Breast Reduction Surgery
There are a whole variety of techniques depending on your shape, what you are looking for and the scars you are prepared to accept to achieve this.
Most people do best with procedures that involve a scar around the areola, a vertical scar from the areola down to the crease below the breast and a further scar within the crease. Most of the scars are therefore hidden fairly well and settle with time. I don’t use surgical drains in my patients.
Most patients feel up to going home the same day and prefer this to staying in hospital overnight, but you have the option of staying overnight if you live alone, live far away or would just rather stay overnight. You can get in the shower to wash as soon as you like, but should avoid soaking your scars in water for prolonged periods during the first 2 weeks such as deep baths or swimming.
Most of the swelling and discomfort usually settles within 2-3 weeks, though it can take a few months to settle completely. The scars usually improve considerably over the first 3 months, but will take a year to settle completely.
We will arrange a wound check one week after your procedure and follow up in the clinic at 6 weeks, 3 months and 6 months.
Breast reduction procedures are highly successful with excellent outcomes that make for very happy patients.
Type of anaesthetic
Duration of procedure
day case or overnight
paracetamol and ibuprofen
skin glue and paper tape
Up and about
Back to work
1-2 weeks (depending on occupation)
shower and shallow baths immediately
all patients are advised to stop smoking 2-3 weeks before surgery and continue this for 3-4 weeks afterwards
Follow up appointments
wound check at 1 week, clinic 6 weeks, 3 months, 6 months
buy some dark coloured, elasticated sports bras without underwires to wear after your operation and provide some comfortable support
Why Choose Us?
We recognise that the decision to undergo cosmetic surgery can be daunting. We also recognise that there is a lot of information, and misinformation, on the internet – often tainted by commercial bias, trying to persuade you to make a snap decision to jump in to surgery.
In our clinic, we take a different approach. Our staff understand the thought process and emotional challenges you face when contemplating cosmetic surgery and want to help you by providing accurate, unbiased information to guide you through your decision making process.
Should you chose to have breast surgery with our clinic, you can be guaranteed that your procedure will be carried out not only by a consultant plastic surgeon, but a plastic surgeon who’s NHS practice is dedicated to breast surgery and breast reconstruction. That’s right. Breast surgery is what he does all day, every day. We believe that by having super specialists carry out each procedure in our clinic, we can achieve the best possible results in the safest possible way, giving you the best possible chance of a successful outcome.
MEET THE SURGEON
Russell Bramhall is a consultant plastic surgeon. Formerly of London's Harley street, he works as an NHS consultant at Glasgow Royal Infirmary where he specialises in breast reconstruction for cancer patients. In his private practice, Russell’s main interest is in breast surgery.Read More
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