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.
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 4750 and 8000 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.
|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.|