A breast reduction (known as mammoplasty) is designed to reduce the volume of the breast, in order to make it smaller and in many cases, with a more desired shape. Breast reduction surgery will focus on removing excess tissue in the breast, as well as fat and skin to lighten the weight and prominence of the breast. Your nipples will be reshaped or raised, along with the breast, which will create a perkier breast shape.
Breast Reduction - Women:
Female breast size is determined by several factors, including genetics, body weight, and hormonal influences. Breasts can also be affected after giving birth, resulting in an undesirable change in the breast shape and size. Unfortunately, larger breasts can often be associated with a variety of problems, ranging from self-consciousness and inconvenience (especially if you are particularly sporty, or if you struggle to find flattering, well-fitting bras and clothes), through to more serious discomfort. This can include a backache, neck pain and skin irritation such as rashes under the breasts. There are also issues that arise such as an inability to take part in certain sports or exercise due to overly large breast size.
Many women desire to have a breast reduction after giving birth when the breast begins to sag lower than before. However, many women have breast reductions prior to having children and are concerned about the ability to breastfeed after surgery. During the procedure, care is taken by your highly skilled surgeon to retain connections between the remaining breast tissue and the skin, in order to preserve breastfeeding capability.
Breast Reduction for Men:
We offer breast reduction for men to treat Gynaecomastia, which is a common condition that causes the male breasts to become enlarged. This can be caused by hormone imbalance, obesity, old age or puberty, or it can occur naturally without reason. Gynaecomastia can cause men to feel self-conscious, and the treatment for this is an excellent way to regain that confidence and have your desired chest.
The surgery for men is performed in a slightly different method, with the focus on avoiding visible scars, and often liposuction alone is adequate to create the desired results. We also offer Nipple Reduction for men who suffer a condition called 'Puffy Nipple'.
Some of our surgeons offer the use of virtual imaging software to help you visualize potential outcomes in your individual case. Through Crisalix Imaging and careful pre-operative communication with our surgeons, you will be able to give exact feedback on the results you're looking for to achieve your goals. We are proud now, to be able to show you at consultation as you look in the mirror, in real time, a virtual simulation of what you will look like after surgery.
Our surgeons will take you through scar patterns, expected outcomes, sizing and the operation procedure from start to finish. We are great believers in incorporating liposuction to reduce the size of breasts in order to eliminate scars. The surgery itself takes between 1-3 hours to complete, and you will be admitted to the hospital for an overnight stay. You should be mobile after day 1, however, you will need to take 7-10 days off work or longer to properly rest and heal.
Everyone's breast reduction recovery time is different, but you can expect to be recovered within 2-6 weeks following the operation. The procedures are not painful and even while your dressings are still in place, you can maintain a reasonable lifestyle. Our surgeons will walk you through the best form of aftercare for your case, and you will attend post-operative follow-up appointments to ensure everything is in order.
Whatever your personal reasons are, breast reduction surgery at the Cadogan Clinic will provide you access to leading UK consultants, techniques and facilities for your treatment. Our team is aware that the appearance of your body can affect your confidence and everyday happiness, and as such we handle each case with sensitivity and discretion. Your breast reduction, performed by our skilled surgeons at our purpose-built, central London clinic, will deliver the results you will be happy with.