THE FINEST RESULTS FOR YOUR BREAST REDUCTION SURGERY IN LONDON
Are your breasts disproportionately larger than your body frame? Do your large breasts cause discomfort and/or pain? Do your breasts affect your ability to participate in certain physical activities or find clothing that fits you well? Does their large size make you conscious? If yes, Breast Reduction surgery can help.
Breast Reduction is a surgical process of reducing breast size to a size that is more proportionate to your body frame, with the objective of alleviating the discomfort and pain experienced due to their large size.
At our state-of-the-art plastic surgery clinic in London, our experienced breast surgeons use the latest techniques for your breast reduction surgery that have minimal scarring and low recovery times.
(This page discusses breast reduction for women. For male breast reduction or gynecomastia surgery, please click here.)
FACTS AT A GLANCE
IV Sedation/ General Anesthesia
WHY CHOOSE HASAN SURGERY & DR. HASAN ALI FOR YOUR BREAST REDUCTION IN LONDON?
- Dr. Hasan Ali is among the most experienced breast surgeons in London. He has an unparalleled body of work for breast surgeries, including male and female breast reduction surgeries. The results obtained by his clients and their satisfaction levels are second to none.
- A skilled breast reduction surgeon is also a body contouring expert who truly understands anatomy and aesthetic implications and can give you results that look natural for your body type. Considering this, a surgeon who has mastered breast reduction and is also a body contouring expert is likely to give the best results for your breast reduction surgery too. And in that respect, Dr. Hasan Ali is highly accomplished and regarded for advanced body contouring surgeries.
- Dr. Hasan is known for his exceptional skills as a plastic surgeon. He is that rare kind of plastic surgeon who is widely respected and trusted by his patients and fellow doctors alike. He has performed 5,000+ surgeries with outstanding results.
- Dr. Hasan’s clinic – Hasan Surgery –is based in Harley Street, London, UK & Dubai Healthcare City, Dubai, UAE. At our London practice, we perform surgeries at top accredited clinics/ hospitals in London.
- With our special Dubai medical tourism packages, you can also choose to do your surgery at our Dubai clinic with follow-ups at our London clinic. True to Dr. Hasan’s desire for excellence, our Dubai clinic is a unique, highly modern, state-of-the-art cosmetic surgery clinic. It is the 1st AAAASF accredited plastic surgery clinic in Dubai, which is the global gold standard for outpatient surgical facility accreditation, acknowledging our high standards, latest technology, and focus on patient safety. It is also a rare plastic surgery clinic that has been awarded an appreciation letter for scoring 100% on a safety survey – an exemplary achievement and commitment to quality and patient safety.
- Because of his high standing as a top plastic surgeon in London & Dubai, Dr. Hasan Ali is also a renowned trainer of plastic surgeons, surveyor, and examiner.
BEFORE / AFTER GALLERY
As per UK regulations, we are not permitted to showcase images without written patient consent. For this procedure, we have a vast collection of before/after images, but those have not been consented to by our patients for public display. We would be delighted to show you our results during your initial consultation. We encourage you to ask our surgeons for the same during the consultation.
BREAST REDUCTION FAQs
What is Breast Reduction surgery?
Breast Reduction, clinically referred to as reduction mammaplasty/ mammoplasty, is a surgery to reduce your breast size, allowing you to have a bust size that is more proportionate to your overall anatomy, and alleviating the problems that are associated with a disproportionately large breast.
Bigger isn’t always better. And this holds true for very large breasts too. For many women with awkwardly large breasts, the large size causes various limitations. Breast Reduction surgery in Dubai is meant to lower the pain and discomfort of women with big breasts by removing excess fatty deposits and reducing their busts. Apart from lowering the bust size, removal of fatty deposits beneath the breasts also helps to avoid various medical complications.
Breast Reduction is the surgery with the highest patient satisfaction rate of all cosmetic surgeries.
How is Breast Reduction performed?
Breast Reduction is usually done under general anesthesia, though in many cases we perform these procedures under IV sedation too.
Breast reduction surgery involves removing excess tissue and skin from the breasts to reshape and reduce their size. It can also reduce the size of the areola.
During the surgery, your breast surgeon will mark your body and make an incision to remove tissue and skin from the breast. If the areola size needs reduction, the surgeon will excise the extra areolar skin, making the areola more proportionate to the new breast size.
If the nipple and areola need to be repositioned, the surgeon will do that too. The incisions will then be closed with stitches.
Sometimes, liposuction is also used for best results. But it’s also possible that you may be a good candidate for breast reduction via liposuction alone if most of your breast is fatty (and not fibrous) tissue and there isn’t much excess skin.
Many women also choose to undergo a Breast Lift along with the Breast Reduction since large breasts usually have sagging issues.
Once done, ideally, there should be no significant lumpiness or irregularity of shape.
Who is an ideal candidate for Breast Reduction?
You may be eligible for Breast Reduction surgery if you are a healthy female above 18 years of age, with a healthy weight, who has major concerns with her large bust size.
If your large breasts are causing pain in your neck, shoulder, or back; irritation under your breast – in the crease/ fold of your breast; problems in exercising; difficulty in finding the right fit of clothes; wedges caused by your bra straps; or extreme consciousness, you may a good candidate for Breast Reduction.
You may also be eligible for breast reduction surgery if both your breasts are noticeably asymmetrical or uneven and you want to reduce them to the same size and shape.
You should not be pregnant or breastfeeding. You should not have any medical condition that could interfere with the healing of the wound.
Breast Reduction does not lift sagging breasts, for which a Breast Lift may be needed and can be combined with the Breast Reduction surgery.
Prior to ensuring your candidature for the Breast Reduction, your breast surgeon will review your medical history and past and present health condition. You will have to discuss the medication you are on, including any herbal supplements.
As a possible candidate, you must have realistic expectations about your resultant appearance after the procedure. You must stop smoking prior to the surgery and after the surgery, as tobacco can slow down the blood flow to the skin and thereby slow down the healing process.
The surgery will show desirable results only on people who are generally healthy and do not have any previous history of having cardiac issues, pulmonary emboli, excessive bleeding, seizures, immunodeficiency disorders, or deep vein thrombosis. People with such conditions are discouraged from undergoing this procedure due to a higher risk of surgical complications.
People who are on certain anti-inflammatory and anticoagulant drugs are also discouraged from undergoing a breast reduction surgery.
What are the various techniques for Breast Reduction?
There are various surgical techniques for performing Breast Reduction. Your plastic surgeon will determine which technique is most appropriate for you after discussing the pros and cons of each with you. The choice will be guided by the size and shape of your breasts, your breast anatomy and composition – fatty tissue vs glandular tissue, the amount of reduction to be made, your skin elasticity, whether nipple repositioning is involved, your motherhood and breastfeeding needs, your aesthetic concerns, and other relevant factors.
Anchor Pattern or Inverted T Technique – As the name suggests, this technique is so called because the shape of the incision resembles a ship’s anchor, or an inverted letter “T”. This is the most common technique of breast reduction and also the most invasive. It is, however, the most preferred technique for women having very large breasts.
Incision Location: This technique results in three incisions – all along the breast crease, extending vertically up to the areola, and all along the areola.
Advantages: Because the incision is horizontal and vertical, this technique allows for maximum excess tissue and skin removal, leaving behind smooth breast contours.
Disadvantages: It is the most invasive technique and results in the most scarring. If the nipple is fully detached during the surgery, there is a risk of breastfeeding inability and/or permanent loss of nipple sensation.
Vertical Incision or LeJour Technique – As the name suggests, this technique creates a vertical incision that is keyhole/ lollipop/racquet-shaped. This technique is preferable for women with moderate-to-large size breasts who do not need significant skin and breast tissue removal.
Incision Location: Along the border of the areola and and extending vertically down to the breast crease.
Advantages: Less invasive technique with smaller scars; results in shapelier breasts; shorter surgery and recovery period; does not typically include full nipple detachment – so risk of loss of nipple sensation or breastfeeding ability is minimized.
Disadvantages: This technique does not involve signifcant removal of excess skin, so breasts may have wrinkles for many months post-surgery.
Scarless Breast Reduction Technique via Breast Liposuction – As indicated, this technique of breast reduction is nearly scarless and is done via liposuction. It is preferable for women who need a moderate decrease in breast size, have good skin elasticity, do not have saggy breasts, and whose breasts have more fatty tissue than glandular tissue. The process is similar to liposuction for other body parts – a cannula is inserted into the breast through the incision and gentle movements or ultrasound waves are used to loosen the fat, which is then removed, and the incisions closed.
Incision Location: In the breast crease, under the armpit, or along the areola (donut or periareolar incision).
Advantages: Less invasive with one small inconspicuously placed scar for each breast; does not impair breastfeeding ability as only fatty tissue is affected; no risk of loss of nipple sensation as nipple is not removed.
Disadvantages: Cannot be used for women with very large or pendulous breasts with more glandular tissue; does not provide a lifting effect to the breasts unlike the other techniques.
Does Breast Reduction affect my ability to become pregnant?
Your Breast Reduction surgery in no way affects or interferes with your ability to become pregnant.
Does Breast Reduction affect my ability to breastfeed?
A skilled plastic surgeon knows how to conduct your Breast Reduction surgery and is extremely careful that your surgery does not affect your milk ducts and therefore, your ability to breastfeed. However, depending on the type of breast reduction technique used, there is always a risk that the mammary glands are affected, impairing your ability to breastfeed.
At Hasan Surgery, our exceptional breast surgeons will discuss your future maternity plans before determining the breast reduction technique to be used.
Ideally though, it is best to undergo a breast reduction surgery after your pregnancy and breastfeeding phases are over.
Will there be a permanent change in my nipple sensation?
It is possible for women to lose some feeling or nipple sensation after a Breast Reduction surgery, especially for those undergoing the reduction via the traditional/ anchor incision technique. When liposuction is used for breast reduction, there is no effect on nipple sensation. For most women though, the change in nipple sensation lasts for 6 to 12 months after the breast reduction surgery, before returning to normal.
What is the cost of Breast Reduction in London?
The cost of Breast Reduction in London depends on the following factors:
- Skill and experience of the plastic surgeon
- Standard of the clinic/ hospital where the surgery will be performed
- The choice of technique used – Anchor/ Vertical/ Liposuction
- Extent of breast size decrease desired
- Whether the procedure is combined with other breast or body contouring surgeries
It is advised to get an initial consultation from a specialist plastic surgeon to know the cost applicable to your case and your eligibility for the procedure.
What anesthesia is usually given for Breast Reduction?
Breast Reduction is performed under IV sedation at our accredited clinic in London, or under general anesthesia at our accredited hospital in London.
When can I resume normal activities after my Breast Reduction?
Most women are able to resume normal activities within 10-14 days. We recommend you ideally schedule 2 weeks off from work after your Breast Reduction surgery. The complete healing and recovery after the surgery will need more time.
Take note that even after 2 weeks off, you might be required to avoid specific activities until you are fully recovered. Light exercises can be started after 4 weeks. For women whose work involves strenuous physical activities, you’ll need to wait another 6-8 weeks before resuming your normal activities.
What are the possible risks and side effects of Breast Reduction surgery?
Breast Reduction is a safe procedure in the hands of a skilled breast surgeon, but following complications may be seen:
Infection Swelling & bruising Hematoma – fluid accumulation under the skin Temporary numbness or nipple sensitivity Permanent loss of sensation in the nipples Damage to milk ducts/ nerves/ mammary glands – inability to breastfeed Uneven nipple height Breast asymmetry Contour irregularities
What recovery and post-operative precautions are needed after a Breast Reduction surgery?
Most patients experience pain and discomfort after the surgery when anesthesia effects diminish. You will start to feel comfortable after 2-3 days.
Immediately after the Breast Reduction surgery, the incisions will be covered in bandages. These loosely wrapped bandages will help minimize the swelling. Sometimes, a small tube will be placed in the treated areas to drain away from the excess blood and lymph fluid. Once the the bandages and tubes are removed after a few days, your breast surgeon will recommend you wear a surgical bra for a few weeks to aid the healing process and keep the swelling down. It is normal to feel some loss of sensation or higher sensitivity in the treated areas after the surgery. This temporary numbness/ sensitivity will go away within a few days. You may also have difficulty stretching or raising your arms.
You will be prescribed antibiotics to avoid infection. During your first week of recovery, you can expect issues with pain and bruising. The pain is managed with prescribed medications and the bruising through cold compresses or Arnica gel. You should get plenty of rest during this time, though you should walk lightly in order to promote circulation and avoid blood clots.
After the first week of recovery, it is necessary to do a follow-up visit with your plastic surgeon to monitor your progress— to check the incision sites.
You should sleep with your torso elevated until the swelling subsides.For the first 3 to 4 weeks, avoid bending, stretching, or lifting.
After this period, you will have recovered enough to return to your normal routine as long as it does not involve strenuous physical activity. Pain and and major bruising will have subsided.
It is advised to stay away from all intense physical and athletic activities which may strain your breasts for about 8-12 weeks after the surgery.
It is still best to do follow-up visits with your plastic surgeon for continuing post-surgical care.
When will the results of my Breast Reduction surgery be visible?
Post-surgery, there will be an immediate visible improvement in the shape and appearance of your treated area, though there will be bruising and swelling that may last for many weeks. If you had your surgery via the lollipop or vertical incision method, your skin may also be wrinkled for a few months. The final results from your Breast Reduction surgery will be visible within 6 months.
How can I maintain the results of my Breast Reduction surgery?
The results obtained from a Breast Reduction surgery are long-lasting. Choosing a skilled plastic surgeon is the best way to get the best results and to maintain your results longer. Maintaining a stable and healthy weight also gives longer-lasting results.
Please note though that your breasts can change over time due to aging, pregnancy, breastfeeding, weight changes, gravity, and hormonal factors.
For best results, strictly follow the care instructions of your plastic surgeon, prior to, and in the aftermath of the surgery.
Breast Reduction Surgery
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