Breast reduction procedure involves reducing the amount of breast tissue whilst uplifting the breast tissue at the same time. In order to achieve the desired outcome the Cosmetic Surgeon will reposition the nipple and areola to give the breasts a natural appearance. Breast reduction surgery takes up to three hours to complete, depending on the size of your breasts. The operation is carried out under general anaesthetic, and you will need to stay in hospital for 1 or 2 nights.
Following breast reduction surgery, you should be up and about in a day or two but your breasts may still ache occasionally for a couple of weeks. You will need to take one or two weeks off work, avoid lifting, pushing anything heavy for a couple of weeks. You will be required to wear a supportive bra (eg a sports bra) for up to 6 weeks, day and night to keep the breasts well supported whilst healing takes place.