Breast reduction Planning the procedure

At the time of the consultation your surgeon will take a medical history and ask regarding previous breast surgical procedures or breast problems.

The operation is considered to be a major one and it is important to understand problems related to general health as they will influence the outcome of the surgery.


In particular, smoking can have a significantly negative impact on the outcome by reducing the blood flow to the skin and breast tissue, leading to possible tissue necrosis and poor results.


During the examination it will be necessary to establish whether there are any signs suggestive of breast disease which may require further investigation before committing to breast reduction surgery.

For women over 50, a mammogram prior to the surgery is an important consideration.

Treatment plan

With regards to the treatment plan, the size of the breast is evaluated but it is not possible to define an exact target bra cup size. This is because cup sizes are relative measurements and do not correlate specifically with an exact volume of the breast.


Breast asymmetry is normal and is compounded by the fact that posture is never perfect. At the time of the surgical intervention it will be possible to compensate for a degree of the asymmetry, but the truth is the breasts can never be entirely symmetric.


Depending on the characteristics of the breast and the extent of the reduction in size, the scars associated with the operation will vary. This will be discussed at the time of the consultation and the position and extent of the scar will be explained to you.

Risks and recovery

At the time of the consultation the risks and recovery period associated with the intervention will also be discussed in detail.

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