Breast Reduction Surgery

Plastic surgery breast

Breast reduction surgery, also called mammoplasty reduction, is a surgical procedure to make breasts smaller and improve their shape. This commonly performed surgery consists of removing the desired amount of breast tissue, together with excess fat, whilst uplifting the breast tissue.

Before and After Breast Reduction Surgery

Breast Reduction


Why Have a Breast Reduction?

Breast reduction is a surgical option for women who wish to make their breasts smaller, lighter, and more lifted.

  • If your breasts are overly large, not in proportion with your body.
  • In cases that overly large breasts affect self-confidence.
  • Because heavy breasts cause physical discomfort and back and neck aches due to extra weight.
  • If you feel unable to take part in physical sports.
  • Or also just because it is difficult to find swimwear, bras or clothes due to disproportion.

For all these reasons, you might choose to have breast reduction surgery.

What is breast reduction surgery like?

You should first book a consultation with one of our specialized cosmetic surgeons. All of them are GMC registered in a plastic surgery specialty. They regularly perform breast reduction and attend many conferences to be at the forefront of new techniques.

During the consultation, you will openly discuss your expectations, what the surgery entails, and any concerns you may have about your breast reduction. After asking for your medical history, the surgeon will proceed with an examination of the breast and then offer you a suitable option and expected results. They will show you before and after picture results. You will receive a cost estimation of the operation.

Breast reduction surgery is usually performed under general anesthesia. It takes about three hours to complete. Mammoplasty consists of removing excess fat, glandular tissue, and skin from your breasts. Breast tissue is removed to create better proportioned and shaped breasts. The surgery also consists of moving your nipples in order to achieve a completely natural look after the breast reduction. Scars are usually situated around the areola and under the breast. They are less visible with time.

It is one of the most satisfying surgeries when it is well done. Most patients report a great improvement in self-esteem, exercise, and overall breast discomfort.

Who Performs Breast Reduction Surgery in our UK Clinic?

At Epilium & Skin London clinic, breast reductions are performed by our GMC-registered, breast-specialised plastic surgeons, lead by our resident plastic surgeon Dr Guillaume Lemierre. Dr Lemierre has more than 15 years of experience in the field. All of our practitioners are GMC registered and members of both the International Society of Aesthetic and Plastic Surgery and the French Society of Plastic Surgery and Aesthetic (SOFCPRE).

How much does breast reduction surgery cost?

Like other surgeries, the price of breast reduction surgery depends on each individual. All of the breast surgeries cost vary depending on if you just remove breast tissue or if you also reshape and uplift them at the same time. Our cosmetic surgeon will give you a quote after your first consultation.

Breast Surgery Recovery and Downtime

We advise that you take a week off work, but this time can vary depending on the nature of your occupation. We suggest you use the week after your procedure to rest and recover, meaning you may have to arrange for childcare or help around the house, depending on your lifestyle.

Your cosmetic surgeon will discuss your daily activities with you and will advise you on when to gradually introduce them back into your lifestyle.