Women with excessively large breasts for their frame can suffer from back and neck pain, and rashes underneath the breasts. This is often associated with difficulty exercising, awkwardness and finding clothing that appropriately fits.

Breast reduction is a procedure that alters the size and shape of the breasts to more comfortable proportions. At the same time the breasts can be lifted, the nipples elevated and the size of the areolar reduced if needed.

– General anaesthetic lasting 2-3 hours, 1 night stay

This is a very common procedure used to enhance appearance and hence body confidence. Selection of the right type of implant is very important to give a naturally enhanced shape, based on your underlying body frame. The implants most frequently used are silicone based and are placed behind the breast or the muscle of the chest wall through a small incision in the crease underneath the breast.

– General anaesthetic lasting 1.5 hours, Day case or 1 night stay

For a lot of women, the breasts can start to sag and loose volume with age, weight loss, gravity, and particularly after pregnancy and breast-feeding. A breast uplift or mastopexy aims to improve the shape and contour of the breast tissue to a more youthful appearance. The nipple position is lifted and the areolar size can be reduced if needed. A breast uplift alone will not increase the size of your breasts.

– General anaesthetic lasting 2 hours, Day case or 1 night stay

This can occur in one or both breasts and can affect up to ten percent of women. An inward pointing nipple can be corrected though a simple surgical procedure with little to no visible scarring.

– Local anaesthetic lasting 1 hour, Day case

The areolar skin is the pigmented skin that surrounds the nipple. This can widen with time or after pregnancy. The width can be reduced through a straightforward surgical procedure that can help restore both symmetry and balance.

– Local anaesthetic lasting 1-2 hours, day case

An increase in breast tissue in boys is very common during the teenage years, but in most this does resolve with time. If the enlargement persists, this can cause considerable social embarrassment and loss of self-esteem. Once any potentially correctable causes have been excluded, then surgical correction is a recognised treatment option. Male breast reduction surgery aims to remove this excess breast tissue to restore a flatter more defined profile and can be combined with a reduction in the size of the areolar if required.

– General anaesthetic lasting 2-3 hours, 1 night stay

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