgery in Ireland? Then come down to our breast reduction Dublin clinic. Let us get us help you achieve the breast reduction you desire and contact us today for a free, no-obligation consultation.

You will be in safe hands with us. Our doctors are members of the Irish Association of Plastic Surgeons. This is the sister organisation to the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons or BAAPS. They are also members of the General Medical Council (GMC).
This page is about our breast reduction surgery in Dublin, but at GBS Clinic Ltd we offer many other procedures of cosmetic surgery including breast augmentations.