What is a breast reduction?
As its name suggests a breast reduction procedure involves removing a portion of a woman’s breast fat, tissue and skin from her breast by surgery. Breast reduction, also known as mammoplasty, produces smaller and lighter breasts that are better proportioned with the rest of the woman’s body.
What are the benefits of a breast reduction?
Often women have a breast reduction procedure to alleviate the physical stress and strain that their large breasts are imposing on their body. Large heavy breasts may cause back and neck pain, rashes and sweating under the breasts, as well as poor posture, all of which are often all resolved with smaller breasts following this procedure.
Reducing the size of a woman’s large breasts can enhance many other aspects of her life such as finding it easier to join in physical activities including sports and exercise that otherwise would have been quite difficult. It may also have a positive impact on the way a woman feels about herself. She may enjoy the reduced attention or harassment from others due to the size of her breasts, feel less self-conscious and have better fitting clothes.
Who might benefit from a breast reduction?
A breast reduction is often favoured by women whose heavy breast size causes discomfort and pain, women who find their breast size a hindrance in their day-to-day life and those who do not enjoy the extra attention given due to the size of her breasts.
Some women choose a breast reduction to even out their silhouette when one breast is larger than the other.
Need some help making your decision?
Fulwood Hall Hospital holds monthly cosmetic information evenings which provide the opportunity for you to receive a complimentary and private, 10 minute discussion with a specialist consultant so that you can ask questions and find out more about the procedure that you are considering. For upcoming Cosmetic Open Evening dates, more information or to book a place please call our Enquiry team on 01772 965 225 or visit our meet the surgeon page to find out more and book online.