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Breast Reduction

Breast reduction surgery, or mammoplasty as it is known professionally, gives you a more youthful breast shape and can remove the discomfort of living with heavy breasts. A breast reduction surgery can significantly improve quality of life by alleviating pain in your back, neck, and shoulders. Led by our experienced and award-winning surgeons here at Zenith Cosmetic Clinics, you can be fully confident you are in the hand of experts that strive to deliver excellent results every time. Find out more about our popular breast reduction service below, and arrange your consultation at our clinic today! Start the journey to a happier and more confident you.

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Breast reductions relieve discomfort from back or shoulder pain

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Breastfeeding is still usually possible

What Is Breast Reduction Surgery?

There is a range of different breast-related procedures out there, from breast augmentation to uplift yet they all fall under the umbrella term of a ‘boob job’. Breast reduction, as the name suggests, is a cosmetic surgery procedure designed to reduce the size of the breasts by removing excess fat, tissue and skin.

Many women choose to undergo breast reduction (mammoplasty) surgery to seek relief from physical and emotional stress caused by overly large breasts, rather than for cosmetic reasons. Over time, having large breasts you’re not happy with can cause self-esteem issues as well as constant pain that no one should have to live with on a daily basis. A bust reduction is a brilliant option to not only improve the shape or droop of breasts but relieve the discomfort from back or shoulder pain. Our patients also report higher levels of happiness and self-esteem following the procedure.

Breast Reduction isn’t just for women, this surgery can also be performed on men suffering from gynecomastia, or ‘man boobs’, or could have enlarged breast tissue. If you would like to find out more about this service you can do here.

Who Is Suitable For Breast Reduction Surgery?

Women who have large breasts and find them very uncomfortable are ideal candidates for breast reduction surgery. Many candidates suffer from pain in their back, shoulders or neck, and suffer irritation from bra straps digging into the skin. Women who are prevented from performing normal daily activities such as exercising due to large breasts and those who are extremely self-conscious about their breasts are also good candidates for a breast reduction procedure.

However, breast reduction isn’t generally advised to patients who:

• Smoke
• Are very obese
• Suffer from diabetes
• Are susceptible to hearing problems

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Why choose Zenith Cosmetic Clinics for Breast Enlargement UK?

• Any follow up appointments are included in the price
• We are registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC)
• Full member of the British College of Aesthetic Medicine (BCAM)
• The range of finance options available
• We have 98% patient satisfaction rates
• As part of our 5-star service, we offer preferential rates at local hotels.

If you would like to talk about your suitability for breast reduction surgery, and how it could positively impact your life, the best thing to do is to get in touch with the clinic and arrange your consultation in Nottingham.

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Breast Reduction Procedure

The surgery usually requires the removal of excess fat and skin, the breast is then reshaped and the nipple is relocated higher up to match the new contours. Breast Reduction surgery is performed under general anaesthesia and usually requires one night's stay in the hospital. The scarring around the nipple and the crease of the breast will gradually soften but is permanent.

Breast Reduction at a glance

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Breast Reduction Side Effects and Risks

Soon after breast reduction surgery you might experience:

• Pain
• Discomfort
• Swelling
• Discolouration
• Scarring
• Stiff shoulders
• Change of breast and nipple sensation
• Reduced ability to breastfeed.

All risks and complications you need to be aware of will be discussed with you during your initial consultation. So if you are worried about particular side effects or risks, it’s best to talk this through with one of our talented surgeons who will help put you at ease.

Breast Reduction Results

It is important to discuss with your surgeon your expectations for this procedure and what he is likely to be able to achieve.

For several months, there may be numbness in the skin on the breast and the nipples. Women with large breasts tend to have little nipple sensitivity. After the operation, the sensation in the area is greatly reduced but it should gradually return after a few months.

Breastfeeding is usually possible after the operation, but it is common to have less milk, because of the damage to the ducts and glands. There may also be slight irregularities in the size and shape of the breasts and position of the nipples. However, these differences tend to be very minor and rarely need adjustment.

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Before Your Procedure

You will meet with your surgeon and patient coordinator to assess the procedure's suitability for you and discuss the risks and potential complications. Once your surgeon has fully explained what you can expect from the operation, you can then make your decision about signing a patient consent form. Having a surgical procedure is an extremely personal choice and only you can make the decision to go ahead.

We encourage you to fully digest all the information we give you before deciding whether to continue with the procedure. We are there at every step to answer your questions and offer advice - we want you to be happy with your results.

About 2-5 weeks prior to your surgery you will have a pre-operative assessment with one of our senior nurses or a doctor. They will go through your medical history, take your measurements (height, weight, BMI) and carry out a blood and MRSA test to ensure you are fit for surgery.

To Prepare For Your Surgery

On the day of your operation, your surgeon may draw on your breasts to confirm the exact size and positioning of any incisions and to guide him during your procedure. It is important that you stop smoking at least four weeks before your surgery and for four weeks afterwards.

Breast Reduction Aftercare

• Your movement will be restricted for the first two weeks.
• Pain killers and anti‐inflammatory medication will be provided.
• The sutures (used to hold body tissues in place) are removed after 7‐10 days.
• After your treatment, you will be required to wear a surgical bra for 4 to 6 weeks.

Breast Reduction Price

At Zenith Cosmetics, our procedures can be paid via Credit, Debit, Cash or Bank Transfer. We also offer Zenith Finance, allowing you to split the cost into monthly payments of which we offer 6 months interest-free. If you would like to chat more about, and our finance options available, get in touch with our experienced team at Zenith Clinics today to arrange your consultation.

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Why Choose Zenith For Your Breast Reduction Surgery?

Why not start the journey to creating your dream breasts today? Get in touch to book your breast reduction consultation with one of our experienced surgeons today!

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Breast Reduction Nottingham

• Any follow-up appointments required are included in the price
• Registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC)
• Full member of the British College of Aesthetic Medicine (BCAM)
• A range of payment options available
• We also offer a range of payment options, and finance is available over £2500
• Hotel & Chauffeur service – we have an exclusive partnership with the De Vere Orchard Hotel, Platinum Executive Cars and Chauffeur VIP – enjoy the 5-star service with preferential rates.

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Book Your Consultation

Did you know that you can book your consultation at our cosmetic clinics in Nottingham? We’re dedicated to providing a high quality, personal and convenient service for each and every one of our patients, making it as easy as possible for you to gain access to our highly skilled practitioners. So why not get started on your journey today? Book in at our Nottingham or London clinic today, we can’t wait to see you soon.

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Frequently asked questions

Can I only have a breast reduction if I have discomfort?

No, many people think that only women with very large breast can have a breast reduction. However, any woman whose breasts are disproportionate to the rest of her frame (regardless of size, and pain levels) may be a good candidate for the procedure.

How long does the surgery take?

Breast reduction surgery can take anywhere between 2 and 5 hours, however, this will be different for each person, the nature of their surgery and how much the breast is being reduced by. After your initial consultation, your surgeon will be able to give you a more much specific time for how long it should take.

Will breast reduction scar?

There should be no need to worry about the scarring you’ll be left with. Surgical techniques have really advanced over the years, meaning that we are able to limit the size and lasting appearance of any incisions made. However, whilst the scarring around the nipple and the crease of the breast will gradually soften, it is important to remember that it is permanent.

Are results permanent?

Yes, this is a permanent procedure.

Can I get a breast reduction on finance?

Yes, we offer a range of payment options.

How much time off work will I need to recover from breast reduction?

Anywhere between 2 and 4 weeks. Again, this will depend on your individual circumstance (your surgery and type of job).

When will I see results?

Most women see significant results by a few weeks after surgery, with improvements continuing for the next several weeks.

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Page content reviewed by Dr. Maini

Page last reviewed: 03/03/2019

Next review due: 03/03/2021

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