Breast Reduction Surgery
For many women, outsized breasts can cause discomfort, particularly back and neck pain, sometimes affecting posture. Some women find that their breasts are out of proportion with the rest of the body making it difficult to find clothes that fit properly.Book a Consultation Today
Overly large breasts can also have a psychological impact, causing women to become very self-conscious and embarrassed about their bodies.
Breast size is affected by genetic and hormonal factors and in many cases cannot be significantly altered by diet and exercise.
At North Bristol Private Hospital, we offer straightforward and effective breast reduction surgery that can change the lives of women with large breasts.
On this page, we look at:
- Why North Bristol Private Hospital is the best place for your breast reduction surgery
- Reasons to consider breast reduction surgery
- How North Bristol Private Hospital can help with your breast reduction
Why choose North Bristol Private Hospital for your breast reduction?
Breast surgery patients in Bristol and the South West no longer need to travel to London for world-class aesthetic surgery.
At North Bristol Private Hospital our surgeons are the most experienced and skilled available, and they work in state-of-the-art consultation and surgical premises.
We know that your breast reduction surgery will be life-changing for you. We will guide you through these changes in a relationship that begins at our first contact and lasts until you are completely satisfied with the results of your surgery.
Well-cared for patients recover more quickly and so we make aftercare an absolute priority. You will have a nurse dedicated solely to your care after your procedure. In addition, we have created in-patient facilities that feel more like a luxurious boutique hotel than a hospital.
Reasons to consider breast reduction surgery
A breast reduction procedure will reduce the size of your breasts and give them a lift. You may be considering surgery for the following reasons:
- To remove excess breast tissue
- To give the breast a more attractive shape
- To address the neck and shoulder pain caused by overly heavy breasts
- To create symmetry when the breasts are different sizes or shapes
- To reconstruct the breasts after surgery or trauma
How North Bristol Private Hospital can help
All our patients will meet their surgeon for a lengthy assessment and consultation. After discussing your reason for wanting surgery and your expectations, your surgeon will explain how they can help. It is important that you fully understand the surgery, the risks and the recovery period.
You will have a further consultation which will give you the chance to ask any questions before committing to surgery. When you are completely satisfied and confident about the procedure your surgery date will be scheduled.
Frequently asked questions
During this straightforward procedure, your surgeon will remove excess breast tissue and fat. The shape of your breast will be optimised by remodelling the tissues and moving your breast to an uplifted position.
Breast reduction surgery takes about three hours and will be performed under general anaesthetic. You will need to stay overnight in our comfortable in-patient ward.
During the procedure, your surgeon will reduce and reshape your breasts, reposition the nipples and create a neater and more youthful silhouette.
Your surgeon will discuss the position of the scars during your pre-operative consultations. They will usually be around the areola of your nipple or in the curve under the breast.
We will ensure that you know exactly what to expect after surgery. You will be cared for overnight in our in-patient ward by a nurse dedicated to your care. Our patients can always call us for advice or reassurance after returning home. We advise that you avoid strenuous activities for a couple of weeks after your breast reduction.
At North Bristol Private Hospital we pride ourselves on the excellence of our surgery and complications are very rare. However, all surgery carries risks. Bleeding, bruising, infection and reactions to the general anaesthetic are all possible. All these risks will be explained to you in detail at your consultations with your surgeon and you will be asked to sign a consent form.
The breast reduction procedure takes about 2.5 to 3 hours, but this may vary as your operation will be unique to you.
Surgery usually causes a degree of discomfort, but extreme pain is not usual after breast reduction unless there is a complication. You will always be prescribed pain relief if you require it.
Patients need to wear a support bra for four to six weeks. However, once healed you will be able to choose beautiful underwear in your new size.
Your surgeon will ensure that you understand what the results of surgery will look like by discussing the subject thoroughly before your surgery.
We believe that it is important for you to be realistic about what surgery can achieve, but we are sure that you will be delighted with your results.