Breast reduction
Age18 years
Type of anaesthesia
General anaesthetic
Clinic residence
1-2 days
Operation duration
1-3 hours
Fit for work
after 7-14 days
after 48 hours
Sportafter 6 weeks

A breast reduction operation involves reducing the amount of breast tissue whilst uplifting the breast tissue at the same time. In order to achieve the desired outcome the Surgeon will need to move the nipple upwards. The resulting scars will be permanently visible – in the early months they will be pink but will gradually fade to faint white lines of scar tissue. Your Surgeon will discuss the actual shape of the scar with you. Patients who have undergone rreast reduction often say that they are so happy with the results that the scarring becomes of less significance. Normally a breast reduction can take a Surgeon about three hours to complete. However, this is dependent on your size. The operation will always be carried out under General Anaesthetic.