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Breast Reduction

Once developed, the breasts may fluctuate in size in response to hormonal changes, changes in body weight, pregnancy and breast feeding. Large breasts can cause problems at all ages. These are chiefly backache, neck pain, grooves in the shoulders from bra straps, rashes under the breast and a feeling of self consciousness. Reduction mammaplasty will enable you to reduce the size of your breasts.

How is this done?

Reduction mammaplasty (breast reduction) is a plastic surgery operation which removes the excess fat and skin from the breasts which are then reshaped and the nipples repositioned to form newer, smaller breasts. This should result in more attractive breasts and reduce many of the problems outlined above

Reduction mammaplasty may also be used to correct asymmetry of the breast, where one breast is very much larger than the other and where it is considered to be the least normal of the two.

A general anaesthetic will be required and you will need to be admitted as a day-case or for an overnight stay in hospital as appropriate.

Will the improvements last?

Unless your breast reduction operation is done at an age when your breasts are still growing, they should not regrow afterwards. They will, however, increase in size if you either put on weight or become pregnant and decrease in size if you lose weight.

Who is a candidate?

Best results will be achieved if you are reasonably fit and well and are maintaining an appropriate weight. Ideally your Body Mass Index (BMI) should be less than 29.

How much does a breast reduction cost?

The fee for this plastic surgery procedure is a guide; variations do exist between hospitals and fees will be individually calculated for you after your consultation.

Guide Price:  From £ 7,000.00

The fee quoted will cover costs related to your total care (pre-operative assessments, accommodation, medications, routine investigations), theatre, surgeon and anaesthetic fees. It also covers all required post - operative visits and any necessary management of clinical complications. It does not include the initial consultation fee of £110 which will be invoiced separately.

Where can I have a consultation?

Plastic surgery clinics are available at Beechwood House Medical Centre, Wolverhampton, Stourside Hospital (Ramsay Healthcare), Stourbridge and Roseville House Dental Practice, Gloucester.

Where can I have my plastic surgery?

Surgery is performed at West Midlands Hospital (Ramsay Healthcare), Halesowen.

Where to get further information.

For further information on all procedures, please contact us on 0800 084 2321 or email