Breast reduction
Following breast reduction you must be aware that it is unlikely that you will be able to breast feed as during the procedure the nipples will have been separated from most, if not all, of the underlying breast tissue. Total or partial loss of breast and/or nipple sensitivity may result, as well as numbness of the actual nipple and in some cases part of the breast as well. You will be required to wear a surgical bra for up to three months, day and night to keep the breasts well supported whilst healing takes place and to ultimately give the best possible results.

Before your surgery

The shape and size will be agreed with your Surgeon and yourself at consultation. More mature women may be requested to undergo a mammogram. It is advisable to make any changes to your weight before surgery – this will give you a more long-lasting result. If you are considering having children in the very near future, it is better to wait and have surgery after completing your family as the fluctuation in breast size during pregnancy will alter the outcome. If you are a smoker, or take aspirin or any other medication, you need to tell us. Your Surgeon will advise you when you are to discontinue and/or resume these activities. A breast reduction will be performed with a general anaesthesia, so you'll sleep through the entire operation. One day before the operation all necessary examinations will be performed in the clinic. You will also discuss the anaesthesia with your anaesthesiologist. You will need to stay overnight in the clinic and leave 1-2 days after the operation.