Mr Oliver’s patients are happy to share their surgical outcomes so you can see for yourself how surgery has changed their lives. Patient confidentiality is paramount and all photographs are gratefully reproduced after discussion with Mr Oliver and having given written consent to publication on this website. This consent can be withdrawn at any time.
Publication of images is to show a range of possible outcomes from surgery and to help enable future patients in making their own informed decision about whether to consider cosmetic surgery.
Bilateral Breast Reduction (BBR) 6 weeks post-operation
“It has changed my life having smaller breasts. I look completely different in clothes. I am very happy with the results, I wish I had had the operation 10 years ago. I was a 38GG I am now a 38C.”
OL, age 32, Exeter, Bilateral Breast Reduction (BBR) 6 weeks post-operation
This patient underwent a bilateral breast reduction using an inverted T scar and a superior-medial technique. 1230g was removed from the right breast and 1080 from the slightly smaller left breast. In total this is over 2Kg. Upper back and neck pain is often better and all the other symptoms of having large breasts such as the bra straps digging in, poor posture, redness and skin problems. At six weeks there is still a little swelling and puckering of the nipples which may take a few months to resolve. Breast reduction surgery is usually associated with high levels of patient satisfaction.
“My Back pain and neck pain have gone. I don’t know why I waited so long. I should have had it done years ago.”
SD, Age 52, Exeter, Devon, Bilateral Breast Reduction
This patient underwent a Bilateral Breast reduction using a super-medial technique to preserve the breast blood supply. These photographs were taken 6 weeks after the operation and the scars can be expected to fade over the next 12 months.
“100% successful in every respect, physical, emotional and psychological.”
WD, Age 69, Devon, Bilateral Breast Reduction
Bilateral Breast Reduction using a free nipple graft to reduce and elevate the breast tissue. Over 2.5 kg of breast tissue was removed.
“After the surgery I recovered very quickly, my clothes fit much better and I’ve found that I need my inhaler much less often so I am very pleased.”
BL, Age 33, Guernsey, Bilateral Breast Reduction
This patient underwent a bilateral breast reduction removing 800g of tissue from the larger right breast and 700 g from the slightly smaller left breast to even up the cup volume. It is very common with large breast to have a little difference in size between the two sides and usually surgery will reduce the difference between the breast sizes. Heavy breasts can cause neck and back ache and breast reduction can help with these symptoms. This is often due to improved posture after surgery perhaps more so than the physical reduction in weight. There can also be quite a lot of breast weight on the chest with heavy breasts, especially when lying down and for this patient breast reduction surgery also helped her in her breathing.
“Everything was good, I was very well looked after. My breathing and posture is better and I can climb stairs more easily.”
KA, Age 70, Devon, Bilateral Breast Reduction
This 70 year old lady underwent a bilateral breast reduction and the results shown are at 3 months.
669g of breast tissue was removed from the right breast and 50 g from the left breast to reduce the difference in size between the breasts. Breast reduction surgery can be a very effective operation in young women but also in older women and if you are fit and healthy, with no other risk factors, then age should not be a barrier to surgery. Breast reduction surgery can produce a physical and psychological benefit in many patients. Weight is removed from the breast and the nipple position is elevated. Predicting the exact bra size can be difficult but generally between a C and a D cup can be achieved depending on the pre-operative chest and breast size.
“I was a little apprehensive but the results are better than I expected.”
TM, Age 54, Torbay, Devon, Bilateral Breast Reduction
Bilateral breast reduction removing 793 g from the right and 730g from the left breast. The photographs show the results at 6 weeks following surgery and the scars can be expected to fade over the next 12 months
“I am very pleased with the results.”
LH, Age 40, Exeter, Devon, Bilateral Breast Reduction
This patient underwent a bilateral breast reduction procedure and the results shown are at 6 weeks. The scars are at their most red at this stage and will now fade over the coming months. Approximately 1.3kg of tissue was removed from each breast (about 3 lb) to achieve this result using a T scar technique and a superior breast pedicle was used to keep the nipple and areolar well perfused during the healing period.
It is important not to smoke for several weeks before and after this procedure as this helps maintain the blood supply to the skin and especially the nipple during the healing period. Any planned weight loss is also best completed before surgery to avoid further drop of the breast after surgery which can occur with further weight loss. A few pounds of fluctuation in weigh up or down however will make very little difference and is not a problem around the time of surgery.
Breast reduction procedures can be associated with a high level of patient satisfaction.
“I would recommend Mr Oliver to anybody. He did a wonderful job.”
“I am very pleased with my new look and it has change my life in a positive way.”
JG, Age 40, Plymouth, Devon, Bilateral Breast Reduction
From the left breast 499g of tissue was removed and from the right 433g. A supero-medial pedicle was used with a T pattern scar. The results shown are at 3 months
“I wish I had it done years ago, I’m really pleased with the results.”
RT, Age 68, Devon, Bilateral Breast Reduction
350 g was removed from the right side and 300g from the lefts side using a Wise pattern (T Scar) technique with a superior medial pedicle.
FT, Age 29, Devon, Bilateral Breast Reduction
This patient underwent a bilateral breast reduction using a Wise pattern inverted T scar technique. Results shown are at 6 weeks post operation.
“The whole process was really good. I can do so much more in the gym and feel much more comfortable, the results are better than I expected”
MI, Age 30, Exeter, Devon, Bilateral Breast Reduction
Following having had two children this patient underwent a bilateral breast reduction removing 369g from the right breast and 332g from the left breast. Results are shown at 6 weeks. There is still some swelling of the areolar tissue which will settle down over the next few months as the scars mature. Breast reduction surgery can be undertaken to improve breast symmetry and reduce volume whilst lifting the nipple position. In this case only a modest amount of breast tissue has been removed from each side to achieve the desired breast volume.
“I had very little pain it has made a huge difference. The care I received was excellent.”
TV, Age 73, Exeter, Devon, Bilateral Breast Reduction
1350 g was removed from the right breast and and 1250 g from the left, using a super-medial technique. On the right breast these was some fat necrosis requiring a small further procedure under local anaesthetic and dressing for a few months due to intermittent drainage of the fat. Fat necrosis is a complication of this type of procedure especially when a large breast reduction is undertaken using a pedicle technique. This is due to an area of fatty tissue havibg insufficient blood supply and may also present as a hard lump. It generally resolves in 6-12 months. Results are shown at 6 months after surgery.
“I wish I had done this sooner. I am very happy overall.”
ES, Guernsey, Breast Reduction
“I am delighted with the results of surgery, I wish I had done it years ago.”
NI, Guernsey, Age 65, Breast Reduction
“I am over the moon, I have joined a gym and it has transformed my life.”
KT, Age 56, Devon, Bilateral Breast Reduction with free nipple graft technique
“I had very little discomfort and it has made a big difference to my life and everything I do.”
LD, Age 36, Devon, Breast Reduction, 660g reduction on the right side and 620g reduction on the left side
Bilateral Breast Reduction/Mastopexy
“I feel much more confident , my breast are less heavy and less droopy.”
YK, Age 58, Exmouth, Devon, Bilateral Breast Reduction
This patient underwent a bilateral breast reduction removing 385 g of tissue from the larger breast on the right and 246 g of tissue from the left breast to reduce the difference in size between the breasts.
These photographs show the scaring at 6 months following the procedure which generally will continue to improve for 12 to 18 months after surgery.
Breast Reduction & Mastopexy
“I am very pleased and much more confident about myself. I had very little discomfort after the procedure.”
TW, Torquay, Age 46, Breast Reduction & Mastopexy (9 months after right mastopexy left mastopexy with a 190g reduction)
Breast Reduction & Abdominal Liposuction
“I am really chuffed, super result. My back pain has nearly disappeared”
BC, Age 50, Torquay, Breast Reduction 840g Right, 750g Left and abdominal liposuction
Bilateral Breast Reduction & Liposuction to the lateral breast fold
“This is the best thing I have had done, I wish I had done it years ago. My bra straps no longer dig in and my back pain is so much better that I no longer need my weekly chiropractor sessions. The travel arrangements after I landed in Exeter from Guernsey were excellent, everything went very smoothly and the nurses at Mount Stuart hospital were lovely”
CK, Age 60, Guernsey, Bilateral Breast Reduction & Liposuction to the lateral breast fold
This patient underwent bilateral breast reduction and liposuction removing 940 g of breast tissue from the left breast and 685 g from the right breast. In addition 400mls of fatty tissue was removed from the lateral breast folds using liposuction at the same time Results are shown at 6 weeks.
If the fatty tissue continues from the lateral breast round the side of the body on the chest wall then sometimes additional liposuction at the time of the breast reduction can be useful to achieve a better result especially in the lateral chest area. With obvious differences between the size of the breasts on each side then different amounts of tissue need to be removed to improve symmetry. If there is pre-existing inversion of the nipple as in this case then this may actually be more pronounced post operatively as there is less weight pushing the nipple out when the nipple is repositioned from the bottom of the breast into a more youthful position higher on the breast.
Correcting the inverted nipple is a relatively straight forward procedure that can be carried out under local anaesthetic 6-8 weeks post operatively, however in younger patients caution is needed as inverted nipple correction may prevent breast feeding in the future.
Breast Reduction & Abdominal Liposuction
“I recovered very quickly and feel it was definitely worth doing”
NK, Age 64 Exeter, Devon, Breast Reduction & Mastopexy with Abdominoplasty
This patient underwent a modest breast reduction and uplift using a Wise pattern or inverted T scar, removing 150g from the right breast and 170 g from the left breast. At the same time she had an abdominoplasty and tightening of the rectus sheath including repair of two small hernias around the umbilicus which are quite common. Results shown are 3 months following surgery.