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Some women who have very large breasts often suffer from back and neck pain along with bad posture. This can be due to the uncomfortable heavy weight to their chest.

Breast reduction surgery can restore confidence and give the patient a more proportionate look to her body and instil confidence as well as giving back the freedom to lead a more active life which is sometimes difficult with larger breasts.

What does the procedure involve for breast reduction and lift?

The procedure to reduce the size of a breast involves removing excess skin, fat and breast tissue to create a new size and shape. The surgeon will reposition your nipple and areola to give the breast a natural appearance.

The procedure can take up to 3 hours to complete depending upon the size of the breast. You may need to stay one or two nights in hospital. We usually advise patients to take two weeks off work after the procedure. In most cases breast feeding will not be possible due to the nipples being separated from most, if not all, of the underlying breast tissue.

What will happen after the operation?

Providing all is well your surgeon will allow you to return home the same day. You will need to wear a support bra continuously for the first two weeks to provide support and reduce swelling. For the first two weeks after surgery you will not be able to immerse your breasts in water.

You should try to resume normal daily activities as soon as possible, however you should not drive or undertake any strenuous activity or exercise.

Qualified doctors/nurses will discuss the procedure before any treatment, explaining any possible side effects.

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