More and more women are now opting for breast reduction surgery. For many people breast reduction surgery can help to relieve physical symptoms such as back pain and poor posture, as well as helping to restore proportion to your body and increase self-esteem.
What is a breast reduction?
A breast reduction is a cosmetic operation to make your breasts smaller, and sometimes to improve their shape.
What does the operation involve?
The operation involves removing excess skin and tissue through small incisions under your breasts – and reshaping and repositioning them to give them lift and firmness. If necessary, the surgeon will also reposition your nipples to ensure a natural-looking result. The operation is performed under a general anaesthetic and usually takes about an hour and a half.
How soon will I recover?
You should be able to go home the following day. Most women return to normal activities within two to three weeks.