A breast reduction procedure will reduce the size and reshape very large breasts making them more in proportion to the body’s natural size, and importantly more comfortable.
Women can experience a variety of medical problems associated with large breasts as well as difficultly with sports, finding suitable clothing or day to day self-consciousness.
Breast reduction surgery can help with neck and back ache, bra straps digging in to the shoulders or skin problems under the breast. It is a procedure that is suitable for many women who feel their breasts are too large for them.
Breast reduction surgery remains one of the most popular requests in the south-west. Many patients are inconvenienced by the sheer weight of their breasts and when this is reduced the impact on the activities of daily living can be considerable. In my opinion this procedure is associated with the most positive patient feedback of all the operations available.
The most common comment after surgery is “I wish I’d done it sooner”.
Mr Oliver is an expert in this procedure and is performed the operation many hundreds of times. The operation takes approximately two hours sometimes a little more and sometimes a little less depending on the complexity and size of the breasts. Whilst day case surgery is possible, and patients can choose this option, most patients choose to stay overnight in the excellent inpatient facilities, with highly experienced nursing staff, that Ramsay hospitals provide.
Recovery can be relatively quick, and as there is no muscle that is damaged during the operation this usually means that patients can start to mobilise again quite quickly after the procedure. If there are no problems with wound healing then most wounds will be healed quite nicely by two weeks and patients should have returned to most other activities by four weeks and be back to all activities within six weeks of surgery. Many patients reach these goals even sooner.
Please review some of the images of breast reduction surgery which is suitable for all types of patients who experience pain and discomfort with heavy breasts. There is a very wide age range for this procedure and as long as you are medically fit there is no upper limit on the age at which this procedure can be safely undertaken. More elderly patients will be assessed by an experienced anaesthetist to make sure there are no additional risks for the surgery.
If you are considering breast reduction surgery then this can be provided for you with the highest standards of care with Mr Oliver and Ramsay Healthcare.
“Where do I begin, in one word ‘perfect’ from my first consultation to the day I went home I could not have asked for a better team of staff, everyone was lovely. This op is something I have dreamed of having done for many years. Your help in making me not feel nervous and your dedication has made my choice the right one.
I am so pleased with the result that I can’t stop looking. So a massive thank you to you.”TF, Age 48, North Devon, Breast Reduction
“I am very pleased and much more confident about myself. I had very little discomfort after the procedure.”TW, Age 46, Torquay, Breast Reduction & Mastopexy
“I was a little apprehensive but the results are better than I expected.”TM, Age 54, Torbay, Devon, Bilateral Breast Reduction
“I would recommend Mr Oliver to anybody. He did a wonderful job.“LJ, Plymouth, Devon, Breast Reduction
“I feel much more confident, my breast are less heavy and less droopy.”YK, Age 58, Exmouth, Devon, Bilateral Breast Reduction & Mastopexy
“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
“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
“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
“I am really chuffed, super result. My back pain has nearly disappeared.”BC, Age 50, Torquay, Breast Reduction & Abdominal Liposuction